Advanced Workshop


David Curtis

Master classes for teachers & experienced students

Including a 6 Week Course in Vinyasa Yoga


Part 3


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.