October 21 and 22 | The Art of Vinyasa | weekend workshop
Yoga is the unfolding of relationship; the joining together of complementary opposites and the ability to soften into the intelligence within any given context to allow the awakening of body and mind. This workshop will be an intricate exploration of this process through the lens of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of practice. Following on an empty thread of awareness through and between postures, we will focus on the intentional sequence of form, thought, movement and breath that frees the mind, awakens the central channel and allows a meditative, flowing practice to naturally arise.
This workshop will be a step-by-step exploration of yoga postures experienced as a continuous joining and separating of masculine and feminine movements. Students will learn to pay close attention to the meditative quality of form and movement as a means of bringing refinement to their practice. Fine, detailed attention to subtle technique will prove to be the way of avoiding injury and integrating obstacles.
Schedule 09:00-12:00 | 14:00-16:30
October 23 to 27 | Imaginary Anatomy and Internal Forms | 5-day immersion
The power of imagination is profound. Through visualizing deity forms we automatically embody exquisite alignment. By envisioning “Kidney Wings” or “Cobra Hoods” as we breathe and move, subtle levels of awareness within body and mind naturally emerge.
In this immersion we will work with this traditional form of practice—using the imagination to understand the inexplicable—allowing us to link complementary patterns of internal breath, movement and awareness. Together we will practice asana, study philosophy, Sanskrit chanting, pranayama and meditation. From this deep, internal perspective we will gradually develop strength, flexibility and openness of body and mind that can be embodied within the context of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
Students who attend this immersion should have at least one year of yoga practice.
Schedule 09:30-12:00 | 13:30-17:00
Unit L343, 3rd floor
HKRI Taikoo Hui