Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Intensive
Tuesday 03 october 2017 at 19:00
|Friday||19:00 - 21:30||
In this workshop, special attention will be focused on moving with conscious awareness in union with conscious breath, otherwise known as vinyāsa. Trouble-shooting areas of instability that may be present, you will delve more thoroughly into how to build strength, with care and attention, building upon internal alignment. Focused points of attention will include practical application of Tristhānam (posture, breath, gaze) into each movement promoting a calm center and accessing sense withdrawal, known as pratyāhāra. Learn to activate and open the energy channels of the body without strain. Discover balance, support and integrity in strength-based postures such as techniques for jumping back and jumping through as well as structural breakdown of challenging poses and transitions.
|Saturday||08:00 - 10:30||
Primary Series in Detail - 1st half (from Dandasana to Navasana)
Primary Series, otherwise known as, Yoga Chikitsa or yoga therapy, is the foundation all the sequences of the Ashtanga Yoga system are built upon and thus highly important. Not only is Primary Series the most important series but also preps the body/mind to open to greater states of awareness, concentration and stability. Learn to find steadiness and ease within each posture as we further investigate the intelligence behind the sequencing and the important application of dristhi, bandhas and breath.
In addition, special attention will be focused on moving with conscious awareness proceeding with conscious breath, otherwise known as vinyāsa. Trouble-shooting areas of instability that may be present, learn how to thoroughly build strength, with care and attention, building upon internal alignment. This workshop is appropriate for new and established practitioners and is broken up into two workshop sessions.
Primary Series in Detail - 2nd half (from Bhujapidasana to Setubandasana)
(Description in morning session above)
|Sunday||08:00 - 10:30||
Backbending with Ease: Liberate the Spine
The paradox of back-bending is that we must be firm and soft at the same time uniting the energy of strength and surrender. Learn the basic components of back-bending with integrity to the natural flow of the body. In addition, learn to understand the concept of active release. When actively releasing, we experience the use of grounding mechanisms to establish the downward flow of energy while fully utilizing the breath to then be able to expand and deepen. In this workshop, learn the foundational techniques that allow the body to find its depth and strength while at the same time letting go. For all levels.
Intermediate Series, otherwise known as nādī śhodana, meaning nervous system cleansing, builds upon the culmination of energy and purification within the practitioner built from the foundation of Primary Series. With deeper backbends and forward bends as well as arm balances, the Intermediate series integrates the use of opposing forces to garner greater unity and strength, both mental and physical, opening the internal light of awareness within each individual. Whether new to the practice of Intermediate Series, or an experienced practitioner, this workshop will invoke new insights and inspire your already existing practice.
INFINY Membership fee
There is a 5 € membership fee if you have not participated in another INFINY asbl workshop in 2017 even if you are only attending a single session. The 5 € membership fee is necessary for insurance purposes.
Payment is fully refundable if cancellation is done no later than September 6th. 50% lost if canceled by September 20th. If you cancel after September 20th, you may only be refunded if you are able to find a replacement for your place even if your cancellation is due to an illness.
Workshop Cost: 225 €
by individual session
- 50 € | Tue. Oct. 03, '17 at 19:00-21:30
- 50 € | Wed. Oct. 04, '17 at 08:00-10:30
- 50 € | Wed. Oct. 04, '17 at 14:00-16:30
- 50 € | Thu. Oct. 05, '17 at 08:00-10:30
- 50 € | Thu. Oct. 05, '17 at 14:00-16:30
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Style: Ashtanga workshops
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 workshops page.
Teacher: Laruga Glaser
Since a young age, Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual thought which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. It was not until she stumbled upon Ashtanga yoga when she began the journey immersing herself into a devoted practice in 1998. She has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat along with long-term studies of Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI in Mysore, India, practicing under the guidance of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and, who she considers her principal teacher and guide, his grandson R. Sharath Jois. Laruga has made 11 trips to KPJAYI and began her studies there after already 10 years of established practice. An advanced level practitioner and student of yoga as well as a Level 2 Authorized Teacher, Laruga entered into teaching after years of sustained practice and brings with her a combined total over 25 years experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity cultivating transparency to the tradition and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential. Currently Laruga directs the Ashtanga Yoga program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally - www.larugayoga.com - Go to Laruga's page.
Location: City center: avenue Marie-Thérèse
The "salle gymnastique" at Résidence Grand-Duchesse Charlotte - Konviktsgaart is a nice, quiet space facing a garden perfectly situated for our yoga classes in the city. It is a few blocks from Hamilius-Aldringen and also has free underground parking. Go to the City: Marie-Thérèse page.