Explore the Deep Internal Methodology of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series
Join Chris for a deep, insightful and fun exploration of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series. Over four intensive days we will unravel the philosophy, deeper internal methodology and key postural themes of what Sri K. Pattabhi Jois called ‘Patanjali’s Yoga‘.
Over the course of the immersion we will explore, dissect and carefully reassemble the physical, physiological and emotional components of practice, exposing the profound intelligence and subtle therapeutic workings of the Primary Series.
Beginning with the traditional Ashtanga Yoga framework we will strip away dogmatic and uncompromising ideals and establish a new paradigm for Ashtanga Yoga practice. By opening up our bodies and minds we will throw away the rulebook and establish a new and inclusive practical methodology that embodies the essence of this beautiful practice.
Morning classes will be a led pose-by-pose exploration with detailed technical instruction, allowing time to master safe technique and explore key dynamic alignment principles. Our focus will be on unfolding the Primary Series in such a way that insightful physical, mental and energetic patterns will emerge from within the structure of our existing movement practice. We will explore the underlying anatomical themes of Primary Series and find the most intelligent way to work towards the more challenging aspects of the series.
Afternoon classes will begin with a short period of sitting and continue with a talk on yoga philosophy to provide solid context to the practice technique. There may also be time for group discussion, partner work and study of a yoga text. To end the afternoon we will then take a specific aspect of Primary Series and explore it in an open workshop environment.
This immersion is open to all yoga practitioners and teachers. Some prior experience of Ashtanga Yoga is optimal, but not essential. It is NOT necessary for you to be practicing full primary series. All that is required is an open mind, a sense of humour and willingness to have your paradigms challenged!
Exeter Yoga Workshop
King St Business Centre, 7-9 King St, Exeter, EX1 1BQ
Early Bird Discount £295*
Thursday [09:30 – 17:00]
Friday [09:30 – 17:00]
Saturday [11:00 – 18:00]
Sunday [10:00 – 17:00]
Open to all yoga practitioners & teachers. Some prior knowledge of the practice is ideal, but not essential.
*Payment Plan available on request