Navigating the Essential Aspects of Nature
Join Faye on another Pilgrimage Home Navigating the Essential Aspects of Nature. On this journey Faye helps you to claim control of your life back through cultivating a greater awareness of the 3 Gunas (the qualities of energy, matter & consciousness)
Guna in sanskrti translattes as quality, attribute or more literally as strand. These 3 strands affect our emotional, energetic and psychological ways of being and are in a constant state of interplay with one another, a dance of the maya (illusion)
In these 3 practices you harness the ability to become the observer of the dance of the 3 Gunas & are better able to discern what is needed from yourself in terms of lifestyle choices and your yoga practice to bring you back to a greater state of harmony again.
Going beyond the 3 Gunas which form the body & mind; one is freed from suffering, from old age, disease & death and attains enlightenment.
~ Bhagavad Gita 14.20
If you cannot join the live events you can also pick up a recording of the class which will be in your hands for 5 days.
When we are in a tamasic state, we find it hard to get out of bed, motivation goes out of the window and we lack the vitality to get us through the day.
Tamas manifests as darkness, inertia, delusion and ignorance.
In this practice we look at the lifestyle choices that may be bringing this particular practice to the surface and in what ways we can support ourselves through the tools of our yoga practice to bring us back to a more balanced way of being.
Friday 11th June 9.30 – 11.45am
Rajas manifests as emotion, energy, passion and activity
When we are in a Rajasic state there feels a sense of urgency, the mind may be racing and you may find it hard to slow down or switch off from the mind or particular sensations in the body.
Again we look at our triggers in life that promote a rajasic way of being and how once we step into the power place of the observer we can apply the tools of yoga to bring us back to a state of harmony.
Friday 18th June 9.30 – 11.45am
Sattva is a state of joy & harmony.
Yogis move towards a sattvic state to reduce the tamas & rajas and to promote mukti (freedom)
We hone in on all aspects of our life and yoga practice that promotes a sattvic way of being that is delight, happiness, freedom, peacefulness, satisfaction, gratitude, love, trust, fulfilment, selflessness, compassion and contentment.
Friday 25th June 9.30 – 11.45am
What you will need
- an internet connection
- a candle or incense and anything else, such as crystals, essential oils, murtis, photographs etc., that you feel sets up a puja in support of your practice.
- yoga mat
- meditation cushion or bolster
- mala beads (if they you them)
- yoga bricks
- blindfold (not an eye cushion)
- journal & pen
- The day before each session you will receive a pdf workbook document via email that you will need to print off.
What to expect...
- A woven tapestry of philosophy & practice
- Awakening & Enlivening pranamayama & mantra
- Transcendent & Visceral Movement
- Meditative kramas
- Powerful journaling prompts to cultivate greater awareness of Self
- An equal expression of lila and mauna
What our students say
Anonymous 14Thank you for Fridays workshop. It was just brilliant Faye. Thank you for staying open and brave to let the beautiful Shakti flow through and out. I really felt it, and your letter hit me right in the heart cave xx I’ve been musing on it all and listening to the chants. Looking forward to this Friday. Thanks again Faye. I can really feel your love and support at the moment, and I’m so grateful ❤️
Anonymous 13Just completed part 1 of Shiva/Shakti. Bliss. Thank you
Anonymous 12Thank you so much for yesterday’s class, it was beautiful. I haven’t yet written my letter but have finished the five acts and wow it was so powerful. I couldn’t believe what came to me when I was journaling, so thank you. I can’t wait for next week already 🙏🏼
Anonymous 11Thank you so much for your wonderful class on Friday (and the links you sent of course!). I loved it and it was beautiful as well as super insightful and touching emotionally. The writing exercise we did has been really revelatory for me and I am setting aside some proper time to also write the letter once I have finished digging the allotment this weekend, which has given me hours yesterday to reflect on all you talked about, so digging both inside and out.
Anonymous 10Thank you so much for your amazing workshop this morning. I could feel your heart in it. Lots of tears my end. Utterly brilliant.