Kaivalya: celebrating aloneness through dance contemplation

Kaivalya: celebrating aloneness through dance contemplation

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Starting week of week of 13 May 2019 (8 weeks). Classes on Tuesdays or Saturdays.

Free intro workshops Tuesday 7 May (7-8 pm) and Saturday 11 May (10.30 am-11.30 am).

Venue: Currie Crescent Community Centre, 11 Currie Crescent, Kingston

Are you ready for Rudra?

‘Kaivalya’ in Indian philosophy is the deliberate acceptance of the state of aloneness and solitude by acknowledging the falling away of attachments in life. Through doing this, it forges a path inwards, towards ‘akhanda bodham’ (limitless consciousness) of that in us which is already complete. The archetype of Kaivalya is Rudra, the formless manifestation of Siva.

No previous experience of dance required.

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‘Kaivalya’ in Indian philosophy is the deliberate acceptance of the state of aloneness and solitude by acknowledging the falling away of attachments in life. It invites us to accept fully the partings and endings that are inevitable and that which litter our lives. Through doing this, it forges a path inwards, towards ‘akhanda bodham’ (limitless consciousness) of that in us which is already complete.

The archetype of Kaivalya is Rudra, the formless manifestation of Siva. In the philosophical texts Rudra is not be named either as it denotes the space where all form and name dissolve. Rudra is the confluence of fire and water, animal and human, man and woman and destruction and healing. Rudra’s singular advent through the texts is the journey of Kaivalya, the destruction of paradigms and of the clinging to the known. His promise is that of freedom from limitations of our attachments, no matter how tantalising they appear to us in this life. His space is that which uncompromisingly asks of us to change our paradigms, burn them in the fire of our passion for freedom and surrender to Kaivalya—the state of being ‘apart’ while being ‘a part’ of life.

The dance contemplation course will take us into Rudra’s world—fiery, passionate, emotional, poetic and deeply compassionate. Kaivalya in dance is an experience of feelingful beauty and strength, a true celebration of the power of aloneness as a pathway to come into the fullness of our being.

“Kaivalya is the very nature of the self”- Yogattatva Upanishad

Classes start week of 13 May Tuesdays 7-8 pm or Saturdays 10.30-11.30 am. You are welcome to do one or both classes for the same fee.

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