Ashtanga Sanskrit-Counted Program (150 min)
starts Monday 25 july 2022 at 18:30
This 2 ½ hour in-studio workshop is taught in English.
In this special Ashtanga class, a student is introduced to the counted practice of a select portion of the Ashtanga primary series. The use of Sanskrit count puts an emphasis on the vinyasa aspect of the practice, whereby a conscious attention is brought to combining breath and movement. Such a practice directs our experience away from bodily performance, steadies the mind, and eventually unveils the internal world of our embodiment.
Cultivating a deep connection with the breath is a baseline practice in order for this experience to manifest. For this reason, we will spend the necessary time at the beginning of the class to get in touch and explore the qualities of ujjayi and breath regulation. The vinyasa and the count will also be explained. In the movement part, we will proceed slowly and attentively, without forcing our bodies in postures, while exploring longer breathing and longer stays in several asanas.
The class will close with guided pranayama and/or meditation practice.
This 2 ½ hour program is 25 Euros early-bird if registration and payment is made no later than July 18th. Otherwise, 30 Euros.
Style: Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga vinyasa is a hatha yoga practice transmitted to Pattabhi Jois from the great yoga master Krishnamacharya. It is for students seeking an invigorating approach that purifies, stimulates and energizes. It consists of postures practiced in a fluid rhythm with a concentrated breath, steady gaze, and internal contractions to direct vital energy. Due to the dynamic nature of this practice, one feels completely energized and purified in each cell of the body and also in the mind. Go to the Ashtanga yoga page.
Teacher: Marija Bjekovic
Marija first came to yoga through Bikram Yoga in Serbia in 2006 and was immediately drawn to it. Since her move to Luxembourg in 2008, she has been a regular student of Denise Pesch. The physical, emotional and mental benefits that she experienced through the inner exploration with yoga made her realise that she wanted to become a yoga teacher. She obtained her Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher diploma with John and Lucy Scott in 2015. The asana practice within the Ashtanga Vinyasa system is strong, challenging and very rewarding. The attitude of listening, allowing and accepting the intelligence of one’s body-mind is crucial. She wants to encourage students to nurture this loving and caring inner attitude, as through it, their experience not only of asana but of life itself may beautifully change. Go to Marija's page.
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