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3 Aug 2019, 13:00-16:00, Synergy Workshop, Cardiff

3 Aug 2019, 13:00-16:00, Synergy Workshop, Cardiff

It’s time and you deserve a thorough reasoning and understanding of how to incorporate the philosophy of yoga into movement. Even handstands….

Many people practice Haha yoga (like Ashtanga vinyasa) or Thatha yoga (like yin), but it’s important to understand that the effect is instantaneously blissful with the informed approach to movement that includes how to relax and exercise the body at the same time. With this way of practice, the mind wanders less and you have a much reduced risk of injury or even muscular soreness afterwards and the next day.

20 July 2019 Synergy Workshop at Heaven on Earth the space

20 July 2019 Synergy Workshop at Heaven on Earth the space

It’s time and you deserve a thorough reasoning and understanding of how to incorporate the philosophy of yoga into movement.

Many people practice Haha yoga (like Ashtanga vinyasa) or Thatha yoga (like yin), but it’s important to understand that the effect is instantaneously blissful with the informed approach to movement that includes how to relax and exercise the body at the same time. With this way of practice, the mind wanders less and you have a much reduced risk of injury or even muscular soreness afterwards and the next day.

Anatomy of the Spine workshop - Cardiff

Workshop in which you will be led in detail the possibilities of movements for each joint complex and learn how to create bandha around each to effectively turn the yoga practice into pranayama and moving meditation and always gain rather than deplete energy, no matter if your favoured practice is athletic or restorative.

This workshop is accessible to all levels with plenty to take away from the experience at any stage in your yoga journey.

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We will mainly focus on using rotation of the limbs to create stability around all the joints making this practice suitable and safe or everybody as well as highly recommended for teachers of yoga, pilates, martial arts and anyone who wishes to/ or do practice exercise based physiotherapy.


Part 1
Looking at effect on the spine from the range of motion of the shoulders and neck

  • Using various whole upper body mudras and which asanas they form

  • Understanding of positioning and securing of the Amsa (shoulders) and Jalandhara (upper spine) bandhas in selected postures

  • How to effectively access the core throughout downdog, chaturanga and preparing for handstands & floating.

  • Suitable and useful alternatives to choose that also improve strength and mobility and give the therapeutic benefits of chaturanga dandasana vinyasa

Part 2
Our main emphasis will be standing postures in a way that creates effective movement of energy and information through the body

  • Our main anatomical focus will be the possibilities of balancing various bandhas around the lower body, leading to greater health and longevity

  • The interplay between feet (pada bandha) and ankles (kulpha bandha) helps us to fix low spinal alignment issues and to best protect while strengthening the knees (janu bandha)

  • With an understanding of this we can move with more control in the hips (kati bandha)

  • Demystifying mula bandha, the waist joint complex and accessing it's stability through various postural positions (ie not just tightening the anus)

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We will practice simultaneously three approaches; therapy, boga and yoga.
Addressing the fun challenging aspects of asana as well as therapeutic approach to the healthier approach.

The first is self explanatory, learning to practice and teach in a safe effective way for most people, whilst using practice to heal or make the body even more healthy and to avoid injury in the future. Everything we practice is subject to ahimsa (gentleness) and svadhaya (self inquiry).

Boga is commonly understood as yoga for sensory pleasure, and numerous people will be able to follow and practice in a way which leads to true yoga. A feeling of interconnectedness of the mind, through the body, union.

The structure is mostly physical practice based, try this, try that, what do you feel?
The emphasis is on pacing oneself, less stretch, less tense as we're practicing for a longer period than perhaps normal.



Outcome

The intention is that you will complete this workshop with a healthier stronger more flexible spine than ever!
Perhaps more importantly than this, understanding why and how to recreate this healthy condition each time you come to practice.
You will be taught a practical application to use of the bandhas in all 9 major joint complexes which ultimately lead to maha bandha and stirum sukham asanam (the classical texts describing a physical state ripe for expansive evolution)

There will be handouts for you to take home with reminders of everything we learnt on the day.


Please ask questions about availability/ content interest and suitability by email or phone 07449224244

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Functional Anatomy of Yoga course _______________________ 17 or 18 Nov - 1 + 15 Dec 2018

Functional Anatomy of Yoga course _______________________ 17 or 18 Nov - 1 + 15 Dec 2018

Saturdays 17/11/2018 13:00-16:00, 01/12/2018 13:00-16:00 & 15/12/2018 13:00-16:00

Defining the 9 major joint complexes & bandhas. Clarifying the natural purpose of joint actions & possibilities

Physiological body in the context of asana. Benefits beyond the physical. Improving circulation without raising the heart rate.

Practicing in a way that builds upon the foundations to create a sense of harmony and connection whilst freeing yourself from challenging practice

Handstand workshop - Sunday 24th June 2018, Chorlton - 13:30-15:30

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You too can stand on your hands

... with a little know-how and plenty of persistence

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Following on from hugely successful yoga Manchester handstand workshop in Withington this March, Stef will hold another group working on Handstands in one yoga studio Chorlton next month.

This workshop is intended for those who are looking to overcome obstacles be they fears, doubts or simply looking to refine technique and join together in a positive and motivational practice atmosphere.

So whether you're a part-time Yogi, CrossFit Trainer, former gymnast or just love being upside down, let's take this chance to get together and turn our practice upside down and any fears or doubts inside out!

No experience necessary. Equipment provided.

Please leave at least 2 hours after taking a light meal.

Please inform of any injuries before we begin. Parking available.

£15 adult

£10 concession / teacher's price

You can use two of your class pass credits or email for questions and other payment methods

Thanks so much! 

Namaste (on them hands)

 

Communicating Yoga - bringing yoga into the collective conscious

Communicating Yoga - bringing yoga into the collective conscious

yoga, pranayama & meditation workshop
Sat 21st Jan ‘17 15:00-16:30 @oneyogastudio Chorlton, Manchester
Deepen listening inward and outwardly

Restorative yoga pranayama & Dyad meditations. Djongzen practices holding group space for meditation, including beginners too; clearing social barriers allowing us to explore the depths of being our authentic selves

your yoga evolution retreat

TWO PROGRESSIVE YOGA SESSIONS & ONE MEDITATIVE PRACTICE 

DAILY INSIGHTS TO WIDEN AND INTEGRATE YOGA KNOWLEDGE INTO LIFE

Following through an evolving program of yoga sessions expand awareness and joyfulness found through practice. As yogas we practice tradition, here in this Mayan land honour the local beliefs while discovering reason and techniques for deeper self understanding