"All About Asana" Six Week Workshop Series
Starts 7th October 2021
What is All About Asana AAA?
Is is time to get your yoga practise back up and running? We appreciate many of us let our yoga practise go in 2020/21 and it can be difficult getting back onto the mat after an extended break. The first thing to make sure before getting back into your yoga or fitness routine is starting slowly, build on the basics, moving mindfully, building back your awareness and strength, manage any injuries in a sustainable way.
Who Is This For?
All About Asana is a six part weekly beginner power yoga workshop series open to anyone who is ready to get back into their yoga practise. We will go back to the roots of the practise and understand:-
the purpose of yoga
the fundamentals of the power vinyasa practise
Use of props, modifications & advancement of postures
Give you confidence to join any level MOVE class
3 month unlimited MOVE membership (activates from sale date) access to live stream/in studio timetable*)
All About Asana (AAA) Six Week Workshop Series starts Thursday 7th October
Thursday evenings 5.30pm to 7pm (six week program finishes 11 November)
AAA Thursday night workshop series:
asana practical labs (yoga clothes, mat etc)
Instant and lifetime access to Yoga Superpower Secrets 21 Day Program (beginner friendly 21 day program)
How Much Does it Cost?
*All About Asana Workshop Series is available to the first 30 students. 3 Month membership is access to move live stream/in studio timetable from sale date for 3 months (no extensions, refunds or transfers. In studio access to classes dependant on covid restrictions. Check out our live stream timetable here for access to 33 classes.
Integration & Sun A
Students should leave this workshop with an understanding of the purpose of sun salutations within a yoga class. The creation of Tapas (heat) within a yoga practice and its purpose. Effective techniques applied to asana within Sun Salutation. Effortless transitions between each posture. The basics of learning how to move in a vinyasa style class.
Students should leave this session with an understanding of the muscles of the legs, how to engage glutes to assist with knee alignment, and how to engage the core to protect lower back. Understand the difference between internally and externally rotated legs. Ability to build their postures from the ground up, understanding the importance of weight distribution in their feet. Effortless transitions between each posture and moving fluidly in a vinyasa style class.
Students will develop an understanding of the concept of drishti, one pointed focus. Effect use of ankle strength and distribution of weight on standing leg. Key muscle activation in all postures in standing leg and working leg. Use of bandhas to assist with creating a centre of gravity. Safety of knee joint in balancing postures, the difference between locking the knee and gentle bend.
Students will develop an understanding of the vertebral column and become aware of the most flexible parts of the spine, and the usual areas that are stiff and sometimes immobile. Use of Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha in support of the lower back during backbends. Key muscles and activation, especially around the core to assist mobility of the spine.
Mythology of the poses
Students will delve into history and mythology of the postures. By now with a firm understanding of alignment and modifications and adjustments we can look deeper into the history of yoga and find connections and references which support deeper expression when we arrive on our mat.
The big relax
Introduce the underlying principles of Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama techniques to connect mind & body, Restorative yoga sequence utilising blocks, blankets and bolsters to induce the mind and body into a deep state of relaxation. Addressing different poses and their benefits and contraindications to common modern stress induced conditions. Cultivate the habit of attention and mindfulness.