Yoga Manchester is extremely excited to announce details of a weekend workshop with Leslie Kaminoff - a master of Yoga Anatomy.Leslie is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. For over four decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to advancing educational standards for yoga teachers and other movement professionals. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”

Friday 29th Oct 6pm-8pm

Anatomy of Yoga: Body, Mind and Breath

Yoga can be described as integration of body, mind and breath. Leslie’s teacher, T.K.V. Desikachar, stated that without the breath there is no yoga. Join Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of Yoga Anatomy, for a two hour introduction to the basics of the anatomy, physiology and neurology of yoga practice through lecture, audio-visual material, led practice and interactive inquiry.

Saturday 30th Oct 9.30am-12.30pm

The Warrior Series – A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice

If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, up dogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you. This practice-heavy workshop will lead you through a specially-designed vinyasa that strongly works the legs and moves the spine in all possible directions, all without putting any body weight on your hands.

Saturday 30th Oct 2pm-5pm

The OM Workshop – The Yoga of Sound, Breath, Resonance and Vibration

In a yoga class, one of the first opportunities for students to connect with their teacher is through a shared “OM” but how often do we pay as much attention to the details of this sound as we do to the nuance of asana? Leslie will deconstruct the phonetics of this complex, resonant, sacred vibration with a review of the phonetic map of the mouth embedded in the Sanskrit alphabet. He will lead students in a simple chanting practice to blend exploration of the relationship between sound, physical support and movement.

Sunday 31st Oct 9.30am-11.30am

Headstands and Arm Supports – A Model of Vinyasa Krama

Headstand is often referred to as “the king of the asanas” but the combination of skills required to safely enter into, remain in, and exit headstand make it an ideal study in the science of step-by-step sequencing known as vinyasa krama. This workshop will incorporate the practice of and theory behind specially designed breath-centered sequences that will transform your relationship to all arm supports. It will also illuminate the key principles involved in building a progressive practice for any challenging asana.  

Sunday 31st Oct 1pm-3pm

The Yoga of the Foot – Walking Anatomy, Gait Analysis And Re-patterning

These are the lessons in being a biped that we all should all have had when we were young. It’s never too late to transform your relationship to the surface of our planet by restoring deep support for the arches of your feet, which are literally the foundation of a yoga practice. Leslie will cover essentials of foot anatomy, weight transfer and gait analysis to help transform your asana and walking from the ground up.  

Price

Price £160 Individual sessions £35 Please note when booking individual sessions please ensure you email us with details of which sessions you want to book on. Please contact us to organise payment by bank transfer. Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.    
Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce details of a one day workshop with the amazing Amy Ippoliti who is visiting from the USA for her first ever Yoga Manchester workshop. This is an opportunity to study with an incredible teacher and Yogini that is NOT to be missed. Read Amy's full biog below.  

Saturday 13th May 2017

9am-11am

Yoga Nerd: Geek Out on Shoulder Anatomy

Taking the time to understand your shoulder anatomy is a game-changer for a long-term yoga practice. After an enthusiastic overview of the shoulder girdle, Amy will help you align more effectively in all your chest and quad opening poses, standing poses, sun salutations, and backbends while holistically addressing common injuries such as rotator cuff, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Open to all levels.

12.30pm-2.30pm

Get Lakshmi in Your Posse: Abundance and Transformation

Discover how to bring more abundance, prosperity, and personal transformation into your life through the lessons of the Goddess, Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of abundance and wealth but also shows us how to turn our human liabilities into assets so you can make a more genuine contribution to the world around you. We will begin with satsang and storytelling followed by an action packed asana practice with Lakshmi’s electrifying teachings woven into the mix. Open to all levels.

3.30pm-5.30pm

Ganesh’s Secret to Life: Go for the Goods!

Ganesh is the most recognizable of the Hindu deities, with his unmistakable elephant head and pot-bellied human body. His peculiar physique and unique iconography have long been a source of inspiration for all who must come to terms with their bodies and accept themselves.In this workshop, Amy will weave teachings about self-love, the importance of good boundaries, and Ganesh’s biggest secret for living the good life. Through a broad sequence of challenging balancing poses and arm balances, leave with a new sense of self and freedom! Open to all levels.

