Workshops

Booking is advised for all workshops, please email rbmovesteam@gmail.com


FEBRUARY

START, RESTART, REFRESH YOUR YOGA PRACTICE
with Kate Henderson

WEDNESDAYS  12, 19, 26 FEBRUARY
17.00 – 18.15

Drop in price: £11/£9 Arlington members, concession
8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions
Booking advised

The class is aimed at beginners, those wanting to revisit their practice and those who wish to deepen their knowledge.  This is an opportunity to examine the underlying principles of breath, gaze point and internal seals becoming aware of how to manage them within the physical body.

There will be an exploration of the sequencing of each movement and it’s relationship to the breath pattern.  The benefits of these fundamental postures cannot be underestimated and will be examined during the course.


INTRODUCTION TO YOGA ASSISTED PRACTICE
with Laura Gonzalez

FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY
18.00 – 20.00 

£25/£23 Arlington members, concessions. Booking advised.

Assisted practice (also known as Mysore style) is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga and, for many people, it is a very effective method. But it can be very daunting too, as practitioners work in silence and in their own time and and at their own pace and breath, rater than in unison under the instruction of a teacher.  In assisted practice, each student gets one to one specific instruction to meet their needs.

 

In this workshop, Laura will introduce you to the method, learn the key postures in the Primary Series. By the end of this workshop you will feel comfortable and confident to attend regular drop in Mysore classes anywhere in the world as they all practice the same sequence!

Laura will also go through what happens in the Mysore room, explain why it works and will show you how to remember a basic sequence so you can join a self-practice class and deepen your understanding of the postures. If you are new to Ashtanga yoga, there are significant benefits to practising the same sequence of postures: you will become very strong, gain flexibility, range of movement and stamina. You will be able to monitor your breath, once the practice becomes familiar (and it will) attain a state of meditation with the movement. You will also be able to practice at home when you want to.

This workshop is for you if you have attended a few led classes and want to join a Mysore class (you should!), practice something other than Ashtanga yoga and would like to be introduced to this method, or have not practiced for a while and want to refresh your memory of the sequence. Complete beginners are also welcome. After all, this is the way many students are introduced to yoga!


PRANAYAMA
with Laura Gonzalez

TUESDAYS 28 JANUARY, 25 FEBRUARY, 31 MARCH, 28 APRIL, 26 MAY 17.00 – 18.15

Drop in price: £11/£9 Arlington members, concession
8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions

Pranayama is a yoga technique to enhance, deepen and control the breath through simple preparations and exercises. These sessions provide the foundations for a breathing practice that can be applied to your regular Ashtanga Yoga postures. The practice works at a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level, nourishing them all.


MARCH

CORE STRENGTH
with Sue Crow

WEDNESDAYS 11, 18, 25 MARCH
17.00 – 18.15

Drop in price: £11/£9 Arlington members, concession
8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions
Booking advised


Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Workshop

With KIA NADDERMIER & the Rosina Bonsu Moves Team
 – A CELEBRATION OF ROSINA
Glasgow March 13-15 2020

Booking ESSENTIAL as space is already very limited

We will gather to practice, share and celebrate Rosina’s life and teachings on the mat.

We have so much to be grateful for. Rosina was larger than life, an inspiration for all who knew her. With this workshop Kia wishes to invite you all to help support and inspire Rosina´s yoga community in Glasgow. A community who will now take on upholding her beloved shala and continue the important work of spreading Rosina´s deep love and endless dedication to this practice. 

Kia & the Rosina Bonsu Moves Team invite you to a joyous weekend of yoga, community and food, three of the most precious things to Rosina! 

All proceeds from the workshop will be donated to Maggie´s Centers, a charity that Rosina supported, offering free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, and their family and friends.

“Whatever the problem, it can be solved by moving. This has inspired my entire life, this is my passion.” Rosina Bonsu

THE WORKSHOP
Cultivating a practice that brings about a fully embodied and cohesive sense of being is key for the depths of yoga to unfold. Bringing together multiple aspects and perspectives allows us to grow a transformational yet sustainable practice rooted in personal experience. We will to deepen our understanding of yoga as a whole, involving all layers – body, breath and mind, through ashtanga yoga and pranayama. We will emphasise how this practice helps each of us to work for the good of the whole, our full selves, our community and humanity.

SCHEDULE
Friday March 13th 18.00 – 20.00: Traditionally Sanskrit Counted Primary Series
We open the circle of this celebration weekend by coming together as One in body, breath and mind through the beauty and flow of a traditionally Sanskrit counted Primary Series. 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.

Saturday & Sunday March 14th and 15th from 8.00 (exact start time closer to date):

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style – Assisted Self Practice
Mysore sessions allow for individual guidance to deepen your personal practice. We will pay careful attention to each individual, helping to build an intelligent, mindful practice steeped in yogic principles. Kia will be assisted by the Rosina Bonsu Moves team. All levels welcome but you need to be able to practice Mysore Style Self-Practice.

Saturday March 14th 13.30: A celebration of Rosina
We will come together to celebrate the life of an exceptional woman and teacher, our very dear Rosina. We will sit together, make offerings, chant and remember her, bringing to life her biggest gift to us: our yoga family from Glasgow and all the corners of the world. If you want to contribute to the event, please get in touch with the team with your ideas..!

Sunday March 15th 13.00 – 14.30: The Philosophy & Practice of Pranayama
The division between the body and mind is first healed with the breath. In this session 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 and kriyas, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.

After Mysore both Saturday & Sunday: Brunch at the Arlington
Rosina liked nourishment and enjoyment and loved gathering around food. We will honour her memory by putting into practice this very special teaching she gave us with a brunch for which she actually designed the menu.

Minimum donation £180 payable to the Rosina Bonsu Moves Team (details by email). 

This will include all workshops and two brunches. 

After covering the running costs, all proceeds will go to Maggie´s Centers, a charity that Rosina supported, offering free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, and their family and friends.

Please note that this workshop is open for all interested practitioners. As space will be limited, early booking is essential.  To book, please email rbmovesteam@gmail.com

Priority will be given to those who can attend the whole weekend.
If you cannot, please be in touch to be put on a waiting list.

NB: If you already booked for the workshop, you must email ASAP! Thank you.


INTERMEDIATE SERIES CLINIC
with Sue Crow

FRIDAY 20 MARCH
18.00 – 20.00

£25/£23 Arlington members, concessions. Booking advised.

In this workshop the core postures of the Intermediate Series, Nadi Shodana of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system will be deconstructed.

We will explore the principles of movement within this framework of postures, Asana, that comprise the intermediate series, primarily opening and lengthening the muscles and tissues of the front of the body, strengthening the muscles and tissues of the back of the body.  This will support the investigation of external hip rotation and help to create a strong foundation for inversions and deepening twists.

In addition to the physical expression of the poses we will also observe the subtler emotional and energetic aspects as well as breath, bandhas, internal energetic seals, and  dristi,  point of focus, to ensure we remain stable and grounded.

Practising the Intermediate Series works deeply on our nervous system, this can be an intense experience.  The intermediate practice is best developed from an established Primary Series practice, that provides detoxification and alignment, o allow the full enjoyment, benefits and challenges of this workshop.