Visiting teacher: Bernardo Staut
Thursday 30 May 6.00-7.30pm

Fiona Hardie, yoga and chant teacher at Agama Yoga Centre (AYC), is pleased to host her chanting colleague Bernardo Staut to teach a workshop at AYC. Fiona and Bernardo study together at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim (KYM) in Chennai and Bernardo first taught at Agama Yoga Centre for Health & Healing in 2017.
Bernardo Staut is a Brazilian who currently lives in Sri Lanka, teaching yoga at the Ayurveda clinic Plantation Villa. Bernardo also travels to teach and study, and is coming to Melbourne after studying with Mohan in Perth. As well as teaching yoga and chanting, Bernardo is studying yoga therapy in Chennai with Dr N C, previously head of Yoga Therapy at the KYM. Bernardo is part of the new generation of yogis, drawn to the classical traditions and teachings, and passionate about yoga, its healing and transformative effects.
Drawing out threads from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the philosophy of yoga, Bernardo will bring focus to various key concepts and their usefulness in daily life. His talk will centre on yoga as a process of subtraction and liberation, and not of addition of even union as is commonly seen. He will look at the theory behind the practical actions of yoga as well as the practices of asana, pranayama, different bhavanas or meditations, as well as social and personal life choices. Bernardo’s aim is for you to be able to correlate these ideas to a common ground of understanding and not just as a concept or idea.
The workshop is open to students, teachers, teacher trainers, and yoga therapists and trainers. No matter how much or little we have studied the Yoga Sutras, there’s nothing more stimulating than a lively viewpoint and discussion.

Cost: $30.
Bookings are essential:  Minimum of 5 students required.
Enquiries: E: Fiona Hardie Barbara M: 0400 404 384