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Course Details:

Nov 23rd 2019 - Dec 6th 2019

Kia Naddermier
Kia Naddermier

Kia Naddermier has over 20 years experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the main teacher & director of Mysore Yoga Paris ( where she upholds the daily Mysore-program. She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and adjustment techniques. She mentors teachers, runs long-term apprentice programs and gives workshops and trainings internationally. Kia is certified to teach advanced Pranayama and Kriyas directly by Shri O.P. Tiwariji and his son Sudhir Tiwari in the lineage of Kavalyadham.
Kia teaches with careful adherence to the authentic teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama whilst encouraging each individual to explore the beauty of the practice for themselves. With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, her way of teaching integrates profound knowledge of the breath and Pranic energy, subtle and physical anatomy, with yogic principles. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of this practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.  

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson has over 16 years of experience with Ashtanga Yoga. He is the co-founder and main teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London ( Scott’s teaching is greatly inspired and influenced by John Scott, Lucy Crawford and Manju Pattabhi Jois. Scott met John in 2002 and instantly felt the deep connection to the ashtanga yoga lineage through John’s inspiring teaching of the practice. 
Scott is authorized to teach the primary and intermediate series of ashtanga yoga by Manju Jois.  Scott is co-founder of Amāyu Yoga, a new Ashtanga Yoga organization that educates practitioners on student empowerment and shared powers dynamics.  Scott has also also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind Institute, gaining their level 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the ashtanga yoga lineage he has had access to. He adheres to the authentic tradition and lineage of ashtanga yoga, assisting practitioners in discovering how the practice can unfold, not only personally on the mat, but also in the wider context of daily life.    

Course Description:

Scott´s & Kia´s retreat integrates the philosophy & practice of Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style with traditional Pranayama and Mindfulness. We look deeper into these practices to cultivate an understanding of yoga as a whole, involving all aspects – body, breath and mind. This will take your practice to the next level of awareness, allowing its subtleties to fully unfold and blossom… 

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with both Kia & Scott whose combined teachings include extensive experience of Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style, profound knowledge of breath, pranic energy, subtle and physical anatomy, mindfulness and hands-on adjustments. 

They offer an including, warm and inspiring space open for personal exploration and inquiry. Kia & Scott are excited to bring their beautiful Mysore communities together to share the universal language of yoga at Purple Valley!

This retreat is open for all levels of practitioners – from beginners to advanced.

Daily Planning

  • We open our mornings with Silent sitting & Mindfulness 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. Kia will also introduce everyone to the essential practices of classical Kriyas (yogic purification techniques) as per Hatha Pradipika. and Gerhanda Samhita.
  • Followed by Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style classes, where you receive individual guidance and adjustments from Scott, Kia and their highly experienced assisting team. Those new to the practice will be introduced to Mysore Style Self Practice, whilst experienced practitioners will develop their personal practice. Some led classes focused on specific aspects of the practice will also be offered as well as Traditionally Sanskrit Counted practice.
  • Afternoons will be dedicated to exploring mindful principles of Ashtanga Yoga including hands on adjustments with Scott and the Philosophy and Practice of Traditional Pranayamas and Kriyas with Kia. 

In Scott´s  afternoon sessions, we will be 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.

The Philosophy and Practice of Pranayama takes us beyond the physical aspects of yoga to the next level of awareness. In these sessions Kia will allow us to deepen our appreciation  of the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy. New students will build up a self-practice of Pranayama  & Kriyas to continue after the course, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.  Kia may also offer pulse-reading and personalised practices to those established in Pranayama in the lineage of Kaivalyadham.

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