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Enlightened Asana workshops - The Subtle Body


The Thinking Body / The Breathing Body (Pranayama) / The Energy Body
A trio of standalone yoga workshops to enrich your practice

'Living, the whole body carries its meaning and tells its own story, standing, sitting, walking, awake or asleep. It pulls all life up into the face of the philosopher, and sends it down into the legs of the dancer. A casual world over-emphasises the face. Memory likes to recall the whole body. It is not our parents faces that come back to us, but their bodies, in the accustomed chairs, eating, sewing, smoking, doing all the familiar things. We remember each as a body in action' (Mabel Todd)

The body is multilayered. As well as the physical anatomy there is the subtle; the mental, breathing, emotional and energetic states. Across three workshops, we dive into The Subtle Body through a number of classical and un-orthodox yoga principles, practices and concepts. Two of these workshops applies the learnt techniques to yoga asana (postures) whilst the other focuses on pranayama (breathing practices).

Each workshop is a standalone format and can be attended individually. But there is continuity across all three to make for a richer experience so we encourage this where possible. See workshop links below for full information and booking.

Suitable for all levels (except complete beginners).

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The Thinking Body

Sunday 19th May 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
9am - 12pm
Clifton / Bristol

> Improve balance, control and motion
> Develop greater whole body awareness and proprioception
> Greater awareness and control of breath
> Learn techniques to access our thinking brain and instinctual brain
> Correct technique, application and precision of yoga postures

The Breathing Body (Pranayama)

Sunday 16th June 2019
9am - 12pm
Clifton / Bristol

> Learn classical pranayama techniques
> Learn un-orthodox breathing practices
> Increase energy levels
> Develop greater clarity & focus
> Bring calmness to the nervous system
> Cultivate greater awareness and control of the breath

The Energy Body

Sunday 14th July 2019
9am - 12pm
Clifton / Bristol

> Develop awareness of Chi energy 
> Learn the bandha system
> Learn how to control and move energy
> Bring lightness into your asana practice
> Experience the power of intention
> Learn how to practice asana through the subtle body
> Correct technique, application and precision of yoga postures

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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 6 hours a day of asana practice) has helped her to perfect the asana. Certified to teach her system of yoga, 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".

Information

The workshops are suitable for all levels (except for complete beginners). Each workshop is structured as a stand alone format. 

The workshops run for 3 hours.

Yoga mats and equipment will be provided (feel free to bring your own mat).

Cost: 
£37.50 (£32.50 early bird booking) per workshop
3 x 'The Subtle Body' Workshops - £90

Yogakutir members can use class card credits towards workshops - please enquire here

10% discount available for students and concessions - please enquire
here.

Location:
Clifton Library, 13 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS83BX

Time:
9am - 12pm

Testimonials 

"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."