David Swenson Weekend
|Better Bodies Yoga - Yoga Workshop ***Year Round|
|Yoga Workshop:||David Swenson Weekend|
|Location:||Memphis TN USA|
|Year Round:||Yoga Class|
|Yoga Style:||Hatha, Flow, Hot, Therapeutic, Iyengar|
|Contact:||Better Bodies Yoga|
|Come and immerse yourself in the wonderful depths of yoga with one of the world's top instructors. David Swenson has been practicing yoga for over four decades, and is recognized as a pioneer of Ashtanga Yoga. His expertise as a practitioner is matched by his ability to share a wealth of knowledge in a very personable, fun and down-to-earth manner. His courses are presented in a supportive and compassionate fashion making it accessible to ALL LEVELS of practitioner to participate.
Friday, February 1, 2013 6:00-8:00 p.m. $50.00 An Introduction: Exploring the Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga This class is an introduction to Ashtanga Yoga. It is open to all levels of experience or lack thereof. The building blocks of Ashtanga Yoga will be explored through the basic elements of breath, Bandhas and Vinyasa. There will be a short discussion followed by an introductory flow through an abbreviated sequence from the First Series. The class will end with a guided deep relaxation.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 9:00-11:00 a.m. $50.00 All Aboard the Ashtanga Train: Yoga Chikitsa - A Fully Conducted Primary Series Led Class This class is designed for those already familiar with the First Series of Ashtanga Yoga. It will be conducted like a train ride that will continue flowing along all of the way from the opening sun salutations to the closing sequence. There will be time at the end of the flow to enjoy a deep relaxation.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:30-3:00 p.m. $55.00 Flying, Floating & Handstands: A Fun-Filled Exploration of Vinyasa & Arm Balances One of the greatest challenges of the Ashtanga flow is the vinyasa. David breaks the vinyasa down into its component parts. He likes to refer to this as: "The Physics of Flight". The class will also explore the elements of handstands and arm balances. This will all be done through the avenue of partner work. There is always plenty of laughter and fun as well as depth of information in this class. All levels may attend even if you have never done a handstand before. Alternatives are always given.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 3:30-5:00 p.m. $40.00 Breath, Bandhas & Pranayama: Exploring the mantra of Ujjayi Breathing & the Mysteries of Energy Locks In Sanskrit, "Man" means "Mind and "Tra" means to "Free or Deliver", thsu the word "Mantra" means to "Free the Mind". There are many mantras in yoga such as Om, Hare Krishna, Om Namo Shivaya and a plethora of others. In Ashtanga Yoga, the mantra is the sound of our breath: Ujjayi. There is no other sound more universal than breath. It is not tied to language or culture and is "chanted" from the first moment of birth. This class will focus on the mantra of ujjayi within asana practice as well as during pranayama. In addition to breath work, the class will also explore the invisible world of Bandhas. We will attempt to gain more understanding of these subtle yet powerful tools through interactive discussion as well as a series of practical exercises.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 9:00-11:30 $55.00 A Guided Tour of Nadi Shodana: An Introduction to the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga Students should have a consistent and strong Vinyasa practice and a minimum of 1 year experience. In addition to knowing how to perform Surya Namaskar A & B (Sun Salutations), students should be able to execute the following asanas (poses) correctly, which are the component parts of the Sun Salutations and to all other asanas. A downdog with straight arms, a plank pose held for 5 breaths, chaturanga dandasana and an updog. There will be an introductory discussion of the dynamics inherent to this Ashtanga Series. David will then lead the class through a portion of the First Series acting as a springboard into as much of the Second Series as seems appropriate. There will be a variety of options given for each posture in order to allow multiple approaches. Each participant will leave this class with the knowledge and tools of how to work toward attaining the full expression of the poses covered.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 1:00-3:15 p.m. $45.00 Inversions, Backbends & Sitting with our Breath: Finding Stability Inverted & Returning Home to Our Breath This class will turn your world upside down in order to explore the dynamics of inverting the body through building a solid foundation from which to grow while also looking at the opposing forces at play in Inversions. Backbends will be redefined as front openings and sitting quietly will be explored as an active participation in self-exploration through developing a relationship with our lifelong companion, our breath.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:30-5:00 p.m. $40.00 Eight Limbs & Daily Life: How to Apply This Practice in the Context of Our Daily Living Underlying the mysterious and complex philosophy of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, their truly profound simplicity can be easily applied within the context of our daily lives. This class discusses the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and explores ways to apply them off of the mat. What is the use of Philosophy without real application? We may memorize quotations or stanzas from great writings but unless we can apply them within our daily lives they are merely words spoken rather than knowledge realized.
Super Saver Early Registration Package thru December 31 $250.00 for all 7 workshops Still a Savings Early Registration Package from January 1 thru January 15 $275.00 for all 7 workshops All 7 classes after January 15 thru Feb 1 $300.00 No discount on individual sessions.
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