40 Day Challenge
All Studios | Cost: No additional cost
40 Day Challenge: 9 October – 17 November 2017
We’re kicking things off in October with an opportunity for a complete reset-- body, mind, & spirit.
Over six weeks, we’ll tap into the holistic potential of a regular yoga practice. We’ll sift through the five koshas and seek a deeper understanding of the radiant, innermost Self.
The koshas, described in the Taittiriya Upanishad (and ancient Tantric text), are interpenetrating, energetic layers of being. Humans are said to have five koshas, which exist as layered sheaths that encase the soul. Annamaya kosha is the outermost, physical kosha, and this is followed by three subtle energy koshas (pranayama, monomaya, and vijnanamaya). Anandamaya kosha, or the bliss sheath, exists as our innermost energy layer. (You might call to mind the image of halved onion or a Russian matryoshka doll as a good visual for how the koshas manifest within our physical bodies). Many of us know what it might feel like to be present in the outermost kosha: nourishing the body with healthy food or a regular yoga practice. But how often do you tap into your innermost wisdom? Recognizing a yoga practice as a modality for healing, tuning into the subtleties of individual koshas and becoming aware and present within all of the koshas at once is hugely empowering (and YES! It is possible!): It is a practice of integrating all parts of your being and expanding your sense of Self.
Tapping into each kosha in turn a the first step toward feeling robustly present and at peace. We'll begin our 40 day exploration of the koshas by directing our attentions to the outermost layer, annamaya kosha, and week by week, we'll make our way through these layers of being:
Week 1: Annamaya kosha
Week 2: Pranayama kosha
Week 3: Manomaya kosha (pt. I)
Week 4: Manomaya kosha (pt. II)
Week 5: Vijnanamaya kosha
Week 6: Anandamaya kosha
We’ll have events sprinkled throughout the 40 Day Challenge that loosely fit within the kosha theme for your enjoyment and interest. It is our hope that this experience, if you choose to participate, is enriching for you: The 40 Day Challenge event is intended as FUN. It is an opportunity for you to create new habits, nurture yourself, and engage with a (perhaps previously unknown to you!) aspect of yoga philosophy. There aren't any additional fees; all we want is for you to participate! All that is required on your end is a commitment to attend THIRTY classes over the course of the challenge. Track your progress at any of our three studios. At the end of our six weeks, six winners will be selected at random (two from each studio: Featherston St., Wakefield St., and Lower Hutt) from our pool of participants. Plus, we’ll have some goodies along the way to award you for your incremental progress!
Not already an unlimited member? We’re running a SPECIAL deal for the 40 Day Challenge: buy 40 days of UNLIMTED yoga for ONLY $220! (This special will be available for purchase from October 1st).
Keep an eye on our events page (hotyogawellington.co.nz) for more information on the 40 Day Challenge as the event unfolds.
Love & peace, y'all,
Hot Yoga Wellington & Lower Hutt