• 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.

  • Foundation Series - Standing Strong
    with Catherine Moran

    In this series of workshops we will explore the importance of foundation to create length, space, and ease of movement in every posture. Just as a tree with strong roots grows healthy and tall, by cultivating our roots our asana practice will flourish.

    Postures revolve around pairs of opposites (grounding/ lengthening, strength/softness, drawing back/reaching forward). Striking the perfect balance between the two, by understanding our roots and by staying connected to our centre, allows us to find freedom and grace in every posture. We will see that these techniques are the key to success in more challenging postures including inversions, arm balances, jump throughs and backbends, and will lead to steadiness and ease within the entire primary series.

    STANDING STRONG

    In part one of the series, the focus will be the feet and legs. The standing sequence comes at the beginning of the ashtanga sequence and allows us to get to grips with our feet and strengthen our legs. Proper use of our legs and feet impacts the way we hold ourselves, improves posture, facilitates connection to the bandhas and begins the hip opening process.

    This workshop will also be an in depth exploration of the standing sequence, which when approached and done correctly will inform and transform your whole practice.

    £30

  • Foundation Series - Press down, lift up!

    In this series of workshops we will explore the importance of foundation to create length, space, and ease of movement in every posture. Just as a tree with strong roots grows healthy and tall, by cultivating our roots our asana practice will flourish.

    Postures revolve around pairs of opposites (grounding/ lengthening, strength/softness, drawing back/reaching forward). Striking the perfect balance between the two, by understanding our roots and by staying connected to our centre, allows us to find freedom and grace in every posture. We will see that these techniques are the key to success in more challenging postures including inversions, arm balances, jump throughs and backbends, and will lead to steadiness and ease within the entire primary series.

    PRESS DOWN, LIFT UP!



    In part two of this series the focus will be on the seated sequence - how do we find and train our foundation once our feet are no longer on the floor? We will see how we need to continue working the legs and bandhas to facilitate seated forward bends.

    This workshop will be also be an exploration of the jump throughs and jump backs - how we need to train our hands to keep pushing down, and to understand the connection of strength between the hands, shoulder girdle, back and bandhas in order to lift up and glide through!

    Suitable for anyone with some experience of the primary series

    £30

  • Foundation Series - Back Bends

    In this, the third in the foundation series, the focus will be Backbends.
    Backbending done properly improves heart function, flushes the internal organs, stretches the entire front of body, strengthens the spine and boosts your mood.. yes, backbends make you happy!
    Yet a flexible spine alone is not enough to achieve a fully balanced backbend ...again we need to establish and train strong roots to access length and mobility in hard to reach areas of the body. This work will build essential strength and support for those with a bendy back and will open up and stretch stuck areas for those who are not so flexible.
    This is a workshop to give participants a deeper understanding of the benefits and mechanics of back bending so they can incorporate this knowledge into their daily asana practice, and pave the way for freedom and success in postures like urdhva dhanurasana and more!!

    Suitable for all levels of students with a regular practice
    £30

  • 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.

  • Ashtanga Yoga Immersion Level 1
    with Catherine Moran

    Ashtanga Immersion for both Level 1 & 2 An in-depth exploration of Ashtanga Yoga
    (The immersion will be split into 2 courses, levels 1 and 2, each spread over 3 weekends.)

    An opportunity to delve deep into the ashtanga system of yoga - both the practice and the philosophy underpinning it.
    We will explore the practice through both led and mysore style classes, with the emphasis on ‘tristana’- the integration of breath & bandha, movement and drishti - to promote a deep inner focus and quiet mind.

    Each course will incorporate a thorough breakdown of key postures in the primary series, to understand the intention, alignment, and foundations for each pose. Students will be expected to learn the correct vinyasa count as we go along!
    We will learn when and how to modify postures when necessary, and basic anatomic principles to facilitate our understanding of the physical body.
    We will introduce the art of hands on adjusting - how to read bodies in order to give effective and safe adjustments.
    We will study the roots and traditions of ashtanga yoga, with an introduction to yoga philosophy focusing primarily on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

    To support our study, each weekend will include some simple breath work, Sanskrit chanting and deep relaxation.

