"In learning to relax we discover a whole new way of being." Tarthang Tulku

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 7th April to 26th May (6 weeks)
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 6.30 to 8.00pm
(No class 28th April or 12th May)
Online
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Block payment £66 for all 6 (or drop in £12)


Tuesday 5th to19th April (3 weeks)
Kum Nye: Joy of Being 1.00 - 2.00pm
Online
Explore space, breath energy and feeling.
Click here to Register in advance for this 3 week course.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Block payment for all 3 classes £24 (drop in £9)


Tuesday 26th April to 12th July (12 weeks)
Kum Nye: Tibetan Relaxation and Meditation 1.00 - 2.00pm
Online
Suitable for anyone who's practiced yoga before.
Book directly through the City Lit website for this course
Full Fee £149, Senior £119, Conc. £101


Sunday 29th May
Kum Nye Tibetan Relaxation & Meditation workshop 10.00am - 5pm
Using movement, yoga, massage and breath work from the Tibetan tradition to refresh and relax the body and mind.
In person - City Lit, Holborn. London
Book directly through the City Lit website for this course
Fee £79


Saturday 11th June
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 10.00am - 1.00pm
Kum Nye Massage, movement, relaxation and meditation.
Online
Fee £20
To book your place register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Payment £20


Saturday 2nd July
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 10.00am - 1.00pm
Kum Nye Massage, movement, relaxation and meditation.
In person and online
Suitable for all, including beginners. Bring a mat and cushion. Chairs available.
Ealing Friends Meeting House, Woodville Road. Ealing. Directions
Fee £20
To book your online place register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Online payment here.
To attend in person just turn up!








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

"I found it the practices very beautiful with deep resonances, it touched me deeply."
LG - Swindon