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Bringing Your Yoga Practice Home – With Annie McGhee
From Saturday, 21. December 2019
To Tuesday, 24. December 2019
Location : Main Gompa & yoga area on roof of Jamyang Building – above Dining Hall

Establishing an independent yoga practice on your own can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. Many of us may attend a yoga class regularly, but feel unsure about a self-practice at home.

In this course you will learn how to develop a home practice and create sequences that will keep you engaged and dedicated. You will explore different styles of yoga and their sequencing:

  • a Yang practice in the mornings, which is an active style, and
  • a Yin, or more passive, practice in the afternoons.

A Yang practice, working with the muscles and tendons, is usually made of eight pose groups – opening poses, Sun Salutations, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions and closing poses - ending with relaxation.

However, sometimes a slower, more internal practice is best, where you will hold poses longer and passively, either sitting or lying down. This is the Yin or quiet practice, where you will work gently to stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form your joints.

A booklet will be provided, with the various sequences you are practicing during the course, together with their descriptions and the benefits of each pose.


annie mcghee
Annie McGhee

Annie is a long-term Tibetan Buddhist student and yoga teacher. Her classes are well known for their warm-hearted teaching style, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, to help develop an open-hearted approach to life.

She has been practicing yoga for more than five decades and teaching yoga for over 36 years. Annie has led yoga and meditation retreats, workshops and classes in Australia, Indonesia and India.

Her passion is research on and pilgrimages to the holy Buddhist sites of India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.



Sat 21 Dec  
4:00 pm Introduction to Root Institute & the course by Annie & Spiritual Programme Coordinator (SPC)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meditation
Sun 22 – Tue 24 Dec  
6:45 am Morning Meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00–11.45am Yang yoga
12:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Discussion & Q & A (last day – visit Root Institute social projects)
2:30–4.30pm Yin yoga
5:00–5.45pm Meditation
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meditation (go to practice at Mahabodhi Stupa on the last night)


Please note: This schedule is subject to change.