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Monthly Moon Sequence Led Classes

(first friday every month from march)

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Explore a softer practice that compliments more dynamic yoga styles, in this monthly led class.

 

Eleanor will guide you through the Moon Sequence as created by Matthew Sweeney in this led class.  She is one of the few teachers in the UK who is authorised to teach the Moon Sequence.

 

This sequence has been designed to be practiced in Ashtanga Self Practice classes or at home.  It is useful for times when you have low energy, or when you feel that the primary series is not the best thing for your body and mind.

 

By using different sequences to be used alongside the Ashtanga Primary series, we allow a softer approach to Ashtanga practice, which encourages you to connect with your emotional and physical cycles and can help you through times of low energy or injury.

 

Immerse yourself into a flow of self-exploration through the body, mind and breath.  This flowing sequence is grounding and focuses on creating a sense of stability and softness.

 

With a focus on hip openers and back-bends, the Moon sequence encourages the front body to open and aims to create more space and stability in the hip joints, lower back and legs.

 

The Moon Sequence is suitable for those who have experience of Ashtanga Yoga or who have an existing Hatha or Vinyasa practice. If you’re not sure if this is suitable for you please contact us.

 

You will be led through the full moon sequence, with modifications and alternatives to suit your body.

 

 

6-7.30pm

Friday 6th March, Friday 3rd April, Friday 1st May

Bristol City Yoga, Backfields Lane, Bristol

£12.50/£10 concession - available on MoveGB two weeks prior to class

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Introduction to Ashtanga Day Workshop

saturday 4th april, 10am-4pm, bristol city yoga

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Find confidence in your first steps on your Ashtanga journey:

learn the sequence, modifications, breathing techniques and chanting

 

Learn the sequence of postures, variations, breathing techniques and alignment principles of the first part of the Ashtanga primary series so you can feel confident in class, build strength and avoid injury.  Safe alignment and correct technique are important in this fast-moving sequence, so learning the basics can allow you to refine your movements and develop your practice, creating more ease in the body and calm in the mind.

 

Explore which modifications or alternatives suit your body in these opening poses, including Sun Salutation A, Sun Salutation B, and the vinyasa sequence.  These sequences are repeated many times during an Ashtanga class so it’s important to use the versions of the postures which work best for you.  Understand how to use props or modifications to make the standing and seated poses accessible and beneficial for your body.

 

Learn how to breathe as you move through the sequence – breathing fully and deeply activates the calming parts of our nervous system and can help reduce anxiety, stress and can promote feelings of contentment and stability.  Start to experience the more subtle benefits of this strong practice as you link your body and your breath.

 

Gain insight into the Vinyasa system (moving with the breath) and how you can transition safely through this often repeated fast-flowing sequence – “the Vinyasa”.  Learn which variations of the postures to use to build strength and avoid injury.

 

Get advice on how to start practicing at home.  You will receive a handout to consolidate what you have learned and so you can see the sequence of the postures.  If you’re considering coming to Ashtanga Self Practice classes, this workshop will give you the confidence to move through the first part of the sequence and get your practice started.

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Floating Through Workshop

saturday 25th april, 2:15-5:15pm, bristol city yoga

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In this workshop, you will explore the actions and movements of floating or jumping forwards from downward facing dog

 

Learn how your body should be aligned and how to build strength, working your way up to practicing these transitions safely and independently.

 

Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement, and transitioning effortlessly between poses with strength and lightness can be challenging – to move freely without retaining the breath, encouraging a fluid, moving meditation.

 

This workshop will be valuable whether you are starting to explore the more fluid transitions of Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga, or whether you’re working towards stronger transitions.

 

Eleanor will share her knowledge from the Ashtanga yoga system, but this masterclass will be useful no matter what style of Yoga you practice.  It is open to all who have a regular practice and some understanding of the vinyasa and surya namaskar (sun salutation).

 

Please note this workshop is not suitable for beginners to Yoga.  

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Floating Back Workshop

sunday 24th may, 2:15-5:15pm, bristol city yoga

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In this workshop, you will explore the actions and movements of floating or jumping back from uttanasana (standing forward fold)

 

Learn how your body should be aligned and how to build strength, working your way up to practicing these transitions safely and independently.

 

Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement, and transitioning effortlessly between poses with strength and lightness can be challenging – to move freely without retaining the breath, encouraging a fluid, moving meditation.

 

This workshop will be valuable whether you are starting to explore the more fluid transitions of Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga, or whether you’re working towards stronger transitions.

 

Eleanor will share her knowledge from the Ashtanga yoga system, but this masterclass will be useful no matter what style of Yoga you practice.  It is open to all who have a regular practice and some understanding of the vinyasa and surya namaskar (sun salutation).

 

Please note this workshop is not suitable for beginners to Yoga.  

book your space here

more to be announced soon!