Mickey Space & Bill Walsh

Mickey Space & Bill Walsh

Mickey Space & Bill Walsh

Yoga and the entheogenic experience

Exploring a hatha/ vinyasa yoga practice for all practical purposes to feel the immediate benefits of the session. Welcoming in the day and stretching and strengthening the body for a more sustainable experience of the festival. After the practice the workshop turns into a discussion/lecture on the connection between yoga and the entheogenic experience  looking at how the deeper practice of yoga leads to altered states of consciousness.  ultimately the state of samadhi, the highest purpose of yoga is is to drop into cosmic consciousness, our supreme state of being. We will also address the tools set out in the yoga scriptures to reach this state of higher consciousness which includes 'AusAdi' being entheogenic plant substances.

Mickey and Bill graduated together 10 years ago form their in-depth Yoga Teacher Training course and have both continued training and teaching various forms since then. Mickey has been teaching yoga professionally for the last decade with regular classes at some of Melbourne’s favourite yoga studios, running regular yoga retreats
and immersed in festival culture through yoga, Djing and management. Bill spent many years setting up community classes through councils and other institutions to support some of the more fringe members of society. He has now retired to Mount Beauty where he still teaches regularly and enjoys his time in nature and strumming his guitar. They share a common pathway and interest in entheogens and altered states. They have separately come to the conclusion that the entheogenic experience is more profound and meaningful through the yogic roadmap.