8th – 9th July 2017

Ashtanga & Moon Workshops

at Love Yoga

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July, 2017 @ Love Yoga Ltd

Ashtanga Workshop – Finding the Balance 
Saturday 8 July, 2017 8.30am-12pm

In this workshop we will explore the themes of balance that run through the Ashtanga Primary series: the balancing of strength with flexibility, the balance of stability and softness, and literally how to keep your balance during challenging asana!

Beginning with an exploration of Surya Namaskara A & B we will work our way through the series, paying special attention to the standing postures and then turning things upside down as we play with headstand and some of its variations. We will also look at ways to build core strength to help in balancing postures such as Navasana, Bhujapidasana and Vinyasas.

As Charlie is the new Morning Mysore teacher, this workshop will be a great chance for you to get to know her and vice versa!

Moon Workshop – Moon Sequence-Chandra Krama 
Sunday 9, 8.30am-12pm

Created by Matthew Sweeney as a complimentary sequence for the Ashtanga series, Chandra Krama is intended for practice during moon days, periods of low energy, injury, menstruation and pregnancy.

Ashtanga is considered a surya (sun) energy based practice, focussing more on creating fire and heat within the body. Conversely, Moon sequence is a chandra (moon) energy based practice, which encourages a calm and more introspective state. This is a gentle and flowing sequence with the core values of vinyasa maintained: continuous movement and awareness of breath. Although the postures of Chandra Krama do at times mirror those of the Ashtanga primary series, the intention is shifted by slowing the pace; most asana is done in a kneeling, sitting or lying state and can be held for longer. The deep hip opening and gentle backbending offered can also be deeply therapeutic and are easily accessible. All this helps to rebalance the practitioner physically, psychologically and energetically.

Although Moon Sequence can be viewed as an addition to your Ashtanga routine, it is an entire practice in and of itself.

£60 for both days, £35 for one day
Booking Essential – Contact rebecca@loveyoga.co.uk to book your place