Enlightened Asana Workshop series II: Inversions part II (Variations)
Sunday 24th February 2019 / 9am - 12pm
Clifton Library, 13 Princess Victoria Street, Bristol, BS84BX
Continuing where we left off in the previous inversions workshops, we look towards variations in the asanas.
The postures in their primary format are at their lightest as (through correct technique and application) the body is efficiently aligned with gravitational forces. When practicing variations, we need to know where the moving center of gravity is in order to retain lightness and stability in the asana.
We revisit the foundations for Sirsasana (head balance), Sarvangasana (shoulder balance), Pincha Mayurasana (arm balance) and Adhomukha Vrksasana (full hand balance), and explore variations in these inversions. We will use a number of techniques, tools and apparatus to correctly align the body when moving away from its center, and learn where movement needs to be initiated from to bring precision, efficiency, beauty, intelligence and grace into our practice.
Sirsasana and Sarvangasana are restorative asanas. Through understanding the correct foundation, we can work towards holding them for 10 - 20 mins (before variations) to fully appreciate their effects on the physical and subtle body.
This workshop is open to anyone who already has a head balance and shoulder balance practice and can comfortably hold them for a few minutes.
Not suitable for anyone with high/low blood pressure, weak eye capillaries, detached retina, or any injury to and/or arthritis in the neck.
Teacher: Rory Viggers
"My current study of yoga asana and movement revolves around the Centered Yoga system developed by pioneering world leading facilitator, Dona Holleman. She is globally regarded as one of the best asana teachers. Her 50 years of practice (and up to 8 hours a day of asana practice) has helped her to perfect the asana. Having studied with Dona for the past four years, her philosophy, teaching methods and knowledge of the physical and subtle bodies form the inspiration of these workshops. I practice yoga asana daily (between 2 to 4 hours) to really learn the essence of the posture".
The workshops run for 3 hours.
Yoga mats and equipment will be provided (feel free to bring your own mat).
£35 (£29 early bird booking) per workshop
2 x Workshops: £55 (save £15)
Yogakutir members can use class card credits towards workshops - please enquire here
10% discount available for students and concessions - please enquire here.
Enlightened Asana Workshop Series II - dates:
Forward bends and twistings (2nd December)
Inversions part I (20th January)
"Rory is one of the best teachers in Bristol, by regularly attending his classes I have been able to achieve a moving meditative experience that has inspired me to continue to grow and develop my own practise. Rory is committed to continually develop and share a depth of knowledge that continues to inspire. Thank you"
"Following a move to Clifton I joined classes following a recommendation from a friend who regularly attended Yogakutir, which speaks volumes in itself and it certainly did not disappoint. I was looking for more than just a regular yoga practice and this has been expertly delivered and further enhanced after attending focused workshops with Rory & a retreat with Dory over the last year. The years of experience & knowledge both share during each practice provided the therapy I needed - as of course yoga is far more than postures on a mat. Yogakutir has actually changed my life and I very much look forward to continuing my journey in the coming years with their guidance & support - and they are both so lovely with it too"
"My Tuesday early morning yoga class with Rory is the highlight of my week. Its a fantastic way to start my day. I've learnt not just yoga practices but breathing techniques. Each week is different and I can't recommend the class enough."
"I love Rory's no-nonsense, gentle approach and I always leave feeling peaceful and energised at the same time."
"Rory's class on a Sunday evening is my anchor point for each week. The asanas are challenging and the relaxation is incredible. I look forward to the class immensely and feel the benefit all week - the best thing I do for me!"
"I enjoy Rory’s classes so much that if I had to move out of the area, I would find a way to get back to Clifton at least once a week."
"Rory's yoga classes are excellent. I really appreciate the variation in sequences from class to class, and Rory's attention to detail and ability to describe poses and movements. Rory, you are an inspiring yoga teacher!"
"I try to get to Rory's class every week. The practice is different each time, and I like the way he breaks things down to help with a physical understanding of the postures."
"Thank you for some wonderful classes, I feel I learn something new each time I'm at class. This is prob the most technical yoga I've done and I'm really enjoying it."