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Chama from tokyo-yoga will be coming to teach a special course!
Learn to give and receive simple and effective bodywork to enhance your personal yoga practice, your health and the health of others around you. This workshop is based on the inspirational style of bodywork, ‘Zen Thai Shiatsu’ － bringing freedom to the structural and energetic body through focussed intention and loving kindness (meta). Zen Thai Shiatsu is a blend of techniques, drawing on the arts of Yoga, Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage and Osteopathy.
Yuki Nishioka will be introducing the use of props. Inspired by Iyengar Yoga.
This workshop will elaborate on integration of body dynamics and relaxation. Patrick will address different aspects of the physical practice and how that can manifest into practical life experience. He will introduce a 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. He will later combine dynamic vinyasa style sequencing with multiple posture variations for more of a heat intensive, purifying practice. Patrick encourages holding active postures for longer periods to stimulate and promote purification of the cardiovascular system, aiding in complete physical detoxification.
Patrick Oancia will do a two session workshop at Osaka Practice Esaka Studio (tokyo-yoga). - The opposing elements in practice and lifestyle and how to embrace the best of both worlds. - The linking of action to action, and the beauty of conscious deep sleep relaxation.
The crossroads events combine a fusion of ideas with performance, art installations, animation, alternative lifestyles, and club culture to bring people together in an open and evolving environment, breaking open the doors to connectivity, coexistence and peace.
Patrick Oancia will be one of the 12 leading teachers to participate in this charity yoga event! Over 1000 people have participated in this event globally, where participants join to perform 108 sun salutations.
Sivananda yoga that has been the bridge between classical and modern yoga, is known as an integral yoga that includes 4 paths of yoga aiming for the purification of spirit. This 5 week course looks in to how we practice this type of yoga in today's contemporary society.
Walk in the path of truth, swim in the ocean of love, fly in the sky of freedom. Enjoy this rare chance to study with Josi! In these 3 hour sessions he will teach students everything he knows about yoga practice, lifestyle and philosophy!
How to use asana (posture), vinyasas (movement) and pranayama (breath control) to move prana (energy) and citta (consciousness) through the nadis (subtle channels of the body).
In this 4 week course, Patrick will introduce the fundamental aspects of the physical hatha yoga practice to promote well being. Classes will be 90 minutes in length.
The aim is to restore the human essence that is lost to everyday stress and to achieve total relaxation through regeneration. Lunigiana is an idyllic landscape in Tuscany unspoiled by tourism, a wild reserve of nature... green hills rising from the sea through vineyards and olive groves into forests of chestnut, gurgling creeks and mountain meadows set against the rocky Apuan Alps. This venue is the ideal place for Patrick Oancia and Qbi to share the secrets of release, introspection and finally, total relaxation through yoga.
In his 3rd year at Japan's YogaFest Yoga Conference In Yokohama, Patrick will introduce the following workshops:
September 19 - Narrative Instruction vs Adjustment, Demonstration (For Teachers)
September 20 - Dynamic Hatha Yoga (All Levels)
● Mountain Retreat September 12th-15th 2008
● Tokyo Weekend Workshop September 20th-21st 2008
All of the daily sessions Clive will conduct in Japan during the Mountain retreat and weekend workshop will start with a meditation practice and pranayama class followed by an asana class. In each afternoon session, Clive will give a discourse on the inner teachings of yoga, followed by a second asana class and finishing the day with pranayama.
The retreat will be held at the spiritually renowned “Mitake Mountain”. Mitake has been worshipped since ancient times with many sacred locations for ascetic training.
Musashi-Mitake shrine is situated at the pinnacle of the mountain (929 meters), and is accessible to the public only by climbing or cable car. The original Musashi-Mitake Shinto shrine was built 2100 years ago, and is one of the most spiritual sites that can be found in Kanto area.
Retreat and accommodation will be in a 180-year-old Japanese traditional thatched roof temple lodging that has been preserved by the Kubota family for 18 generations. Vegetarian meals will be provided.
