Workshops

SANSKRIT CLASSES with Yvonne de Kock

Join Yvonne in these two 2hour classes to learn the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series asana names, and the opening and closing mantras. Sanskrit is a language of vibration. Pronouncing Sanskrit as an English word, means we are creating a completely different energy. Hence correct pronunciation is an important component of yoga practice. All proceeds will go to CSI (Camdeboo Sterilization Initiative). Yvonne has been a student of yoga for over 26 years, a senior Iyengar teacher and Sanskrit enthusiast. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from such an inspiring and knowledgeable teacher, and practice real yoga by making a donation to an initiative that aims to reduce the suffering of domestic pets. All yoga students are welcome.

WHY IS PRONUNCIATION SO IMPORTANT IN SANSKRIT? Have a read.
WHEN
SUN 30 July, 11-13:00
Short introduction followed by call and response practice.
•    Learn to count in Sanskrit
•    Learn the primary series asana names
SUN 6 Aug, 11-13:00
Short introduction and revision followed by call and response practice.
•    Opening Mantra
•    Mangala Mantra

DONATION
R300 – 1 CLASS
R500 – 2 CLASSES
Please make a payment and use your name as reference to secure your spot.
All donations welcome. All proceeds go to Camdeboo Sterilization Initiative.

BANK DETAILS
SD Rofail
ABSA, Cheque
Acc: 9304058102
Branch: 632005

In-depth week with Mikko Seppinen

KPJAYI level 2 teacher
1 – 8 SEP 2017

We are very excited to announce that Mikko Seppinen, director of Mysore Yoga Copenhagen, Denmark, will join us again in Cape Town for a week of practice, pranaymama and workshops. Mikko 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 this exploration took him to Mysore, India. After yearly visits to the source of Ashtanga yoga Mikko received the Level 2 teaching authorization from KPJAYI. Teaching since 2003, Mikko wants to inspire the passion for the practice and to help students be sincere rather than serious.

A few words by Mikko on pranayama here.

SCHEDULE
WORKSHOP CLASSES
FRI 1 Sept     17:00 – 19:00     Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
SAT 2 Sept    07:00 – 09:00   Primary series: in-depth trouble shooting
SAT 2 Sept    11:30 – 13:30      Intermediate series: in-depth trouble shooting
SUN 3 Sept   10:00 -12:00     Breath, Bandhas & Pranayama
COUNTED LED CLASS
SUN 3 Sept   08:00-9:30
MYSORE CLASSES
MON-FRI, 4-8 Sept, 6:00-8:30
* There will be practice on the moon day, 6 Sept.
PRANAYAMA
MON-FRI, 4-8 Sept, 8:30-9:00
* To join, you must attend the Pranayama workshop on Sun 3 Sept.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
FRI 1 Sept    17:00 – 19:00    Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
This class is designed for students new to Ashtanga Yoga and will focus on the fundamentals of this practice. After the 2 hour intro you will be ready to continue to practice for the week with Mikko and understand the tristhānam (posture, breath, gaze) method of practice.

SAT 2 Sept   07:00 – 09:00   Primary series: in-depth trouble shooting
In this workshop we will look at a few themes within the Yoga Chikitsa practice. We will explore the ‘gateway’ poses and refine some of the vinyasas for a more in-depth look at this therapeutic practice. Special attention will be given on how to protect your shoulders, knees, and lower back as you develop your practice.

SAT 2 Sept   11:30 – 13:30    Intermediate series: in-depth trouble shooting
All students are welcome to come and explore the second series of Ashtanga yoga, Nādī śhodana. We will look at some troubleshooting areas as well as the gateway postures for a more in-depth look at why this practice cleanses the nervous system.
 
SUN 3 Sept  10:00 – 12:00    Breath, Bandhas & Pranayama
Breath is the most vital process in the entire body and at the very heart of the Ashtanga practice. In this class we will break down and build up the breathing technique and explore how to find the bandhas through correct breathing. You will learn a short basic pranayama sequence opening new possibilities within the yoga practice. Suitable for all levels of practitioners, this class will be an introduction to the week of daily pranayama with Mikko.

PRICES
R3400 EARLY BIRD FULL WEEK strictly on/before 4 Aug’17
R3800   FULL WEEK (5 Mysore, 1 Led, 5 Pranayama, 3 Workshops)
R1200    Mysore & Led classes
R250      Drop-in Mysore/ Led class
R550     EARLY BIRD WORKSHOPS strictly on/before 4 Aug’17
R650      WORKSHOP CLASSES (4 to choose from)

*Special rates for monthly MYCPT practitioners
R3050  EARLY BIRD FULL WEEK strictly on/before 4 Aug’17
R850      Mysore & Led class (5 Mysore & 1 Led)
R200      Drop-in Mysore/ Led class

SPACE IS LIMITED. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
Please make a payment to reserve your spot.
Email us the proof of payment using your name as reference.
BANK DETAILS
SD Rofail
ABSA, Cheque
Acc: 9304058102
Branch: 632005

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 the workshop start date.

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