1- 3 June 2018
further details coming soon
Kia Naddermier Workshop: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama
21 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2018
NADI SHODHANA – Balancing the pairs of opposites
Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series & Pranayama Intensive
The Sushumna Nadi or the mid-line of the body is described in Tantric texts as an empty vessel, like a flute played by Krishna. When the energy flows undisturbed through the central channel, the mind settles into the breath and they become one. This can only happen when the pairs of opposites find perfect balance, which is the purpose of all traditional Hatha yoga practices.
Nadi Shodhana, the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga is said to purify the subtle channels for this very reason.
In this intensive, Kia will guide us through traditional Pranayama practices and take us on a playful and explorative journey of Nadi Shodana, the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. We will approach this transformational sequence with intelligence and awareness of both physical and energetic alignment principles, enabling us to inform and inspire our practice regardless of our current level.
“As our practice matures so does our appreciation for its many layers and subtleties.”
An exploration of Nadi Shodana:
Intermediate Series Master classes – practice, principles, philosophy & adjustments
Friday evening 17.30 – 20.00
Saturday 10.00 – 12.30
Sunday 10.00 – 12.30
Nadi Shodhana means Purification of the Nadis. This transformational sequence combines deep back bending, twisting, hip opening and balancing postures. It is designed to awaken and strengthen our entire body – spine, central nervous and energy systems, allowing Prana to flow continuously and uninterruptedly. We will approach this sequence with intelligence and awareness of both physical and energetic alignment principles, enabling us to inform and inspire our practice regardless of which series we are currently practicing.
Pranayama & Kriyas – practice, techniques and philosophy.
Saturday 8.30 – 9.45
Sunday 8.30 – 9.45
The division between the body and mind is first healed with the breath. Hence Pranayama is considered the central aspect of any authentic Hatha yoga practice. Pranyamas & Kriyas are the most important tools for purifying the energy channels and balancing the pairs of opposites in body, breath and mind. We will explore the link between Nadi Shodhana Pranayama and the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series with the same name, and our nervous and energy systems.
Gaining experiential and theoretical knowledge of these aspects will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy.
New students will be introduced to traditional teachings of Pranayama & Kriyas, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.
Kia Naddermier has over 20 years experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the main teacher & director of Mysore Yoga Paris (http://mysoreyogaparis.com where she upholds the daily Mysore programme. She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and adjustment techniques. She mentors teachers runs long-term apprentice programs and gives workshops and retreats internationally.
Kia is a devoted senior student of Shri O.P. Tiwariji and is certified to teach Pranayama in the Kavalyadham lineage.
Kia teaches with careful adherence to the authentic teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama whilst encouraging each individual to explore the beauty of the practice for themselves. With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, her way of teaching integrates her profound knowledge of the breath and Pranic energy, subtle and physical anatomy, with yogic principles. She offers an inclusive, safe and inspiring space open for personal exploration, inquiry and transformation. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of this practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.
Full price £285
Early bird £235
RADHA and PIERRE
A WEEKEND OF YOGA PRACTICE
23 – 25 NOVEMBER 2018 GLASGOW
£190 early bird payable before 11th September
£230 full price
The approach of Radha and Pierre is of allowing the body to unfold in it’s own time through the active concentration of the breath, increasing vitality and lending a rhythm to this dynamic sequence while incorporating softness and meditative quality.
Radha and Pierre’s teaching style is to ‘guide without interference’ and to encourage without pressure, enabling students to discover their full potential.
Their view is that people of all ages and conditions can benefit from this Yoga and it has been their aim to pass on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in such a way that it does not clutter the mind with unnecessary dogmas, instead leaving both body and mind free to develop from its own inner wisdom. They believe that Yoga should enhance the enjoyment of life by making everything we do less complicated.
“Ashtanga Yoga is a yoga of practice. It requires mental and physical application from which can be derived the development of strength, poise and inner wisdom. This method of Yoga involves the purification of the system through heat generated from the breath and continual movement.” Radha
Radha has been studying and teaching Yoga since the 1970’s. Then she met Sri K Pattabhi Jois and learned the Ashtanga Vinyasa system from him. For many years she returned to Mysore regularly spending whole winters doing her practice in his presence, with his guidance and, later, when he was joined by his grandson Sharath. She continues to teach the classes inspired by her experiences with them.
Pierre is a direct student of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and visited him regularly in Mysore to practice under his and Sharath’s tutelage. His interests and research in Yogic matters have also led him to study various healing therapy methods. Pierre teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at Yoga Plus and elsewhere around the world.