The focus of this workshop will be on the fundamental principals of the Astanga Practice (Mindful Presence) and is recommended for yoga practitioners of all levels. Beryl will guide students through the Astanga practice emphasizing proper alignment, Ujjayi breathing and the yoga locks(bandhas).
Saturday Morning we will preview Nadi Shodana (nerve cleansing) from the second series with introductions to back-bending provided in a safe environment. All levels welcome. A special Saturday afternoon will be offered for simple direct translations of ancient text with regard to Yoga sutras, including an informal discussion, Q & A, with further exploration of the Eight limbs of yoga and simple description of what yoga is and means. All levels welcome.
Friday, September 12, 2003
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Yoga Chikitsa — "The Primary Series of Astanga Yoga"
Saturday morning, September 13, 2003
9:30am to 12:00pm 10:00 am to 12:30pm (Please note time changes)
Nadi Shodana: The Nerve Cleansing Series of Astanga Yoga, Introduction to backbending.
Saturday afternoon, September 13, 2003
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Yoga Sutras — The Secession of the Fluctuation of the Mind
Sunday September 14, 2003
9:30am to 12:00pm
Yoga Chikitsa — "The Primary Series of Astanga Yoga", Closing…
Beryl Bender Birch, the best selling author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga, teaches throughout the United States, guiding and inspiring students of all levels with her down to earth style. She was named one of the seven American women "innovators shaping yoga today", by Yoga Journal. Her latest video "Power Yoga The Practice" captures her "Yoga by example" manner and makes it accessible to all.
Beryl was virtually the ONLY astanga yoga teacher east of the Mississippi for the entire decade of the 1980's. She has literally pioneered the use of astanga yoga as a training tool for athletes like skiers and runners. Beryl coined the phrase "Power Yoga" (along with Bryan Kest) to give her increasingly popular astanga classes a name that westerners could relate to and understand. She is driven to inspire others on the astanga practice of yoga as a workout for the body as well as the mind.
A well hydrated and well rested body, refraining from eating at least 2 hours prior to the workshop. When eating, select foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains. Low acidic food choices are optimum.
Wear lose comfortable clothes. Bring your own mat and an open mind, body and spirit.
Towels are included. Bottled water is available for purchas
30 days prior to event
No refunds after 8/12/2003
For more information, contact us or phone 214-366-2217