Finally we have our man! After a few years of trying to get him to sunny Manchester , Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce details of a weekend workshop with the inimitable Ashtanga Yoga authority Eddie Stern. Eddie will be in Manchester to teach a weekend workshop and to promote his forthcoming book 'One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life'. Eddie Stern is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is the co-founder of Brooklyn Yoga Club, Ashtanga Yoga New York, Broome Street Temple, Namarupa Magazine, the Urban Yogis, and Breathe, Move, Rest, Inc. He studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until his passing in 2009, and continues to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s grandson and successor, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois. The weekend will include led classes , Mysore sessions , lectures and puja. Please check back for individual class descriptions and timings. The workshop will begin on Friday evening 7pm-9pm with 2 sessions on both Saturday & Sunday.

Friday 20 September

7pm - 9pm The Manchester Led Class. This will be a full primary series talk-through class accompanied by a soundtrack comprising of the very best music from Manchester.

Saturday 21 September

10am - 12pm Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Led Class - this class will be in the traditional counted vinyasa style. 1pm-3pm Lecture - Life As Ritual: This is a two-hour lecture on how every act that we perform in life, including yoga, can be performed as a ritual that lead us towards deeper levels of awareness. 4 pm - 5 pm Puja - Please note that this is a FREE event and open to all ( including yoga students & general public  not attending the workshop)  

Sunday 22 September

9.30am - 11.30am Mysore Style self-practice session. ( Please contact us for further information on this session if you are not familiar with the self-practice method). 12pm-2pm Lecture - Ashtanga Yoga: Purification of Body and Mind. This is a  lecture  on the eight limbs of yoga and will include a Q&A session ( please bring your questions with you!).    
Where: Space at the Mill Wellington Mill, Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK When: Friday 20 September – Sunday 22 September 2019 Cost: £160 / £130 Early-Bird Price if booked and paid in full by June 1st 2019. 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. Click here for car parks near the studio. Hotel Option One Hotel Option Two For public transport links click here.
Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce details of weekend workshop with Doug Swenson ( older & wiser ; ) brother of David ) in May 2019. Doug  began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Ramanand Patel, and others.Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach.  

Friday 17 May 2019 7pm-9pm

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow

The main focus of this class is centered on fluid movements of vinyasa and how to expand this philosophy to create flow in your daily life – a variety of yoga postures – both easy and challenging will be used. Explanation will be made as to how the fluid energy lines of vinyasa in your yoga practice can affect your daily life in a positive way. A connection is made to help create awareness of the conscious flow in your daily life using the philosophy of vinyasa to relate to the energy in all aspects of your life.  

Saturday 18th May 9.30am-11.30am

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga  – Primary Series Led Class

This class is presented with Doug’s own unique Fluid approach to Ashtanga Yoga. This is based on all levels Ashtanga Yoga Format. Class includes yoga adjustments and pranayama.

Saturday 18th May 12.30pm-2.30pm

Handstands / Inversions and Balancing

In this class the students will experience a delightful, holistic flow of asana – focused around Handstands, Inversions and balancing in general. Many tips and suggestions will be given as to how we can achieve new poses and refine techniques of existing poses. In addition to priceless advice on how to avoid and overcome injury.

Saturday 18th May 3pm-4.30pm

Anatomy of Yoga / Whole Body Anatomy / Nutritional Impact

This class gives the students a broader vision of anatomy – beyond the muscles and bones. A better understanding and respect for our internal world is established. Based on the Nine Anatomical Systems of the human body – relation to yoga practice and healthy diet.  

Sunday 19th May 10am-12pm

Ashtanga Yoga with Extra Spice

This class will follow the order of asanas for 1st level Ashtanga, with the addition of some poses from 2nd and 3rd blended in at appropriate places in your routine. This class includes hands on adjustments and personal suggestions on how to enhance your practice. Class ends with pranayama, and deep relaxation.

