Event Category: Convention
After a highly successful 2017 Convention at our new location of Woodbrooke conference centre in Birmingham we are pleased to announce next year’s event
Our Guest Plenary Speaker will be Francois Lorin.
Dates: Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July 2018
Venue: Woodbrooke Quaker Conference Centre Birmingham, B29 6LJ
We are delighted to announce that François Lorin will be our Guest Plenary Speaker for aYs Convention 2018. He is enthusiastic about coming to England, where he first came in the 1960s to study with Krishnamurti.
François Lorin was born in Paris in 1941. Between 1963 and 1987 he followed the teaching of Krishnamurti in both India and in Europe. He was one of the first European students of TKV Desikachar, starting from 1966, and received his Diploma of Viniyoga in 1987. From 1993-9 François studied a programme of psychological spirituality with Dr. Richard Moss, author of ‘Black Butterfly’. He also holds a diploma in Ayurvedic massage.
François Lorin has been teaching yoga since 1969, and running teacher-training courses since 1972. He regularly teaches and speaks at conferences, and is also active as a writer and translator, contributing over many years to the international journal Viniyoga,
François was a founder member of C.E.R.Y., a school for trainee yoga teachers, and also of I.F.Y. (Institut Français de Yoga).
Francois Lorin has recently published Le Livre du Maintenant – The Book of the Now; a translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutra shot through with his own writings and images to reflect, as he says, ‘the resonances which have been born in me through this text’.
About Yoga and Fear Francois says that
“The Bhagavad Gita states that yoga ends “The Great Fear” – Chapter II, sloka 40. He asks: When and why has fear begun? Can it ever end ? Should it end ? How? In the light of the Yoga sutra and the Bhagavad Gita let us explore whether we can release the grip of fear in our lives. I believe that neither peace nor love will flourish in the presence of fear”
François will be coming with his wife, Josselyne. It is a real privilege for us, and we look forward to welcoming them both to Woodbrooke, 27 -29 July, 2018. It should be a very special weekend.
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