Jonas Westring - Anusara Yoga

 

Anusara Yoga® is a profound, therapeutic and elegant Hatha Yoga system that blends the ancient art of yoga with the science of biomechanics. Anusara features an effective framework for practice called the Universal Principles of Alignment™, a Tantric philosophy, and a celebration of the full potential of life as a whole. Welcoming students of all levels, it emphasizes alignment not only of the body, but offers guidance in how to bring yoga beyond the mat into life. Through Anusara’s life affirming approach, effective biomechanical alignment principles, and dedication to community – students enjoy a new level of inspiration and confidence in yoga.

 Jonas Westring, originally Swedish with decades both in the USA and Asia, began his yoga journey in 1981 at the Scandinavian Yoga School and hasn’t stopped since. He is founder-director of Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School that conducts 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Programs. Jonas is a yoga educator and yoga therapist, Certified Anusara Teacher Trainer (CATT), a licensed physiotherapist (PT), master therapeutic body-worker, E-RYT 500 - who brings to his teaching 35 years mind-body experience in a multitude of yoga styles, therapies and healing modalities. With an extensive background in traditions from both East and West, combined with a lifelong personal inquiry and quest for the Self, Jonas naturally transmits the essence of yoga with insight, clarity, and joy. Continually he shares his passions around the world with a full international teaching schedule.

www.shantaya.org  

Date 

22nd June 2018 to 24th June 2018

Venue

Real Yoga @ The Centrepoint

Anusara Yoga: Universal Principles of Alignment 

22nd June 2018, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

This opening session clearly demonstrates the main principles that lay the foundation for Anusara yoga and cover a full-spectrum asana practice with emphasis on opening and balancing the legs, hips and pelvis. We will explore a variety of yoga postures from different categories, tapping into the universal pulse-vibration known as Spanda, which is found by balancing Anusara’s main principles Muscular Energy and Organic Energy, in our practice.

Expanding the Vision: Sequential Backbends 

23rd June 2018, 9.30am to 12.00pm

An energetic asana practice filled with a potpourri of backbends to open you where you need it the most. Through progressive and effective sequencing and the intelligence of the Universal Principles of Alignment you will enjoy deep yet safe backbends that are highly therapeutic and feel really good. The uplifting, energizing and heart-opening qualities of this category of poses gives freedom to body, mind, and beyond. 

Calming the System: Deep Forward Bends & Twists

23rd June 2018, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Dedicated to soothing the nervous system, calming the body and relaxing the mind – this session acts as the counter pose the morning of energetic backbends. Consists of a varied and exotic blend of spinal twisting, forward bends, and hip-openers designed to stimulate Apana Vayu and release the energy downwards towards the earth to facilitate rooting and grounding.

Playing the Edge: Hands-Stands & Arm Balances

24th June 2018, 9.30am to 12.00pm

A full-spectrum Anusara yoga practice aimed at empowering the body and build confidence through an emphasis on arm balances and inversions. We’ll learn the essential preparations that enable us to tap into our power and from that place we’ll play the edge. Cultivating core strength and awareness of the mid-line or Madya Prakash, will connect us to our inner power. Leave the weekend of Anusara Yoga elevated, educated and empowered!

Early-Bird Price (by 30th April 2018)

$235.40 (for 4 workshops)

$69.55 (for 1 workshop)

Prices are inclusive of 7% GST

Normal Price

$278.20 (for 4 workshops)

$80.25 (for 1 workshop)

Prices are inclusive of 7% GST

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Susie Vanessa Yoga Workshop

 

Susie is a natural yoga teacher with a passion for the practice, which comes out in her teachings where she adds a fun-loving element and humor to lighten the energy in the room.  She is known for having strong vinyasa flow classes, adding inversions and arm balances, without losing focus of alignment and safety.  

As an E-RYT 500 hr certified yoga teacher, Susie has been teaching for 5 years, with hundreds of classes under her belt.

Susie started practicing yoga 16 years ago, and finds it to be the one form of movement that allows her body to build strength, gain flexibility, and develop an inner peace all at the same time.  She is challenged every day with the practice, because there is always something new to work on.

Be prepared to sweat, grow, breathe and fly in her classes. You will be right side up and upside down during the practice.  Her approach is very hands on, as well as giving personalized adjustments to each student.  Experiencing more than just a yoga class, students leave the room feeling invigorated, empowered, and craving the next chance to get on their mat.

Date

6th April 2018 to 8th April 2018

Venue

Real Yoga @ The Centrepoint

Intro to inversions and arm balances 

6th April 2018, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

This workshop will start with a 45 min practice, and then we will dive into and breakdown forearm stands, arm balances and handstand. 

Mastering the handstand and other arm balances

7th April 2018, 10.00am to 12.00pm

This day will start with a 45 min practice and then we will continue where we left off on Day 1 and also focus in on the handstand and practice how to fall out safely, as well as different entrances and techniques for hardstanding including working with the wall as well as using props to hold handstand.  

We will work on different handstand drills for strength and endurance.  We will explore different techniques such as jumping in from down dog and tuck ups as well as puppy presses.

