MYCPT and Yoga Zone are very excited to host international teacher Mikko Seppinen from Finland, 9-16 March 2019. The week is open to all all student levels from all styles of yoga. Either join in for the week of Ashtanga Mysore practice or drop-in to a workshop. Don’t delay, sign-up now! Early Bird prices end 8 Feb 2019.
Mikko’s approach to teaching is two-fold: to hold encouraging space for your own discovery of self, and to continuously encourage you to explore, within all of you, places and perspectives you may not have considered before. Mikko has been studying yoga since the early days of the millennium and stepped onto the yoga mat for the first time in Helsinki, Finland while studying social sciences, pursuing a career in journalism and PR, and burning through at least one pair of running shoes a year. The first practice challenged him in an entirely new way, and he wanted to find out why. Mikko started his daily visits to the mat and a few years later the exploration took him to Mysore, India. After yearly visits to the source of Astanga yoga Mikko received the Level 2 teaching authorization by KPJAYI .
Saturday, 9 March: Pranayama class & workshops to choose from
Sunday, 10 March: Pranayama class & workshops to choose from
Monday, 11 to Fri, 15 March: Ashtanga Mysore practice, every morning, 6-9am
Saturday, 16 March: Led Class, 7-8:30am
WORKSHOPS on Saturday, 9 March 2019
7:00 – 8:30 PRANAYAMA AND BEYOND, PART 1
Breath is the most vital process in the entire body. This workshop helps us to better understand our breath and provides tools to move towards the fourth limb of yoga: pranayama. You will learn a basic pranayama routine, that can open the door to new possibilities within the yoga practice. This is a two part workshop. R750* / R850 (part 1&2)
10:00 – 12:00 BACK TO BASICS
Our senses are constantly being stimulated and our focus going outward. To achieve progress in yoga we have to focus inward. To do this, we can use the Tristhana method which consists of asana, breathing and gazing points. In this led class we’ll take an in-depth look at these foundational elements, so that they can blossom into an integrated yoga practice. This workshop is ideal for those curious about Ashtanga Yoga. All are welcome. R550*/ R650
12:30 – 14:30 JUMPING AROUND This class will provide techniques to access the sometimes daunting part of the Ashtanga system, the jump-back and jump-through. The jump backs and jump throughs run like a thread through the seated postures and link them together. We will explore techniques to build strength and stamina for this transitional element of the practice. Join us for some challenging fun! R550*/ R650
WORKSHOPS on Sunday, 10 March 2019
7:30 – 9:00 PRANAYAMA AND BEYOND, PART 2
Pranayama is a fine science and a subtle art which requires time and practice to be truly understood. This workshop expands on the themes covered in the first workshop, and is a great way to get a full set of tools to begin practicing pranayama or to refine an ongoing practice. In addition to learning and practicing the basic techniques, the philosophy of pranayama as a path to meditation will be discussed. R750*/ R850 (part 1&2)
11:30 – 13:30 1% THEORY
“99% practice, 1% theory” – Sri K Pattabhi Jois. What is the aim of yoga? What are the so-called eight limbs of yoga? How can they help my practice, or life? Most of us enter yoga eager to learn the “asanas” or physical postures. As we deepen our practice, we realise that it is only the third of eight (ashta) limbs (anga) that make up the eight limbs of yoga. R550*/ R650
14:00 – 16:00 HIP HIP HOORAY!
Hips are the junction between our upper body and legs. Tight hips can cause many issues not only in our hip joints but also in our knees, ankles, lower back, spine, and shoulders. Hip-opening poses can be challenging but working intelligently with the hips can also be energising and rejuvenating, offering the opportunity for great emotional release. How to work with the hips – all welcome. *R550/ R650
PRICES *EARLY BIRD end 8 Feb 2019
R3950*/4550 FULL WEEK (5 Mysore classes, 1 Led class, 2 Pranayama classes, 4 Workshops)
R1000*/1200 Mysore & Led class (5 Mysore & 1 Led)
R750*/850 Pranayama (Part 1 & 2)
R550*/650 Workshops (4 to choose from)
R200*/250 Drop-in Mysore/ Led class
Payment and cancellation policy: Full payment is required to reserve your spot. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made three weeks in advance. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks prior to 9 March 2019.