4 day Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style and Pranayama Intensive with Kia Naddermier
Glasgow 25-28 May 2017
Surya Namaskar & Foundations of Primary Series Master Class – Practice, principles, philosophy & adjustments
Thursday 25 May
17.30 – 20.00
Guruji used to say that the entire practice is comprised in the Suryanamaskar and that Yoga Chikitsa or the Primary Series is the foundation for all other series of Ashtanga Yoga. This truth will be the starting point for our exploration of the practice as a whole. We will journey through key elements of the Surya Namaskar and the Primary Series with an explorative mindset, looking at common energetic principles, actions, alignment details & adjustments.
In the following Mysore Sessions we will draw from the learning in this class to help cultivate a transformational yet sustainable practice in accordance with yogic principles. This class will set a common intention for the workshop.
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style – Assisted Self Practice
Friday 26 May
07.30 Group 1
08.45 Group 2
Saturday 27 May
08.30 Group 1
09.45 Group 2
2 morning Mysore classes limited to a small number of students to enable plenty of individual guidance. Kia teaches with careful adherence to the authentic teachings of Ashtanga Yoga whilst encouraging each individual to explore the beauty of the practice for themselves. She has developed a way of teaching and adjusting which integrates her profound knowledge of the breath and pranic energy, subtle and physical anatomy, with yogic principles. This is a wonderful opportunity to receive individual guidance and adjustments from Kia to deepen your personal practice.
All levels welcome but you need to be able to practice Mysore Style Self-Practice.
Ashtanga Yoga – Traditionally Counted Primary Series
Sunday 28 May
12.00 – 14.00
We will close the circle of this intensive by coming together as One in body, breath and mind through the beauty and flow of a traditionally Sanskrit counted Primary Series. Guruji always said Ashtanga Yoga is for the mind. When we focus on counting the mala of the postures, the practice becomes the object of meditation for the student and the teacher – creating one single intention.
Pranayama & Kriyas – practice, techniques and philosophy.
Saturday 27 May
15.00 – 16.30
Sunday 28 May
09.00 – 10.15
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. In these sessions we 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.
early bird £210. payable before 7 April
full price £250
Kia Naddermier has 20 years of experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the founder, director and main teacher at Mysore Yoga Paris where she upholds the daily Mysore programme. She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, adjustment techniques, she mentors teachers and gives workshops and retreats internationally.
Kia is certified to teach Pranayama directly by Shri O.P. Tiwari. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of this practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.
For more information on Kia’s teaching here is a wonderful interview from Stillpoint Yoga in London: http://www.stillpointyogalondon.com/deepening-practice-kia-naddermier/