Deconstructing your ashtanga yoga practice with Andy Gill

Saturday 19th January, 2 – 5pm

Understand how to work more effectively and safely in your ashtanga vinyasa practice

In this three-hour extended practice workshop, Andy will take you on an in-depth exploration of the ashtanga yoga primary series. We will work through the series in a slow inquiring way, with lots of time to experiment with new approaches and ask questions.

Andy will cover:

  • The purpose of each posture
  • Appropriate modifications
  • Underlying anatomy
  • Breathing in each posture
  • How to create and cultivate the appropriate bandha and internal structure in each posture
  • Balancing and unifying opposite forces and keeping the posture alive without stiffness and tension
  • Links to other poses in the sequence

About Andy

Andy has been practising Yoga for over 25 years. His yoga journey has taken him through hatha and Iyengar before he found his yoga home in ashtanga vinyasa.

Andy has been teaching ashtanga yoga for over 12 years. He is a third series practitioner and has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching primary, second and third Series asana practice though the ashtanga method. Andy’s personal practice and study has taken him on several visits to Mysore in India, the spiritual home of ashtanga yoga, where he worked with Sharath and Saraswati. Andy has also had the privilege to work with a number of top ashtanga yoga teachers, including John and Lucy Scott, David Swenson, Rolf and Marci Naujokat, David Keil, Dena Kingsberg, Greg Nardi and David Williams.

John and Lucy Scott remain the biggest influence on Andy’s teaching and practice. Having completed an RYT 200-hour teacher training course with John and Lucy, Andy has continued to study with John and has subsequently taught with him in Goa, Salentop, London, Barcelona and Kathamndu, becoming one of a small group of teachers to be awarded the John Scott Yoga 500-hour teacher training certification.

As a teacher and a practising life coach, Andy understands and respects the needs of the individual student, placing them at the heart of his teaching. He brings an informed and non-dogmatic approach to teaching ashtanga while remaining consistent and true to the traditional method.

Andy is passionate about teaching ashtanga in the traditional Mysore space, and he draws upon his experience both as a teacher and as a coach to provide a supportive, nurturing and inspiring environment in which he can facilitate the personal growth of his students through their practice.



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