Workshops

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

JANUARY

YIN YOGA MONTH
with Catherine Hardy

WEDNESDAY 8, 15, 22, 29 JANUARY
17.00 – 18.15

Kick start Your Year with this special programme at a special price: all fours sessions for £35/£30 if you book in advance. 
Single class: £11/£9 Arlington members, concession
8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions
Booking advised

Yin Yoga is a slower practice.The poses are held for several minutes to enable deep release of the connective tissue and to apply safe stress to the joints. Sometimes intense, sometimes relaxing; the process is a wonderful balance to a dynamic yoga practice. It promotes flexibility in the body and resilience in the mind.


BREATH and ASANA
with Laura Gonzalez

FRIDAY 24 JANUARY
18.00 – 20.00

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

Breath is the essential component of any yoga practice. In this workshop we explore the effects of the breath in mind and body, experiencing the breath pattern in Sun Salutations and classic standing and seated postures. We will look at the principles of moving with the breath to achieve effortlessness and harnessing the breath to arrive at a relaxed state in the practice. There are many benefits to fine tuning the breath while moving, especially ease, stability and joy.

The session will finish with a relaxation to release the body through the breath. The class is suitable for practitioners of all levels of experience as well as other styles of 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.


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!


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 and PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE
Kia Naddermier Workshop

13 – 15 MARCH 2020

Booking required

“As awareness interiorises and quietens, our practice experience appear more and more inclusive.” Kia Naddermier

Cultivating a practice that brings about a fully embodied and cohesive sense of being is key for the depths of yoga to unfold. Kia’s teaching integrate the practice and adjustments of Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore Style with Pranayama and Philosophy. Bringing together multiple aspects and perspectives allows us to grow a transformational yet sustainable practice rooted in personal experience. This Intensive is designed for all practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of yoga as a whole, involving all layers – body, breath and mind. This is an opportunity to work closely with Kia, whose teachings integrate her profound knowledge of classical pranayama and philosophy, subtle and physical anatomy with hands-on adjustments based on yogic principles.

Kia Naddermier has over 20 years of experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the founder, director and main teacher at 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 and gives trainings, workshops and retreats internationally. Kia is a devoted long-term Pranayama practitioner and certified to teach directly by Shri O.P. Tiwari according to the Kavalyadham lineage. With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, Kia offers an inclusive 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.

Ashtanga Yoga – Traditionally Sanskrit Counted Primary Series
Friday Evening 18.00 – 20.00

We open 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. 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.

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style – Assisted Self Practice
Saturday 08.30/09.15
Sunday morning 09.30/10.15
(You will be assigned a starting time if required)

Mysore sessions allow for individual guidance to deepen your personal practice. 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. Kia will be assisted by Rosina Bonsu.

All levels welcome but you need to be able to practice Mysore Style Self-Practice.

The Art of Adjustments – Principles, Practice & Philosophy
Saturday afternoon 13.30- 16.00

In this session Kia will share her extensive experience as a Mysore teacher, teaching through hands-on adjustments. We will explore the practice and philosophy of yoga asanas, their purpose, patterns and context. We will pay careful attention to each individual, looking at common body patterns, helping to build an intelligent, mindful practice and relevant teaching and adjusting tools. This session is explorative in nature and designed to support teachers as well as practitioners wishing to expand their understanding of the art of adjusting and the inner and outer form of the Ashtanga Yoga sequence.

Pranayama & Kriyas – practice, techniques, philosophy
Sunday morning 1h15 (before Mysore)

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 this 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 £285 before 12 January 2020
Full price £325

Programme
Friday 13 March
Counted Primary Series 18.00 – 20.00

Saturday 14 March
Assisted Yoga Practice 08.30/09.15
(Mysore)

The Art of Adjustments 13.30 – 16.00
Principles, Practice and Philosophy

Sunday 15 March
Pranayama and Kriyas 08.00 – 09.15
Practice, Techniques and Philosophy

Assisted Yoga Practice 09.30 – 12.00


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.