Intermediate Series Workshops
With Jane Piddington, SYT Yoga Alliance Pro.
February 9th, March 16th 2019, 9.30am to 12
Cost £25 each workshopIn these Saturday morning workhops Jane will help to build confidence with practicing the Intermediate Series and take a look at the 3 main sections of asanas and their linking postures.
In October we worked with the backbending section in detail, in February we will work with leg-behind-the-head postures and in March the stronger balances and headstands at the end of the sequence.
Nancy Gilgoff says that if you have been practicing Primary Series regularly for six months you should be doing some intermediate series. The Primary and Intermediate are meant to practiced together because they work on the body and nervous system in different yet complementary ways.
Jane has been practicing intermediate series regularly for 16 years and has been personally taken through the postures by Brian Cooper, Nancy Gilgoff, Lucy Crawford, Jai Prakash and, John Scott.
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Three-day workshop with Gregor Maehle in Glastonbury
Integrating the eight limbs into a cohesive whole
Tuesday June 26th to 28th 2018 8.30 to 11am & 6 – 8.30pm
We were extremely honoured that Yoga master Gregor Maehle visited Glastonbury to teach for 3 days in June 2018. Having used his books for many years both for personal study and as required reading in our teacher training it was excellent to have the man himself in town to share his immense knowledge and experience.
Morning sessions 8.30 to 11am: Asana, Kriya and Pranayama
Asana is the bedrock from which all other yogic techniques arise. It forms the base from which success in higher yogic techniques can be integrated. Gregor will use both Led (Technical Talk-Through) and Mysore-style. During the Technical Talk-Through we will analyse the anatomical details of the postures and to break down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Through inducing precision this format also achieves that students practice the postures safely without encountering demerit.
The Mysore-style format will give students the opportunity to integrate the information learning in the Led class and also for Gregor to give individual attention to student’s needs.
The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities. They aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, biological and electromagnetic sources.
Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.
Evening sessions 6 to 8.30pm: Yoga Sutra, Meditation and Kundalini
The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life.
Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state? so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.
Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury have proudly hosted workshops by Brian Cooper, Lucy Crawford, Petri Räisänen and Wambui, Nancy Gilgoff and Gregor Maehle.
Jane Piddington also holds day and weekend workshops in Glastonbury and is available to travel and teach wherever she is needed!