Location & Date

Saturday 13th May 2017 Gita Bhavan Hindu Temple Whalley Range

Cost

£90 for the whole day with an Early-Bird fee of £70 if booked and paid for March 1st . Individual sessions £35. Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Rodale Organic Life Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Mind Body Green, prAna Stories, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of Yahoo.com. A teacher on YogaGlo.com, she is a pioneer of advanced yoga education, cofounding 90 Monkeys, an online school that has enhanced the skills of yoga teachers and studios in 65 countries. She is the co-author of the new book, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga   Amy Ippoliti Yoga Manchester Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
Yoga Manchester are thrilled to host a weekend workshop with the amazing Ashtanga Yogi David Williams. David Williams is probably the most important (Western) Ashtanga Yoga teacher alive today. He was one of the first Western students to study directly with the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India  and he is singularly responsible for bringing Guruji  and his teachings to the West in the early seventies. The rest they say is history! This is an opportunity to study with an incredible teacher and Yogi that is NOT to be missed.  

Thursday 6th July  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Talk and led 1st series asana practice.

Discussion of how David thinks Ashtanga Yoga should be taught and practiced based on his 40 years of daily practice and teaching. This class is the foundation for all students, and particularly teachers, who want a greater depth of understanding of the "big picture" of the most beneficial way to practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga.  1st series practice led by David.    

Friday 7th July  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Talk and led 1st series asana practice.

Continuation of 1st series in depth led by David with thorough explanations of every step.    

Saturday 8th July 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Questions and led 1st series asana practice.

1st series completed with less interruption by David's commentary, except for postures not covered the day before.  

Saturday 8th July 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Talk and led pranayama.

History of Yoga, description and the history of Ashtanga Yoga, David's travels and adventures in Yoga, and his bringing Ashtanga Yoga to America and its eventual spread to the entire world.  Introduction and practice of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama, as taught by Pattabhi Jois, led by David.    

Sunday 9th July 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Led 2nd series asana practice and pranayama.

An introduction to 2nd series in a way that everyone at all levels can try and enjoy.  2nd session of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama led by David.  

Price

Price £160    - 'Early Bird'  fee £130  if booked and paid for by April 1st 2017. Individual sessions £35 Please contact us to organise payment by bank transfer Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.  
Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce details of a one day workshop with the amazing Kerri Verna. Kerri who goes by the name of Beach Yoga Girl is an Instagram phenomenon with over a MILLION followers , she also is partner with Yoga Manchester's favourite Yogini Kino MacGregor on their fabulous Yoga Challenge programme. Kerri will be jetting into Manchester for her first ever one day workshop - so don't miss out on this opportunity to practice and study with a very special first class Yogini.  

Saturday , August 13th  10 am-12.30 PM

STRONG AND BENDY

Do you want to gain strength and flexibility in your practice? In this workshop, Kerri will teach you her training drills and the flexibility and strength secrets that she uses – beyond the scope of her yoga practice – to help you gain strength and flexibility in your entire body. You will learn simple, unique, & effective exercises that will make you stronger and more flexible for difficult postures such as backbends, forward bends & inversions. Learn to be strong & flexible! This workshop is for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad. 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch break

