Ashtanga Yoga Holiday
11th – 24th November 2017
Join Joey for two inspirational weeks of intensive Ashtanga Yoga practice in the beautiful surroundings of Purple Valley. During the retreat you will get a chance to delve into a variety of techniques designed to bring you into contact with the deeper aspects of your practice – expanding yoga from the confines of the mat into your daily life.
Relish the wholesome authentic Indian food at Purple Valley, order the bustling market and fabulous local restaurants. In your spare time you can soak up the sun and relax by the pool. Enjoy a transformational week, meeting like-minded people, stretching your body and mind.
You will get a chance to explore:
– Daily Mysore-style Ashtanga practice
– Technique classes with an alignment focus
– Restorative yoga
You will gain greater clarity about the Ashtanga sequence, increased understanding of how to apply sound alignment in poses and how to use breath to aid concentration, release areas of tightness and induce deep relaxation.
Whether you are new to the practice, an experienced student or a yoga teacher this holiday will leave you feeling motivated and inspired to practice. Beginners are welcome but those with a regular Ashtanga practice will particularly benefit.
Every morning will begin with sitting meditation and setting an intention before the Mysore-style class begins at 6:30am.
For the first three mornings (Sun, Mon, Tues), there will be a separate class for beginners, which will introduce the basic principles of practice. (This class will follow on after the Mysore practice. Approximate start time 9am).
By mid-week any beginners will be well equipped to join in with the Mysore-style class.
On Friday mornings there will be a counted primary series class.
There will be four afternoon workshops per week. These will include technique classes with an alignment focus, where we will break down poses and the different actions they involve, making them more accessible and allowing you to gain confidence practicing the various categories of poses and transitions between them.
The afternoon classes will also provide ample opportunity to practice restorative sequences and pranayama, encouraging the body to release deeply held tensions and shifting you towards a more introspective state.
Issy Clark, Journalist and Broadcaster
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