December 2018

BASEWORKS Practice ELEMENTS Practice Immersion with Satoko Horie: Tokyo

December 16, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Elements Practice Immersion introduces tips on how to approach the Elements practice module. The key factors that constitute the practice will be highlighted through a selection of specific poses from the sequence to allow participants to deepen their understanding.

July 2018

BASEWORKS.LIFE x Candle JUNE: Fuji Rock Festival 2018

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Patrick Oancia, Satoko Horie and Junko Shimada jumping into the air on the pyramid garden stage at Fuji Rock after leading a Baseworks movement Practice at Fuji Rock Festival in 2016

This will be Basework's 4th consecutive year at Fuji Rock Festival. Come and join us for a practice in the morning or afternoon each day.

April 2018

Jacqueline Hargreaves: Hathābhyāsapaddhati- A Precursor of Modern Yoga

April 25, 2018 - April 26, 2018
Jacqueline Hargreaves: Hathābhyāsapaddhati- A Precursor of Modern Yoga

This workshop will present the history and practice of the only sequential āsana routine that has been preserved in a premodern manuscript. One hundred and twelve āsanas, many of which are based on the movements of animals, are described in an eighteenth-century yoga text called the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati, 'a manual on the practice of Haṭhayoga'.

April 2018

Dr Jason Birch: Premodern Yoga- Texts and Traditions

April 22, 2018 - May 6, 2018
dr jason birch premodern yoga texts traditions workshop

In a more in depth look into the history and philosophy of yoga, Jason Birch, doctorate in Oriental Studies from Oxford University will dive deep into topics that extend the research of yoga philosophy and its correlation to modern lifestyle.

This course will assume that students have a basic understanding of the history of yoga and its most well-known texts, such as the Yogasūtra, Bhagavadgītā, Haṭhapradīpikā,

April 2018

Dr. Jason Birch: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

April 16, 2018 - April 24, 2018
dr jason birch introduction to philosophy workshop

Jason Birch received a doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford in 2013.

This lecture series will pose and discuss some basic questions on yoga, such as ‘what is yoga?’, ‘how can we understand its history?’, ‘do all yoga systems aim for the same thing?’, etc. The course will summarise the central ideas of two main types of premodern yoga, namely, Pātañjalayoga and Haṭha/Rājayoga, and look more closely at some teachings that may be helpful for yoga practitioners.

April 2018

Jacqueline Hargreaves: A Proper Pause- Essential skills for being at ease

April 14, 2018 - April 21, 2018
jacqueline hargreaves a proper pause workshop

This workshop will present in an accessible way the essential skills of body awareness, body movement and comfortable stillness. The combination of Mindfulness techniques with simple Yoga postures will be taught so that one may enjoy a genuine and healthy pause in daily life.

March 2018

Movement Possibilities V1: Matan Levkowich & Patrick Oancia

March 10, 2018 - March 10, 2018

During this workshop, Movement Lab founder Matan Levkowich and BASEWORKS Practice founder, Patrick Oancia will deconstruct ideas about practice and adaptive learning. On a physical level, the material is inspired by martial arts, contemporary dance, yoga, endurance sports, and contemplative practice. See more....

June 2018

David Swenson: Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Series in Tokyo

June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018

David will go through the details of building a strong foundation to practicing the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System. He will elaborate on all aspects of the system in order to induce a sustainable understanding of the practice.

March 2018

Matan Levkowich: Animal Instinct Practice

March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018

The Animal Instinct practice is an on going research that examines the potential of the human body in motion. Looking at the mind/body complex through physical, physiological and socio- political lters we aim to better understand the roots of our limitations and the tools to overcome our borders.