Saturday, August 13th  1.30-4PM

FACE YOUR FEARS – HANDSTANDS FOR EVERYONE

In this workshop Kerri invites you to explore the process of learning to handstand, even if you have never been on your hands before. The workshop focuses on core and arm strength in a safe, fun, and interactive way. Kerri will guide you through drills that will get your heart pumping and challenge the way you may be approaching your handstand practice. This class is taught for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad. Price £70 for the whole day - £40 for individual sessions. Please book and pay via the green Book Now button above. Please contact us should you wish to pay by bank transfer Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.     About Kerri Kerri is a wife and a mother of two boys. She has been teaching Yoga for 12 years. She is a 200 hour RYT and personal trainer.  She has over 5 other fitness certifications including Pilates, Kickboxing and Tai Chi. Teaching yoga is her primary career. She has and incredible social media following of over 900k followers on Instagram and has enjoyed sharing her love for Yoga and photography via social media. Kerri is SUP Yoga certified with Stoked Yogi.  . Kerri brings her unique, fun and inspiring personality to every class she teaches.  Her events are fun and make people feel like they too can do things they never dreamed possible.  Kerri can be found locally in West Palm Beach USA on the weekends teaching her well known beach yoga class.
This workshop is now FULL. World famous Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor returns to Manchester with her husband and legendary Ashtangi Tim Feldmann to teach a weekend workshop. Kino & Tim are two of the leading lights of Ashtanga Yoga in the world right now, their knowledge of both the outer (physical) and inner (spiritual) aspects of the practice are unparalleled. This is a rare opportunity to study with two of the most incredible teachers and Yogis that is NOT to be missed.  

Friday 25th September 7pm - 9pm

Breath & Bandha: The Magic Carpet Ride

Inhalation and exhalation are two sides of the inner body. In this class learn how breathe is the key to unlocking the mysteries of inner strength and accessing a calm, meditative mind. Only by mastering the breathe will you gain true access to the power centers deep within your pelvis, often referred to as the “bandhas”. These energy locks are both physical muscles that you can access and spiritual doors that you can walk through. Often the missing key to a flowing practice, the integration of breathe and bandha lead the way to the discovery of limitless power and lasting peace both in your yoga practice and in your life.  

Saturday 26th September 9am - 11am

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

Break down the key elements of Ashtanga Yoga and merge the philosophical foundations with an alignment-based class for all levels. Directly apply the Tristana method of breath, posture and focal point to train the mind and harness your inner power. Open to all levels.  

Saturday 26th September 1pm - 3pm

Open Your Hips

Gain access to the energy centers deep within the pelvis and learn to relax and release your hips into freedom. With a careful anatomical understanding of the muscular and skeletal activation needed to access the natural external hip rotation available to everyone you will have fun exploring the interior spaces of your hip joints. Make contact with your hips and unlock their potential for movement.  

Saturday 26th September 4pm-5.30pm

Q&A/Photo Op & Book/DVD signing

 

Sunday 27th September 9am - 11am

Guided 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 27th September 1pm - 3.30pm

Fearless Backbends

If you enjoy a challenge but think you are too stiff to ever bend your back then this is the perfect class for you. By understanding how to work your body in a safe way you will learn what it takes to really bend over backwards with no fear. The secrets of deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and intensely fun stretches. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to limitless flows of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential to for deep backbends with safety, support and enthusiasm.  

Price

£160. ‘Early-Bird’ fee of £135 if booked and paid by 1st July 2015. Individual sessions £35. Please contact us if you want to pay by bank transfer. Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.

A multimedia workshop with author and surgeon Ray Long MD FRCSC

Combining modern western science and the ancient art of Hatha Yoga.

 

Bandha Yoga

Ray Long manchester yoga bandhaRay Long MD FRCSC is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the author of the best selling 'Scientific Keys' book series on anatomy and Yoga. Ray has studied hatha yoga for over twenty years , training extensively with the late great BKS Iyengar and other of the world's leading yoga masters.   Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce details of the workshop with the brilliant Ray Long - we've worked hard to pin the man down to a weekend - his very first in Manchester. This is a real opportunity for students from ALL yoga disciplines to study with a true yoga genius.

Friday 17th April

7 pm - 9 pm

Functional anatomy and physiology of joints and muscles. Breath biomechanics with emphasis on integration with asanas. Principles of injury prevention in asanas. Pose analysis and application of fundamentals in asana (forward bends) with anatomic sequencing.

Saturday 18th April

Session one: 10 am - 12 pm Session two: 1 pm - 3 pm

Digging deeper into the concepts presented on Day 1, analysing the sacroiliac joint and its relationship to the hips, pelvis and spine. Pose analysis and application of fundamentals in asana (back bends). Application of breath biomechanics and bio-energetics in pranayama.

