An Ashtanga yoga weekend workshop with KPJAYI Certified and world renowned Ashtanga yoga teacher
7th – 8th April 2018
Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41 – 45 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5TN
Cost of Full Weekend workshop £175 (Early Bird £150 if booked before 1st March 2018)
10% of all profits go to Urban Yogis UK, a social enterprise supported by Eddie, SYL and Yoga At The Space.
(Please note, booking for this weekend will be processed through the Yoga At The Space website and will be subject to their terms and conditions)
Stillpoint Yoga London and Yoga at the Space are excited to be welcoming renowned Ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern to Brixton for a weekend of yoga classes and lectures. One of the worlds most senior teachers of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Eddie, along with his wife Jocelyn are the co-founders of Ashtanga Yoga New York, the Brooklyn Yoga Club and the Brooklyn Ganesha Temple. They both studied directly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until his passing in 2009. Eddie has published several books on Astanga Yoga, including a translation of Pattabhi Jois’s 1960 treatise, Yoga Mala.
Schedule for both Saturday and Sunday:
7am – 8:30am: Led Primary series class
11am – 1pm: Lectures
How Does Yoga Work?
In this lecture, Eddie will discuss the underlying mechanisms of yoga that allow our entire physiology to restore itself to balance on a daily basis. When our physiology is in balance, our emotions, perceptions and sense of self all are strengthened, which is where our feeling of wholeness comes from when we finish our yoga practice. These mechanisms are not unique to Ashtanga Yoga but to almost all yoga practices.
This lecture will also include chanting, time for Q&A and a short breathing practice.
Yoga as Social Justice
Once upon a time, a long long time ago, small groups of people left the cities to retire to the forest to live contemplative lives. The experiences and revelations they had have been passed down to us in the form of Yoga practice, meditation and prayer. Inequality, the religious power imbalances and the sicknesses associated with what was then modern life, drove them to seek peace, inner understanding and compassion. Many of the problems they experienced are still with us today and yoga can continue to provide solutions to us, as individuals and as collectives, for the problems of modern life. In this discussion, we will look at some inspiring organizational models that use yoga as a tool for social equality in different ways.
Eddie will also include chanting, Q&A and a breathing practice in this talk.