Yoga as the Teacher

A Weekend Workshop with James Boag

Newcastle, March 25th-26th 2017


Yoga is the practical school of Indian Philosophy. Its aim is the cultivation of harmony and fulfilment in the reality of a human life. Inherent within the yoga texts and teachings is a holistic learning model that includes broad-spectrum learning styles and works with multiple intelligences to foster whole system nourishment and evolution.

This weekend we will explore the practical ‘educational’ model encoded within yoga principles and how we can work with them to foster harmony and fulfilment in the context of our lives today.



10:00am-1:00pm Morning sessions: Focus on exploration through yogic movement.

1:00 to 2:30pm Lunch: Vegetarian, gluten-free lunch by Andy Young of the Sky Apple Cafe

2:30 to 5:30pm Afternoon sessions: Will include discussion, meditations, sound work and short movement exercises.



  • Yoga as the way of the Evolutionary: Fostering real transformation and facilitating real evolution: The Mechanisms of Centring/Meditation, how and why yoga works, foundations for sustainable, lifelong practice and evolving exploration.

  • How we can make our time working with yoga techniques more effective, and more ‘yogic’: yoga as skilfulness and efficiency.

  • The Invitation: The empowering ‘yoga method’ of teaching encoded in the heart of the tradition. Working honestly and realistically wherever we are.

  • The time-tested classics and the way they can support us now: how the style and content of classic teaching texts from the yoga tradition work together to support yoga practice. In particular we will consider how the Yoga Sūtra-s, Bhagavad Gītā and Purāṇa-s use different, but complementary methods to create a practical and thorough frame of reference for the yoga adventurer/spiritual seeker.

About James

Originally from Yorkshire, James teaches yoga and applied yoga philosophy globally.

James is known for his storytelling, his rich kirtans, deep meditations, principle-based approach to asana and for bringing the timeless wisdom of the traditional scriptural teachings vividly into the context of our lives today. He has been teaching for over twenty years, teaching yoga since 2003 and leading integrated programs on applied yoga philosophy around the world since 2009. He regularly returns to Mysore in South India where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, to lead courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and Indian Mythology.



Venue / Bookings:

Saturday 25th March and Sunday 26th March 2016

10.00am to 5.30pm

Summerhill Bowling Club, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EH
(10 mins walk from Central Station; free parking)

Cost: £140.00 / £120.00 early bird (pay by 28th Feb 2017)

The cost includes lunch and herbal teas throughout the day.

Email Moira to book your spot:, or send a message via the Contact page.