Patrick Oancia & Satoko Horie: Osaka Workshop YogaJaya Baseworks: The Experience and Understanding
Yoga philosophy can be interpreted as a fusion of an integrated understanding of contemporary life, freedom from fear and social regimentation. An individual’s maximum potential lies in an ability to re-discover the intelligence that we call “intuition” and use it as a compass to navigate freely through everyday life. One of the main purposes of yoga is to first balance and optimize health and well being in order to raise this intuition.
YogaJaya’s teaching approach aims to consolidate the integrated aspects of yoga to raise awareness and promote sensitivity in all aspects of life. The objective is to help ensure that we are engaged in a life-long, continually evolving and essentially healthy yoga experience.
This workshop is open to all levels and backgrounds, including total beginners to yoga, teachers, intermediate and experienced practitioners. Also recommended for those who regularly practice any modern hatha yoga traditions including Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Iyengar, Ishta, Sivananda, Anusara etc.
**This two part workshop establishes the foundation of YogaJaya’s approach to teaching asana and is part of the signature curriculum for the YogaJaya Teacher Trainings. Students who want to refresh the ideas from previous workshops with Patrick are also strongly encouraged to attend. Patrick refines, upgrades and presents the ideas in a consistent but unique way each year so to best consolidate the information presented.
Part 1: Experiencing the Baseworks Sequence
June 16th Saturday 10:00-12:00
YogaJaya Baseworks is a unique dynamic system of structural alignment focused yoga that works to the body in a safe holistic way, nurturing both flexibility and strength at the same time. On this first morning session of the two part series workshop, Satoko Horie will be leading and introducing the true experience of a Baseworks sequence.
Part 2: Understanding the Baseworks Sequence and Going Beyond
June 16th Saturday 13:00-16:00
Where it is often a misconception that yoga is only about stretching, this session will inspire the use of opposing muscle groups to support the major joint complexes and their associated tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The focus is to enhance total body awareness. In this second afternoon session of the two part series workshop, Patrick Oancia will go into the details of the underlying thinking behind the Baseworks sequence.
Various postures will be repeatedly practiced with particular emphasis on alignment sensitivity, and refined breath. This session will also look at the transition from the gross physical to subtle energetic potential in practice through easy-to-understand applications on economizing how we expend our energy by utilizing different pranayama rhythms (breathing practices), and meditation.
[Students interested in this session are also recommended to attend the first morning session, as it creates a fantastic experiential base for deepening the understanding behind the Baseworks system]