In traditional yoga a Satsang is a group discussion, a gathering of ideas, it literally means ‘in the company of truth’.
In the festive season many of us feel a sense of hustle as we spin towards the end of the year. Consumer society tells us we need to get more, give more, do more, but what does yoga philosophy say about the art of giving and receiving?
‘Seva’ in sanskrit is the ability to give without the need for anything in return. Not just gifts but also our time, our patience, our love. For some people this requires letting go of our ego’s (‘ahamkara’) grip on our actions.
For some people, offerings are the easy part, so amongst the season of giving, how do we also practice gracefully receiving? Because these two acts are a circle – neither can exist without the other. And if we look closely, perhaps our sense of self-worth effects our ability to stay open and allow ourselves to receive – be that gifts, compliments, help, or love – hence allowing others the opportunity to give.
Come sit with your yoga community for this free Satsang led by Tessa Leon. These potent ideas have the power to transform how we feel towards ourselves and others, helping you act mindfully as we move towards the end of the year.
Community, education and creativity are the passions that orbit Tessa’s yoga practice. Yoga began for her as an undercurrent of self-study nearly 10 years ago, then after meeting the Power Living crew, yoga took centre stage in her life as a way to affect positive change. As a co-owner and leader of the vibrant Adelaide studio, her commitment is to shine brighter light onto everyday life through conscious awareness.
Before yoga took centre stage, Tessa spent 15 years as an award-winning writer and performing artist, travelling to festivals around Australia and the world. Her artistry is still expressed now through the poetry of teaching and sharing learnt experience.
Over the past decade she’s completed 200hrs training in Hatha yoga, 200hrs in Vinyasa, as well as advanced certifications in yin, yoga philosophy, assisting, and meditation. She’s currently diving into an 800hr training in yoga literature and history, which continues to fuel her lifelong love of language.
For Tessa, yoga is the connection to modern life through ancient wisdom and open-hearted community. Alongside her partner Triton and the rest of the team, she is thrilled to offer, and engage in, this transformational practice with Adelaide.
“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.”