Kia will be teaching in the 2nd week only of this 2 week course.
We open our mornings with Silent sitting & Mindfullness with Scott. Cultivating deep awareness at the beginning of the day allows us to develop skills that help us to drop into the experience of our lives.
Followed by Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style classes, where you receive individual guidance and adjustments from Scott, Kia and their highly experience assisting team. Those new to the practice will be introduced to Mysore Style Self Practice, whilst experienced practitioners will develop their personl practice. Some led classes focused on specific aspects of the practice will also be offered as well as Traditionally Sanskrit Counted practice.
Afternoon sessions during the first week are dedicated to exploring and developing techniques and mindful principles of Ashtanga Yoga with Scott looking at how practice becomes deeper when we cultivate true awareness. These classes will include techniques, hands on adjustments and cultivating mindful qualities of practice. We will be moving towards the deeper aspects of the second week when Kia arrives.
The second week's afternoons will journey on to the subtler aspects of yoga - The philosophy and practice of traditional Pranayamas & Kriyas (yogic purification techniques) with Kia. The division between body and mind is first healed with the breath. Pranayama takes us beyond the physical aspects to the next level of awareness. Hence Pranayama is considered the most central aspect of any authentic Hatha Yoga practic. In these sessions we will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philospohy. New students will build up a self practice of Pranayama & Kriyas to continue after the course, whilst those of more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.