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 12h September
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Practice Meeting 10am to 1pm (includes a break)
Click here to Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sat 17th October - City Lit College
Kum Nye Tibetan Relaxation: The Joy of Being 2.30pm to 5.00pm
Experience some of the sensory meditation practices, and delve a little into the text of 'Joy of Being', as well as further exploring the classical Kum Nye exercises.
Register through the City Lit for this workshop.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from the college containing information about joining the meeting.
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Relaxation weekly classes
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Relaxation
Thursday Evening Weekly Kum Nye
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 6.30 - 7.50pm (UK time).
All welcome, including beginners
Thursday 10th September to 8th October (5 weeks)
Click here to Register in advance for these meetings:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.
Payment for one class £11 or for all 5 £50
"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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Note: 3 new stories 23rd, 30th and 6th August
Thursday Evenings 8.30pm
Story and reflection/meditation time.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin…evenings of different stories all with a dharma theme, followed by a guided meditation related to the theme.
Please note: You'll need to re-register if you wish to attend these three new dates as the link has changed. Register once and attend as many of the three as you wish.
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.