Kum Nye is a subtle sensitive approach to yoga from the Tibetan tradition. Gentle exercises, breathing techniques and self-massage work together to develop vitality and balance. The exercises are traditionally used for deep relaxation, self-healing and as a preparation for meditation.
 
Shamatha meditation practice enables us to begin to let go of distractions and allows us to focus on one thing. In Tibetan Relaxation and Healing Exercises we create sensations through movement, massage, sound, and even with visualization – these sensations then become the object for meditation.
 
So Kum Nye is essentially meditation interspersed with movement exercises. When we move, we move the sensation(s) that we habitually (and conceptually) call the body. We then relax into, and expand, these feelings and sensations. On a deep level the practice is as much a form of mindfulness as it is a physical exercise – a form of meditative movement, guided less by thinking and more by what we’re feeling. It’s a way of becoming embodied - more sensitive and present to our body in all its vitality and wholeness.
 
Kum refers not to our physical body but to our presence in space, the sum total of our embodiment. Nye means to stimulate and massage.
 
Through accumulated tensions we have lost contact with our body; we live largely in the head. By listening to & relaxing into the sensation of the body & the breath in our Kum Nye yoga practice (& eventually in our everyday lives) we can expand our awareness & become (re)embodied.
 
This embodiment is a birthright & leads to an ease, lightness, flexibility & deep sense of well-being.
 
Kum Nye yoga was brought to the West by Lama Tarthang Tulku.




Kum Nye Saturday Workshops and Practise Group

All welcome even if you've missed a few sessions recently or indeed if you're new to Kum Nye. 
Have a cushion or folded blanket to sit on.

Sat 25th July
The Joy of Being: an exploration 10am to 12.30pm
Experience some of the sensory practices, and delve a little deeper in the text of 'Joy of Being', as well as further exploring the Kum Nye exercises.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Payment, £12



Sat 8th August
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Practice Meeting 10am to 1pm (includes a break)
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Payment, £20



Contact:
bodhiyogauk@gmail.com




Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Relaxation weekly classes

Tuesday lunchtime class
Kum Nye Tibetan Relaxation and Meditation class
Tuesday 23rd June until 14th July 12.00 - 1.00pm (UK time) - 4 weeks
All welcome even if you've missed a few sessions recently or indeed if you're new to Kum Nye. 
Tuesday 23rd June until 14th July
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the classes.
Payment for one class £8 or for all 4 £26


Thursday Evening Weekly Kum Nye
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga until 23 July
6.30 - 7.50pm (UK time)
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All welcome, including beginners 
Thursday 18th June to 23rd July (no class on Thursday 16th July)
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.
Payment for one class £10 or for all 5 £40
Note: possible bonus class on 30th July tbc




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Participant feedback:
"Kum Nye taught with the precision of a skilled yoga teacher, but with the freedom to move just how the body needs!"
Jonathan - Pershore





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Register once and attend as many as you like on any or all of the dates.
Ongoing to 9th July (extended from 11th June)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings. Session will run for around 30-35 mins.
By donation. Suggestion £6 per meeting, but please only give what you're comfortable with.