YogaJaya founder and director Patrick Oancia will be leading daily pranayama and asana classes at the world renown Boom festival this summer.
Boom is an independent culture and artistic expression event. It crosses different art forms like music, paint, graffiti, multimedia, installations, land art, theatre, cinema, or videoart. Besides a huge line up based on arts, Boom has a cultural hub inside it, with conferences, workshops, fine arts gallery and presentations. Altogether there are about 400 artists in every edition of the Boom festival. There’s a full multidisciplinary atmosphere within the venue.
Turn yourself upside down and you turn around the aging process. There is no doubt that inverting the body is one of the most powerful mechanisms within Yoga; stand on your head and the breath becomes subtle, the body, warm and soft, the mind, clear and quiet... and all grey hairs disappear within six months!
Attend a workshop with patrick in one of the following places from August through October!
August 3-8 : Jivamukti Munich, Munich Germany
August 11-17 : Boom festival, Idanha-a-nova, Portugal
September 22-29 : Tuscany retreat, Casola Italy
August 23-24 : Shanty Cape Town, Cape Town August 30- : Lotus Studio, Knysna
August 31- September 5 : Africa Yoga, St.Francais bay
September 5-7 : Yoga Warrior, Johannesburg
October 4-5 : Yplus, Shanghai
Enjoy the feelings of rejuvenation and steadiness that arise from a Yin Yoga practice. In this form of Hatha Yoga, the ancient teachings of India are integrated with the specific subtle body anatomy of the Chinese Meridian Theory. The aim is to actively nourish and harmonize the movement and distribution of chi (life force or prana) and alleviate ill health by eliciting the body’s natural healing response. It is a synthesis of eastern knowledge that aims at directly affecting the connective tissue (fascia, joints and ligaments) in the body, so that the health of the associated organs is improved.
This workshop aims to present the full scope of Hatha Yoga, as described in the ancient texts, laying the foundations with cleansing practices (kriyas) and postures (asana), and deepening the experience by introducing breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana). The material will culminate to form a complete practice, which may be varied according to individual needs and circumstances, to bring about profound transformation.
Asami Koike: Nada Yoga: Introduction into the Yoga of Sound Pranava Pranayama, Mantra and Bhajan Workshop
The voice is one of many mediums which we can use to harness a greater awareness and deeper understanding of ourselves. Our voice closely mirrors our state of being, and our mind frame will also affect the quality, strength and flexibility of our voice. By using the voice correctly, we can release emotions such as frustration, fear and anger. Resonating our voices together has been proven to have amazing healing qualities for stress, speech disorders and depression.
In this 5 week course, Patrick will introduce the fundamental aspects of the physical hatha yoga practice to promote well being. Classes will be 90 minutes in length. Learn through simple but thorough instruction to build a comprehensive but tangible knowledge of the breathing, postures and dynamics. Course open to complete beginners. Also be of interest to regular yoga enthusiasts as well. Partcipants attending the course will build the foundations for attending level 1-3, and all level multi style classes at YogaJaya.
Teachings of Swami Sivananda (1887-1963), one of the sages of modern India has been spread across the world by Swami Vishnu Devananda (1927-1993). This pure and deep traditional yoga from India, still continues to be practiced by many to this day. In this workshop, we will go deep into the essence of Sivananda yoga that exceeds that of mere asana.
Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally have written five books ― The Garden, The Diamond Cutter: the Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life, The Tibetan Book of Yoga, Essential Yoga Sutra, and How Yoga Works: Healing Yourself and Others through Yoga― with a sixth book soon to be released. They have translated dozens of ancient Sanskrit and Tibetan texts on Buddhism and Yoga Philosophy, usually working directly from antique folios newly discovered in libraries hidden in the heart of Asia.
Classes will be 90 minutes in length. The Ashtanga Primary series (half series - led) will be used to explore the techniques and theory discussed in the class. Students are recommended to attend all 4 classes, as the subjects are interconnected and the theory will be built upon week-by-week.
