• Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Mysore -style
    with Catherine Moran

    AN INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA GEARED SPECIFICALLY TOWARDS MYSORE SELF PRACTICE

    Interested in developing a regular yoga practice to enhance your health and life ?
    Not sure about launching straight into the ongoing mysore self practice classes?
    Then this workshop is for you !

    We will cover the basic principles and techniques underlying this method of yoga and explain it's origins and purpose.
    We will go through the beginning postures step by step, memorise them, and practice them .
    Finally we will do a mini class, mysore style, so that you understand exactly how it works and what to expect!

    Suitable for complete beginners to ashtanga yoga, as well as students with some experience who are interested in transitioning to mysore style classes

    £25

    WHAT IS MYSORE?

    Mysore-style is the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. (As taught in Mysore, India, where the practice originated).

    Mysore classes allow for students to develop their own self-practice, learning and memorising the sequence bit by bit. It is the safest, most effective method of learning ashtanga yoga.

    The introduction to mysore workshop is aimed at complete beginners to ashtanga as well as students who have experience of led classes but would like to transition to self practice.

  • The Art of Adjusting
    with Catherine Moran

    LEARN HOW TO GIVE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE ADJUSTMENTS IN YOUR YOGA CLASSES
    Saturday 29th June 1.30 - 5.30pm, Sunday 30th June 11am - 3pm

    Hands on adjustments are a great tool to encourage, correct, and gently guide a student into a deeper expression of a yoga pose.
    Yet it can be daunting at first – it’s difficult to know when to approach someone, how best to place yourself in order to make the adjustment, and how much pressure to apply.
    Giving good adjustments requires confidence and an ability to understand and adapt to hugely diverse bodies and personalities! This comes through experience and practice, but there are some basic ground rules and techniques that will help you and which should always be followed.
    This two day workshop is an introduction to the art of adjusting.
    We will discuss why, when and how to give physical adjustments and explore through observation, demonstration and practice (on each other), using postures taken from the ashtanga yoga sequence.

    WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE:
    Reasons for adjusting – why are we doing it?
    Watching, assessing, and observing before ‘diving’ in
    Practical instruction, tips and techniques
    Understanding the nature of the adjustment – moving with the flow of energy, not against it
    Using and placing your own body intelligently to support both the student and yourself
    How much is too much pressure?
    Building trust
    How to adjust someone much bigger/smaller than you
    Being sensitive to different personalities and emotional states.
    This workshop is suitable for teachers, trainee teachers and experienced students who are interested in learning more!

    A solid command of the primary series is required – please get in touch if you’re not sure if you’re eligible.

    £80


    ABOUT CATHY:
    With a background in holistic and Thai Yoga massage Cathy has been working with bodies for almost 20 years.
    For the past 8 years Cathy has been teaching and adjusting people on a daily basis in her Mysore style ashtanga classes. Having made seven extended trips to India to study at the KPJAYI, she remains Glasgow’s only authorised ashtanga teacher, and has had the privilege of assisting Sharath Jois in the main shala in Mysore.

  • Intro to Mysore Workshop
    with Gem Maryan

    AN INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA GEARED SPECIFICALLY TOWARDS MYSORE SELF PRACTICE

    Interested in developing a regular yoga practice to enhance your health and life ?
    Not sure about launching straight into the ongoing mysore self practice classes?
    Then this workshop is for you !

    We will cover the basic principles and techniques underlying this method of yoga and explain it's origins and purpose.
    We will go through the beginning postures step by step, memorise them, and practice them .
    Finally we will do a mini class, mysore style, so that you understand exactly how it works and what to expect!

    Suitable for complete beginners to ashtanga yoga, as well as students with some experience who are interested in transitioning to mysore style classes

    £25

    WHAT IS MYSORE?

    Mysore-style is the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. (As taught in Mysore, India, where the practice originated).

    Mysore classes allow for students to develop their own self-practice, learning and memorising the sequence bit by bit. It is the safest, most effective method of learning ashtanga yoga.

    The introduction to mysore workshop is aimed at complete beginners to ashtanga as well as students who have experience of led classes but would like to transition to self practice.

  • Philippa Asher 2019 Workshop
    with Philippa Asher

    KPJAYI Certified teacher Philippa Asher returns to Glasgow!!!

    ‘Ashtanga Guided Self-Practice & Asana Technique / Alignment’

    A chance to work closely and in a small group, with one of the few KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers. Following the traditional ‘guided self-practice’ method, 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. On Saturday afternoon the workshop will focus on tristhana, technique and safe alignment. All levels of Ashtanga yoga practitioners are welcome!

    PRICE: £150

    EARLY BIRD:  £135 ( pay by May 31st)

     

    ABOUT PHILIPPA

    From London, Philippa Asher is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, to teach the Ashtanga yoga method in his tradition.  She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Pattabhi Jois and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.

    After a vocational ballet school training from age twelve and twenty five years of studying and teaching dance at universities and ballet companies all over the UK, Philippa randomly walked into an Ashtanga yoga class in London. It was a life-changing incident, that made complete sense.

    From the late 1990s, she began learning the Ashtanga system, daily before work (in the media, film and music industries). For over sixteen years she has studied for several months each year at KPJAYI in Mysore, practising under the guidance of guru Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois.

    In 2006, Philippa established and ran Triyoga Soho’s Ashtanga self-practice programme in London. She taught there for five years before relocating to South India, to build her own shala (on a coffee estate in Sakleshpur, in the Western Ghats). ASHTANGA NIRVRTA is a stunning homestay yoga retreat, which aims to bring Ashtanga yoga to all levels of practitioners, in nature.

