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Sat 30 November 2019 / Yogarise Peckham Studio 2

Philippa Asher: Ashtanga Yoga Weekend with Philippa Asher

£120 for the full weekend of workshops

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An opportunity to delve into all aspects of the Ashtanga yoga system in a small group, with a KPJAYI Certified teacher who has studied with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath for nearly twenty years. Practitioners can enjoy Ashtanga Guided self-practice; explore and put into practise Ashtanga Asana Concepts and Technique; learn how to become Flexible, Open and Balanced in all areas of the body; practise simple Pranayama and Meditation techniques; discuss yoga Philosophy, History and have the chance to ask questions about the Ashtanga yoga method. Primary to Advanced B Series Ashtanga yoga Practitioners welcome.
Saturday
10:30am – 1:00pm
Ashtanga Guided Self-Practice and Pranayama
A chance to work closely and in a small group, with one of the few KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers, who has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and B Series directly from Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath. Following the traditional ‘guided self-practice’ method of learning / practising Ashtanga asana (where one posture is mastered by the practitioner with perfect synchronisation of tristhana, steadiness, ease, joy and safe physical / energetic alignment, before learning the next), you will have the opportunity to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice, whilst being guided through methods of approaching the more challenging postures. After the asana practice, simple pranayama techniques such as rechaka, puruaka, kumbhaka and nadi shodhana will be explored.
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Body Opening, Ashtanga Asana Concepts and Technique
The Ashtanga asana method gives us the opportunity to make space in the mind, physical body, breath and energetic body, so optimum health, openness, strength, steadiness and balance may be cultivated and enjoyed. With openness, prana can move freely around the physical and energetic bodies. Firstly we will explore how to make space in the body, so that challenging asanas that require extreme levels of flexibility, may become achievable. We will then focus on key concepts of the Ashtanga asana system such as tristhana, vinyasa and safe postural alignment, so that a wealth of challenging asanas may reveal themselves, thus inviting a state of yoga.Sunday
10:30am – 12.30pm
Ashtanga Guided Self-Practice
A chance to work closely and in a small group, with one of the few KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers, who has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and B Series directly from Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath. Following the traditional ‘guided self-practice’ method of learning / practising Ashtanga asana (where one posture is mastered by the practitioner with perfect synchronisation of tristhana, steadiness, ease, joy and safe physical / energetic alignment, before learning the next), you will have the opportunity to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice, whilst being guided through methods of approaching the more challenging postures.

 

2:00pm – 4.00pm
Philosophy, Q&A and Meditation
The Pātañjalayogaśāstra describes yoga, how to achieve the state of yoga, qualities that might be gained from mastery of the practice and the power of liberation. Whilst the Sutras offer pithy statements about the discipline of yoga and the Eight Limbs (ashta anga) which can lead us there, it is when we unpack their wisdom (allowing them to resonate with our lives today, 2000 years later, in a culture very different from where they were composed), that we can bring to light their significance and relevance. We will discuss broad philosophical aspects of yoga and any relevant questions about the practise of Ashtanga yoga are invited. The weekend will close with a meditation practice suitable for all levels of practitioners.

 

Yogarise Peckham Studio 2

£120 for the full weekend of workshops

 

If you wish to book for a friend, please email us: peckham@yogarise.london. It is only possible to reserve one space under your own name – everybody needs an account and to sign our online waiver. Thank you.