October 18-19-20 2013 Vinyasa yoga workshop with Tina Myntz Zymaraki
-Friday 18/10, 19:30-21:30
Ashtanga Masterclass¨ "Theory and Practice." Introduction to philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga and guided (Led) First Series. Tina will teach the traditional method, with love and humor, as she was taught by the creator of Ashtanga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Injury-free practitioners from all traditions welcome.
-Saturday 19/10, 14:30-17:30 "Vishuddha, "The Poison-Free Place” Workshop Too often, we store our tension and all that we leave unsaid in the neck and throat region. This area is considered the gateway between the body and the mind, in certain traditions. Let's get into the body and out of the mind. What are you holding on to? Let it go, as we work through active and dynamic release to liberate the major muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back. This will be a strong class of side bends, moving towards side plank variations and joyful backbends. For practitioners of all levels; beginners without injuries are also welcome.
-Sunday 20/10, 10:00-12:00 “Namarupa” Masterclass: The stories and myths of yoga. The names of the postures, and the rich tapestry of stories behind them. Many of our beloved yoga postures derive from the rich world of Indian philosophy. Together, we will explore the origins of some of the most common asanas and their incredible stories. The forms keep changing, the center remains the same: by connecting with the breath and the ever-changing shapes, we can explore the common elements in the positions and in our relations. The class will combine asana (physical exercises), music which elevates us, meditation, relaxation, stories and practical ways to begin the transformation from the outside inward. For practitioners of all levels, beginners without injuries are welcome.
-Sunday 20/10, 12:30-15:30 Inversions Workshop:"How Yoga Turns Your World Upside Down” OR: Yoga's secret weapon!
Inversions are among the most beneficial poses— and some of the most feared! Learn how to gradually prepare for and perform these poses safely, with confidence and skill.
For many of us, inversions seem like a family of poses designed for another species. But as we start to understand them, the love affair begins. Combining strength, flexibility, focus, and poise, these postures become our greatest teachers as we learn to explore them from a place of curiosity and enthusiasm.
[Learn key alignment principles that will help transform going up-side-down from fearful to fabulous in a safe, playful environment. Inversions help foster a feeling of self-nurturance and wholeness while developing self-confidence and empowerment.]
We will weave preparatory postures, safe approaches and correct alignment for standing on your hands, head and shoulders into a heating, core-strengthening vinyasa practice- with time for play and deep relaxation. Demystify your inversions and turn your world upside down!
"He has not learned the lessons of life who does not every day surmount a fear." -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Early registration until October 10 80€ full workshop 30€ per 3h session 20€ per 2h session
After October 11 100€ full workshop 35€ per 3h session 25€ per 2h session
BIO: A student of yoga since 1998, with more than 5,000 hours of class-time, since she started teaching ?n 2000 (Yoga Alliance RYT-200). A direct student of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois (both in India and in the USA), her principal USA teachers are Richard Freeman and Eddie Stern. Firmly entrenched in the Krishnamacharya lineage of adapting the practice to the individual, coupled with the belief that yoga can benefit every body, Tina’s vinyasa classes are also inspired by the structure of the Jivamukti lineage. Experienced with sharing meditation, pranayama, Sanskrit, chanting & kirtan, she strives to make the practice accessible to beginners and inspiring for the more experienced. A perpetual student and avid practitioner, she is committed to sharing the practice far and wide, bringing yoga to under-served populations and raising funds for charities through her efforts with Yoga sto Alsos and several annual charity events in Athens. Tina teaches breath-focused, challenging, anatomically honest, intelligently sequenced classes- with gratitude and humor.
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