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Yoga Workshops Birmingham

Latest Workshops Why not book a place at one of our yoga workshops in Birmingham and give yourself a real yoga challenge?

 

Safe Journey to Advanced Asana – CPD Weekend

An intensive journey with Ambra Vallo and Dan Peppiatt

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Date: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th May 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm each day

Price: £300 for the weekend. Early bird: £250 if booked by 2nd of April 2017

So you have been practising yoga for some time but seem to have reached a wall with your asana?
You never seem to move on with certain poses and transitions, you injure yourself or feel disconnected from certain postures?
Maybe you aren’t sure how to progress safely towards new and more challenging poses?

This intensive immersion looks at all of these issues and works with you and your body to find a clear and safe path ahead.

Challenging poses and transitions, whatever they are for the individual, cause us to focus our awareness very intently on our body and breath. When we have this solid foundation of concentration we are much more likely to feel connected to our practice. At the same time our body needs to be ready for the postures that we are asking it to do.

We break down the weekend into topics such as:
Mental preparation:
* healthy motivations;
* developing focus;
* working with fear;
* knowing your limitations

Biomechanics:
* alignment and tensegrity in poses;
* understanding micro movements and tiny transitions
* how backbends, arm and hand balances work;
* muscle memory and proprioception;
* the bandhas for generating stability;
* body proportions-are all poses suitable for all people?

Physical Preparation:
* warming up;
* preparing the parts of the jigsaw (wrist, hand, spine, core development);
* preparatory poses;

Pose Breakdown:
* specific poses including crow, side crow, handstand, forearm stand, wheel.
* progressive variations of the above poses, supreme handstands and arm balances; deeper backbends; headstand variations;

Transition Breakdown:
* the art of transitioning; specific transitions: dropping back to and standing from backbend; transitions through hand and arm balances; handstand transitions

At the end of this intensive expect to understand your practice and connect to it in an entirely new way.

Journey through the Subtle Body
Jivamukti Workshop with Emily Lacy

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The date is Saturday 3rd June 5.30pm till 8pm
Early bird £25 book before the 21st May £30 thereafter.

Join Emily as you explore the map of the subtle body: Exploring the chakra system, the subtle energy centres called nadis and the prana which flows through them. We will examine what they are, the blockages (granthis) that cause imbalance and how imbalance can cause our view of reality to become easily fragmented and distorted.

Learn how they work together with the asana practise (physical postures), pranayama practises (breathing techniques) and bandhas (energetic locks), to bring about purity and balance to body, mind and spirit.

Emily first started practicing yoga in 2010. Despite the intensity and severity of her first experience on the mat, a burning desire to return persisted, that is still with her every day.

She was introduced to the Jivamukti method some time later. Fascinated by the depths of the teachings, an awakening to the intricate connection between the breath and movement became apparent. She is still mesmerized and intrigued by the impact of the teachings: How the sense of freedom perceived on the mat is expanding into our every day lives off the mat.

For every Twist and Turn there is a Teaching

with Cat Alip – Douglas

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Saturday 8th July 3.30pm-5.30pm
Early bird £25 book before the 30th June
£30 thereafter.

a vigorous asana practice that will test your capacity to stay cool (hopefully:)…
plus, everything you have come to know and expect from class with cat!

Cat is originally from New York City and has been calling London home since spring 2004. She feels very privileged and grateful to have been involved with the previous incarnation of Sangyé Yoga School (Jivamukti Yoga London) since its inception and manifestation in 2005. With sincere love and admiration, she thanks Manizeh and Danny Rimer for always seeing the best in her for and for ultimately giving her a “job”.

Advanced Certified Teacher (Jivamukti), Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance UK) and Co-Director alongside her husband Phil.

Please note 24 hrs notice is required to cancel a workshop.  After this all workshops are non refundable.

Keep a look out for upcoming yoga workshops in Jivamukti, hot yoga, rocket, Dharma and many more! As the local specialists in providing the very best yoga tuition to students of all ages and abilities, you can trust Yoga Sweat to deliver a yoga workshop which is fun, rewarding and which is tailored to help you reach your potential. For yoga workshops which you will love in the Birmingham area, look no further than Yoga Sweat and our friendly and talented teachers.
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