Mysore style self-practice
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.
Some classes will consist of a led portion, outlining the “how’s and why’s” of sequential practices.
We will finish each practice session with a short discussion to elaborate and help you integrate new information and to answer any questions you may have.
Asana Lab with Ron Reid: Sequencing
We will embark on a journey of exploration through a series of workshops devoted to truly deepening your practice. We believe that understanding this is rather intricate and requires passion and dedication as well as developing anatomical awareness to guide us. Here are the examples of what we will see during the Asana Labs:
In this “Asana Lab” we will be working with a common language in asanas that expresses itself in the 5 bodies. According to the yoga tradition, every one of us has five bodies, each made of increasingly finer grades of energy. If we intend to live a fully balanced, healthy life, all our bodies need to be kept in good condition. We will also learn pranayama practices as a bridge between the physical and energetic practice.
Sequencing for peak poses & related poses.
Working your way from simple to more complex poses. Developing an in-depth look at workshop themes for classes (this will include preparation, modifications, and vinyasa kramas).
We will be working on yoga sequencing: designing transformative yoga classes by introducing yoga philosophy in your classes. For example, it can be challenging to incorporate the ancient teachings to modern day life and create a well-rounded yoga class including the introduction of the other 7 limbs of yoga. By personalising the teachings giving examples from real life, you can help your students understand things they deal with in their own lives. We will learn how to guiding these valuable principles to truly resonate with each person is the class.
Find ways to weave yoga philosophy into your asana sequence without alienating or overwhelming your students.
This course includes a Manual.
Creating your asana series in alignment with your theme.
Working with integrating the chakras and creating energetic shifts during asana class.
Bringing in sacred scriptures into digestible and easy to relate to spiritual concepts for class. We will look at the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutra’s, and Upanishads.
Asana in the context of myth and archetype. Theming the “Rishi’s” or Ancient seer poses (a lot of them are in 2nd and 3rd series ashtanga) with woven teachings around their spiritual and historical significance.
Setting the tone and theming your class through an opening chant or shloka.