November 2011

Patrick Oancia: Experienced Pranayama/ Meditation: Morning Practice Immersion

November 7, 2011 - November 20, 2011

The deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga comes from regular daily practice. The particular quality of morning practice can tone and prepare our bodies and mind for the course of each and everyday.

This immersion will focus on pranayama (breathing practices) and guided meditation with additional emphasis on bandha, mudra, kriya and mantra.

November 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya Experienced Practitioner Immersion Version E1.0 Extended

November 2, 2011 - November 30, 2011

This VE1.0 immersion is a continuation of a series of fixed asana sequences which eventually navigates students to creative and random, dynamic freestyle asana practice.

Although some alignment will be emphasized according to Patricks’ teaching style, this is immersion is open to all experienced dynamic yoga asana practitioners. Pranayama will be integrated into the sequencing.

October 2011

Patrick Oancia: LSD (Long, Slow and Deep) All Level Immersion

November 1, 2011 - November 29, 2011

This all-level immersion focuses on holding postures for longer periods to raise sensitivity in body awareness. Each session will include a steady balance of different pose groups, combining restorative and dynamic practice with and without props. Students will be encouraged to work with subtle abdominal breathing to draw more from the “relaxed internal power” potential to release any unnecessary tension in the practice.

October 2011

Dave Dobson: Deepening Your Understanding of Yoga through Ayurveda, Diet & Nutrition, and Self-Inquiry

October 25, 2011 - October 28, 2011

With our lives becoming increasingly busy and complicated, it is easy for our minds and bodies to get out of balance, creating disturbances on all levels of life. To be able to live healthy and rewarding lives, we therefore need to recognize our personal needs on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual.

By understanding ourselves better, who we are and how life works, we can find personal balance and take a path of constructive development by making the appropriate choices, saying the appropriate things, and responding to life’s challenges in ways that result in positive outcomes.

Dave will be drawing on Ayurvedic principles interpreted in a contemporary way, as well as nutrition, psychology, and communication ethics to help workshop participants understand how to achieve personal balance and improve the quality of their lives and relationships.

October 2011

Edward Clark & Nikki Durrant: 2011 Tripsichore Workshops in Tokyo

October 17, 2011 - October 21, 2011

Tripsichore'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.

October 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya Flow Practice Immersion

October 5, 2011 - October 13, 2011

This all level Immersion focuses a flowing yoga practice observing sensations in the body and mind with new perspectives each session. Students will explore the subtle breath in relation to the economy of movement to develop a deep relaxing and meditative effect without clinging or pushing. Different sequencing will be introduced each session with some basic breathing exercises to promote mental clarity and well being.

September 2011

Steph Davis: Earth to Sky: Conquering Fear en route to ‘Impossible’ Dreams

September 30, 2011 - September 30, 2011

YogaJaya is thrilled to announce that it will be again hosting one of the world’s unique adventurists and rock climbers, Steph Davis. Steph’s personal-empowerment talks are aimed at describing her life experiences to people who seek to discover within themselves their own power to be free and to pursue their dreams in all fields of endeavor.

Telling her story in words accompanied by videos and still images of her exploits, Steph describes her experiences free climbing and base-jumping desert towers in the Utah desert. She presents all of these amazing feats as nothing but new ways by which she learned how to understand and overcome her deepest fears...

September 2011

Patrick Oancia at yogafest 2011

September 23, 2011 - September 25, 2011

In his 6th year at Japan's YogaFest Yoga Conference In Yokohama, Patrick will introduce the following workshops:

September 23rd 17:00-18:30 -
Entry Point:
The Fundamentals

September 24th 15:00-16:30 -
Igniting the Flame:
Unlocking our Intuitive Potential

September 25th 11:00-12:30 -
Altitude:
Challenging the Way We Sense our Practice

September 2011

Mark Shveima: The Body As A Temple: An Exploration of Foundation & Sacred Space

September 17, 2011 - September 18, 2011

What type of ground is your life most firmly rooted into?

