Learn the foundations of the Ashtanga Yoga method and deepen your practice!
In the second part of this workshop we'll continue to look at the origins of our practice and talk more about the pillars of the Ashtanga method, like breathing, bandhas, drishtis and the subtle body. More than a sequence of postures, the Ashtanga Yoga method is a comprehensive way of life rooted in the ancient wisdom from India. Besides the presentation, we’ll also do some breathing exercises and close with a guided practice suitable to all levels, even for those who never practiced Ashtanga before.
This workshop will take place over two days – September 29 and October 6 – and students have the opportunity to join for either both or one day. Here are the topics of the second day:
Topics – Day 2 (October 6):
- The subtle body: nadis, prana, chakras
- The Tristhana Method
- Conscious breathing
- Bandhas, the energy locks
- Drishtis, the gazing points
- Origins of Surya Namaskara (the sun salutation)
- The series of Ashtanga (the sequences of postures)
- The gateway postures of Primary Series
Practice (both days):
We’ll do breathing exercises during the workshop and finish with part of the Primary Serie focusing on the key elements of the main postures.
About the teacher:
Lia Caldas is a yoga teacher from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She started practicing in 2002 and went through different styles of yoga – completing teacher trainings in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and others – until she found herself in the Ashtanga Yoga method. She studied with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann in Miami and with the Paramaguru Sharath Jois in the traditional Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. She's a registered Yoga teacher at Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and Alianca do Yoga (Brazil). Currently she practices with Dany Sa and teaches at her small shala – Hanuman Ashtanga Yoga – in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.