Weekend Classes

Kia Naddermier Workshop: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama

21 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Pricing:

Full price £285

Early bird £235 payment before 8 June

 

Intermediate Series Master classes – practice, principles, philosophy & adjustmentsPlease note that you do not need to be an Intermediate Series practitioner to join, this workshop is open for all interested practitioners with an established Ashtanga practice.

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.”

Kia Naddermier

Workshop Programme:

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.

 

 


A Weekend of Ashtanga Yoga Practice, Soundscape Meditation, Breath Rhytmn with Rosina Bonsu and Yotam Agam

5 – 7 October 2018

Price:

£190 before 7 September

Full price: £230

 

Yotam Agam brings his love for Yoga and Sound Design to Glasgow.

‘I developed a creative digital platform to play live music tailored to the flow of the class. A meeting point between the facilitator, the student and mat. The music serves as a mantra of lush sounds and heart beat rhythms.’

Rosina Bonsu is the facilitator in this weekend of Ashtanga Yoga assisted self-practice (Mysore style). ‘I had the pleasure of experiencing Ashtanga accompanied by Yotam in Paris, an enriching and celebratory experience and this is an opportunity to share the magic.’

In addition to the assisted self- practice Yotam will be offering Sound Meditation and Breath Rhythm workshops.

‘When was the last time you’ve listened?

I come to the mat to listen, to my body, mind and energy in the room. It is my listening space. I use sounds, drones and frequencies to enhance the practice.’

In the workshops Soundscape Meditation and Breath Rhythm, using simple ear training tools, (inspired by the sounds that makes our world) Yotam will help develop focus points, to bring experience of stillness and meditation.

‘I am totally immersed into the practice and it carry me around all through my days. I try to deliver this to the student and teach them. My biggest challenge ….to listen…. to myself, my body and to others.’

His yoga journey began in 2004 when as a producer and musician in Asia, he stumbled into a sweaty and humble south Indian Yoga Ashram. He continued to practice Hata and Shivananda for a few years in India being introduced to Ashtanga in 2010. Subsequently he finished a 500 hour teacher training course in 2013. He headlines some of the largest Yoga festivals (Wanderlust….) teaching and running workshops in studios all over the world.

‘Hand in hand I brought my passion for sound and music to the mat and by introducing the dimension of music I started developing different techniques that helped me deepen my practice from meditation to flow and inspiring others to be creative. I am lucky to share this experience.’

 

Workshop Programme

Friday 9 March

08.30 Led Practice

18.00 Soundscape Meditation

Saturday 10 March

08.30 Self Practice

18.00 Soundscape Meditation

Sunday 11 March

08.30 Self Practice

11.30 Breath Rhythm


RADHA and PIERRE 

A WEEKEND OF YOGA PRACTICE

23 – 25 NOVEMBER 2018 GLASGOW

Pricing:

£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.

www.yogaplus.co.uk

Workshop Programme

Friday 23 November

08.30 Led Practice

18.00 Meditation/Yoga Nidra Relaxation

Saturday 24 November

08.30 Self Practice

18.00 Meditation/Yoga Nidra Relaxation

Sunday 25 Novmber

08.30 Self Practice

Meditation/Yoga Nidra Relaxation Satsang

“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

The programme consists of morning self-practice Ashtanga yoga with Radha and Pierre’s teaching style to ‘guide without interference’ and to encourage without pressure.

In the evening there will be a class of either meditation, yoga nidra (relaxation) or satsang (question and answer).

Breakfast is offered on Friday and Saturday and brunch on Sunday.

 

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