Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce details of Laruga Glaser’s first ever visit to Manchester to teach a weekend workshop.
Laruga has been practicing Ashtanga yoga continuously for over 23 years. Starting at the beginning of her 20s, she was immediately drawn to the practice after working with other forms of yoga years prior. After establishing a committed practice she then deepened her studies traveling to Mysore, India annually to practice at KPJAYI where the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught and now his grandson, R. Sharath Jois teaches. Laruga has made more than 14 trips to Mysore and is on a mission to continue to learn and grow as a student as well as a teacher. She is one of the few in the world who have been given the distinction of being certified to teach up to Advanced B, which is not easily given and takes many years to earn. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential, and has been personally invited all over the world to do so.
Friday 19 May 7pm-9pm
Mysore Style Conference and Q&A.
On this opening Friday evening session, Laruga will be hosting an old school shala type Conference. She will be talking about her Ashtanga journey – detailing her own specific points of view and observations on Ashtanga Yoga. Please bring your questions to this session.
Saturday 20 May 10 am -12 pm
Primary Series Led Class
Laruga will lead a Primary Series led class with traditional Sanskrit, counting each Vinyasa in and out of the postures.
Saturday 20 May 1 pm – 3 pm
Jump Back and Jump Thru
Steps & Progressions
Learn techniques and steps in navigating the jump back and jump thru in the Ashtanga yoga practice. We will cover the importance of aligning the body in a way that builds strength more efficiently as well as establishing further body awareness. Remember, finding proficiency in the vinyasas takes time and concentration and is a small part of the overall practice in itself. However, it is always fun to try and develop ways to find fluidity in the movement of the practice.
Sunday 21 May 10 am -12 pm
Inclusive Intermediate (Second Series) Led Class
Intermediate Series, otherwise known as nādī śhodana, meaning nervous system cleansing, builds upon the culmination of energy and purification within the practitioner built from the foundation of Primary Series. With deeper backbends and forward bends as well as arm balances, the Intermediate series integrates the use of opposing forces to garner greater unity and strength, both mental and physical, opening the internal light of awareness within each individual. Whether new to the practice of Intermediate Series, or an experienced practitioner, this workshop will invoke new insights and inspire your already existing practice.
Sunday 21 May 1 pm – 3 pm
Finding Equilibrium: The Art of Inversions
Inversions can be both restorative, exhilarating as well as challenging. In this workshop you will be progressively led through techniques and good practices starting from the most basic inversions working up toward more demanding inverted poses. This will be a valuable workshop in understanding how to establish good technique from the start to help guide you through greater areas of challenge as one builds more strength and awareness upside down.
Price £185 Early Bird £160 (if booked and paid for Jan 31 2023) Individual sessions £40
Please note when booking individual sessions please ensure you email us with details of which sessions you want to book on.
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Please note that cancellations within 8 weeks of the event will not be refunded.Refunds given outside of the 8 week period will be subject to a 45% fee.
Space at the Mill Wellington Mill Yoga Studio , Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK
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