Short Courses

INTRODUCTION TO ASSISTED SELF-PRACTICE (MYSORE STYLE)

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 2018

18.30 – 20.00

£12/£10 Arlington members/concessions

Assisted self-practice (Mysore style) is a traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga. Self-practice rewards the practitioner by building confidence, resulting in a deeper knowledge of the Primary Series sequence, with individual assistance from the teacher.

While it can be challenging to work independently, you will experience the benefits of working at your own pace, discovering your own breath movement connection.

This workshop offers an opportunity to learn this valuable method. Laura will give you the background, help you to remember the sequence and prepare you for self practice.

 


FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ASHTANGA YOGA PRIMARY SERIES

THURSDAY 8,15,22 FEBRUARY

17.15 – 18.30

£40/£35 Arlington members/concessions

This class will be an exploration of the standing and finishing postures of the Ashtanga Yoga primary Series, their benefits and challenges. We will examine the underlying principles of the practice.

The class is aimed at beginners and improvers but useful for those looking to deepen their knowledge of the elements common to all levels of practice.

The class will cover:

  • Sun salutations
  • Standing postures
  • Strengthening the feet, toning the legs
  • Finishing postures and inversions


DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE, ASHTANGA YOGA PRIMARY SERIES DECONSTRUCTED

THURSDAYS 8, 15, 22 MARCH

17.15 – 18.30

£40/£35 Arlington members/concessions

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic and progressing sequence of postures linked together by the breath.

For each movement there is one breath. The set sequence builds discipline and patience, minimising indulging in strengths and avoiding weaknesses!  Progress is self-evident and experiential.

We will explore:

  • the fundamental standing asanas to discover the beautiful sequence created by pose and counter pose
  • the seated postures’ capacity to rebalance skeletal alignment
  • the breath movement synchronicity, offering strength and flexibility
  • the harmony of mind and body created by the sequence


EXPLORING THE POSTURES, ASHTANGA YOGA INTERMEDIATE SERIES

THURSDAYS 10, 17, 24 MAY

17.15 – 18.30

£40/£35 Arlington members/concessions

This course will explore in more detail the postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series.

We will be experiencing the challenges and benefits of the energetic releases of opening the spine that are offered.  The intermediate practice is best developed from an established primary series practice,.

The classes will cover:

  • Breath and vinyasa
  • Not just the what but also the HOW
  • Build on the foundation of the primary series asanas
  • Understanding the components of the back bending
  • Developing appropriate strength and flexibility

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