World famous Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor returns to Manchester to teach a weekend workshop. One of the leading lights of Ashtanga Yoga in the world right now , Kino’s knowledge of both the outer (physical) and inner (spiritual) aspects of the practice are unparalleled. This is an opportunity to study with an incredible teacher and Yogi that is NOT to be missed.
Friday 19th September 7pm-9pm
Burn, Baby, Burn! Awakening the Karmic Fire
Known in Sanskrit as Agni, the fire of purification, the karmic fire ignited by dedicated yoga practice burns through bodily impurities, negative behavior patterns and painful emotions to reveal the true nature of your inner being. The success of the Ashtanga Yoga method hinges on your understanding of your own inner agni. More than just physical strength the development of agni transcends the physical and is a gateway to the spiritual. In this seminar you will delve deeply into the inner world to make contact with the illusive “bandhas” and discover your own true power. Through a careful, alignment-based approach to the essential postures of the Ashtanga Yoga method you will connect with this hidden power center and find a indestructible source of energy that infuses your entire practice and life with spiritual light.
Saturday 20th September 9am-11am
Ashtanga Magic: Breath, Posture and Gaze
Delve into the secrets of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, known as the Tristana method, and discover the magic of breath (pranayama), posture (asana) and focal point (dristhi). Break down the energetic alignment of key postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method and build the foundation for a meditative, awareness based practice. Starting off with the Sun Salutations and progressing through the Standing Postures, Kino guides you into a devotional practice that mergers the physical and subtle bodies and honors tradition while embodying the present. This class is open to all levels.
Saturday 20th September 1pm -3:30pm
Twist into Your Center
Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Find the perfect balance between activation and release in this new approach to twisting. Learn healthy technique to increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while creating solid foundation in your pelvis. Use the core strength of the body to support the twisting and extension. You will have fun with many levels of twists and even use the twisting position to enter some challenging arm balances!
Saturday 20th September 4pm-5.30pm
Intro to the Yoga Sutras, Q&A, Book and DVD Signing
While your physical yoga practice engages the body and mind, this seminar addresses the mind on its own through the paradigm of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. A veritable labrynth of thoughts, feelings, images, emotions likened to an untamed jungle, the teacher in the lineage of yoga is one who has tamed the jungle of the mind. In this seminar learn practical tools and wisdom from the Yoga Sutras that you will keep in your spiritual toolbox for your entire life. There will be time for individual questions and book/DVD signing at the end of the session.
Sunday 21st September 9am-11am
Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series
Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
Sunday 21st September 1pm-3:30 PM
No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands. Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your hand-standing journey.
£150. ‘Early-Bird’ fee of £130 if booked and paid by 1st July 2014. Individual sessions £35.
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