    Our intention in running this immersion is to give students the chance to truly embrace ashtanga yoga in it’s traditional form, and to discover the transformative effects of the practice when you do. We aim to inform and educate in order to create a deeper understanding of the ashtanga method and hopefully to inspire students to continue a committed practice once it’s over!

  • Yin Yoga Immersion Level 1
    with Gem Maryan

    Yin Yoga Immersion for both Level 1 & 2 - The other portion of yoga practice
    (The immersion will be split into 2 courses, levels 1 and 2, each spread over 3 weekends.)

    Here you will learn the elements of all things yin; philosophy, variable anatomy, asana, teaching practices, theory and much more. This is an opportunity to understand the complexities of Yin yoga and the body.

    This is a comprehensive 100 hour training course split into two 50 hour immersions. The course forms part of the 200hr yoga teacher training and is also available as stand alone 50hr immersions for teachers and dedicated students.

    In the first module we will cover the basics of all things Yin; History, principles, philosophy, practice, variable anatomy, tension vs compression, yin/yang relativity and its relationship to the body and practice, but most importantly how to safely practice and teach these poses. Yin is different in that it requires 'a hold time' this hold time is dependent upon many different variables - including anatomical variables.

    In each immersion we will cover all of these topics - the first will give you an opportunity to gain a firm foundational knowledge of how Yin works on the physical body and how to teach it safely and effectively. The second immersion will take this several steps deeper and we will explore anatomy and variation on a more complex level along with the energetics of the practice and its effects.  We will also cover class sequencing - how to sequence for different bodies, when to offer alternatives, how to prop the body and when to use props, as well as sequencing for a yin/yang classes.

    The immersion is also to help build your understanding and confidence in your anatomical understanding of yoga poses and how yoga works, so that when a student is struggling or has questions you will feel confident in your knowledge of the body and can offer safe and effective alternatives some of which are perhaps outside the normal scope of what is classed as a classic Yin posture.

    I really hope you can join us for these trainings. If you have any queries please make sure to drop us an email here

    Ashtanga and Yin Yoga Immersions / 200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

    These intensive immersions are for yoga teachers and dedicated students. Each immersion consists of 50 hours of intense training and can be taken as stand alone courses. If all immersions are successfully completed along with a final weekend intensive and assessment the student will receive their 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate which will enable them to register with Yoga Alliance USA as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

    Each immersion consists of 45 contact hours with an additional 5 + hours of home study. It is required that the student has a regular and consistent practice in order to obtain the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate.

    To obtain the 200hr certificate students are required to observe and assist in the Shala. For the 200hr training spaces are extremely limited so it is best to put your application in quickly, also please make sure you have the time to fully commit to the course and your practice.

    The course is taught via; lectures, asana practice, observing and assisting in the Shala, home study, reading and assignments along with establishing a home practice.

    Application Requirements: 

    • Open to teachers and experienced students with a steady practice, for the Ashtanga Immersions students must have a strong command of the primary series ( does not need to be perfect! Please enquire if you’re not sure of your eligibility)
    • Each course can be booked individually but Level 1 must be completed as a prerequisite to Level 2.
    • We would like students doing the Ashtanga immersions to practise mysore style ashtanga at the studio, preferably 3 times per week minimum, throughout the duration of the course (a class membership discount is applied to all students on the immersion training; x3 per week £40 per month x4+ £50 per month)

     

  • Ashtanga Yoga Immersion Level 2
    with Catherine Moran

    Ashtanga Immersion for both Level 1 & 2 An in-depth exploration of Ashtanga Yoga
    (The immersion will be split into 2 courses, levels 1 and 2, each spread over 3 weekends.)

    An opportunity to delve deep into the ashtanga system of yoga - both the practice and the philosophy underpinning it.
    We will explore the practice through both led and mysore style classes, with the emphasis on ‘tristana’- the integration of breath & bandha, movement and drishti - to promote a deep inner focus and quiet mind.

