Advanced Workshop

Series

David Curtis

Master classes for teachers & experienced students

Including a 6 Week Course in Vinyasa Yoga

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Part 1

January 12th | 1pm - 3.30pm

The Vayus - Apana and Vyana Vayu – The winds that move you

In this workshop we will work with principles such as pumping, shifting and weighing to build power in the legs and establish a deeper breath cycle in your forward bends. Learn how to stabilise the inner fire (agni) through stance work and meditative seats.Learn more about the subtle nature of the inner winds that govern the internal functions of the body.

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Part 2

February 9th | 1pm - 3.30pm

Prana and Samana

Create inner harmony and balance

In this workshop we will work with principles such as balancing, twisting and back bending to build power in the waist and chest and establish a deeper inhalation. Moving from the center begins to change the experience of how your yoga feels. When movements take place from the inside out the practice becomes more internalised and less fragmented.

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Part 3

April 13th | 11am - 1.30pm

The Subtle Body

The Central Channels and Cultivating the Vital Centre

In this workshop we will work with a linear sequence that focuses on the central channels of the spine. This prepares the breath and the spine for the inverted poses like shoulderstand and their variations. Preparatory poses will be introduced that open the waist and side body which is essential for proper inverted work.

Talks included within each workshop:

Samkhya Philosophy – One of the six schools of Indian thought- How to practically apply it

The Yin and Yang of Yoga – Cultivating the play of opposites from the inside out

Transcending the I-maker – How to transcend the Ego with the mechanism of Surrender

Vinyasa Yoga

in the Taoist Style

6 Week Course

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These classes blend Hatha and Taoist yoga principles which strengthen the bones, the blood and the lifeforce or Prana.

On the physical level the spine becomes free of the limbs and on the pranic or subtle body level the inner winds (Vayus) are strengthened creating more harmony for the organs, endocrine and nervous systems. Adapting set forms taken from the Taoist Shaolin and Indian Kalari traditions the breath and bones are the initial focus then co-ordinating movements which follow the flow of the lifeforce or Vayus (Inner winds) and their natural patterns.

The floor work sets up the natural progression laid out in the hatha yoga texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.