FIVE-DAY INTENSIVE WITH KPJAYI CERTIFIED TEACHER
SMALL-GROUP MYSORE CLASSES (8 STUDENTS PER SESSION)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 & SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26
6:00am & 8:00am timeslots
WEEKEND AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
Continuing from our workshops in May on Concepts of the Practice and Foundation from the Feet Up and Beautiful Backbends, Inversions and the Finishing Sequence, we will now delve into an exploration of the technical principles and foundations of the complex asanas of the Primary Series.
In the Yoga Chikitsa sequence, we learn how to detoxify, align, balance and open the body. Many of the asanas stimulate the lower chakras and focus on lengthening the hamstrings, opening and strengthening the hips, shoulders, and chest. Manifesting safe alignment is key, as well as being mindful about the precise placement of
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24
Principles and Technique of the Primary Series: up to Navasana
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25
Principles and Technique of the Primary Series: Bhujapidasna and Beyond
SUNDAY TO TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 26-28)
WEEKEND MYSORE CLASSES (both days must be attended)
AED300 per workshop
MYSORE CLASS DURING THE WEEK
Drop-Ins AED150 per session
Two Mysore Classes + Two Workshops
Five Mysore Classes + Two Workshops (Non-AYD students only)
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About Philippa Asher
From London, Philippa Asher is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally. For over sixteen years she has studied for several months each year at KPJAYI in Mysore, practising under the guidance of revered guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois.
In 2006, Philippa established and ran Triyoga Soho’s Ashtanga self-practice programme in London. She taught there for five years before relocating to South India, to build her own shala (on a coffee estate in Sakleshpur, in the Western Ghats). ASHTANGA NIRVṚTA is a stunning homestay yoga retreat, which aims to bring Ashtanga yoga to all levels of practitioners, in nature.
As well as teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga guided self-practice, led classes and workshops at ASHTANGA NIRVṚTA ~ Ashtanga yoga retreats in South India, Philippa also leads guest workshops and self-practice residencies at studios in Europe, London and on retreats worldwide. Her approach to sharing yoga asana (from beginners to more seasoned practitioners), is serious, yet light-hearted and joyful. Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement) and passing on the exact method, as taught by Guruji. Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn
Intro to Mysore-Style Practice Evening Course
The magic of Ashtanga Yoga is found in the way it is traditionally practised – what is know as “Mysore-Style”
Students are taught the postures step-by-step, progressing at a pace that suits them. Eventually the sequence is memorised and the student can “self-practice” with help from the teacher, in the form of personal verbal instructions or physical adjustments. This allows the student to work on seamlessly synchronising breath and movement, withdraw the senses inwards and experience a state of yoga.
This course (six sessions over three weeks) is for students who have previous Ashtanga Yoga experience (perhaps through guided led classes) but are yet to transition to the traditional method of self-practice. Students attending this course should already be familiar with at least half of the primary series through attending guided led classes.
The course will be taught by Jatta Tjurin who will help with memorising the sequence and provide alignment corrections.
We will limit the class size to six students to ensure adequate personal attention.
The course is also suitable for students who have practiced Mysore-style in the past but maybe needing a refresher.
The course will run every Sunday and Tuesday night (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm) for three weeks starting Sunday, November 12.
Dates in November are:
- 12 & 14
- 19 & 21
- 26 & 28
Habtoor Grand JBR
Free parking available next door at SkyDive Dubai
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot
Place will only be confirmed upon payment