A series of 2 day modules to explore yoga in more depth. Aimed at supporting you to understand and develop your yoga practices in the group class, in home practice and off the mat in everyday life. The modules are ideally taken as a complementary set, but they can be taken in any order or individually with priority given to those who have already taken previous modules.
Module 4 Inversions, traditional counterposes, breath, meditation & philosophy
2 Sundays with home practice and study in between
With Clara Lemon
The modules offered in the Yoga Foundations Level 2 will broaden and deepen your understanding of yoga and refine your practice skills both on and off the mat to enhance your practice and everyday life.
Each of the 2-day modules includes - Primary themed asana (postures), practice and detailed exploration - Developing your understanding and experience of pranayama (breathwork) in relationship to asana - Developing your understanding and experience of meditational practices - A range of subtle yoga teachings and techniques to develop your practice - Exploration of essential philosophies from which these practices emerged - Historical context and modern day relevance discussions - Guided home practices to support developing your own yoga home practice - Detailed module handouts
Ancient and traditional yoga teachings are introduced, discussed and framed in a modern-day context. The emphasis is on offering everyday applications of yoga philosophy, and the sister science to yoga, Ayurveda, to help support you in your practice and in living well day to day.
These modules 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 there will be guided home practice and home study.
Each module will be in a small group setting with a balance of practical work, practice skills, in-depth explorations and underpinning philosophies and comparative traditions, with group discussions and inquiry for greater context of understanding.
Traditional teachings applicable to any style of practice The modules 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.
They are suitable for interested students who already practice yoga (and have taken my Level 1 Foundation Course or an equivalent study course). 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. These modules will complement whatever tradition of yoga you study 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.
Please bring along lunch or there are a range of cafes along Gloucester Road to choose from. There is parking available either onsite for bikes and cars, or easy parking on single yellow lines on Gloucester Road. Mats and blocks provided but please bring along anything that will make your time at the studio more comfortable and pens also helpful for taking notes. Handouts will be provided to take notes on.
Module dates 2020
Yoga course dates in 2020: Module 1 - Forward bends, breath, meditation and philosophy 1) Sunday March 15th 2) Sunday April 19th
Module 2 - Back bends, breath, meditation and philosophy 1) Sunday June 14th 2) Sunday July 5th
Module 3 - Twists, breath, meditation and philosophy 1) Sunday September 13th 2) Sunday October 4th
Module 4 - Inversions, traditional counterpostures, breath, meditationand philosophy 1) Sunday November 8th 2) Sunday November 29th
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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