This workshop will take place over two days, students have the opportunity to join for either both or one day.
Ashtanga Yoga Foundations Workshop – Part 1
Learn the foundations of the Ashtanga Yoga method and deepen your practice!
In this workshop we’ll take a look at the origins of our practice as a way to understand not only what we do on our mats but also how we can apply the Yoga principles to our everyday life. 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 first day:
Topics – Day 1 (September 29)
- Why do we practice? What is Yoga?
- Yoga as a spiritual practice, as a physical practice and as yogatherapy
- The origins of Ashtanga Yoga
- ‘Parampara’, the oral tradition, and the Ashtanga Lineage
- The “1% theory”: the philosophical background
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
- The Primary Series background
Practice (both days):
We’ll do breathing exercises during the workshop and finish with part of the Primary Series 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.