    As well as teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga guided self-practice, led classes and workshops at ASHTANGA NIRVRTA, Philippa also leads guest workshops and self-practice residencies at studios in London, Europe and on retreats worldwide. Her approach to sharing yoga asana (from beginners to more seasoned practitioners), is serious, yet light-hearted and joyful.  Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement), passing on the exact method as taught by Pattabhi Jois from the late Nineties and embracing the essence of Patanjali’s sutras on yoga and asana.

    Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn.

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training 50 Hours
    with Gem Maryan

    YIN YOGA FOUNDATIONS TEACHER TRAINING

    AUGUST 2019

    Welcome to a quiet practice. Here you will learn the foundational elements of all things yin; including Philosophy, anatomy, asana, meditation, stillness and breath.

    This is a comprehensive 50 hour training course in Yin Yoga for yoga teachers and other disciplines such as pilates/fitness teachers, as well as bodywork specialists. You will receive 50 hours YACEP accreditation through the Yoga Alliance USA upon successful completion of this course. In order to receive these credits you must participate in the whole course, this includes homework that will need to be completed on time. You must hold a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate to receive credits.

    The programme follows the standards set out by yoga alliance in each of the 5 educational catergories.

    Each weekend will be a blend of practice, meditation, mindfulness, breath work, presentations and hands on experience of teaching and assisting in poses.

    Yin Yoga Origins 

    Where and how did this practice come about.
    Understanding the difference between Restorative/Hatha Yoga and Yin yoga as well as between passive and active poses - Yin/Yang
    The Principles of Yin Yoga.

     

    Philosophy

    Intro to Yin/Yang relativity
    Stillness and enquiry, discovering a slower pace and the art of doing less
    Yin Poses for the 5 main meridian pairs; Kidney & Bladder / Liver & Gallbladder / Spleen & Stomach / Lung & Large Intestine / Heart & Small Intestine
    Yin Yoga for the lower and upper body.
    The use of props and how and when to use them.
    Finding your own unique shape and understanding how to guide others to find theirs.

    Pranayama & Meditation

    Understanding the importance of breath and meditation/mindfulness in Yin Yoga and how to develop these into your own practice so you can effectively teach these to students.

    Anatomy

    Tension vs Compression
    Skeletal variations in individuals and how this will effect the shape of the pose
    Understanding the key joints, bones and connective tissues

    Teaching Methodology

    Pose research sheets for each Yin pose.
    Sample routines for teaching.
    How to create quiet in a yin class, understanding pace, voice and music.
    How to support students when needed.
    Class structure and sequencing.
    Practicum - teaching a yin class.

     

    NEW DATES AUGUST 2019:
    24th - 25th August (Saturday & Sunday only with Sunday being 10am start)
    30th August - 1st September
    6th - 8th September

    Dates for this course:
    Maximum number of students per course is 10

    We will meet over three weekends:

    Schedule:

    Friday: 6:30 - 9:00pm
    Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Sunday: 11am - 4pm

    Manual and Teacher Training Support:

    You will receive a YinAsana Yoga Manual which we will use throughout the course.
    Homework will be assigned at the beginning of the course and will need to be completed before the last weekend.
    An email will be sent out with the required reading list and full course schedule.

    Investment

    Early Bird Price:  £500 (until 1st June 2019)
    Full Cost of Training:  £550 from 2nd June 2019
    £150 Deposit to confirm your place

    Instalment Options:
    £150 non-refundable deposit to confirm your place.
    2nd Payment due 1st April £150
    3rd Payment due 1st May £100
    3rd Payment due no later than 1st June £100

  • Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Mysore -style
    with Catherine Moran

    AN INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA GEARED SPECIFICALLY TOWARDS MYSORE SELF PRACTICE

    Interested in developing a regular yoga practice to enhance your health and life ?
    Not sure about launching straight into the ongoing mysore self practice classes?
    Then this workshop is for you !

    We will cover the basic principles and techniques underlying this method of yoga and explain it's origins and purpose.
    We will go through the beginning postures step by step, memorise them, and practice them .
    Finally we will do a mini class, mysore style, so that you understand exactly how it works and what to expect!

    Suitable for complete beginners to ashtanga yoga, as well as students with some experience who are interested in transitioning to mysore style classes

    £25

    WHAT IS MYSORE?

    Mysore-style is the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. (As taught in Mysore, India, where the practice originated).

    Mysore classes allow for students to develop their own self-practice, learning and memorising the sequence bit by bit. It is the safest, most effective method of learning ashtanga yoga.

    The introduction to mysore workshop is aimed at complete beginners to ashtanga as well as students who have experience of led classes but would like to transition to self practice.

  • Intro to Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
    with Gem Maryan

    AN INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA GEARED SPECIFICALLY TOWARDS MYSORE SELF PRACTICE

    Interested in developing a regular yoga practice to enhance your health and life ?
    Not sure about launching straight into the ongoing mysore self practice classes?
    Then this workshop is for you !

    We will cover the basic principles and techniques underlying this method of yoga and explain it's origins and purpose.
    We will go through the beginning postures step by step, memorise them, and practice them .
    Finally we will do a mini class, mysore style, so that you understand exactly how it works and what to expect!

    Suitable for complete beginners to ashtanga yoga, as well as students with some experience who are interested in transitioning to mysore style classes

    £25

    WHAT IS MYSORE?

    Mysore-style is the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. (As taught in Mysore, India, where the practice originated).

    Mysore classes allow for students to develop their own self-practice, learning and memorising the sequence bit by bit. It is the safest, most effective method of learning ashtanga yoga.

    The introduction to mysore workshop is aimed at complete beginners to ashtanga as well as students who have experience of led classes but would like to transition to self practice.