Master class – Gokul Yoga with Ambra Vallo

Thursday 21st May, 7.30 – 9pm

Gokul Yoga is a traditional system of Hatha Yoga as taught by Mahayogi Jani Jantinen. The class includes a Vinyasa style Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy, Chanting & Mantra.

Hatha yoga is the combination of energizing and dynamic yoga postures (represented by the sun) with relaxing and meditative yoga postures (represented by the moon), which results in body balance. This combination calms down the body, mind and spirit and prepare them for meditation.

The term Vinyasa in sanskrit means “to place in a certain way”. Vinyasa yoga refers to set of different poses performed in a particular sequence. Vinyasa is a style of yoga that coordinates flow of breath and body movements from one posture to another.

Ambra Vallo is a former principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well as becoming a hobby she also credits it with helping to enhance and prolong her career. Slowly over the years she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice. Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (500hrs), Dharma Yoga (800hrs), Rocket Yoga (500hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga (300hrs).

Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been teaching regularly in teacher training courses, has worked with performers and athletes helping to rethink their traditional training regimes and introduce yoga to drive better performance and increase their enjoyment of sport and performance. Her aim is to guide others so as they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul. At the moment she is the yoga instructor at Aston Villa football club.

£17 Members, £20 Non members

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