Mysore Style – Technique breakdown & Restorative Workshop.
Grounded and approachable, Joey’s ‘common sense’ approach to Ashtanga stems from his deep respect for the traditional method of practice, combined with experiential knowledge of alignment and anatomy.
Joey brings a fresh pair of eyes to your practice, giving guidance on how to work with the sequence and how to make the sequence work for you.
Joey’s pragmatism, humour and caring nature will leave you feeling inspired and deeply connected with your practice.
In the dynamic morning sequence the emphasis is on actions, movements and doing. The body is divided into parts and concentration is fragmentary moving from place to place. The process challenges inertia and contraction, it reveals tension and where we are holding on.
The restorative, in contrast to a dynamic series, allows the awareness to spread spontaneously and become non-localised, one becomes aware of, and rests within the feeling of wholeness and completeness. Doer-ship and techniques are abandoned leaving one to rest in stillness and peace.
Saturday 14th April
10:30am to 12:30pm – Morning Mysore
2:00pm to 4;30 pm– Technique Class
This class will focus on standing poses to clarify basic actions and directions of extension that improve alignment in asana. The body will be systematically divided part by part for the purpose of learning and creating space.
Sunday 15th April – Morning Mysore
2:00pm to 4:30pm – Restorative Class
After an intensive weekend of dynamic yoga practice, the final class will allow time for stillness and resorption. Wilfully abandon the techniques used in dynamic practice and rest in supported poses to create gestures of surrender and openness in the body that facilitate relaxation. Once an atmosphere of stillness and introversion has been created, guided pranayama practice will lead you towards a profoundly peaceful state.
Individual Sessions £30
Both Saturday sessions£50
Both Sunday sessions £50
Full weekend £100