With Clara Lemon
The in-depth days of yoga practice and study will broaden and deepen your understanding of yoga and refine your practice skills both on and off the mat. With inspiration for your home practice and enhancing everyday life.
Each of the 2-day modules includes
- Primary themed asana (postures), practice and detailed exploration to include a wide range of accessible adaptations
- Developing your understanding and experience of pranayama (breathwork)
- Developing your understanding and experience of meditational practices
- A range of subtle yoga teachings and techniques to refine your experience
- Exploration of essential philosophies from which these practices emerged with primary focus on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
- Historical context and modern day relevance discussions
- Group discussions and questions
- 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 to yoga, Ayurveda, to help support you in your practice and in living well day-to-day.
These modules will enrich your appreciation for the art of yoga and 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 the sessions 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, sharing 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.