What type of sacred space have you built upon the ground of your life?

These are our considerations as we explore the asana practice from both the perspective of the physical body, and the emotional content of the energy vortices of the muladhara and svadhishthana chakras.

The body is a sacred vessel, with the capacity to assist us in our movement toward a more harmonious relationship with our emotional core. When we truly listen to what is being communicated from the body, we can often receive profound insight into our emotional state as well

September 2011

Jason Crandell Lotus 8 x Tokyo Yoga x YogaJaya Collaboration Workshop 2011

September 10, 2011 - September 11, 2011

Jason is back! In this 3-workshop series in Tokyo, you will learn how alignment and attention to detail cultivates greater depth and ease in your flow practice—from exploring your breath's patterns, to arm-balances, to backbends, to release your spine. Said to have a “knack for explaining subtle movements in a way everyone can understand” (Yoga Journal), Jason will help you deepen your practice—teaching you to expand your edge, open your body, and stay connected to your essence. Each workshop will begin with a brief discussion of related anatomy and illustrate the physical theme of the practice with demonstration. Then, we will transition into a smart, satisfying flow practice.

September 2011

[CANCELLED] Clive Sheridan: Japan Workshop & Retreat

September 4, 2011 - September 11, 2011

The specific content of these sessions is not specified due to the spontaneous style of teaching Clive is renown for worldwide. All sessions are inspired by the true essence and spirit of non-regimented advaita and tantra yoga sadhana.

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.

August 2011

Chris Kummer: Yoga and Anatomy: Enlightening Your Understanding of Yoga Practices

August 22, 2011 - August 26, 2011

Evening Workshop
18:45-21:15 August 22, 23, 26, 2011

Teachers & Experienced Practitioner Workshop
13:00-15:30 August 25, 2011

August 2011

Patrick Oancia: The Deeper Dimensions of Teaching Yoga 15-Hour Yoga Teachers’ Immersion

August 15, 2011 - September 3, 2011

Patrick Oancia has been teaching yoga internationally for more than a decade with a passion and focus on expanding the application of yoga beyond the mat and into everyday life. Patrick’s personal interest is in constantly developing his potential for expanding his teaching knowledge based on in-depth study of diverse teaching styles and effective ways of promoting meaningful feedback. Throughout the years of training teachers, he has been constantly developing his own style through his study of teaching platforms in various educational environments.

Immersion in this course is intended to explore different theories on conveying knowledge, borrowing ideas from existing learning platforms not directly related to yoga, but linked to the assimilation of information for the purpose of reaching a more diverse yoga student base.

August 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya Experienced Practitioner Immersion Version E1.0 Extended

August 11, 2011 - August 25, 2011

This VE1.0 immersion is one in a series of fixed asana sequences which eventually navigates students to creative and random, dynamic freestyle asana practice.

Although some alignment will be emphasized according to Patricks’ teaching style, this is primarily an immersion for experienced dynamic yoga asana practitioners. Pranayama will be integrated into the sequencing.

August 2011

Emil Wendel: Pranayama and Beyond 2011 Tokyo

August 8, 2011 - August 12, 2011

Morning Pranayama/Meditation
06:30-08:00 August 8-12, 2011

Yoga Philosophy Evening Workshop
18:45-21:15 August 8-9, 2011

July 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya Experienced Practitioner Immersion Version E1.0 Extended

July 30, 2011 - August 4, 2011

This VE1.0 immersion is one in a series of fixed asana sequences which eventually navigates students to creative and random, dynamic freestyle asana practice.

Although some alignment will be emphasized according to Patricks’ teaching style, this is primarily an immersion for experienced dynamic yoga asana practitioners. Pranayama will be integrated into the sequencing.

