March 4/5th 2022 at Pranava Ashtanga Yoga La Ciotat
FRIDAY 4th MARCH
6.00 – 8.00pm: The Shape Is Just The Start of the Posture
Adam will give an overview of the foundations of his teaching and practice philosophy. What Adam refers to as the “inner stretch” is an easy way to unlock the true power of the breath in yoga. This is what lies at the centre of our being, our true core-strength is, in fact the diaphragm.
Stretching and even bandhas are related to a deepening understanding of how we are not just breathing and moving. The movement is created by the breath; correct breathing pulls the stretch through us.
Come prepared to do some postures, but, mostly to keep an open-mind and watch how the practice can be approached from a different efficient and sustainable, angle. You will leave with a clear understanding of how to get into the asanas and make the shapes.
This is a workshop style class suitable for all levels and is fundamental to the rest of the weekends teachings so not to be missed.
SATURDAY 5TH MARCH
8.00 – 10.00 am: Mysore
There are ways to adjust and be adjusted 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 – not just the ones that can do it, or those that need extra help. Adam is also open to each person practicing in the style and up to the point they are used to; believing the teaching is not about stopping, rather safe, clear and practical encouragement.
11.00am – 1.00pm Lighter Lifts
Are you are completely lost as to how to begin lifting your bodyweight, halfway there or able to do it but feel like it could be done more efficiently? You will benefit from this workshop that lays out a unique and clear framework for developing, finessing and sustaining the famous jump-through & jump back.
The emphasis is on understanding diaphragmatic control as the basis of this most elusive movement. The work is not exactly where we think it lies. It is not so hard physically, rather a question of developing our awareness of our bodies and the seat of our power in breathing with the diaphragm.
So, come and unlock your latent potential at whatever stage you currently are. This workshop is for everyone, no one has too short arms, not enough core strength, to make progress to building up to success here.
Instruction will be given clearly in stages with an emphasis on practical explanation, the power of visualisations (use of the mind), and each person will be given individual attention.
2.00pm – 4.00pm Philosophy & Practice Talk / Q&A
A discussion on the philosophy of The Bhagavad Gita and what it has to do with yoga asana. We might find its’ principals re-affirmed in our physical yoga practice, and how the work of the yoga practice is there to be continued in a particular method when we step off the mat in daily life.
The Bhagavad Gita is a science of the emotions in action, just as The Yoga Sutras is often referred to as a science of the mind. An immensely practical book if you read behind the obvious injunction to simply follow your dharma, to inquire as to what, exactly, this might actually look like for us in the current age we live within; The BG is far from a dusty old medieval battle in a far-away land.
This will be an opportunity to ask Adam questions related to practice, philosophy, yoga lifestyle and more.