Exploring purpose without limitation – yoga workshop

“Nobody is a fool and nobody is wise. It is the space which makes you foolish or wise. If you have space within your mind, then you become wise, and if you have no space in your mind, then you become ‘otherwise’” – Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Marcy’s teachers’ teacher).

This time of the year is so ripe for goal setting that it may sound counter-productive to put our ambitions on hold. But the inner work that needs to be done to support the necessary changes in our lives is to actually give ourselves the space to be inspired. It means to allow for something fresh and new to be breathed into us. Invoking a presence for inspiration, for support or guidance is a fundamental practice of our humanity. Similarly, the power of intention isn’t something you do but a force that exists in the universe as a field of energy. When you realize you are part of that field of energy, you begin to see the world as a network of relationships.

In this three-hour workshop designed to explore purpose without limitation, we will explore themes such as the past and the future through forward bending and gentle back-bending. A playful and relaxing combination that will carve out the space you need to let go of what is no longer serving you – so you can receive new insights, new ideas, and new energy. The only effort required might be to come with a sense of adventure, and listen…

This jivamukti yoga workshop is for all levels. It will include a physical yoga practice, with interactive dialogue, yoga asana, breath consciousness, chanting, meditation, and relaxation. Please come wearing comfortable clothes that allow for unrestricted movement, bring layers. Yoga mats will be provided.

YogaRegistration is required via bookings@kellogg.ox.ac.uk. Admission is free.

Course leaders

Dr Marcy McCall MacBain, Bynum Tudor Fellow (2016) completed her doctorate in evidence-based health care and yoga in adult cancer with the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. As an end-of-the-year celebration, Marcy will assist her colleague and friend, Jeanine Munyeshuli Barbé, in offering this customised workshop for students and friends of Kellogg College.