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.




Saturday Ealing Practise Group

Kum Nye Saturday Practice
Sat 10am - 1pm

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.
Directions
16th May, 13th June and 4th July (UK time)
Note: Because of the current health advice and restrictions these mornings will be taken online - details below
Saturday 16th May
Click here to Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
By donation. Suggestion £15, but please give what you're comfortable with.

Contact:
bodhiyogauk@gmail.com



Kum Nye: Loosening the Self Image

Workshop class Saturday 18th April. 11.00am - 12.30pm (UK time)
All welcome even if you've missed a few sessions recently or indeed if you're new to Kum Nye. 
Click here to Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
By donation. Suggestion £10, but please only give what you're comfortable with.

Contact: bodhiyogauk@gmail.com




Tuesday Daytime Weekly Class

Kum Nye: Tibetan Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation
5 Weeks from 21 April
. 10.00 - 11.15am (UK time)
All welcome even if you've missed a few sessions recently or indeed if you're new to Kum Nye. 
Tuesday 21st April to 19th May
Click here to Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
By donation. Suggestion £40, but please only give what you're comfortable with.

Contact: bodhiyogauk@gmail.com


Thursday Evening Weekly Class

Kum Nye: Yoga, Self Massage and Relaxation
5 Weeks from 23 April
. 7.00 - 8.15pm (UK time)
All welcome even if you've missed a few sessions recently or indeed if you're new to Kum Nye. 
Thursday 23rd April to 21st May
Click here to Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
By donation. Suggestion £40, but please do only give what you're comfortable with.

Contact: bodhiyogauk@gmail.com





Kum Nye: Tibetan Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Holborn, Central London 10.00am - 4.00pm An introduction to a range of Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga practices including breathing, movement, meditation and self massage. The session will be mainly experiential. Some background theory will be given and there will be time for participants to explore the relevance of Kum Nye Yoga to their own lives, particularly in relation to stress management.

Sun 31st May - Book through the City Lit (course code FFC34) - enrolment: 020 7831 7831
If this course goes ahead it'll only be bookable in advance and is is likely to be run as google online classroom - ask City Lit for confirmation).