About the Yoga and Christian Practice Retreat course
The course connects the life and teachings of Jesus with the wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, along with the practice of asana (postures), pranayama (breath) and dharana (meditation). We may also touch on the Yama and Niyama (codes of ethics).
The emphasis of the course is on practice and experience, and everyone will be invited to practice postures, breathwork (including chant) and meditation. The postures will be accessible to everyone – no experience necessary.
There will be teaching time along with Q&A and sharing of experience. Everyone will receive a practice to take home at the end of the course to enable them to continue to explore yoga and Christian practice.
About the Tutor
Ian Spencer is priest in the Church of England, an authorised yoga teacher (Association of Yoga Studies) and committed Zen practitioner (Wild Goose Zen Sangha).
Having spent 14 years as Warden of Holland House Retreat Centre, Ian has now retired to concentrate on his ministry of spiritual exploration through the Christian contemplative, Zen and Yoga traditions, leading quiet days, retreats and teaching days for both groups and individuals. He is a Trustee of the Gloucester Spiritual Directors Trust and Worcester Interfaith Forum.
Ian served in the Royal Navy and then worked for 17 years in the Computer Industry before his ordination in 2005.