ashtanga adjustments

ADAM KEEN – LIVE ZOOM: ADJUSTING THE PRIMARY SERIES

Saturday 28th May | 9.00 am EST | 2.00 pm UK | 3.00 pm Paris

2 hours | recording available for 14 days (if you can’t attend live register to automatically receive the recording link)

This workshop is for teachers or for students who want to give primary series adjustments. Adam will be working with his wife Theresa to show how to adjust the key postures in a gentle, safe and effective way.

You will learn in specific detail how to give adjustments that are non-intrusive. Respecting the practitioner and meeting them at their ability. The aim is to be effective for opening a further path forward. One that is unique and seen as such for each person.

We will demonstrate a combination of language as well as appropriate touch. You will experience the the profound possibility of adjusting without the need of exerting pressure. This is good for you as a teacher with a limited amount of energy, as well as the student.

The key is to meet the practitioner at their ability with a unique approach. Avoiding the sense of inadequacy in the student by forcing their body to a position deemed more satisfactory by us.

By active adjusting and by creating resistance we avoid pushing towards the passive range of their mobility (and into risk). We no longer honour hyper mobility, over-stretching ligaments and joints rather facilitating the individual in their active range of mobility. That is, strengthening and conditioning muscles whilst maximising safe joint functionality.

If you’re curious come along – with or without a partner to work with it doesn’t matter. In all cases, what you will grasp will be a new attitude with the primary series adjustments. This approach to adjustments will serve you incredibly well as a teacher. In addition, help you better understand the practice of creating active and opposing forces in the body as a student.

About Adam

Adam has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2004. He is one of few practitioners to have completed the Advanced A (third) series in Mysore under the guidance of Sharathji Jois. In 2012 Adam received level 2 authorisation to teach the full intermediate series.  

He has taught and lived primarily in his native London, as well as Vancouver, Istanbul, Spain, Crete and India.

Adam’s primary influence on the way he teaches is Mark Darby. He is committed to facilitating the individuals experience of yoga. His teaching is approached with a lightness of touch and an open mind.

Having practiced daily for over 25 years he has realised there is no one way to do things. It is from this perspective that Adam shares his suggestions with clarity and humility.

Adam is the host of the Keen on Yoga Podcast, a continuous student of philosophy as well as a prodigious thinker and writer. He also trained as a homeopath and began his work life as a vegetarian chef at Buddhist and yoga retreat centres.

Cost €30 approx £25 | $32

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