"In learning to relax we discover a whole new way of being." Tarthang Tulku

Kum Nye is a subtle sensitive approach to yoga from the Tibetan tradition. Gentle exercises, breathing techniques and self-massage work together to develop vitality and balance. The exercises are traditionally used for deep relaxation, self-healing and as a preparation for meditation.
 
Shamatha meditation practice enables us to begin to let go of distractions and allows us to focus on one thing. In Tibetan Relaxation and Healing Exercises we create sensations through movement, massage, sound, and even with visualization – these sensations then become the object for meditation.
 
So Kum Nye is essentially meditation interspersed with movement exercises. When we move, we move the sensation(s) that we habitually (and conceptually) call the body. We then relax into, and expand, these feelings and sensations. On a deep level the practice is as much a form of mindfulness as it is a physical exercise – a form of meditative movement, guided less by thinking and more by what we’re feeling. It’s a way of becoming embodied - more sensitive and present to our body in all its vitality and wholeness.
 
Kum refers not to our physical body but to our presence in space, the sum total of our embodiment. Nye means to stimulate and massage.
 
Through accumulated tensions we have lost contact with our body; we live largely in the head. By listening to & relaxing into the sensation of the body & the breath in our Kum Nye yoga practice (& eventually in our everyday lives) we can expand our awareness & become (re)embodied.
 
This embodiment is a birthright & leads to an ease, lightness, flexibility & deep sense of well-being.
 
Kum Nye yoga was brought to the West by Lama Tarthang Tulku.




Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Relaxation


Autumn:
Thursday 9th Sept to 28th Oct (8 weeks)
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 6.30 to 8.00pm
Online
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Block payment £88 for all 8 (or drop in £12)


Tuesday
14th Sept to 14th Dec (14 weeks)
Kum Nye: Tibetan Relaxation & Meditation 1.00 - 2.00pm
Online - hosted by City Lit
Book directly through the City Lit website for this course
Full Fee £149, Senior £119, Conc. £101


Saturday 11th Sept
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Boundless Heart
Practice Meeting 10am to 1pm (includes a break)
Online
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Payment £20
Future Sat dates: 30th Oct, 13th Nov and 4th Dec


Saturday 16th Oct - workshop
Kum Nye: Tibetan Relaxation: The Joy of Being 2.30 - 5.00pm
Explore exercises to open the senses - from the Kum Nye text: Joy of Being
In Person - City Lit, Keeley Street, Holborn, London
Book directly through the City Lit website for this course
Fee £39







Participant feedback:
"Kum Nye taught with the precision of a skilled yoga teacher, but with the freedom to move just how the body needs!"
Jonathan - Pershore