In this 3 day workshop we will explore the depths of the Ashtanga yoga, Primary series, also known as Yoga Chikitsa (or Yoga Therapy).
For the participant, this will be an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the practice, including; conscious breath, drsti, bandhas and asana techniques.
The nature of the vinyasa sequence and why it is there, as well integrating it better into your practice.
You will also gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy behind the 8 limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga).
This workshop is appropriate for those who are practicing Half Primary Series (up to Navasana) and beyond. Or are at the beginning stages of Intermediate series. No matter what stage you are currently working on there will definitely be something to learn.
The workshop will be taught in English and Swedish.
Learn the basic tenets of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method in addition to the Mysore style of practice as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Delve inside the transformational attributes of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method during this 3 day workshop centered around connecting conscious movement with conscious breath, cultivating the inherent, meditative qualities of the practice. Starting with the three important points of attention: posture, breathing, and gaze, otherwise known as Tristhānam. We will learn how to unite all three elements in which the practice effortlessly flows, and feelings of lightness, fluidity and strength are combined into one.
Participants will first and foremost learn the importance of breathing as the gateway to a healthier, more energized relationship with the body, as the mind begins to calm and center. The practice on the outside looks to be dynamic and challenging, however, it is a powerful tool for inward exploration. In other words, the practice assists those in living a more heart-centered, conscious life, allowing one to feel more alive and focused in daily activities.
The Mysore style of practice will be stressed and thoroughly covered. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is Mysore practice and Mysore practice is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Mutually, both are one and the same, and perhaps is the best way for students to advance thoroughly and safely with proper skill. This method of practice at first feels intimidating, however throughout the 3 day workshop we would like to dispel those myths for it is a time-honored tradition of practice that is for people of all levels of experience, all ages and backgrounds. No one is excluded. All can learn this practice, and the Mysore experience allows students to learn each posture with the careful guidance of a qualified teacher, step by step, building upon conscious awareness and internal alignment.
Benefits of practice include: Increased strength, improved digestion, improved sleep, increased energy levels, improved posture, greater well-being, increased health, calm mind and beyond.
All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to learn!
1h lunch break included
1h lunch break included
Previous knowledge needed.