Sunday 19th April

Session one: 10 am - 12 pm Session two: 1 pm - 3 pm

Further refinement of fundamentals of functional anatomy for yoga with emphasis on training muscular engagement, including the psoas and core muscles of the trunk. The effects of aging on the joints and the use of core engagement to protect the spine. Pose analysis including application in asana (hanumanasana and standing poses). Review and conclusion. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will have an understanding of the fundamentals of joint structure and function as applied to yoga asanas. They will also have an understanding of state of the art stretching techniques and their safe application. Attendees will be able to apply this knowledge to analyze and asanas for personal practice as well as creation of classes based on anatomic sequencing. They will understand the practical application of breath biomechanics in both asana and pranayama.

Equipment

Please note Dr.Long has asked for all students attending the workshop to bring along the following: 2 blocks or 1 block and 1 bolster 1 belt 1 blanket 1 yoga mat  

 Cost

Early bird price £130 if booked and paid by 31.12.14 £150 after this date Friday only £35  Saturday or Sunday only £70 Please contact us if you want to pay by bank transfer. Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.  
Tim Miller has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over thirty years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois at theAshtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner. "My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher." Tim teaches workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad. This is Tim’s first visit to Manchester and we at Yoga Manchester are thrilled at this opportunity to host his workshop for all our students. This is a rare opportunity to study and practice with a real Yoga Master – not to be missed.

Fri 12 July 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Taming the mind

For all levels including complete beginners

An introduction to the first chapter of the Yoga Sutras, "Samadhi Pada"Includes an in depth examination of how the methodology of the Ashtanga Yoga system supports the philosophical principles presented by Patanjali and a light 35 to 45 min practice focused on the central role of the breath to quiet the mind.

Sat 13 July 10.00am – 12.30pm

Enlightening the body

For students with at least six months practice

A brief look at "Sadhana Pada", chapter two of the Yoga Sutras, followed by Yoga Chikitsa, the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, presented as an archetype of intelligent Sadhana. This will be a strong practice focusing on the first goal of Sadhana--purifying the body and bringing clarity to the sense organs.

Sat 13 July 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Asana as a mirror for self study

For all levels + anyone with an interest in yoga or anatomy

An opportunity for students to ask practice related questions and receive guidance regarding the biomechanics of troublesome asanas, techniques for addressing particularly dense areas of the body, and new strategies to work intelligently and therapeutically to support the healing of old injuries.

Sun 14 July 10.00am – 12.30pm

 Awakening the subtle body

 For students with a least 2 years yoga practice

An introduction to Nadi Shodana, the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga, including an explanation of the Pranamaya Kosha, the subtle body that contains nadis (energy channels) and chakras (the elemental centres). A strong practice will focus on the first half of the intermediate series, backbends and twists.

Sun 14 July 2.00pm – 4.30pm

 The art of breathing

 For students with at least six months practice

An introduction to Pranayama; Pranayama is an important link between the external practice of Yoga and the internal experience of Yoga, achieved when we can focus our attention inward. This class will provide step by step instructions on how to develop a personal pranayama practice that is safe, progressive and intelligent.

Booking Info

£150 for the whole workshop -early bird £120 if booked and paid for by 1st June 2013 Individual sessions £35 Please contact us for more information or to organise payment by bank transfer  
The incredibly amazing David Swenson is back for his 6th visit to Manchester to teach a weekend workshop for Yoga Manchester. Expect lots of fun and laughter as well as a depth of information in all David's classes. There are some new additions to the workshop including David's teachings on how to avoid injury, seeking depth in practice and enjoying the yoga ride on Friday evening - not to be missed.