July 2011

Simon Borg-Olivier: Awakening The Chakras

July 25, 2011 - July 25, 2011

In this morning class followed by a workshop, you will learn wave-like movements of the spine, that, when moved one vertebra at a time, can help in the generation of energy and the transmission of power through the channels of the body. This process also establishes a type of ‘core stabilization’ that is both firm but calm, or ‘sthira sukham asanam’, as described in the yoga sutras of Patanjali.

July 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya All Level Practice Immersion

July 12, 2011 - August 2, 2011

This immersion will combine different sequencing every week with some basic breathing exercises to promote mental clarity and well being. Immersion open to all levels of students.

June 2011

YogaJaya International Intensive Teacher Training 2011 (Yoga Alliance 200-hour)

July 1, 2011 - November 30, 2011

The YogaJaya Teacher Training courses are unique in being rooted both in great traditions of knowledge as well as contemporary and forward-thinking visions of the future. Anyone sincerely interested in Yoga is most welcome to enroll in the course in order to expand practice and knowledge with or without the desire for certification.

June 2011

Patrick Oancia: Evolution: Asia Yoga Conference 2011

June 9, 2011 - June 12, 2011

Entry Point: The Fundamentals
June 10th 10:30-13:30

Igniting the Flame:
Unlocking our Intuitive Potential
June 11th, 10:30-12:30

Altitude:
Challenging the Way We Sense Our Practice
June 12th, 10:30-12:30

June 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya Teachers Intensive Workshop

June 4, 2011 - June 5, 2011

This 2-day intensive workshop will look at different aspects of yoga from a practical, theoretical and philosophical approach. The topics will be introduced in an easy-to-understand manner to enhance ones understanding of practicing and teaching yoga so to more deeply merge the timeless concepts with current lifestyle.

May 2011

YogaJaya Basic Course with Patrick Oancia

May 28, 2011 - May 29, 2011

Yoga practice is an essential part of positive living. Over these 4 sessions, Patrick will introduce some basic concepts for beginners to work with so as to establish the foundations for a healthy yoga practice.

May 2011

Patrick Oancia: All Level Pranayama/ Meditation: Morning Practice Immersion

May 23, 2011 - June 3, 2011

The deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga comes from regular daily practice. The particular quality of morning practice can tone and prepare our bodies and mind for the course of each and everyday.

This immersion will focus on pranayama (breathing practices) and guided meditation utilizing effective techniques in and easy-to-understand way.

May 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya All Level Practice Immersion

May 11, 2011 - June 1, 2011

This immersion will combine different sequencing every week with some basic breathing exercises to promote mental clarity and well being. Immersion open to all levels of students.

May 2011

Patrick Oancia: YogaJaya Experienced Practitioner Immersion Version E1.0

May 9, 2011 - June 2, 2011

This VE1.0 immersion is the first in a series of fixed asana sequences which eventually navigates students to creative and random, dynamic freestyle asana practice.

Although some alignment will be emphasized according to Patricks’ teaching style, this is primarily an immersion for experienced dynamic yoga asana practitioners. Pranayama will be integrated into the sequencing.

May 2011

Roberto Milletti: Warrior Dance Workshop: Being in Every Moment

May 5, 2011 - May 5, 2011

This workshop will explore the expression of Energy in motion. The dance, with its tribal rhythm, marked by techniques of spiral combat, transforms the body and feelings into vitality, internal force and promptness of action. With every gesture we feel focused and centered, in a state of mental calm where we can express what we are, in total freedom, “here and now” not later, not in the mind, but in the totality of our being.

April 2011

[CANCELLED] Jim Harrington: Morning Immersion: Creating and Owning a Personal Practice

April 25, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Jims teachings will be based around developing a regular practice of Asana, Pranayama and reflective self inquiry to enhance our ability to not only cope with the world, but to also embrace life, experience it fully, and find the delight in the beauty of it.

Each day will involve short guided Pranayama and mediation followed by an uplifting asana practice.

April 2011

[CANCELLED] Jim Harrington Weekend Workshop & Adjustment Clinic

April 23, 2011 - April 24, 2011

Jim will share the depth of his knowledge as a yoga teacher and teachers trainer in these invigorating and informative workshops.

