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ADAM IN PERSON – MARSEILLE ASHTANGA WEEK

Saturday July 2nd to Thursday July 7th, 2022 in Marseille

We are delighted to announce that Adam is teaching Ashtanga in Marseille for one week, with six Mysore classes and weekend workshops. The details and booking links are below, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Saturday July 2nd

9.00am – 11.00am: Mysore class

There are ways to adjust that are safe, effective and non-intrusive. Using energetic pointers and resistance-cues Adam adjusts carefully and respectfully of each individual and their current ability.

Everyone will be included in this class. In other words, not just the ones that can do it, or those that need extra help. Adam is open to each person practicing in the style and up to the point they are used to. He believes teaching is not about stopping, rather safe, clear and practical encouragement.

12.00am – 2.00pm: The Shape is Just The Start of the Posture

Adam refers to his approach to the postures as the “inner stretch” this is the very heart of his teaching. It comes from his personal exploration of practice. He has realised that the work in the asanas differs from simply making the shapes.

This feeling of balance is referred to in the Bhagavad Gita as ‘yoga is equanimity’. The technique can be applied to all postures. It will make your daily practice more interesting and satisfying no matter what your level. 

You will learn to avoid over stretching. In addition, how to mobilise your muscles instead of destablising them. This will unlock areas to enable you to move forward in the more advanced postures safely and effectively.

Sunday July 3rd

9.00am – 11.00am: Mysore class (as above)

12.00am – 2.00pm: Challenging Postures

Everyone has their nemesis posture, however, these are often the same for most of us. There are a few obvious challenges that certain postures highlight in their demand. Some call these gatekeeper postures, however it’s better to refer to as points or junctures in the practice for transformation. Similarly, opportunities as opposed to obstacles.

In this workshop, we will consider a few of the familiar suspects in terms of postures. Working with a couple from each group; arm-balances, backbends and lotus-work. We will break them down to consider the individual components necessary, suggesting ideas and simple exercises in order to develop each component before putting the whole thing back together again.

Prepare to have fun, our aim is to remove the fear from your monster in the cupboard posture. Above all once we see them for what they are, they can actually become our friend.

Monday July 4th to Thursday July 7th

7.00am – 9.30am: Mysore Class (as above)

Venue: FAC (Fabrique d’Art et de Culture), 149/151 rue Sainte 13007 Marseille

Booking Options & Prices

Full Week (6 Mysore, 2 workshops) – €250

Weekend Only (2 Mysore, 2 workshops) – €130

Mysore Only (6 Mysore Sat – Thurs) – €120

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ABOUT MARSEILLE


We love Marseille.  After packing up and travelling around France we stumbled upon Marseille with no intention of living here, but we fell for its charm, history, location and diversity.  A real city with all that entails, Marseille was the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and is gearing up to host the water sports for the 2024 Olympics held in Paris.

The oldest city in Europe it is also one of the sunniest in Europe with 300 hours of sunshine per year.  Between tradition and modernity, the city of Marseille will never leave you bored. Boasting the largest port and facing Africa, it has been a cultural melting pot, with a feel in the shops, cuisine and buildings that reflects this.

Situated on the edge of the Mediterranean, nestled in the small rocky bays known as the Calanques, one is never stuck for things to do. There are three incredible museums in the town as well as the eclectic area of Noailles and the old village of le Panier. You can also head to one of the numerous city beaches to relax or check out its reputation as a capital for water sports.

Marseille is a gateway to Provence with its beautiful capital Aix only 30 minutes on the train, or ferries to Cassis, the islands or  around the coast or to the old village of L’Estaque for a traditional’panisse’ (snack made of chickpea flour).

Things to do in Marseille
  • Take a boat ride to Les Calanques
  • Stroll around the Viex Port (Old Port)
  • Walk up to the church of Notre Dame where you can enjoy views over the whole of the city
  • Explore Noailles with its middle-Eastern shops and restaurants
  • Visit hipster Cours Julien with its graffiti and trendy cafes and bars.
  • Learn about city’s Mediterranean history at MuCEM, the city’s ultra modern museum
  • Stroll around the picturesque Panier artist district.
  • Enjoy the fusion of food influences that makes eating in Marseille so unique in France
  • Hire an electric bike and cycle along the Corniche, the most stunning seaside pathway.
  • Relax on one of the many city beaches

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