Friday 1st July 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Yoga Chikitsa: Primary Series Flow

Dancing with the Breath in a First Series Rhythm

This class is designed for those already familiar with the First Series of Ashtanga Yoga yet it is open to all levels of proficiency from the daily-practicing aficionados to the novice fit-it-in-when-I-can weekend warriors and everyone in between. The class will be conducted like a choreographed dance flowing along all of the way from the opening sun salutations to the closing savasana. David will spend time at the beginning of class to introduce alternatives to some of the more challenging asanas as well as offer user-friendly vinyasa options. There will be time at the end of the flow to enjoy a soothing, deep relaxation. Required Items: Mat and Breath

Saturday 2nd July 9am – 11am

ASHTANGA’S GREATEST HITS

Playing the Edge and Enjoying the Ride

Curious about some of the more intricate or advanced asanas but have felt intimidated by them or uncertain about how to approach them in your practice? Then this class is for you! David will take the group on a special guided tour of select asanas from the Primary, Intermediate and even from the Advanced Series of asanas. If you are not familiar with the more challenging postures there is no need to be scared of them! David has an amazing ability to break down the essence and energetic foundation of any asana to allow practitioners of all levels to feel comfortable and confident when exploring realms of the practice that they find most challenging. There are always plenty of safe and sensible alternatives offered so that the student may utilize the most comfortable approach for their particular level. David’s classes are always full of valuable information as well as plenty of laughter and joy.  

Saturday 2nd July 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Really Hip Openings for the Hips

A Pleasant Exploration of Gentle Methods To Open the Hips

Tight hips can cause problems in other areas such as the knees and back. David has devised an approach of exploring the hips through slow and gentle movements, stable holding of postures and deep breathing which all combine to bring greater openness to the hips without forcing or pushing. To create stability David will share methods of activating one area in order to relax another. This balanced approach is both safe and effective and can be applied to other regions of the body as well. As always, David will manage to make this enjoyable experience. Bring Those Tight Hips In For a Tune-Up!  

Saturday 2nd July 3.30pm - 5pm

Breath, Bandhas and Pranayama

Seeking the Unseen and Experiencing the Intangible

Our first act of life as we enter this world is to inhale and our last act before departing is to exhale. Breath is our most elemental form of life and unites all of humanity yet we think little about it. The ancient yogis gave it great thought and in so doing developed intricate methods of harnessing breath to gain control of the mind and to see the world with greater clarity. This class will delve into the realms of specialized Yogic Breathing as well as the subtle and highly misunderstood internal energy valves known as Bandhas. There is much confusion surrounding these mystical tools and the part they play in the regulation and control of pranic flow. David will share information he gained directly from K. Pattabhi Jois as well as a series of practical exercises he has developed himself to assist the practitioner in gaining a greater understanding of these subtle yet powerful energy gateways of yoga. David has an amazing ability to convey complex ideas in simple terms. All are sure to leave with new insights and useful tools for personal practice regardless of their system. Come and Feel the Prana!

Sunday 3rd July 10.00am – 12.00pm

Second Series Guided Tour

Hop on the Bus and Enjoy a Ride Through Second Series

Many people are frightened of or intimidated by the Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga. But it is truly one of the most fun sequences! David will present the Second Series with great compassion, patience and humor. Students should have a regular practice of the First Series in order to attend this class. David will lead the participants through as much of the Second Series practice as seems appropriate for the group. He will offer alternatives and guidance along the way and explain methods and techniques to make the Second Series asanas feel more accessible and user-friendly. This class is a great way to experience the dynamics of second series in a safe and fun environment.    

Sunday 3rd July 1.00pm - 3.00pm

FLYING FLOATING AND HANDSTANDING

A Fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa and Arm-balances

One of the greatest challenges of the Ashtanga flow is the vinyasa. In this class David will break the vinyasa down into its basic components. He likes to refer to this as: “The Physics of Flight”. Participants will explore techniques for creating greater lightness and efficiency of practice while using less effort to achieve greater ease. The class will also explore the elements of handstands and arm-balances. It is common to feel intimidated or even frightened by balancing on our hands. David will address this issue and offer techniques and practical methods of approach to allow for greater confidence and ability that can be carried away and applied within a personal practice.  This will all be done through the avenue of insightful and simple methods he has designed through decades of practice and teaching others. There will be partner work as well as individual techniques offered. There is always plenty of laughter and fun as well as a depth of information David’s classes. All levels may attend even if you have never done a handstand before. Alternatives are always given.  

