The Essentials of Asana Weekend
By nature the body is inert, dull and sluggish; the mind is vibrant, active and dynamic, and the soul is luminous. The practice of yoga destroys sluggishness of the body and builds it up to become equal to the active and sensitive mind. - BKS Iyengar
What You Will Learn?
Why we do an asana will affect how we do it. To make the powerful connection of body to mind using asana we will explore the fundamentals of how to get in, be in and get out of a range of poses with specific attention to correct alignment, timing and sequencing. You will learn to use intelligent action in your practice that creates focus and leaves you alert and calm.
Each session will progress directly from the previous one.
Who Is This Workshop Suitable For?
The course is suitable for all levels. Beginners should have been practicing yoga regularly for at least 3 months. Teachers and intermediate students who wish to refine their work will benefit greatly.
Venue: Ekam Yoga Studio, 62 10th Street, Parkhurst
Schedule: Friday 5:30 - 7:30pm, Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: R950 (including light refreshment)
About Lorraine Aronson
For me yoga is simply a celebration of life today - a challenging, rewarding and fleeting gift. I am first a dedicated student, then a teacher of yoga. The path is clear and engaging: to develop through consistent study and practice. I started teaching yoga 15-years ago as a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher. Then, wanting to expand my perspective and experience, I developed as a traditional Hatha yoga teacher. Still looking to understand more, I sharpened my focus to study and certify in Iyengar yoga. For me this is the most progressive and accessible method to learn yoga safely and correctly, regardless of the situation life presents. The studies continue. Learning is infinite.
Before being invited to teach public classes, workshops and teacher trainings in Shanghai 9 years ago, I taught extensively in the United States, Hong Kong and my home country South Africa. In my classes students are encouraged to face the challenges that arise so that clarity, humility and strength of mind can develop, and fears can recede.
It is the duty of the teacher to know what to teach, why to teach and how much to teach. - B.K.S Iyengar