Workshops – Live Online
These new online workshops are an excellent opportunity for you to learn precise technique from Adam which will help you to progress through blocks in your practice in a safe way. You will learn tools that will enhance and add interest to your daily practice whether on your own or in classes.
Saturday 30th May, 10.00am-11.30am (gmt) Forward Folds and Twists – What’s Really Going On? with Adam
A forward fold is really a stretch of the back, but so often it feels nothing other than another stretch of the hamstrings and also ends up over stretching the lower back.
With twists, you can easily fall into ineffective patterns by twisting the whole body one way, in effect than avoiding the twist work, which is not just to turn the body, but to twist the spine.
Adam will consider the mechanisms involved, as usual, with different tips and exercises so everyone can get as much out of these movements.
£15 to book use the button below
Saturday 6th June, 10.00am-12.00pm (gmt) Laruga Glaser – Awakening The Core – Bandhas, Breath + More
Keen on Yoga are delighted to be hosting this workshop with Laruga, one of very few accredited Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers, she teaches internationally as well as in Stockholm. Laruga is also a guest on the Keen on Yoga Podcast.
Known for her strength with grace, in this workshop she shares how to become more rooted to your internal network of bandhas while tuning in to the central axis of the body.
You will learn how to engage the bandhas to bring lightness to the body as well as stability and clarity to the mind. Become more closely connected to this often elusive and mysterious part of the practice of Ashtanga yoga. Appropriate for all levels.
Cost £20 to book use the button below
Saturday 13th June, 10.00am-11.30am (gmt) Inversions and Arm Balances with Adam
A most fun and dynamic workshop, but still one everyone can participate in, for the fundamentals of arm balance lie in the closing sequence of shoulder stand and headstand.
We will look at these postures, getting them as strong and stable as we can, and then build up from here, depending on our level to more advanced arm balances, or modifying these so we can all ‘get the work’ we can do.
Be prepared to be amazed at how much more you can do with the appreciation of a couple of simple principles.
£15 to book use the button below
Saturday 20th June, 2.000pm-4.00pm (gmt) – Foundations of a Strong Practice For Life with Mark Darby
Darby lived in Mysore for 4 years from 1979 learning Ashtanga yoga and was one of the very first ever teachers to be Certified to teach the full 3rd series. Darby is the person that has influenced Adam’s teaching the most.
Learn how to move with your body instead of against it. By going with your body’s natural alignment the prana will flow through you without blocks stopping it.
In this workshop we will explore keys in basic asanas, with a particular focus on alignment and breathing, building a solid foundation from which to progress and get the most out of your practice.
Cost £20 to book use the button below
Saturday 27th June, 10.00am-11.30am (gmt) – Jump Back & Jump Through Workshop, Adam with Ashtanga Yoga Cork
Do you want to finesse your transitions? Adam will focus on technique & a few stretches and strength building exercises to incorporate into your daily routine.
We will all go through jump through & jump back together to see how you can make progress towards completing them. They are fun as well as important to achieve as best we can, for they provide a level of cleansing for the digestive organs that is instrumental in yoga-therapy.
In partnership with Ashtanga Yoga Cork, but all are welcome.
Cost £15 to book use the button below
Pranayama, The Five Phases of Progressive Practice Exploring the first two phases – Foundations and Developmental – With Philip Xerri,
4-week Course, Sunday 17th May – 7th June, 11am-12.30pm
Pranayama is the bridge that leads to the deeper dimensions of Yoga.
It is literally the ‘breath of life’ and forms the foundation upon which the
energy aspect of Yoga is built and developed.
This immense energy is accessed directly by the systematic application of structured breathing practices. Continuing Pranayama practice then utilises this connection with the primary cosmic force to profoundly influence the individual on all levels – physical, emotional, energetic, mental and spiritual.
Philip Xerri is one of the leading authorities on Pranayama in the UK.
He originally trained with Swami Gitananda in Pondicherry 1981 and has
been teaching Yoga & Pranayama for over 30 years.
In 2000 he devised and produced the Pranayama Foundation Course which
runs as a Pranayama Module for the British Wheel of Yoga. This marvellous course is the culmination of decades of experience, practice, research and teaching of Pranayama.
Philip has also written Manuals on How To Teach Pranayama, a short fictional novel based in India entitled “Seek And You Will Not Find” and has also produced a CD of Yogic Poetry and Stories which aim to portray various ‘spiritual’ concepts in new and different ways – often with a humorous twist!
The course offers: Guidance from a teacher who has been at the forefront of Pranayama training in the UK for decades. A structured & supervised personal development programme enabling you to expand & deepen your own practice.
This course is for: Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of pranayama, regardless of whether you have practiced before, or what style of yoga you may have practised. This class is also for those that have a practice, but a ‘beginners mind’; they know there is more to understand as to the fundamentals and are willing and open to keep inquiring.
Sunday 17th May, Mahat Yoga Pranayama (MYP) Foundations.
A thorough exploration of Sectional Breathing and the Nine Part Breath. This is the Pranayama that delivers control. It is what Swami Gitananda calls the abc of breathing. It is equivalent to learning the scales before playing the tunes on an instrument – understand the structure and you will understand why the tune works. The tunes for us are the Classic Pranayamas, the scales – MYP.
Each Pranayama has a ‘supporting’ Kriya, and for MYP it is the Kaya Kriya – literally ‘body movement’ or ‘meditation’. There will also be some Asana related to the Pranayamas being undertaken.
Sunday 24th May, Pranava AUM Foundations
This profound and beautiful practice is a combination of the Mahat Yoga Pranayama with the Prana Mudras and Mantras. The MYP is the underpinning physical control. The Prana Mudras ‘switch on’ the flow of Prana and the Mantras introduce therapeutic vibration.
A deeper layer of control and refinement is found in the practice of Segmental Breathing – this is as deep as it goes and involves a more subtle use of the Mudras to direct the breath.
Sunday 31st May, Sukha Purvakha Pranayama Foundations
This is the four-part equal rhythm breath, it is a move away from Sectional Breathing towards a deeper understanding of the flow and harmony of the breathing cycle. It shows us where our challenges lie in terms of the physical and whereas the Mudras ‘switched on’ the flow of Prana, this practice begins the ‘attunement ’process necessary for meaningful progress.
The supporting practice is Prana Jnana Kriya. A meditative practice that deepens the bond between you and your breath.
Sunday 7th June, Developmental Pranayama – Rhythmical Breathing
The manipulation of Prana to create specific effects within the body, mind and emotions. Invariably this will touch on the ‘healing dimension’ of Pranayama as many of the rhythms relate to body function, mental acuity and emotional balance. Supporting practices will include Surya Pranayama Mudra.
Cost for the 4 x 90 minute sessions, £45