Sunday 2 February
- 08:00 - 12:30
- The Shala
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is an incredibly powerful tool for transformation. Simply by committing to bending and breathing a few times a week, a beautiful process is set into motion: we develop a greater understanding of our bodies, our minds and our habits, and clearly see what is helping us to feel at our best, and what no longer serves us. Although this process happens automatically and effortlessly, it doesn't take us very long to start to cultivate an interest in the philosophy of Yoga, to understand what is happening on the mat, and how to apply the principles of yoga off the mat.
Join Elise Greenspoon for two back-to-back Sundays of Mysore style practice, followed by a light-hearted philosophy session, exploring some of the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, how to integrate changes that have been occurring in our lives, and discover small steps to help us feel a little bit lighter and live in a more harmonious way.
Sunday January 26/ Sunday February 2
8:00-10:00 Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga
All levels are welcome!
Mysore style is a way of practising yoga that is incredibly beneficial. Instead of being guided through the postures, students are working on their own practice, at their own pace and are given personalized adjustments and instructions. If you are not familiar with the Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence, have no fear! You will be given a short and manageable practice that will lay the foundation to build your own practice!
10:30-12:30 "The Magic of Asana: Understanding how the postures heal our bodies, minds and beings"
The yoga postures bring incredible benefits, not only to our physical bodies, but also to our spirit. In this two hour philosophy session, we will explore the "Kosha System" and develop an understanding of the layers of our being. As we discover more about the body/mind/being complex, we gain a deep understanding of how a dedicated yoga practice can help us to maintain a harmonious balance within.
Elise Greenspoon is a KPJAYI authorized level 2 ashtanga yoga teacher with over a decade of experience as a teacher and a practitioner. Although Ashtanga Yoga has been the anchor in her life, Elise has also found significant value in many other styles of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, mindful movement and shamanic rituals. For many years, Elise travelled around the world, learning and sharing her knowledge in retreat and workshop settings. Now she is based in the Netherlands and is inspired to share her passion for yoga, to help bring health, relaxation and laughter to the members of her community.