MON 22 Feb – SUN 28 Feb 2016
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Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connection and spiritual philosophy from a very young age. It wasnʼt until she stumbled upon Ashtanga Yoga that she fully immersed herself into a devoted practice. Since then she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat and long term teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India. An advanced level practitioner and student of yoga as well as a Certified Teacher from KPJAYI of Mysore, Laruga entered into teaching after many years of sustained practice and brings with her over 20 years total experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates from, otherwise known as parampara. Currently Laruga heads the Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally. Visit her website.
MYSORE & LED CLASS
MON 22 Feb – FRI 26 Feb
6:00-9:00 Various starting times.
SUN 28 Feb COUNTED LED CLASS
7:00-9:00 Including Q&A afterward.
FRI 26 Feb 17:30-19:30. In this workshop special attention will be focused on moving with conscious awareness, in union with conscious breath, otherwise known as vinyāsa. Trouble shooting areas of instability that may be present, you will delve more thoroughly into how to build strength, with care and attention, building upon internal alignment. Focused points of attention will include practical application of Tristhānam (posture, breath, gaze) into each movement, promoting a calm center and accessing sense withdrawal, known as pratyāhāra. Learn to activate and open the energy channels of the body without strain. Discover balance, support and integrity in strength-based postures such as techniques for jumping back and jumping through as well as structural breakdown of challenging poses and transitions.
PRIMARY SERIES IN-DEPTH (2 parts)
Primary Series, otherwise known as, Yoga Chikitsa or yoga therapy, is the foundation all the sequences of the Ashtanga Yoga system are built upon and thus highly important. Not only is Primary Series the most important series but also preps the body/mind to open to greater states of awareness, concentration and stability. Learn to find steadiness and ease within each posture as we further investigate the intelligence behind the sequencing and the important application of dristhi, bandhas and breath.
SAT 27 Feb 11:00-13:30. Primary Series – 1st half
Beginning with Dandasana and working up to Navasana.
SAT 27 Feb 14:00-16:30. Primary Series – 2nd half
Picking up from Bhujapidasana and finishing with Setu bandhasana.
BACKBENDING WITH EASE & INTRO TO INTERMEDIATE SERIES
SUN 28 Feb 09:30-12:00. The paradox of backbending is that we must be firm and soft at the same time, uniting the energy of strength and surrender. Learn the basic components of backbending with integrity to the natural flow of the body. In addition, learn to understand the concept of active release. When actively releasing, we experience the use of grounding mechanisms to establish the downward flow of energy while fully utilizing the breath to then be able to expand and deepen. In this workshop learn the foundational techniques that allow the body to find its depth and strength while at the same time letting go.
R3400 EARLY BIRD before 4 JAN 16
R3800 Full Week (5 Mysore, 1 Led class, 4 Workshops)
R1200 Mysore & Led classes + Q&A (5 Mysore, 1 Led class)
R250 Drop-in Mysore/ Led class
R550 EARLY BIRD Workshops before 4 JAN 16
R650 Workshops (per workshop, 4 to choose from)
SPACES ARE LIMITED. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.