Anatomy Weekend with Stu Girling

18th & 19th April 2020 @ Love Yoga Ltd

About Stu:

Stu has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 7 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has been practicing yoga for 15 years, has a BSc Hons in Health Studies and for the last 10 years has been offering Therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind the workshops he offers focus on: what makes us individual, how can we understand our limitations and restrictions and how can we avoid injury and create balance. Stu endeavours to bring as much fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and remphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail. 

He is also the owner and developer of www.loveyogaanatomy.com which is a fantastic resource site for all yoga anatomy related articles.

Schedule:

Saturday 18th April 2020

10am – 1pm Hip Joint & Related Postures

2pm – 5pm Shoulder Joint & Related Postures

Sunday 19th April 2020

10am – 1pm Spine, SI Joint, Backbending & Twists

2pm – 5pm Personal Training Skills for Yoga Teachers

Prices:

£150 for all 4 workshops (£120 Early Bird/ Concessions)

£40 each (£35 Early Bird/ Concessions)

Early bird prices available until 31st January.

Booking:

Contact Charlie at charlie@yogabycharlie.co.uk or via the Facebook page. Full payment is needed to confirm your place.

Workshop Details:

Hip Joint and Related Postures:

Looks at the construction of the hip joint and how individuals may differ, the muscles around the joint and how they will influence movements in certain directions. So many yoga postures involve a certain degree of freedom in the hips and sometimes it can be hard to determine what is stopping us reaching our desired position. Practical exploration of groups of postures under the headings of forward folding, hip rotations and hip ab/adductions will allow students to discover where they need to focus their attention and how to effectively work on increasing the ranges of motion. Postures commonly used for exploration include, Baddha Konasana (Butterfly), Upavishta Konasana (wide legged forward fold), Squatting, Paschimottanasana (seated forward fold), Firelog and Virasana variations (Heros pose). We will also consider how many postures may fall unbeknown into the category of forward folding and explain what will be the likely expression of restriction.

Shoulder Joint and Related Postures:

Here we examine the shoulder girdle and shoulder joint, issues that influence range of motion and the potential for injury. Quite a few practitioners experience either restricted range of motion at this joint due to postural patterns, or pain during specific movements in yoga. We will consider common restrictions and how to work on them as well as alignment cues to find more comfort and help minimise the risk of repetitive strain issues. There will also be discussion and practical implementation of shoulder related postures such as, arm balances, down dog, chaturanga, binding, reverse prayer.

Spine, SI joint, Backbending and Twists:

It is not uncommon for students to feel a degree of discomfort when performing backbends or when embarking on taking on some of the more challenging foot behind head postures. By understanding the construction of the spine and the surrounding muscles it becomes evident as to the types of movements that it is designed to perform in certain areas as well as the potential mechanism of injury. We clarify the common spinal injuries such as herniated and bulging discs as well as discuss the possible causes of SI Joint pain. The groups of postures discussed and explored practically are backbends and twists, and the importance of the integration of movements at other major joints of hips and shoulders will be demonstrated. We will endeavour to during the course of the workshop to allow students to determine where their own restrictions are and how to work with them. For those students that feel they are already too mobile we will look at how to build strength and stability.

Personal Training Skills for Yoga Teachers:

Using yoga anatomy to enhance the quality and effectiveness of personal yoga programs (A Workshop for Teachers Only)

This workshop is designed to provide the skills necessary for teachers to be able to tailor yoga programs to the needs of their personal clients. We are not talking Yoga Therapy but instead the ability to assess and determine how best to progress your student in the direction they desire or require.

It is clearly evident that we are not all made the same and along with that comes differences in strength, flexibility, endurance, psychology and much more. To raise the quality of your teaching and deliver the best programs for your students you need to be able to make informed decisions about where they are now and what is required to take them to the next level.

By providing specific skills in the following key areas this workshop aims to assist you in becoming a more professional and effective teacher:

• Foundation in evaluating asana (postures)

• Basics in body reading

• Determining strength and restrictions in clients

• Progressions and working with restrictions

• Practical implementation of concepts

• Guidelines on beneficial sequencing and program requirements

Stu is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® so students can count the workshop towards Continuing Education (CE)/ Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Hands on Adjustment Workshop @ Love Yoga

25th August 2019

10.30am – 5pm

In this workshop we will explore how to give yoga adjustments with a Shiatsu approach, including:

– Different types of assisted stretches

– Working with a student’s breath

– Using different parts of your body to adjust

Price:

£50

To book your place please email laurashiatsu@hotmail.com

Bharath Shetty Workshops @ Love Yoga

12-14th April 2019

It is with great honour and excitement that I will be hosting my teacher Bharath Shetty in April here in Aberdeen! For an entire weekend Yogacharya Bharath Shetty will be sharing over 20 years of yoga experience and wisdom in our Mysore classes and will be leading a number of workshops over the 3 days as well as some special Innovation Series Classes, which are not to be missed!

