An afternoon workshop at Triyoga Shoreditch

The Original Physical Yoga: Theory + Practice

With Daniel Simpson

Saturday, 13 April (14:30 - 17:00)

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Most postural yoga is technically called “hatha”. Nowadays, this term is often used for a gentler class, but its original meaning was “forceful”.

We’ll explore where this came from and how it made yoga more dynamic, evolving into modern forms of practice. We’ll begin by discussing yogic texts, before implementing some of their teachings.

This workshop is for anyone who wants a better understanding of how yoga evolved from seated meditation to contemporary approaches.


What can I expect?

You will:

  • Read verses from the Dattatreya Yogashastra, the earliest text to teach hatha yoga.

  • Learn some traditional techniques of asana, pranayama and mudra.

  • Have a chance to ask general questions about yoga history, philosophy and practice.

What will I gain from attending?

You will leave:

  • Better informed about modern yoga’s roots.

  • Feeling inspired to read more yogic texts.

  • Knowing which pose is the best of 8.4 million.

The workshop is open for booking at It costs £30, or £25 if you book before 6 April.

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