This course is designed to deepen and improve your practice. The idea being that what you learn on the mat will be useful for you in daily life too! Breathe, relax and move gracefully, balancing ease and effort in class and in your life. Each class will explore either a physical theme or principle to assist you with deepening your practice.
Class is suitable for
Ideally this course is for more experienced Yoga practitioners, trainee teachers, teachers, but anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of Yoga and explore new concepts is welcome. It is not however, suitable for complete beginners the classes will explore different ideas and practices each week- refer to below.
How does it work?
The course fee is paid in advance prior to beginning the course. Partial attendance is not available and if you do not complete the course classes are not transferable nor are any fees paid transferable. This is a special one off course.
12 weeks, 12 different classes in brief
Week 1 The breath that moves
The mechanics of breathing, synchronised breath and movement
Week 2 Compassion in action
Respect for yourself and all beings is the precept for acting towards oneself and others with compassion. Start with compassion on your mat
Week 3 Alignment based movement
We are unique and how the sequential line of force flows through each body is different. When you tune into your own flow, natural alignment is expressed
Week 4 Strength and Balance
Bringing these concepts at all levels into your practice
Week 5 Organ support- moving from your core
The organs and abdominal muscles provide support for the spine and strength and stamina in asana
Week 6 Truth, Karma and Energy
Where the mind goes energy follows. What we give out we attract. Practice truthfully without force and prevent injury
Week 7 The eyes have it - exploring visual focus
The concept of Drishti in practice
Week 8 Human starfish - integrating your limbs
This may sound obvious! Practising with your ‘whole’ body
Week 9 Legs eleven- being grounded (on all levels)
What does it mean to be ‘grounded’? How will the practice of yield in asana help in this respect.
Week 10 Spinal Integration
Integrating the spine from head to tail and moving with your natural curves
Week 11 Sit Still
Meditation in movement, in stillness and in every day
Week 12 Off the mat
Yoga integrated in your daily life