With over two decades of teaching experience, a playful approach to asana and a deeply personal knowledge of yoga philosophy this weekend will not only be a great learning opportunity but also lots of fun!

About Bharath Shetty:

Born in India, Bharath Shetty starting practicing at a young age and developed a keen interest in yoga after it helped him deal with chronic asthma. He studied intensely with the late B.K.S. Iyengar and graduated from both the Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Institute and International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre with aplomb. At only 19 years of age he opened his first studio; 14 years on, Indea Yoga was founded in Mysore with internationally applauded Mysore style classes and teacher trainings. For more information on Bharath see this Guardian article (https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jan/12/mysuru-india-guide-yoga-food-hotels-restaurants) or visit his website www.indeayoga.com.

Workshop Schedule:

Friday 12th April

6-8.30am Mysore

4-5.30pm Innovation Class

Saturday 13th April

7.30-9.30am Mysore

10am-12pm Backbending Workshop

1.30-3.30pm Hip Opening Workshop

4-5.30pm Innovation Class 

Sunday 14th April

7.30-9.30am Mysore

10am-12pm Transitions Workshop

1.30-3.30pm Balancing & Inversions Workshop

4-5.30pm Innovation Class

Pricing:

Workshops £30 each (£25 students)

Innovation Classes £20 each (£15 students)

£70 for 1 day (£55 students)

£150 for whole weekend (£120 students)

Mysore classes will run as normal with Bharath co-teaching alongside Charlie. These will be charged at the usual Mysore rate.

The workshops are open to all.

The Innovation series plays with different back bending, hip opening and balancing asanas (including Adho Mukha Vrikshasana and Pincha Mayurasana). Although this is a led class the sequence will be different each time and will involve postures and transitions not typically seen in most traditional sequencing. Suitable for all levels.

For the Mysore sessions it is recommended that students have some experience of practicing in this style. For those interested, there are ‘Introduction to Mysore’ classes on 2nd March and 6th April.

Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. Charlie@yogabycharlie.co.uk

Places are limited! To book your space contact Charlie Yoga By Charlie

Foundations of Practice Workshop- Grounding & Growing

28-30th September 2018 @ Love Yoga

Over this weekend we will be examining the fundamental roots that form a sustainable practice, through exploration of five main aspects: forward bends, back bends, balances, twists and inversions. Starting with the foundational elements we will build upon these to more intermediate and advanced postures. In addition to the asana, some time will be devoted on each day to two other key components: breath and bandhas. Working in this way creates a strong basis which in turn leads to a healthy practice. Such focus on strengthening our roots will also address how to manage present injuries and prevent future ones. Whether you are new to yoga or a long term practitioner, this workshop will help you ground deeper into your practice and challenge the limits of your growth.

Details:
Friday 6-8pm Twists £20
Saturday 8.30-11.30am Backbends £30
Saturday 12.30-3.30pm Forward Bends £30
Sunday 8.30-11.30am Balances £30
Sunday 12.30-3.30pm Inversions £30

One day- £50
Full weekend- £100

Contact Charlie@yogabycharlie.co.uk to book your space

Pricing:

Workshops £30 each (£25 students)

Innovation Classes £20 each (£15 students)

£70 for 1 day (£55 students)

£150 for whole weekend (£120 students)

Mysore classes will run as normal with Bharath co-teaching alongside Charlie. These will be charged at the usual Mysore rate.

The workshops are open to all.

The Innovation series plays with different back bending, hip opening and balancing asanas (including Adho Mukha Vrikshasana and Pincha Mayurasana). Although this is a led class the sequence will be different each time and will involve postures and transitions not typically seen in most traditional sequencing. Suitable for all levels.

For the Mysore sessions it is recommended that students have some experience of practicing in this style. For those interested, there are ‘Introduction to Mysore’ classes on 2nd March and 6th April.

Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. Charlie@yogabycharlie.co.uk

Places are limited! To book your space contact Charlie Yoga By Charlie

United Nations International Day of Yoga

with Martin Julich & Charlie Grange
Sunday 24th June 2018

10am-4pm @ 7 Trades Centre, Trinity Hall, AB10 6DA

We will explore the theme of unity with practices of:
Pranayama
Vinyasa & Yin Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Compassion Meditation

DETAILS:
FREE entry, donations go to CLAN & Willows Animal Sanctuary 
FREE car parking at Repsol Sinopec,163 Holburn Sreet AB10 6DA
Hot drinks will be available to purchase, please bring a light packed lunch

Entry by booking only – Please contact gyaseminar@outlook.com

Ashtanga & Moon Workshops 

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.

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

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