Patrick Oancia: Freestyle Hatha Yoga Intensive- Bali Spirit Yoga Studio Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
The basis of Patrick’s Bali weekend intensive is to elaborate on full integration of body dynamics, meditation, pranayama, and self-inquiry.
Patrick approaches teaching asana in various different ways to directly address different aspects of the physical practice and how that can manifest into life experience.
This workshop will combine dynamic vinyasa style sequencing with multiple posture variations for more of a heat intensive, purifying practice. Also integrating a more restorative yin style approach to induce a better understanding of how the practice can affect the meridian system and specific organs to enhance physical balance, inside out. Patrick will also encourage holding active postures for longer periods to stimulate and promote purification of the lymphatic system.
This combination of free style hatha asana brings about a sense of balance in physical practice that complements a very meditative quality. In turn leading to altered perceptions, and psycho-spiritual transformation.
Patrick draws great inspiration from Satyananda Saraswati, Osho, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Krishnamurti, Maurice Nicoll, Gurjieff, Almass, Faisal, Vasant Lad, and Robert Svoboda to name a few.
Patrick encourages for people to persevere tapping into their own potential according to their respective processes through integrated life experience. He feels the physical yoga practice is just the tip of the iceberg!
Patrick is the Director and Head Teacher of YogaJaya in Tokyo, Japan.
Saturday March 25, 2006
Freestyle hatha yoga
- Floating in and out of balancing postures
- Stability and active quadricep work to naturally trigger uddiyana, and moola bandhas
- Utilizing core strength and bandhas as levers to lighter practice and groundedness
- Introduction to working with Dharana(concentration) to move into more deep restorative posture work.
Sunday March 26, 2006
Full power vinaysa sequence, pranayama, and dhyana
- Focus on the economy of utilizing ujjayi pranayama to hold the postures for longer periods to engage a full power meditative practice
- Emphasis on observing the physical body throughout the practice, encouraging students to realize the direct link with psychological processing and self-inquiry
- Pranayama and meditation for self-observation and stillness
Some of Patrick's favourtie quotes:
"The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but how it positively changes the way we live our lives, and our relationships."
"Yoga is too big to fit into one style"
"Breath is central to yoga…because it is central to life…. and yoga is life."
"Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it...
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination an analysis, you find conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine belief and cling to and take as your guide."