Background image

Course Details:

Mar 3rd 2018 - Mar 17th 2018

Teacher:
Laruga Glaser
Laruga Glaser

Since a young age, Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual philosophy which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in early 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. After many years of practice in Mysore under the guides of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois she obtained an advance level of authorization and its now dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity


Course Description:

Dive into the heart and soul of the Ashtanga yoga practice under the inspiring guidance of Laruga Glaser and team of highly qualified assistants. The two week course will be a complete and comprehensive program offering foundational grounding for new students as well as progressive techniques for experienced practitioners. Our goal is for beginner students as well as experiencedpractitioners to benefit from the retreat, ultimately guiding each practitioner into the heart of their potential. In this regard, the retreat program is designed to harness the full capacity of each guest no matter what level.

Each morning will be devoted to Mysore practice, except for Led class on designated days, beginning with seated meditation and silence. Beginner students will be well taken care of especially in the early stages of the retreat to garner greater confidence to be self led under the guidance of the teacher. For experienced students, all will receive full support in helping strengthen and deepen their existing practice while working through challenging aspects of the sequences.

The majority of afternoon workshops will be split into two groups to give more attention to the various experience levels. Level One will be for beginners up to Primary Series practitioners and Level Two will be for those who have started Intermediate Series and/or above.

There will also be additional classes such as Mindfulness and Meditation class after dinner for those interested in establishing a seated meditation practice or to learn new techniques for an already existing sitting practice. In addition, there will be a few strength and conditioning classes added to the schedule to learn greater body awareness, agility and fortitude.

We aspire to create an environment that feels supportive through every step of the way garnering a greater sense of renewal, growth and expansion within the two week program.

Program Schedule

Sunday 4th March

Morning Practice: Led Primary: (All Levels)

Workshop:The Ashtanga Quest: The Journey within and how it transforms our experience to the outer world as well as an in-depth look at understanding and deepening the core components of the practice.

(All Levels) After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Magnus Fridh

Monday 5th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels) Workshop

Level One: Establishing the Root: A Closer Look at Sun Salutes and the Standing Sequence

Level Two: The Transitions of Standing Positions and Primary Series

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Jocke Gavazzeni

Tuesday 6th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Workshop

Level One: Primary Series In Depth (Part 1) Level Two: Intermediate Series In Depth (Part 1)

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditationwith Magnus Fridh

Wednesday 7th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Afternoon Elective:

Body Conditioning and Strength Building with David Fredriksson

Thursday 8th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Workshop

Level One: Primary Series in Depth (Part 2) Level Two: Intermediate Series in Depth (Part 2)

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Jocke Gavazzeni

Friday 9th March

Morning Practice:

Led Primary (All Levels)

Saturday 10th March

OFF

Sunday 11th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Workshop

Level One: Primary Series in Depth (Part 3) Level Two: Intermediate Series in Depth (Part 3)

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Magnus Fridh

Monday 12th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Workshop

Level One: Foundations to Arm Balancing Level Two: Arm Balance with Power and Grace

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Jocke Gavazzeni

Tuesday 13th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Workshop

Level One: Backhanding with Ease Level Two: Flow into Backbends

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Magnus Fridh

Wednesday 14th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Afternoon Elective:

Body Conditioning and Strength Building with David Fredriksson

Thursday 15th March

Morning Practice:

Mysore Class (All Levels)

Workshop

Level One: Spinal Twists, An In-depth Look Level Two: Handstand Deconstruction

After Dinner Class:

Mindfulness and Meditation with Jocke Gavazzeni

Friday 16th March

Morning Practice:

Led Primary & Closing Talk: Into the Heart of Practice, Cultivating One’s Sadhāna (All Levels)

 

 

Book Course »