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 Tibetan Yoga and Relaxation


Thursday Evening Weekly Kum Nye
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 6.30 - 7.50pm (UK time).
8th April to 27th May (8 weeks)
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Block Payment £80 or per class £11


Thursday Evening Weekly Kum Nye
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 6.30 - 7.50pm (UK time).
3rd June to 15th July (7 weeks)
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Block Payment £70 or per class £11


Tuesday Lunchtime Weekly Kum Nye 1.00 - 2.00pm (UK time).
All welcome, including beginners
Tuesday 13th April to 15th June (10 weeks)
Book via the City Lit College website for this course. Course code: FFC79
Payment £109 Snr £87 Conc £74




Workshops and longer practice opportunities:

Saturday & Sunday 29/30th May
Kum Nye Tibetan Meditation and Relaxation (Weekend workshop)
10am to 1pm both days
Join us for this weekend. Massage, movement, relaxation and meditation. Delicious!
All welcome, especially beginners.
Book via the City Lit College website for this course. Course code: FFC84
Payment £79



Saturday 12th June
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Revitalising Energy
Practice Meeting 10am to 1pm (includes a break)
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Payment £20



Saturday 10th July
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Mind at Ease
Practice Meeting 10am to 1pm (includes a break)
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Payment £20



Monday to Thursday 26th to 29th July
Gestures of Balance: Tibetan Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation Practice Retreat (in person)
Practice retreat in Oxfordshire.
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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