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A WEEKEND OF ASHTANGA YOGA

with Matt Ryan, KPJAYI Level 2 Authorised teacher

 

I'm really proud to be able to welcome and host my teacher Matt Ryan to Bristol so he can share his 17 years worth of ashtanga teaching skills with us over the course of a weekend.  This is not to be missed!

 

Saturday 16th September

9am - 11.30am

Full Primary Series with traditional counted vinyasa including extended back bending sequence

 

1pm - 3.30pm

Introduction to Intermediate Series

 

Sunday 17th September

11:30am - 2pm

Mysore Self-Practice

 

PRICE:

Early Bird: £60 (if booked before July 28th)

Full Price: £75

Individual Sessions: £30

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

 

Led Class: In a led class the teacher calls out the names of the postures in sequence and counts the correct vinyasa in traditional Sanskrit with all students moving together as a group. Learning the correct vinyasa gives the student a deeper understanding of the practice.

 

Introduction to Intermediate Series: Sometimes referred to as 2nd series, this session will be an introduction to the first portion of the practice which focuses primarily on postures designed to strengthen and bring more mobility to the back muscles. The Intermediate series increases the physical challenge of the Ashtanga Yoga practice but as the old saying goes ‘I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it!’

 

Mysore: Mysore Style is the traditional method of teaching and learning the Ashtanga Yoga method. Mysore style is like a private one to one yoga lesson within a class environment and allows for the student to move at their own pace through the Ashtanga Yoga sequence, with the teacher on hand to guide advise and adjust. Over time the student is able to commit the sequence to memory posture by posture developing a deeper more profound connection with the practice. The beauty of the Mysore room enables students of all levels to move and breathe together in a practice tailored to suit their own individuality and potential. It is the perfect environment for a complete beginner to help build a personal practice, in the appropriate setting.I have practised Ashtanga Yoga for over 18 years and taught for the last 17. I am based in Manchester, I have also taught in both India and Europe as well as all over the UK.

 

 

ABOUT MATT RYAN:

Over the last 18 years I successfully launched Yoga Manchester and Yoga Express Manchester.

 

It feels like an honour to be able to pass on what I have learnt to anyone who is interested. My time on the mat has taught me everything from humility to having a sense of humour. I have also learnt that there are no short cuts in yoga — you can read all the books from Amazon (there’s plenty – I’ve bought most of them) but at the end of the day my realisation is that there is no substitute for time spent on the mat.

 

I have been authorized ‘level 2′ to pass on the Ashtanga Yoga method by the late Sri K Pattabhis Jois. It is an honour to receive Guruji’s blessing I will endeavour to pass on the method as I have been instructed to do so, staying true to the Ashtanga Yoga form as realized by Sri K Pattabhis Jois. My studies will now continue with Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI in Mysore, South India. I am currently working on the Advanced B of the Ashtanga system having already completed the first three sequences. The KPJAYI is the governing of Ashtanga Yoga and is the only governing body to issue Yoga students with the authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

 

Away from Ashtanga I study Zen Buddhism under my teacher Brad Warner. I am dedicated to the daily practice of Zazen (Zen form of meditation). This Zazen practice has completely transformed the way I approach the Ashtanga discipline and it has helped me understand the internal mind aspect of the practice.

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellations will be accepted 48hrs prior to the workshop with a full refund. For cancellations less than 48hrs notice, no refund will be given.

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If you want to start an Ashtanga practice, or improve your alignment and technique then this is the workshop for you!

 

 

 

Learn the basics so that you can join a Led or Mysore class with confidence and can move your practice forward.

 

You Will Learn

 

The introductory postures from the Ashtanga sequence, with tailored variations to suit your body

How to breathe during postures to keep the mind focused and find control and stability

How to safely transition between postures using Vinyasa (movement with breath)

Help and advice for starting up your self-practice

You’ll be given a“cheat sheet” to consolidate your learning and to take your practice with you wherever you go.

 

 

Cost

£25+VAT

 

 

DEPRESSION: A HELPING HAND WITH YIN YOGA

A Yin Yoga workshop to help you find balance

 

 

Join Eleanor for a quiet afternoon of exploring practical methods to manage depression through a blend of yoga poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation to help you rediscover balance and peace.

 

Depression is not something to be ignored – it is on the rise within our society. In England alone, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week (mind.org). Though yoga in of itself is not a cure, mental health issues such as depression or anxiety could benefit greatly from using a holistic approach to their management. In this workshop Eleanor will share some simple practical solutions that she herself has found invaluable in her own daily life when finding herself entering into an anxious or stressful state.

 

The Yin Yoga style is one that offers a slow, deep practice helping you dig into the connective tissues that surround the joints and help release unnecessary and unconscious tension. For this release to occur, the poses in Yin Yoga are held for a few minutes at a time as you are encouraged to approach things slowly and gently to observe the correlation between mind and body. This workshop will also blend some supported standing poses to help lift moods, find strength and draw confidence in standing tall.

 

All levels of practitioners, from any school of yoga are welcome to join in the workshop to help restore balance and equanimity in their life.

 

Please notify me should you have any injuries/medical conditions that will affect your practice upon booking.

 

 

 

 

COST

£25 early bird discount (before 19th July)

£30 from 20th July onwards

 

Cancellations will be accepted 48hrs prior to the workshop with a full refund. For cancellations less than 48hrs notice, no refund will be given.

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CHANDRA KRAMA: THE MOON SEQUENCE

DEVELOPED BY MATTHEW SWEENEY,

Taught by guest teacher LAURA HANCOCK

14:00-18:00    30.09.17    Space238, Stapleton Rd,  Easton BRISTOL

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A CHANDRA KRAMA: THE MOON SEQUENCE

 

"By utterly connecting with your present feeling you can transform all that you are, and begin to realise one Universal truth: you are perfect already, here and now..."  - Matthew Sweeney

 

 

Chandra Krama, or the Moon Sequence, was developed by Matthew Sweeney to encourage a more holistic approach for his students' yoga practice.  The grounding and nurturing nature of this sequence introduces an intuitive and compassionate approach that really allows the student to honestly and fully meet themselves in each posture with acceptance and kindness.  

 

Laura has been studying yoga with Matthew Sweeney since 2011, and her introduction to the Moon Sequence and meditation revolutionised her practice.  The workshop is an afternoon spent in exploring and deepening our understanding of self.  Starting with a gentle meditation and pranayama a spaciousness is created through which a connection of the breath with movement is established.  Laura then guides the class through the sequence, which focuses primarily on the lower body, and finishes with deep relaxation and an opportunity to discuss aspects of the sequence.  Her sharing of the sequence is an authentic expression of her own experience of self-exploration and discovery of unconditional love and compassion.

 

Read more here to learn about Laura and feel free to get in touch with her regarding what's involved with the sequence and whether you have any physical ailments that may affect practice.

 

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COST

£40

 

Cancellations will be accepted 48hrs prior to the workshop with a full refund. For cancellations less than 48hrs notice, no refund will be given.

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