Yoga Foundation Course - Level 2 Developing yoga practice skills & in-depth understanding 8 day course
With Clara Lemon Starts March 2020, monthly Sundays - see dates below
The Yoga Foundation Course Level 2 will broaden and deepen your understanding of yoga and refine your practice skills both on and off the mat to enhance not only your practice but your everyday life.
The course provides explorations of - essential primary asana (postures) - developing your understanding and experience of pranayama (breathwork) - developing your understanding and experience of meditation practices - mudras and bandhas - and a wider range of subtle yoga teachings and techniques. - All underpinned with an exploration of the essential philosophies from which these practices emerged.
Ancient and traditional yoga teachings framed in a modern-day context. Everyday applications of yoga philosophy, and the sister science to yoga, Ayurveda, are all aspects that help support you in your practice. This study course will enrich you in gaining more from your group yoga classes, in developing a personal home practice, adapting yoga to more effectively and efficiently be of benefit to you and your everyday life. The course includes a detailed manual and between each session will be guided home practice and home study.
The course will be in a small group setting with a focus on practical work, practice skills, in-depth explorations and underpinning philosophies and comparative traditions, with group discussions and inquiry for greater context of understanding.
Traditional approach applicable to any style of practice The course has been developed in collaboration with Paul Harvey based on his Foundation Course (which I took back in 2005 and loved every minute of it). Paul was trained by TKV Desikachar over 25 years who contributed to Paul's own training course. It is a traditional but non-dogmatic approach to yoga, inclusive and welcoming of individual adaptations, styles of practice, and experience.
It is suitable for interested students who already practice yoga (and have taken my Level 1 Foundation Course or an equivalent training). Also great for yoga teachers who want to understand more about the Krishnamacharya - Desikachar approach to teaching yoga. Krishnamacharya was the forefather of most modern yoga styles and underpins the practices of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar and Hatha styles of practice. This course will complement whatever tradition of yoga you have studied or practice. Also a good place for those wanting to take a foundation course before embarking on teacher training. Levels 1 and 2 are the equivalent of the 60-hour British Wheel of Yoga, the Association of Yoga Studies, and the Yoga Alliance Foundation Courses and all are a great way to deepen your understanding and practice.
Pre-requisites Yoga Foundation Course Level 1, or equivalent course. Or 1 to 1 yoga study with me or a suitable teacher. Feel free to get in touch to find out more or to see if this will be right for you or come take a class with me and we can chat before/after. Level Two. 8 day course Advanced booking essential. Time: 10:00 - 17:00pm (arrive 9:45am for 10am start) Location: YogaSpace Bishopston, Princes Place, BS7 8NP Cost: £640 for the 8-day course (concessions £560) including course materials. *Early registration before end of October 2019 £600*
Yoga course dates in 2020: 1) Sunday March 15th 2) Sunday April 19th 3) Sunday May 10th 4) Sunday June 21st 5) Sunday July 12th 6) Sunday September 13th 7) Sunday October 11th 8) Sunday November 15th
Refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch or local cafes on Gloucester Road are available too. Please contact Clara with enquiries or to book your space.
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