Jill Ainsworth: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Sivananda and Meditation
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
A workshop exploring the subtle aspects of the Ashtanga Primary Series. Breaking down the postures and exploring key concepts. All with beginner’s mind welcome.
Saturday, January 27, 10:00-12:30
Finding the Yoga Mala. A devotional look at the Ashtanga Primary Series as taught by Pattabhi Jois. dristi. A discussion about why to do this practice? Finding the vinyasa(flow) through looking closely at the basics of breath, bundah & dristi.
Sun salutations thru navasana.
Saturday, January 27, 14:30-17:00
Spirals, Juice Boxes, brass rings, scales & caves. Finding helpful metaphors & images. Samasthitih. Finding alignment & balance thru your feet & in your life with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Smiling thru the "Grunts" of the practice. Looking closely at back bending & finishing Navasana thru to Finishing.
Really "taking rest" at the end.
A day of Advanced Sivananda practice & metta meditation.
Explore the variations of the 12 postures in Sivananda yoga system coupled with a soothing metta meditation!
Saturday, Febrary 3, 10:00-12:30
Sivananda Advanced Practice. With devotion & respect to Swami Sivananda & Vishnu Devananda. An exploration of the 5 elements of right living. Including advanced pranayama & asana as well as japa mala meditation & chanting.
Saturday, February 3, 14:30-16:30
Metta Meditation…the Loving Kindness Practice
An introduction to the Metta(Loving Kindness) practice of the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. Making a comfortable seat for meditation thru basic yoga stretches & proper alignment. Finding compassion & love for self & others through the tools of this heart centered meditation practice.