The Art of Integration: Spanning The 8 Limbs
Mysore style self-practice / Led classes
Whether you are looking to advance your self- practice or currently struggling with an injury our intention will be to help you progress with clarity and intelligence.
Each training day will start with morning MYSORE (Self-practice) or a Led practice for those learning to cultivate a self-practice. This class is completed with a 20 minute pranayama led practice all together (2 hours in total)
Asana Lab with Ron Reid:
We will embark on a journey of exploration through a series of workshops devoted to truly deepening your practice. Here are the examples of what we will see during “The language of Asana” with Ron Reid:
In these classes, the postures will be drawn from Ashtanga Yoga and the Vinyasa system as a whole. We will combine anatomical information with practice components that will allow us to access deeper actions in the body.
We will break down each target pose to help us understand which areas we may need to open or strengthen and then how to combine them into a complete whole.
The essence of this training is to master the art of practicing and teaching intermediate and advanced arm balances, backbends and hip openers. By providing anatomical context for our practice we will be able to access deeper and stronger actions in our bodies that will be both grounding and stabilizing while providing the necessary means to move forward while minimizing risk that can lead to injury. These principles should begin from the earliest stages of learning to allow the body the best chance to absorb them.
We will explore how to connect deeper, “inside” through the asana practice…exploring longer holds and deeper breath patterns. Our theme will be carried forward into developing a contemplative and connected flow throughout our asana practice.
As we gain a greater understanding of how to “work” in each of the poses we can potentially develop a way of practicing that will allow us to see how actions may be shared across a number of related postures. These actions then become references, like a language for both breaking down and building up. One of the fundamental principles of the vinyasa method is that if you have a good process you will have a good result.
Yoga Philosophy and the lineage of yoga as one that helps us to “take a seat”. “Asana” or posture actually means to “take a seat in meditation”.
Finding ways to weave yoga philosophy into your asana sequence without alienating or overwhelming your students.
Chakra’s and the subtle body
Understanding and experiencing the chakra’s and the subtle body with the use of mantra’s and visualization techniques.
The Art of Chanting
The “Art of Chanting” as a practice to unfold inner concentration and to cultivate a spiritual practice, as well as how to bring this into a teaching experience.