Sunday 19th May 1pm-3pm

Holistic Yin Yoga

In this class we will practice a variety of basic asana – placed mindfully in a balance progression. Some asana will supported by props and held for longer duration of time. Alternately you will move slowly into a few relaxing complementary asana – holding for a shorter duration of time. Class will finish with light and easy pranayama and a blissful guided deep relaxation.
Where: Space at the Mill Wellington Mill, Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK When: Friday 17 May – Sunday 19 May 2019 Cost: £150 / £125 Early-Bird Price if booked and paid in full by March 1st 2019. Individual sessions £30. 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. Click here for car parks near the studio. Hotel Option One Hotel Option Two For public transport links click here.  
The genius of Tim Feldmann is back in town to teach another weekend of Ashtanga Yoga.Yoga Manchester are are again thrilled to host Tim Feldmann for his second solo workshop in Manchester.Tim is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and Matt Tashjian. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method. A weekend NOT to be missed.  

Saturday 7th December  9.30am-11.30am

Primary Series Guided Class

During this led class session, Tim will be guiding students through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga giving guidance and advice towards a deeper understanding of what this series intends to do for us.

Saturday 7th December 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Flying Low Technique Session

In this session Tim will be giving students five simple steps to jump-throughs & jump-backs.

Saturday 7th December 3.30-5pm

Injury Prevention & Pain

In the last session of the day Tim will be giving a Yogic Perspective on injury prevention and pain.  

Sunday 8th December  10am - 12pm

Intro to Nadi Shodana

In this session Tim will be demystifying the Intermediate Series.

Sunday 8th December 1pm-3pm

Technique Session - Inversions, Headstands & Arm Balances

This session is a must for all Ashtanga Yoga students who enjoy life upside down, as Tim will be going into detail on practices and techniques for inversions, headstands & arm Balances.

Sunday 8th December 3.30pm-5pm

Technique Session -Yogic Breathing & The Craving Mind

Yogic Breathing & The Craving Mind In the last session of the weekend Tim will be discussing techniques on Yogic Breathing & The Craving Mind.  
Where: Space at the Mill Wellington Mill, Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK When: Saturday 8th December - Sunday 9th December 2019. Cost: £160 / £130 Early-Bird Price if booked and paid in full by October 1st 2019. 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. Click here for car parks near the studio. Hotel Option One Hotel Option Two For public transport links click here.            
Matt Ryan will be teaching a three hour three part Ashtanga Yoga intensive on Saturday 29th August at the amazing Space at the Mill venue in Manchester city centre. Matt has been teaching and practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over 20 years and has taught in Europe India and North America. There will be limited places available which will allow for appropriate social distancing measures in the studio. Details of the sessions are as follows :

9am-10.30am  Primary Series Led Class

In a led class the teacher calls out the names of the postures in sequence and counts the correct vinyasa in traditional Sanskrit with all students moving together as a group. Learning the correct vinyasa gives the student a deeper understanding of the practice. Matt will be adding in suggestions , advice and techniques to the session to allow each student to find their own unique expression of the postures.

10.30am-11.15am Introduction to 2nd Series

In the second part of the intensive Matt will be leading the students through as much of the Ashtanga Yoga intermediate sequence (AKA second series) as seems appropriate for the group. He'll  be offering alternatives and guidance along the way and explain methods and techniques to make the second series feel more accessible and user-friendly.

11.15am-12pm Backbending

The final part of this 3 hour intensive Matt will be dipping into his 20+ years 'asana tool bag' with techniques and methods to help deepen into back bends and also to give students their own little backbend sequence to take home. The session will end with Matt's 'Mind & Body Letting Go Deep Relaxation Experience'.
The lady is back. Yoga Manchester are honoured to announce details of the return of the amazing Miss Kino MacGregor to Manchester for a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga! Kino is undoubtedly one of the leading lights of Yoga in the world today –to be able to study directly with her is an amazing opportunity for any yoga student. This workshop will be Kino's only UK workshop in 2021.

Friday 17th September  7pm-9pm

Vairagya: Mindful Movement

Learn a new paradigm for your practice where less effort equals more results. Drop into the inner body and discover healing, quietness and wisdom. Start off with a meditation and end with a deep flow practice based on the Ashtanga Yoga method. This class is the antidote to the goal-oriented mindset. Understand what it means to practice with non-attachment and be in a fully surrendered state. Leave with an impartation of the most subtle teachings of yoga.

