>>> hatha2ashtanga vinyasa workshop >>>
>>>hatha2asthanga workshop >>>
twice a month, every 1st and 3rd friday of the month***
rooted in the eight limbs of yoga this workshop will explore both the hatha and ashtanga yoga traditions and from there develop into a personal approach towards an own (home) yoga practice. The primary sequence as set out by Sri Patthabi Jois is the foundation and inspiration of this immersion, but not the limitation. An inward going journey for anyone that wants to deepen or (re) start a yoga practice.
Type of Event
friday check in, last class tuesday morning
in 2015 every first and third friday of the month starting
>>> hatha2asthanga workshop >>> twice a month, every 1st and 3rd friday of the month*** (***except when dynamic hatha retreats and asthanga vinyasa immersion workshops are scheduled) This twenty hours workshop is a middle path between the dynamic hatha yoga retreats and the asthanga vinyasa yoga workshop. It follows the same structure as the ashtanga vinyasa workshop but allows for more openness and diversity in the classes. Depending on the participant preference and needs it can be individually catered towards a more strengthening ashtanga vinyasa practice (set out by Sri Patthabi Jois), or personal designed sequence to (re-) establish a yoga self-practice for in depth exploration of the practice. Ashtanga vinyasa yoga has it roots in hatha yoga, and both share the same source, the 8 (astau) folded path of yoga written down in the yoga sutras by Patanjali. This exploration will cover all the limbs of the 8 folded path of hatha yoga. The yoga practice has been designed to awaken the inner fire of yoga, which is the thread that weaves through the classes of yoga offered in this workshop. To bring out positive changes in our body,mind and life we must enkindle our inner fire. The workshop is hosted at the Gedong Gandhi Ashram and offers a sublime space for self-reflection and self-realization. This exploration workshop is for anyone who likes to move a bit deeper within, to build a foundation for a yoga self-practice or just wants to immerse into three full days of yoga to balance body/mind.
Hatha yoga creates an understanding of our solar (ha), and lunar (tha) energy in our body and mind and to use both in our (asana) yoga practice and beyond. The Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence has an equal focus on lengthening and strengthening the body. In the hatha into ashtanga workshop we take both angles and join them together as a starting point into our own personal practice. The Ashtanga Primary sequence is used as inspiration for the on going journey into yoga and working our complete body/mind. The early morning classes will establish a set sequence of yoga asana for you to take up as a self practice. This sequence will have the same structure as the primary series and can be used as a preliminary into the primary sequence, it could also be used as a therapeutic alternative depending on the current body/mind needs, or as a complimentary sequence targeting specific areas of the body/mind that need more attention and development to help facilitate the primary sequence. The mid morning classes will target specific area’s of yoga asana as back bending, inversions, hip-opening, core-strengthening and vinyasa. The mid afternoon session is questions and answers and could cover more the theoretical aspects of yoga. The late afternoon session will be focused on pratyahara yoga; sense-withdrawal, concentration and meditation techniques integrated with the breath and yoga asana. This workshop can be used as in introduction, preparation or exploration into the ashtanga vinyasa yoga as well.
Ashtanga vinyasa is a more strenuous yoga practice, and meant to be heating and purifying the body/mind. Both hatha and vinyasa yoga have many therapeutic aspects in them and are meant to be a (w)holistic practice, targeting the complete body and mental body. The first guide line is always to move within the limits of your own body. Learning to listen to your own body (and breath). From there we explore these limits, taking them as frontiers rather then limitations, and going beyond any set expectations you maybe have of your body/mind.
Format: (meals and puja times etc are according the ashram schedule) ” 6.30 am to 8.15 am: Ashtanga inspired Led class ” 10.15 am to 12 noon: special class ” 3 pm to 4 pm: Q&A Discussion ” 4 pm to 5.30: Yin-yoga/Pratyahara yoga- targeting connective tissue, sense-withdrawal, breath-work, meditation. (open to non retreat’s participants)