A Mindful Approach to Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Intensive

Friday – Sunday, 19th – 21st November

Join Stillpoint Yoga Director Scott Johnson for a deep dive into the contemplative nature of Ashtanga yoga and how you can meet it with deeper and deeper awareness…. 

Friday evening, 7 – 8.30pm

A MINDFUL APPROACH TO ASHTANGA YOGA

How do we individually approach yoga in relationship to our own lives? Can we see deeper into how our yoga practice can help us nurture the breath and movement awareness that we hold so dear? 

How we notice this all play out can allow us to land the awareness of ourselves, and our physical practice, in the present moment. Again and again. This short workshop will play with both breathing and mindfulness techniques in relation to movement awareness and the patterns of ashtanga yoga we know so well. 

Noticing the constant and ongoing interplay between asana reference points and a mindfulness based awareness is the ground from which we can become deeply embodied in practice. We will reflect on how this can be the base from how we move in our practice and the world…

Saturday and Sunday morning 7.45 – 10:45am

MINDFULNESS, PRANAYAMA, ASHTANGA YOGA ASSISTED SELF PRACTICE AND CHANTING

Scott will create a space for inquiry, beginning each morning with sitting practice then pranayama. It is here that you will then meet your asana practice. Scott will then assist you in developing and deepening your Ashtanga yoga self practice in the traditional Mysore style.

Scott has taught mysore style self practice every week day morning since 2009 at  Stillpoint Yoga London. He has helped thousands of people develop a long term and safe ashtanga yoga practice.

Saturday afternoon 2 – 3.30pm

ASHTANGA YOGA AS EMBODIED MOVEMENT 

Seeing the Ashtanga yoga practice through a different lens

We continue the theme of Saturday’s mindful awareness by looking at asana and vinyasa, seeing how they all blend together to form an embodied movement awareness. We will look at the patterns and relationships that underpin the forms of the asanas in the practice and see how taking care allows you to deepen the awareness of movement in the postures. This will lead to acquiring a greater feeling of connection to a posture and movement of the body through vinyasa.

Sunday afternoon 12.30 – 2.00pm

A YOGA CLINIC: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

In this afternoon workshop Scott will create a space for questions to be answered around any aspect of yoga practice, be it asana, philosophy or any other aspect. The focus will be how we can shed light on those areas of the practice that we find difficult or challenging. We can discuss how we bring more awareness to these areas, whatever they are for you. 

We won’t say there are any answers, just an ongoing process of inquiry in to more questions. 

This workshop is suitable for those with at least 6 months experience of Ashtanga Mysore style

Full weekend workshop £175 (only 12 spaces available)

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