Saturday 6th JULY 10.30 – 1.30
Buddhism: The Four Preliminaries/Reminders and practicing with awareness.
Asana components: Complete and somewhat challenging vinayasa practice beginning with foundational elements that are often rushed through. The pace will be slow and steady (usually the challenge:), exploring the effect of breath and movement integration on the quality of the mind.
Suitable for all levels including adventurous beginners.
Saturday 6th JULY 3-6pm
Emptiness (shunyata) or selfless-ness (non-self) is a key concept in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. This workshop will begin with a brief introduction on how we erroneously grasp at a sense of self that is intrinsically real – convinced that it is really real! We will then explore some of the inverted postures. Often these postures can be amongst the most psychologically challenging to learn, with a natural sense of fear. This process can highlight the self-grasping that arises which gives birth to a heightened level of fear. Asana components: Complete vinyasa practice incorporating headstand, forearm stand, and how to approach handstand will be covered. Suitable for all levels, except complete beginners.
Sunday 7th July 9am – 12pm
Vehicles of Buddhism: This workshop will introduce the 3 turnings of the Dharmic Wheel and aim to give a brief overview of the characteristics of each development.We will then look at some of the deeper back bending postures. Back bending can also be amongst the most dis-stressing postures to learn in the beginning stages of practice. However, due to the lack of intrinsic reality to the postures, with time and intelligent practice they can shift from the impossible to the not only possible, but actually blissful.
Assana components: Complete vinyasa practice incorporating various techniques on back bending. Be prepared to receive homework!
Suitable for all levels, except complete beginners.
Our Teacher Tune ups are designed for both practicing teachers and yoga students who wish to go a little deeper with their study. All are accredited CEP hours with Yoga Alliance.
In 2019 our provision is hosted at Edge Hill University Ormskirk, or Ella and Fleur Hot Yoga, Cheltenham.
STORIES OF YOGA – The Mythology behind the posture In these sessions, asana will interweave asana practice with mythic narrative and yogic teachings to create a rich experience of alignment. We will explore these teachings in both their historical context, as well as how we, as modern yogis, may derive meaning from these ancient wisdom traditions. Each session will be asana based AND will explore tales from Mahabharata, Gita and other sources. Each workshop explores philosophical teachings and/or a mythic narrative of yoga, and we write ourselves into the stories through practices of asana, pranayama and meditation. Bring an open mind, a courageous heart, and a readiness to play and work hard, with a desire to bring the great teachings of yoga directly into your life. Suited for Yoga Teahcers, as we will be building in how to use this content in your teaching. Saturday 23rd November /// 9am – 5pm /// £50 /// ELLA & FLEUR HOT YOGA /// Tutor: Emily Young
Emily Young Yoga Professional Development programs are designed to produce confident yoga teachers trained in the traditions and history of classical yoga and grown though learner centred, appropriate functional movement; informed by contemporary research and exercise science.
We strive to open the doors to yoga in any setting and to any body.
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We strive to instill the qualities of self-discipline, respect, and awareness to each one of our students by emphasizing the importance of following the yamas (social code) and niyamas (personal code), the practices of pranayama, meditation, and asana, and the study of philosophy.
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