Diving deeper into Handstand and Variations

7th April 2018, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

This workshop will start with a 45 min practice and then will navigate through hardstanding and variations including one arm handstands, pressing to handstand, toe tapping and learning how to move from different poses into and out of handstand including crow, tittibhasana, koundinyasana, crocs and chest stand

Backbends/ Splits and flexibility/handstands

 8th April 2018, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

This workshop will start with a 45 min practice and then dive into backbending and flexibility.

We will work on Scorpions, Hollowbacks, cheststand, and other back bending poses, as well as add them into our handstand practice.

Advanced hand balancing and transitions

8th April 2018, 10.00am to 12.00pm

This pose is the culmination of all the workshops and will require the previous classes for practice.

We will explore advanced hand balancing transitions and techniques, adding in all that we have learned including flexibility, and strong arm balances.

Also learning how to add these into your practice and create transitions. 

Early-Bird Price (by 15th March 2018)

$267.50 (for 5 workshops)

$69.55 (for 1 workshop)

Prices are inclusive of 7% GST

Normal Price

$321 (for 5 workshops)

$85.60 (for 1 workshop)

Prices are inclusive of 7% GST

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Aadil Palkhivala - Yoga Workshops & 5 Days (30 hours) Certification Training Course

 

Aadil's experience of holistic healing was originally prenatal, as his mother could not conceive for 7 years and, only after practicing yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar did she conceive Aadil, her first child.  Aadil began observing Iyengar's classes at the age of three, commenced formal study at the age of seven, and was the youngest person to be awarded the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate at the age of twenty-two! With degrees in law, physics, mathematics and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Aadil Palkhivala is recognized as one of the world's leading yoga luminaries and innovators. He is respected as the "teacher of teachers," as so many of the world's leading yoga Instructors have been guided by him. His unique teaching style mixing melodious instructions with recitations of poetry, philosophical insights and In-the-moment humor.

Dates

Weekends Yoga Workshops

2nd March (Friday) - 7.00pm to 9.30pm

3rd March (Saturday) - 9.00am to 12.00pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm

4th March (Sunday) - 9.00am to 12.00pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm   

5 Days Certification Training Course (30 hours)

5th to 9th March 2018

Monday to Friday

9.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 6.00pm

 

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Limited capacity only! Register early to secure your mats and enjoy early-bird prices.

 

MASTER SAUMIK 2018 YOGA WORKSHOPS

 

MASTER SAUMIK

2018 YOGA WORKSHOPS

Part1

Saumik has more than 20 years of experience in yoga and has been teaching for the last two decades. Conducting numerous workshops of various topics including back-bending and his favourites inverted poses in many countries, Saumik teachings are very informative, and his in-depth understanding of human body has made his classes and workshops interesting.  Having studied under the apprenticeship with Yin Yoga & Anatomy founder, Paul Grilley, he has also covered the anatomy of our human body in most of his classes and workshops.

  

 Date
7th January 2018 @ Centrepoint

9.30am to 10.30am - Posture Clinic (Free For All) 

11.00am to 1.30pm (2.5 hours) - Beyond your Limit 

25th February 2018 @ Tampines

10am to 11am - Posture Clinic (Free For All)

11.30am to 2.00pm (2.5hours) - Anatomy of your Hips

17th March 2018 @ Toa Payoh

10am to 11am - Posture Clinic (Free For All)

11.30am to 2.00pm (2.5 hours) - Detox your spine

12th May 2018 @ Jurong

10.30am to 11.30pm - Posture Clinic (Free For All)

12.00pm to 2.30pm (2.5 hours) - Spine Care and therapy 

 

Price
Member

$214 (for 4 workshops)

$64.20 (for 1 workshops)

Non-members

$278.20 (for 4 workshops)

$80.25 (for 1 workshops)

 

 

 

 

 

Bow To A New You

 

Bow To A New You

108 Sun Salutations 

with Sophie

 

Why 108 Sun Salutations?

Traditionally, the number 108 bears many symbolism - it is an auspicious number and it is also the number of prayer beads in malas for repeating mantras to cultivate positivity. In Hindu mythology, the sun god is worshipped as a symbol of health and immortal life. The Rig Veda declares that “Surya is the Soul, both of the moving and unmoving beings”. The Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskara originated as a series of prostrations to the sun. As a practice, 108 Sun Salutation is uplifting and invigorating, perfect for starting a new year.

What to expect?

We will be doing 108 sun salutations, broken down into 4 parts. There will be several poses in between the 4 parts to stretch and release any tension built up in the body. The practice will end with deep stretches and a short session of yoga nidra or yogic sleep for relaxation to neutralise the body and mind. 

Tips

  • Physically fit with regular yoga practice (2-3 times a week)
  • Hydrate yourself fully prior to the practice  
 Date

1st January 2018  

Time

10.00am to 12.00pm 

Venue

600 @ Toa Payoh 

Price

Free for members,

Non-members $53.50

*Prices are inclusive of 7% GST

 

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