Sunday 3rd July 4.00pm - 5.30pm

EIGHT LIMBS AND DAILY LIFE

Ancient Solutions for Modern Challenges

Underlying the mysterious and complex philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras there is a truly profound simplicity that may be applied within the context of our daily lives. This class will discuss the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and explore their applications within the challenges of life. What is the use of Philosophy without real application? We may memorize quotations or stanzas from great writings but unless we can apply them within the fabric of our life they are merely words spoken rather than knowledge realized. Real Tools for Real Life!  

Price

Price £180    - 'Early Bird'  fee £145  if booked and paid for by Jan 31st 2022. Individual sessions £40 Please note when booking individual sessions please ensure you email us with details of which sessions you want to book on. Please contact us to organise payment by bank transfer Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 25% administration fee.

Parking

There is some parking at the Temple and plenty of street parking within close proximity to the venue.  

Hotels/ Places to stay

We have in the past recommended hotels etc but now we suggest going through Air BnB for thebest deals - using the venue's postcode for proximity reference.

 
A wonderful opportunity for yoga students from all disciplines to be involved with this ground breaking event. Be one of a group of 108 yogi’s saluting the sun 108 times to raise money for the Children in Need charity. 108 represent’s the ultimate reality of the universe as being simultaneously ONE (1) EMPTINESS (0) and INFINITE (8). The Great 108 Party.... after the sun salutes the knees up The end of the sun salutes will be marked with a 10 minute group OM chant which will take the energy levels through the roof!! You can then ‘take rest’ listening to live Indian music featuring Chris Davies on Tabla and Andrew Mucha on guitar. And to feed our bellies after all the hard work we will encourage everyone to bring food & drinks to share for one all mighty ‘Pot Luck Buffet’ ALL profits will go to Children In Need. You can choose either to collect sponsors for the event or just make a donation on the night. To cover the cost of hiring the temple there will be small £2 administrative fee per student. Come on down, ‘be part of it’ & make history for Children In Need

The Great 108 Sun Salutation - Vital Info

We will be following the 9 seperate vinyasas (movements) of the Ashtanga Yoga Surya Namaskar A method. These can be as gentle as needs be so you cab conserve your energy for the full 108 saluations. In the Downward Dog position we hold the posture for 5 breaths BUT you can choose to go into the Balasana (resting) posture instead of Downward Dog :

Tag Yoga

If you feel that 108 Sun Salutations might be too much for you then we are allowing students to enter into the Great 108 in pairs or even small groups of 3 or 4 people, and you share the 108 Salutations between the group eg. One person does maybe 10 then the next person takes over and does 10 etc etc.

Time

It takes around 80 minutes to complete the whole 108 Sun Salutations

Ashtanga Power Elements

Building strength in the yoga practice is not about getting fit physically, it is about developing strength and steadiness of mind. The Ashtanga Yoga method involves increasingly hard strength postures and this class aims to give students the fundamental techniques on a physical level that will create a solid foundation and guide their inner spiritual journey as well. The journey into true power is about the journey into yourself. By challenging your limits of what you know as possible you meet yourself at a deep level and discover hidden stores of strength. The purpose of this class is to bring you closer to the true spiritual realization of your own innate power centre within and is inspired by  Yoga Sutra 1.13 Tatra Sthitau YatnoBhyasah: everything done to cultivate strength and steadiness of mind constitutes sincere effort toward the practice of yoga. Careful emphasis on alignment, the development of the illusive bandhas, healthy breathing and firm grounding in the spiritual tradition of Ashtanga Yoga make this class a unique offering in the world. Join this class if you are looking to build strength or for an inspirational challenge that uses strength to cross the bridge from physical to spiritual realization. This workshop is open to all levels of students. Please contact us to organise payment by bank transfer