These Workshops will define essential considerations in the process of practicing Yoga. The workshops will focus on techniques that harness the forces of the body and the mind, which are the means by which we cultivate skill and depth of understanding.
Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying Sanskrit and Indian Dharma on the Subcontinent, as well as Chinese Philosophy and Taoism in East Asia. He is presently conducting courses for teacher training programs of Yoga Arts of Australia and Purple Valley of India in pranayama, guided meditation and yoga philosophy, the latter a series of lectures encompassing the known history, the different disciplines and traditions, and the personalities and masters of Yoga.
When not in Nepal and India practicing, teaching, and researching, Emil is holding his own workshops and retreats in Europe, as well as in Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Japan. Emil E. Wendel teaches a merging of asanas (physical yoga), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation), to develop and deepen yoga practice.
● Emil Wendel Mountain Retreat April 26-30, 2008
Unwind and relax with Emil Wendel in this 5 day intensive yoga retreat!
● Emil Wendel Morning Pranayama/Meditation May 3-9, 2008 Every morning 07:00-08:30
Intensive Pranayama & Guided Meditation every morning!
● Emil Wendel Weekend Workshop May 10-11, 2008 Both days 07:00-16:30
Intensive weekend workshop on Pranayama, Meditation, Asana and Kriya
Event will be held in the stylish and very spacious museum restaurant "content" at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. There will be yoga workshops, discussion about redefining balance in accesing different modalities related to lifestyle, as well as acroyoga and slackline performance, art installations, chill-out music and amazing healthy food.
ripsichore's Artistic Director, Edward Clark will share some of the secrets of their technique at this Tokyo workshop. Sequestered in their studio in London, the company has worked daily for the past 15 years to devise and refine yoga techniques of asana, pranayama, pratayahara, dharana, and dhyana.making excursions out to perform their creations to audiences worldwide. Until now, their techniques have only been taught to a very few.
YogaJaya Matsuri Vol.3
@MySOUL8 Yoga Studio. Nagoya
Xpression is a showcase bringing together artists, designers, journalists and regular people to Xpress and reflect our contemporary surroundings. Event will be held during the daytime from 1pm to 8pm on March 2, 2008 at IID (Ikejiri Institute of Design)(Mono Zukuri Gakko). There will be workshops, lectures related to travel, subculture, and sustainability, as well as performance, music and amazing healthy food.
The YogaJaya TT has outsourced sections to various recognized yoga facilitators experienced in self-inquiry, self-analysis, yoga philosophy, and contemporary cross-cultural ethics.
YogaJaya believes that to become a good teacher, it is most important to study oneself and allow flexibility in welcoming change through a compassionate approach. The YogaJaya TT is set up to be an ideal platform for this transformation.
● In-depth Study Of Multiple Modern Hatha Yoga Traditions ● Classical and Modern Yoga Philosophy/Ethics and Lifestyle ● Body Movement (Techniques, Teaching, Methodology, Practical Application) ● Self Inquiry ● Anatomy and Physiology ● Foundation principles of Ayurveda ● Sustainable Ethics (Study of ecological and social issues which relate to the world and how to integrate our knowledge) ● Yoga and Career
This is a basic course designed to help beginners understand the dynamics of yoga posture techniques with correct breathing and intro to basic yoga philosophy. Beginner students who complete this course will be ready to attend YogaJaya level 1 to 3 led public classes.
Yoga has amazing effects to ones life and greatly enhances lifestyle. In order for someone to better understand the effect that fits their unique needs, YogaJaya has created a customized yoga program.
It includes a 30 minute personal consultation session to assess your current condition, followed by a 30-45 minute private yoga class in which you will be provided a custom tailored introductory yoga sequence. Additionally we will also provide advice on basic lifestyle recommendations.
New trial package recipients will also be booked into two different YogaJaya public classes based on the outcome of the consultation.
Yoga practice is an essential part of living a positive life. Over this 4-6 week course, YogaJaya will work together with the students to build the strong foundations of a regular yoga routine. This course will be taught by YogaJaya qualified top teaching instructors.