DREAM YOGA WORKSHOP
5 week Arts-based dream yoga workshop and dream circle, inspired by the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition of dream yoga. Dream Yoga is a yoga of the mind that uses advanced lucid dreaming methods to utilize sleep and dreams, as tools to self-knowledge and spiritual evolution. I learned the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition of dream yoga since 2015 through the work of B Alan Wallace.
This workshop introduces participants to dream yoga, its set of meditations and lucid dreaming. Participants will also learn about the neurophysiology of dreams, according to Neuro Scientist Stephen LaBerge. Some of the expected activities will include dream journaling, dream sharing, and arts-based tools, such as collage and drawings, to explore the inner landscape of dreams, in shared conversations and dialogues
The workshop will happen online.
The first session will be Monday 18/05/2020 at 11, on zoom.
4 subsequent sessions ( 80 minutes each).
Cost - 8 pound per session (concessions, and donations available)
The Dalai Lama has said, ‘Dream yoga can be practised by everyone. Through dream yoga, the dreamer can extend their spiritual practice to the moments when he or she sleeps. Even though this is an esoteric practice that requires a lot of training in stillness capacity, its initial stages can be practiced on your own. The practice is an excellent tool for personal and spiritual development.
Charlie Morley describes dream yoga as "a collection of transformational lucid dreaming, conscious sleeping and what in the West we refer to as out-of-body experience practices aimed at spiritual growth and mind training. Lucid dreaming may form the foundation of dream yoga, but through the use of advanced tantric energy work, visualizations of Tibetan iconography and the integration of psycho-spiritual archetypes or yidams, dream yoga goes way beyond our Western notion of lucid dreaming. If we translate the Sanskrit word yoga as meaning ‘union’, we get a clue as to what dream yoga is about: the union of consciousness within the dream state. It is a yoga of the mind that uses advanced lucid dreaming methods to utilize sleep on the path to spiritual awakening.”
As Charley Morley states,
"Ultimately, it is the motivation behind dream yoga that is the most important aspect of all, fueling the use of lucid dreaming as a path to spiritual development."
About Maria Lusitano
Since 2015 I have been learning and practising Dream Yoga, as taught by B Alan Wallace. I have also attended various workshops delivered in the UK by Dream Yoga teacher Charley Morley. As part of my practice, I have kept a dream journal for the past 6 years, and learned how to lucid dream. I have been facilitating various arts based dream yoga workshops, both in London and Portugal since 2015.