Into The Heart of Practice: Ashtanga Yoga Retreat


Into the Heart of Practice
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Laruga Glaser

In Salento, Italy
14 - 21 June, 2014

Delve inside the transformative practice of Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and currently R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India. Our retreat will benefit practitioners from all levels of experience, from beginners to more advanced. Experience a comprehensive week that will stretch your limits as well as expand your awareness into the greater depths of your being with ample time to reflect, connect, and enjoy.

Laruga will infuse the practice of Ashtanga yoga inside the heart of its philosophical teachings through practice, contemplative lectures and group dialogue. You will experience a life affirming week that will challenge and inspire within the beautiful setting of Salento, Italy.

Mysore Sessions and Technique Classes

* Mysore classes will be held every morning 8:00 – 10:00 *

Technique Class Topics

1. Vinyasa Integration

In this class special attention will be focused on moving with conscious awareness, in union with conscious breath, otherwise known as vinyāsa. Trouble shooting areas of instability that may be present, we will delve more thoroughly into how to build strength, with care and attention, building upon internal alignment. Focused points of attention will include practical application of Tristhānam (posture, breath, gaze) into each movement, promoting a calm center and accessing sense withdrawal, known as pratyāhāra. Learn to activate and open the energy channels of the body without strain. Discover balance, support and integrity in strength-based postures such as techniques for jumping back and jumping through as well as structural breakdown of challenging poses and transitions.

2. Backbending Awareness

The paradox when backbending is we must be strong and soft at the same time; uniting the energy of strength and surrender. In this class, learn the basic components of backbending with integrity to the natural flow of the body, as well as, experiencing the concept of active release. When actively releasing, we will learn to use grounding mechanisms to deepen our awareness, while fully utilizing the breath. These fundamental techniques allow the body to find depth and strength, while at the same time, letting go.

3. Arm Balancing Architecture

Experience the exhilaration arm balances bring in a playful and explorative way, while learning the basic elements and foundational techniques to successfully build an arm balance practice. Proper alignment, strength building, as well as, energizing the subtle body will be addressed in this inspiring and informative workshop.

For More Information and Booking
Phone: +39 0836 600 284

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