Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga for New Students

Learn the basics in this 2 week Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga for new students. This intensive is suitable for beginners to experienced students wanting to learn Ashtanga Yoga.

Practicing 3 mornings per week you will be guided step by step through the foundations of the practice. The next course Starts Monday 13 May 2019
Dates/Times
Mon 13 May 6am-7am
Wed 15 May 6am-7am
Fri 17 May 6am-7am
Mon 20 May 6am-7am
Wed 22 May 6am-7am
Fri 24 May 6am-7am

Cost $150
Booking via email to brisbaneashtangayoga@gmail.com

Led Second Series Class/Workshop

Led Intermediate (2nd series) class /workshop 

Saturday 16th February 10.30am - 12.30pm.

$30 all students.

Book in now to secure your spot!! email- earleyyoga@gmail.com

Nadi Shodhana - clearing the energetic channels. 
This group of postures cleanses the nervous system through a rigorous combination of backbending, twisting, hip opening, strength and balancing asanas. It is said to purify the subtle energy channels or nadis thus allowing the pranayama to flow freely throughout the body, it also works strongly on the nervous system.
I will break down some of the key postures and movements and provide modifications for some of the more demanding asanas.

Open to regular second series practitioners, students just starting out on 2nd series, students with a regular primary series practice and students of other schools/styles of yoga wanting to come along and experience the Ashtanga intermediate series (at least 2 years minimum of regular yoga practice required) 

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Mindful Breath Workshop with Swami Jasraj Puri

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Yoga Breathing for harmony of body, mind and soul

Saturday 29th September 11am - 2pm . $80

 Bookings to earleyyoga@gmail.com

Since ancient times Yogis have practiced awareness and control of the breath, known as Pranayama, as a powerful medium for developing mental peace, harmony and clarity.

This practical workshop teaches simple and practical breathing techniques to:

  • relieve stress and anxiety

  • release tension

  • cope better with conflict

  • increase awareness and vitality

  • develop clarity of thought

  • nourish happiness and well-being

  • improve sleep and the ability to relax

Participants of all levels will leave with valuable tools to enhance their wellbeing that are easily applicable in even the busiest lifestyle.

Yoga teaches that, beyond the physical body, there are far more subtle currents flowing within our being. The ancient Yogis outlined the layers of gross and increasingly subtle awareness which combine to make up what we are in this current life. The practice of Yoga aims to pierce the mystery of the these subtle currents and come to an understanding of our essence. 

Yogic practices are many and varied, going far beyond the practice of physical postures. Yoga is a science of the body, mind and spirit, calming our thoughts and eventually guiding us into oneness with our inner being and the spirit of the universe. 

One of the key tools used in Yoga to bring about this transformation is through awareness and control of our breath, or Pranayama. Breathing is an integral part of our being. With each inhalation we take within our body a part of the atmosphere that surrounds us - the temperature, smell, taste, nutrients, energy and vibration of the air inhaled are all consumed. As we exhale we also pass that what has been within us back out into the general atmosphere. It is a process where we are in communion with the elements and people in close proximity.

Breathing also bridges the borders between our various layers of consciousness. The breath can be controlled consciously - lengthened, shortened, deepened, stopped, quickened etc. Yet it is a process that, in order for us to live, continues without our conscious awareness. Thus the breath is a rare tool that we can work with consciously to affect us physiologically and subconsciously, thus calming and relaxing the mind. 

Our autonomic nervous system, which controls the automatic or involuntary functions of the body such as the digestive, respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems also has a major role in our reactions and response to stress. Breathing is the only one of these autonomic systems that can be controlled voluntarily. Thus through the breath and pranayama we have an access point to the autonomic system which can powerfully effect our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. By changing the pattern of our breath, it’s rate and depth, a profound transformation can happen surprisingly quickly.

Yet, although we do it on average nearly 22000 times per day, rarely do we stop to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the breath. The Breathing and Pranayama workshop brings awareness to the breath process, techniques of breathing and pranayama that can be practiced anywhere, at any time. The workshop harnesses the power of the breath to calm, sooth and focus the mind, cultivate strength of will and to deal with the anxiety and stress of daily life.

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Course

Ashtanga Yoga 4 week Foundations Course with Stacey Craven

Starting Tuesday 4th September 2018

This 4 week course in Ashtanga Yoga is designed for complete beginners, as well as those with some experience, who wish to properly ground themselves in the basics of this practice, and for those from other yoga traditions with an interest in learning this method.

The course runs for 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings 6pm - 7pm

Tuesday 4th september

Tuesday 11th September

Tuesday 18th September

Tuesday 25th September

 

Topics covered.

— Opening chant, Sun Salutations A & B, Standing asanas.

— Seated asanas from the first half of Primary series.

— Breathing (pranayama) and the flowing sequence between postures (Vinyasa).

— Backbends and finishing asanas.

— Beginning a self practice - giving you an understanding of the Mysore style practice.

Cost $80

Bookings essential. 

earleyyoga@gmail.com

Note: most benefit gained from attending all 4 sessions. No refund for missed sessions.

 

Second Series Workshop with Stacey Craven

Second Series Workshop with Stacey Craven

Nadi Shodana – the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga
Saturday 28th July 10.30am -12.30pm.
$45. 
Workshop the postures of the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. This transformational sequence combines deep back-bending, twisting, hip-opening and balancing postures designed to awaken and strengthen our entire body and nervous system. We will approach these challenging postures with awareness of alignment principles and a stable foundation of inner strength and calmness.

The Intermediate Series “Nadi Shodana” (nerve purification), cleanses the nervous system and the emotional body. The effect of the practice is energetic, known to balance the energy, gradually giving access to the central channel, Sushumna Nadi.

This workshop will inform and inspire your practice regardless of your current level. You do NOT need to be an Intermediate Series practitioner to attend. The workshop is open to all interested practitioners, except complete beginners to Ashtanga Yoga.

Booking: staceyjyoga@gmail.com or earleyyoga@gmail.com, FB message or in person at the shala. 
Cost: $45