Alex’s December Yoga Workshop – ASANA CLINIC
ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES IN DETAIL
SATURDAY-SUNDAY 3-4TH DECEMBER 2022 – ESPOO
ANANDAMAYA WELLNESS – KAUKLAHTI
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A WEEKEND OF ASANA PRACTICE AND IMMERSION INTO THE PRIMARY SERIES OF ASHTANGA YOGA
This weekend is all about asana. Together we will be looking at most asanas from the primary series of ashtanga yoga in detail, giving you options and goals in the poses and trying out different techniques for your practice. Knee safety will be particularly addressed in this workshop.
We will be looking at traditional vinyasa, how to set up and prepare for the poses, and also easier and accessible options when needed. It doesn’t matter wether you’re a yoga teacher, or if you have just started learning the practice – everybody is welcome!
Yoga Alliance certified teachers will get 6 hours of continuing education points to their license.
However, if you are already a bit familiar with the practice, you may get more out from this weekend. The program is tailored for people who have started practicing ashtanga yoga, and now wants to learn more, or get clarification on questions that have arisen.
You are NOT required to already be able to practice the whole primary series!
AFTER THE WEEKEND
After the workshop you will have clarity on how to practice the asanas from the primary series on ashtanga yoga with your unique body. Please bring a notepad and a pen if you want to take notes (there will be lots of info this weekend!)
For Alex, it’s important that yoga is practiced is a calm and meditative manner, where the breath plays the most central role. Furthermore, it’s important to him that the practices are taught in a safe, healthy and effective way for each student. As a yoga teacher it is important to understand that all people are different, and certain yoga postures and practices are simply not suitable for everybody.
Alex loves teaching new students. We will not have time to cover all the fundamentals of the practice during only this weekend, but this is not an obstacle for you to join. You will get lots of insights and help in the practice, but it helps if you are already familiar with some kind of physical yoga practice.
Please be prepared for a physical yoga asana practice, and as a beginner, the Saturday is mandatory, where we will be covering the breathing technique and a few fundamental principles of the practice as a quick recap before we start.
Please keep in mind, that learning the primary series of ashtanga yoga usually takes months or even years. This workshop is not a substitute for a regular practice.
08.30 – 09.30 ASANA CLINIC: STANDING ASANAS. The standing sequence of ashtanga yoga. A look at the vinyasa and alignment for all standing asanas.
09.30 – 09.40 – small break –
09.40 – 10.30 ASANA CLINIC: SEATED ASANAS (until Navasana). The first half of the seated asana sequence.
10.30 – 11.30 LED PRACTICE: HALF PRIMARY SERIES (all asanas we have looked at). Putting it all together in a traditional counted vinyasa flow.
9.00 – 10.15 ASANA CLINIC: LAST PART OF THE PRIMARY SERIES (Bhujapidasana – Setu Bandhasana)
10.15 – 12.00 LED PRIMARY SERIES – Putting it all together.
The schedule is approximate, and will ultimately depend on the number of participants.
WHOLE WEEKEND WORKSHOP: 99€
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: 60€
SIGN UP / REGISTER
Please note that this is a binding registration. Your spot will be confirmed upon successful payment. Should you fall ill during the weekend, you’ll be refunded 50% of your payment with a valid doctors note – otherwise there are no refunds.