Kia Naddermier – Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Weekend

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/06/2016 - 12/06/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Globe House

Category(ies)


Primary & Intermediate Series Intensive

The division between body and mind is first healed with the breath. Pranayamas are ancient yogic breathing techniques, which link the body with the mind. They take our yoga practice beyond the physical aspect to the next level of awareness.

Yoga Chikitsa, the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is cleansing, balancing and healing. Nadi Shodana, the Intermediate Series is said to purify the subtle channels, gradually giving access to the central channel, described in Tantric texts as an empty vessel, a flute played by Krishna. When the energy flows undisturbed through the central channel, the mind settles into the breath and they become one.

In this intensive, Kia will guide us through traditional Kriyas (purification techniques), Pranayama practices, and take us on an explorative journey of the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. We will approach these transformational practices with intelligence and awareness of both physical and energetic alignment principles, enabling you to inform and inspire your practice and understanding of yoga as a whole.

“When our practice is devoted to service of the breath – it becomes a celebration of our true nature in the moment as it presents itself.” – Kia Naddermier

Kia’s weekend workshop is CPD approved for teachers by YOGA ALLIANCE UK.

Please note: You do not need to be an Intermediate Series practitioner to attend. The workshop is open for all interested practitioners, except complete beginners to Ashtanga Yoga.

 

Teacher

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Ashtanga yoga teacher Kia Naddermier

 

Schedule

The Primary and Intermediate Intensive will take place as follows:

  • Friday 10th June: 7:00am-9:00am
  • Friday 10th June: 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 11th June: 8:00am-13:30pm
  • Sunday 12th June: 9:00am-3:00pm

Friday 7:00am-9:00am
Ashtanga Yoga – Traditionally Counted Primary Series

Coming together as One in body, breath and mind through the beauty and flow of a traditionally Sanskrit counted Primary Series. Guruji always said Ashtanga Yoga is for the mind. When we focus on counting the mala of the postures, the practice becomes the object of meditation for the student and the teacher – creating one single intention.

Some previous experience of Ashtanga Yoga is advised to join this class.

Friday 7:00pm-8:30pm
Pranayama & Kriyas, practice, techniques and philosophy

Pranayamas are ancient yogic breathing techniques which link the body with the mind. They take our yoga practice beyond the simply physical aspect to the next level of awareness.

Introduction to Pranayama and Kriyas and its philospohy for new students. Refining and cultivating your practice and understanding for those with more experience. You will build up a self practice of Pranayama to continue after the workshop, and deepen your appreciation for the significance of the breath in yogic practices and philosophy.

Saturday 8:00am-11:00am
Elements of Yoga Chikitsa – Primary Series Masterclass

Yoga Chikitsa, the Primary Series, is the foundation for all other series of Ashtanga Yoga. Chikitsa means therapy. This essential sequence is purifying, healing and balancing on every level of our being – body, breath and mind. We will journey through the mala of postures with an explorative mindset. Looking at common energetic principles, actions, alignment details & adjustments.

Saturday 12:00pm-13:30pm
Pranayama & Kriyas, practice, techniques and philosophy

See Friday evening for description.

Sunday 09:00am-11:30am
Introduction to Nadi Shodana – Intermediate Series Masterclass

This transformational sequence is known to balance the energy, gradually giving access to the central channel, Sushumna Nadi. It combines deep back-bending, twisting, hip-opening and balancing postures and is designed to awaken and strengthen our entire body and nervous system. We approach these challenging postures with intelligence, playfulness and awareness of both physical and energetic alignment principles. Kia will take you on a journey beyond the external form of the postures towards internal understanding of energetic balance – enabling you to inform and inspire your practice regardless of your current level.

Sunday 1:30pm-3:00pm
Pranayama & Kriyas, practice, techniques and philosophy

See Friday evening for description.

Please note: You do not need to be an Intermediate Series practitioner to attend. The workshop is open for all interested practitioners, except complete beginners to Ashtanga Yoga.

 

Terms & Conditions

We will provide a full refund (less 10% admin fee) to those who cancel 28 days before the workshop commences. After this time there will be no refund unless your place can be secured from a waiting list, in which case your fee will be refunded (less a 10% admin fee). Should the event be cancelled by Stillpoint Yoga London you will be offered a refund or alternatively credit be given to you against future events held by Stillpoint Yoga London.

Workshop spaces are not to be shared or transferred between students. Please do attend all scheduled sessions booked for at a workshop, they are presented so as to give you the optimum experience of the workshop teachings. Due to teacher cancellations, low bookings or other situations outside of our control, some courses may be temporarily or permanently unavailable. We reserve the right to make any changes to our programme, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but, if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including travel costs.

We ask that you tell the teacher if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant. We advise that if you are feeling any pain or illness during any class that you stop and rest.

 

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.