This workshop is a pose by pose exploration of the Primary Series, using detailed technical instruction to illuminate the insightful patterns that exist within multiple layers of the Ashtanga Vinyasa structure. Sign up to gain deeper understanding of how postures are designed to connect with specific movements, breath work, eye focus and body locks, and how these components all work together to lead to a deep experiential meditative process.
Coming to Vancouver Island straight from Jaipur India, this experience will be freshly loaded with inspiration. In this 2 hour workshop we’ll be introducing and discussing the qualities of Indian Miniature Painting and the traditional techniques and materials that are still used today. You will gain understanding of the process involved in creating a painting, experience meditation as the foundation of the art-form, and discover the essential element of devotion. You will try your hand at painting classical Indian line work with the single-hair brush, find access to the neutral mind through meditation techniques, and will be able to sample authentic handmade paints and brushes as gifted by the royal artists of Jaipur City Palace.
Tofino, get your Ashtanga fix and come along for a group led class, set in the beautiful temple space that is The Heart's Garden, near Cox Bay. This will be the full traditional led sequence, including sanskrit counting, adjustments and a focus on rhythm and flow.
his practice is suitable for all Ashtangapractitioners, or anyone with a regular yoga practice. Space is limited to just 10 students, making for a cosy and intimate practice, so make sure you sign up if you want to join in! Or better yet, maximise the benefits of the practice by signing up for all three weekend sessions.
"Yoga has never been truly described for what it is. It is an art and a science with which you can leap over the pitfalls of life. It is a science, and knowledge, and art, where mind and body can work in union and spirit will back it up." -Yogi Bhajan