Date(s) - 07/09/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stillpoint Yoga London
Sunday 7th September 2014, 10:00am – 18:00pm
This will be a full intensive day. We will be taking a deep look at how the ashtanga yoga practice formed into the practice we know today. We will also see how the historical vinyasa krama asana practice framed by the legendary guru and scholar TK Krishnamacharya led him to suggest particular asanas, pranayama/pratyahara practices and meditations as a daily practice.
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
10:00 – 13:00: Intro to Krishanamacharya and the original ashtanga yoga primary series.
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 17:00: Intro to vinyasa krama, backbending, inversions, pranayama, pratyahara and meditation
17:00 – 18:00: Q&A on Krishnamacharya and home practice.
ABOUT ANTHONY GRIMMLY HALL
Anthony Grim Hall started practicing Ashtanga in March 2007. He had been burgled, felt angry about it and angry that he was feeling angry. He picked up a couple of meditation books from the library and later some on yoga to deal with the anger. He was overweight (94 kilograms), unfit and certainly not flexible. In the first four years, he only went to two Ashtanga Mysore self practice classes. He learnt from books and videos, and from comments on his blog. He is now 77 kilograms, and feels more fit, stronger and pretty flexible. In 2008, he started a blog—Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at Home—beginning this blog dealt with his obsession with achieving the “Jump back” (and later drop backs, kapotasana, karandavasana, advanced series, etc). It has now become an incredible resource on the history and practice of ashtanga yoga. In June 2009, he came across Srivatsa Ramaswami (one of Krishnamacharya’s longest-serving students) and his ‘The Complete book of Vinyasa Yoga’—he spent the next year working out how best to combine it with his Ashtanga practice. He attended Ramaswami’s 200 hour Vinyasa Krama teacher training course in July/August 2010 and practiced an Ashtanga influenced Vinyasa Krama. He has just published a Vinyasa Yoga at Home Practice Book through Kindle that lays out Ramaswami’s sequences and subroutines along with practice notes including hint, tips and suggestions for each subroutine. He also recently published the book “Krishnamacharya’s Original Ashtanga Yoga’ through Amazon. Both books are available as a free download from Anthony’s website
Bookings are closed for this event.