It’s hard to believe that the Summer holidays are already upon us!

I know that many of you will be away on holidays during the month of August. I’ll also be away teaching our Summer Retreat in Puglia, Italy (and taking a break to explore the beautiful beaches and historical towns of southern Italy!)

The Mysore classes will finish for the Summer this evening and will resume on Monday, September 2nd. The next Introductory Workshop is happening on Saturday, September 7th – beginners are most welcome – see below for booking details and the application process for the 2020 Immersion Course.

Try to maintain your practice during the holidays – try to remember that a little Ashtanga is better than no Ashtanga – consistency is the key to your practice!

Enjoy the holidays and see you at the Mysore classes in September..

Gillian

 


Introductory Mysore Workshop

Saturday, September 7th
10.30am – 1.00pm

This Introductory Workshop is suitable for all levels (including complete beginners) that would like to learn the traditional way to practice Ashtanga Yoga. You will be guided through the correct breathing technique and a series of the basic fundamental postures. You will develop a strong foundation and the confidence to transition into the Mysore classes.

Introductory Workshop plus one month of unlimited classes – €100 or Introductory Workshop only – €35.

Spaces are limited and advance booking via is requested here ashtangayogaireland.ie/yoga-workshops/.

 


Immersion Course 2020

This one year Immersion Course will be held over ten weekend modules for people that are ready to go beyond the Asanas and to make Ashtanga Yoga an integral part of their life journey.

COURSE OUTLINE

Guided Led Primary and Mysore Style Classes

The Guided Led Primary classes will be an in-depth study of the Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on learning the traditional Vinyasa system. The Mysore Style Classes will have a strong focus on working with the Tristana method to train the mind transforming your practice into a moving meditation.

Yoga Asana and Adjustment Techniques

A detailed analysis of the key deconstruction and alignment techniques of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. There will be a strong focus on developing a solid foundation in the core alignment points of each asana. Practical hands- on adjustments will provide students with the concrete knowledge to learn safe and effective adjustments.

History and Philosophy of Yoga

An overview of the origins and the fundamental ideas on which classical yoga practice is based. This provides a basis for a study of teachings found in the ancient yogic scriptures including the Upanishads, Bhagavad-gita, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Lecturer: Marianne Jacuzzi

Anatomy and Physiology

A practical exploration into the key anatomical and physiological principles relevant to the Ashtanga yoga practice. Students will develop a solid understanding about the functional anatomy and physiology of the body to better understand safe and stable physical alignment in each asana of the Primary series. Lecturer: Daniela Gonzalez Aries

Yogic Breathwork, Bandhas and Yoga Nidra Meditation
The study of yogic breathing techniques and working with the yogic locks (bandhas) of the body: mula, uddiyana and jalandhara bandhas will be an integral element of the course. The practice of Yoga Nidra Meditation is a guided meditation which helps the body assimilate the teachings leaving you relaxed and restored.

2020 Course Dates

  • January 25th & 26th
  • February 22nd & 23rd
  • March 28th & 29th
  • April 25th & 26th
  • May 23rd & 24th
  • June 20th & 21st
  • September 5th & 6th
  • October 3rd & 4th
  • November 7th & 8th
  • December 5th & 6th

For full details and the application process click here https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/immersion-course/

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