    Each course will incorporate a thorough breakdown of key postures in the primary series, to understand the intention, alignment, and foundations for each pose. Students will be expected to learn the correct vinyasa count as we go along!
    We will learn when and how to modify postures when necessary, and basic anatomic principles to facilitate our understanding of the physical body.
    We will introduce the art of hands on adjusting - how to read bodies in order to give effective and safe adjustments.
    We will study the roots and traditions of ashtanga yoga, with an introduction to yoga philosophy focusing primarily on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

    To support our study, each weekend will include some simple breath work, Sanskrit chanting and deep relaxation.

    Our intention in running this immersion is to give students the chance to truly embrace ashtanga yoga in it’s traditional form, and to discover the transformative effects of the practice when you do. We aim to inform and educate in order to create a deeper understanding of the ashtanga method and hopefully to inspire students to continue a committed practice once it’s over!

  • Yin Yoga Immersion Level 2
    with Gem Maryan

    Yin Yoga Immersion for both Level 1 & 2 - The other portion of yoga practice
    (The immersion will be split into 2 courses, levels 1 and 2, each spread over 3 weekends.)

    Here you will learn the elements of all things yin; philosophy, variable anatomy, asana, teaching practices, theory and much more. This is an opportunity to understand the complexities of Yin yoga and the body.

    This is a comprehensive 100 hour training course split into two 50 hour immersions. The course forms part of the 200hr yoga teacher training and is also available as stand alone 50hr immersions for teachers and dedicated students.

    In the first module we will cover the basics of all things Yin; History, principles, philosophy, practice, variable anatomy, tension vs compression, yin/yang relativity and its relationship to the body and practice, but most importantly how to safely practice and teach these poses. Yin is different in that it requires 'a hold time' this hold time is dependent upon many different variables - including anatomical variables.

    In each immersion we will cover all of these topics - the first will give you an opportunity to gain a firm foundational knowledge of how Yin works on the physical body and how to teach it safely and effectively. The second immersion will take this several steps deeper and we will explore anatomy and variation on a more complex level along with the energetics of the practice and its effects.  We will also cover class sequencing - how to sequence for different bodies, when to offer alternatives, how to prop the body and when to use props, as well as sequencing for a yin/yang classes.

    The immersion is also to help build your understanding and confidence in your anatomical understanding of yoga poses and how yoga works, so that when a student is struggling or has questions you will feel confident in your knowledge of the body and can offer safe and effective alternatives some of which are perhaps outside the normal scope of what is classed as a classic Yin posture.

    I really hope you can join us for these trainings. If you have any queries please make sure to drop us an email here

    Ashtanga and Yin Yoga Immersions / 200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

    These intensive immersions are for yoga teachers and dedicated students. Each immersion consists of 50 hours of intense training and can be taken as stand alone courses. If all immersions are successfully completed along with a final weekend intensive and assessment the student will receive their 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate which will enable them to register with Yoga Alliance USA as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

    Each immersion consists of 45 contact hours with an additional 5 + hours of home study. It is required that the student has a regular and consistent practice in order to obtain the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate.

    To obtain the 200hr certificate students are required to observe and assist in the Shala. For the 200hr training spaces are extremely limited so it is best to put your application in quickly, also please make sure you have the time to fully commit to the course and your practice.

    The course is taught via; lectures, asana practice, observing and assisting in the Shala, home study, reading and assignments along with establishing a home practice.

    Application Requirements: 

    • Open to teachers and experienced students with a steady practice, for the Ashtanga Immersions students must have a strong command of the primary series ( does not need to be perfect! Please enquire if you’re not sure of your eligibility)
    • Each course can be booked individually but Level 1 must be completed as a prerequisite to Level 2.
    • We would like students doing the Ashtanga immersions to practise mysore style ashtanga at the studio, preferably 3 times per week minimum, throughout the duration of the course (a class membership discount is applied to all students on the immersion training; x3 per week £40 per month x4+ £50 per month)