Saturday 18th September 9.30am-12pm

Yoga Drills

Join this strength and flexibility journey if you want to laugh, have fun and share the warm heart of yoga with Kino. Work on planks, lift-ups, arm balances, backbends and core! Leave with lots of technique to transform your practice and unlock new levels of awareness. Start off with a short meditation and then dive into a full-on practice for all levels. From shoulders to core, hips to backbends, your body and mind will be in a yoga bootcamp. If you practice with Kino online, you will know exactly what to expect!  There is something for everyone here, from beginner to advanced yogi. All you need to join is an open heart and a playful spirit.

Saturday 18th September 1pm-3pm

Twist into Your Center

Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Find the perfect balance between activation and release in this new approach to twisting. Learn healthy technique to increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while creating solid foundation in your pelvis. Use the core strength of the body to support the twisting and extension. You will have fun with many levels of twists and even use the twisting position to enter some challenging arm balances!  

Saturday 18th September 3.30pm -5pm

The Spiritual Journey of Asana: Understanding the Yoga Sutras.

Yoga is a daily practice that demands our full devotion before we can begin to even scratch the surface of its deeper meaning as a lifelong spiritual path. Kino leads you through a discussion of key elements of the sacred, foundational text of yoga, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Rather than a historical account Kino integrates yoga philosophy with daily asana practice and modern life. Written more than 2,000 years ago the teaching of Patanjali is composed of 195 Sutras organized in four books and holds the essence of the eight-limbed path of Asthanga Yoga. By exploring the basis of physical yoga postures and methodology for spiritual learning in the Yoga Sutras you will delve deeper into the process of self-realization, the true intention of all hatha yoga.  

Sunday 19th September 9.30am-12pm

Full Primary Series Led Class

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 19th September 1pm-3pm

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 for deep backbends with safety, support and enthusiasm.  

Sunday 19th September 3.30pm- 5PM

Meditation and Q&A

To end the weekend  Kino will teach a meditation and then lead a group Q&A session - feel free to ask questions on all things Ashtanga.

Price

£185. Early Bird £160 - if booked and paid for by May 1st 2021. 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.

Where

Where: Space at the Mill Wellington Mill, Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK Click here for car parks near the studio. Hotel Option One Hotel Option Two

Food

Please bring your own lunch - there are some shops and restaurants within close proximity to the venue.  
 
David is back in Manchester to teach another 40 hour Immersion into Yoga course. This is a real opportunity for both teachers and students to study with David and take their practice and understanding to the next level. Students who have attended this course in 2018 are welcome to sign up again , David says there are always new things to learn , new insights to have.

To read some testimonials from students attending David's earlier Teacher Training Programmes in Manchester please click here.

This 40-hour course is designed as an intensive immersion into the teaching techniques of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. This course will cover the teaching techniques of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. The participants will learn safe and effective hands-on adjustments through partner work for all of the asanas, practicalities of conducting a class and yoga theory. This is a deep immersion into the details underlying the practice and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga. During the course all participants will be engaged in teaching and adjusting each other. It is fun and energizing. There is a wealth of invaluable knowledge to be learned and tools for practice to be taken away from this immersion course.

Participants should have a consistent personal practice of Ashtanga Yoga and understand the flow and sequencing of the asanas. The course is not designed as an avenue to learn the sequence but rather to learn to teach Ashtanga Yoga or to deepen an existing practice.

As in all courses run by David Swenson there is sure to be plenty of laughter and fun woven into the experience. You are sure to learn more than you ever imagined possible in a weeklong course and have a great time in the process. Don’t miss this opportunity! Standard Teacher Training Schedule Day One – Five: 9:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 5:00 Day Six: 9:00 – 1:00 and 3:00 – 5:00 Day Seven: 9:00 – 1:00 Finish These Hours may be adjusted slightly but must be discussed beforehand. Price £750 early bird fee £695 if booked and paid for by 1st Jan 2022. You can secure your place by paying a non- refundable £100 deposit. This can either be paid by bank transfer or PayPal - see above green 'Book Now' button to pay by PayPal . Please contact us for bank details. Students can pay either by bank transfer , cheque or cash. We can organise payment by installments where appropriate. Please note that cancellations within 1 month 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.