Transcending the impediments in our daily practice


23 & 24 May 2020

Zen Center Athens

Many of us find it initially challenging to develop a sustainable daily practice. And yet it is possible and really vital if we are to grow our spiritual maturity. Without daily practice, the deeper, richer benefits of yoga are rarely reached.
But what blocks us from finding that regular commitment to self-care and personal inner work each day?
In classical yoga, 9 impediments (Antarayas) to practice are discussed by Yogic Sage Patanjali.


These are: Disease, Apathy, Doubt, Carelessness, Lethargy, Temptation, Erroneous Views, Ungroundedness & Regression.

By becoming aware of these, we can in some sense see what lies ahead on the path. This enables us to be kind to ourselves and not take things too seriously when we get derailed.


Join Alexandra and James in this weekend of practice immersion and enquiry. We will make an exploration of Scaravelli Inspired Yoga practice and other traditional healing arts practices from around the world, whilst we demystify deepening into a daily practice and take a playful approach to overcome the invariable impediments.


Open to all levels


Saturday 23/5 & Sunday 24/5


9:00 - 10:00 Morning Chi Gong

10:00 - 10:30 Meditation

10:30 - 12:30 Theory & Discussion

12:30 - 13:00 Deep relaxation technique

13:00 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:30 Chanting & Kirtan

15:30 - 18:30 Scaravelli inspired Yoga

18:30 - 19:00 Closing


Participation fee

Early bird until 23/4/2020
140 euros for the whole weekend
80 euros for one day


Late bird from 24/4 

160 euros / 90 euros
20% discount for couples and unemployed



Alexandra Sotiropoulou is a yoga instructor based in Athens Greece. Her practice and teaching are mainly influenced by Scaravelli inspired yoga and the Satyananda system of Yoga. She loves to chant and sing kirtan and has developed a practice light in spirit and body and heart.

James Foulkes is a healing arts practitioner, based in Washington DC. He teaches Scaravelli Inspired Yoga, is a Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapist and a 19th Generation Wu Dang Dragons Gate adept, specializing in Qi Gong Kung Fu, and classical Shamanic Dao.

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