Saturday 23rd March 2019
This two and a half hour workshop is designed to introduce you to the Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence. In this workshop you will be given a short introduction to the history of Ashtanga yoga. We will look at the 3 key principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa; the bandhas (energy locks), ujjayi pranayama (breath control) and drishti (focus points) and how these can be used to steady the mind and improve concentration and focus.
To read more about the history of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga click here.
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic style of yoga, which has a set sequence of postures, which are linked with the breath, to help increase strength and flexibility of body and mind. In this workshop you will be lead you through half of the primary series, where you will have an opportunity to explore healthy alignment and have personal attention from an experienced teacher.
To learn more about the benefits of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga click here.
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga was taken from the word Ashtanga Yoga meaning the 8 limbs of yoga. These 8 limbs were designed to help bring about peace of mind and inner contentment. Asana (or yoga postures), is only one of these 8 limbs. Four of the other limbs are Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation). In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore these other limbs, so you can leave with tools to help you on your own personal journal to wellbeing and to manage life’s challenges with strength and grace.
This workshop is designed for beginners to the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice who are curious to find out how this style of yoga can benefit them. It is also designed for students who have been practicing for a while and would like support in finding healthy alignment within their own bodies and to help establish a pranayama and meditation practice. I believe it is the integration of these limbs of ashtanga yoga that help us to navigate the challenges of life and to find inner peace.
***Please arrive at the venue at 13.45pm as the class will start promptly at 14.00am. ***