Kum Nye Tibetan relaxation: the Joy of Being
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: FKG41
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Working with the Tibetan Relaxation & Yoga tradition of Kum Nye. Using the popular text ‘The Joy of Being’ we’ll explore, using our senses and awareness, meditation, movement and relaxation.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will explore some exercises from the Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Tradition, including massage, movement exercises, breathing exercises, visualisations, meditation, discussion and reflection.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Define Kum Nye and discuss the Tibetan definition of Joy
- Experience the effects of thorough relaxation.
- Appreciate the importance of relaxation in relation to awareness.
- Practice basic breathing exercises.
- Practise some basic Kum Nye exercises promoting a release and/or balancing of energy.
- Share experiences and ideas.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable to anyone in basic good health. No experience required, though for those with experience of Kum Nye Yoga previously it can be used to broaden your experience and for meditation students it can help you with exploring new ways to approach your practice.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Exercises will be demonstrated by the tutor, then practiced individually. Some discussion may also be used.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a notepad. Clothes suitable for movement are recommended (not jeans!). A short reading list is available on request. Handouts will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may wish to consider yoga classes, tai chi or meditation classes. Future Kum Nye classes may be planned.
Bram Williams has been a yoga teacher at the City Lit for 10+ years. He holds a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma. His own daily yoga practice has evolved over the years into a subtle, meditative approach to asana (yoga posture) with a large emphasis on pranayama (breath control) as a lead into seated meditation. Studying in mindfulness, and both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation in Northern India means he is very fortunate to have contact with his teacher there, as well as studying with teachers from the Himalayan Institute in America. Having trained in many styles and forms of yoga over more than 18 years, Bram’s teaching approach is flexible and adaptable to the needs of a particular group (or individual). he emphasis of his teaching vocabulary stresses breath release, so awareness is directed to the 'sensation' of the posture, rather than on a body aesthetic or idealised end result. A Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, a Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network as well as Diploma Course Tutor with the British Wheel of Yoga, Bram is also a qualified Lip Reading Tutor.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.