April 2011

[CANCELLED] Elana Katz Kripalu Yoga Workshop: Diving into Stage III

April 16, 2011 - April 16, 2011

This workshop will lead participants through a dynamic asana practice (stages I & II) that will prepare for an exploration of stage lll-- a merging of meditation, motion, and improvisational expression.

Open to all levels, no prior Kripalu Yoga experience required.

March 2011

[CANCELLED] Adrian Cox: Morning Immersion: Body-Mind Breakthrough A Five Day Immersion Integrating Yoga and NLP

March 28, 2011 - April 1, 2011

Notice more, feel more, become more intelligent.

Yoga is an incredible tool for total wellbeing. NLP is a set of tools to help you use the language of your mind to consistently achieve better results. Put together, they form a system for inner wellbeing, and outer attainment!

Upcoming in the last week of this March, join Bangkok yoga teacher/ NLP trainer, Adrian Cox and begin your morning with all-levels Vinyasa yoga and techniques of NLP mind training to apply in seeing more, feeling more, and creating exquisite states of body and mind.

March 2011

[CANCELED] Adrian Cox: Flying Cat-Yoga Workshop

March 26, 2011 - March 27, 2011

Come learn some new takes on your usual yoga practice. These two all-level workshops take a few simple principles and apply them in multiple ways to get new results out of the usual postures so you can experience feather-weight inversions, a comfortably bendy spine, and ecstatic rushes of energy. Flying cat-yoga describes a synthesis approach to yoga that Adrian uses in whatever he teaches. Adrian derives these elements from Vinyasa Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga, and NLP.

March 2011

Creative Improvisation: Investigate the Inner Landscape… Course with Elana Katz

March 5, 2011 - March 26, 2011

Improvisation is a spontaneous response to one’s immediate environment and inner feelings. This course will explore how awareness of the present can stimulate creative improvisation without boundaries. Students will work with the body and voice as tools of improvisational expression, and also explore interaction with improvisational music. The class will be joined as well by guest musical artist Martha Strongin Katz.

February 2011

Patrick Oancia 2011 International Workshops

February 14, 2011 - July 3, 2011

Catch Patrick in one of the following places in 2011:
YogaJaya - Tokyo, Japan : 1/14-1/31
Home Yoga - Berlin, Germany : 2/14-2/20
TANZMOTO - Essen, Germany: 2/21-2/24
Air Yoga - Zurich, Switzerland : 2/25-3/4
Karma Calmer Studio - Cape Town, South Africa : 3/11-3/21
Air Yoga - Munich, Germany : 3/23-3/27
Odaka Yoga - Rome, Italy : 4/1-4/2
Arte Vida Yoga Studio - Salzburg, Austria : 4/6-4/12
Power Yoga Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany : 4/15-4/17
YogaJaya - Tokyo, Japan : 4/21-6/10
Evolution Asia Yoga Conference - Hong Kong : 6/9- 6/12
Home Yoga - Berlin, Germany : 6/27-7/3
YogaJaya - Tokyo, Japan : 7/14-11/30

February 2011

YogaJaya Yoga Basic Course: 2011

February 5, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Yoga practice is an essential part of living a positive life. Over this 4 week course, YogaJaya will work together with the students to build the strong foundations of a regular yoga routine.

This course is designed to give the beginner an insight into the physical practice of yoga. Emphasis will be placed on the significance of the physical practice, as well as introductory explanations on how to utilize yoga for complete wellbeing.

February 2011

Expanding the Visual Field: Open Eye Meditation Course with Elana Katz

February 2, 2011 - March 30, 2011

This course will explore techniques of open eye meditation, the calming therapeutic effect of bringing meditation into a visual practice -- deepening, softening, and challenging one’s visual experience. Over the course of nine weeks, participants will be asked to leave the comfort zone of meditation in a contained space, bringing various forms of stimulation and interaction to the meditative practice.