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Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

May 2017

Thursday, 25 May, 2017
10.30 to 12.00
Advanced Vinyasa Yoga
Advanced Vinyasa Yoga
 This led class draws on the Ashtanga system’s use of vinyasa, which is to move with the breath, to explore postures in a more experimental and playful environment than the other formats within the Ashtanga vinyasa program. The class concludes with a short talk on spiritual practice within the context of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and builds on the foundation of ideas that we explore over time in order to add another dimension to the asana practice.
Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

Advanced Oberdorfstrasse Waiting List (0 slots free)
Friday, 26 May, 2017
06.30 to 09.00
Ashtanga Mysore Style
Ashtanga Mysore Style
Mysore Style self-practice is the traditional, lineage based method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as developed by guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, South India. It is a unique and powerful way of developing a yoga practice where individual growth is valued and honoured and all students from beginners to advanced practitioners learn side by side. A qualified teacher will guide students in their practice by introducing them to sun salutations, and then building on that foundation. Postures are taught sequentially, drawing from the Ashtanga set sequences, adding on postures over time. Practice is short initially and grows in duration over time. This approach allows for individual growth where the aptitude of the student determines the rate and need for development, thereby laying a strong foundation that will be of great benefit to any serious student of Yoga. As with all undertakings, commitment often determines progress. Everyone, especially beginners, are most welcome. We look forward to meeting you in the shala.

→ Useful information about the Ashtanga Mysore Practice

→ Here you will find the poses of the Full Primary Series of the Ashtanga Yoga
 

Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

Open Levels Oberdorfstrasse Not bookable
Saturday, 27 May, 2017
08.30 to 10.15
Ashtanga Yoga "Full Primary"
Ashtanga Yoga "Full Primary"

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga which focuses on building inner heat. The flowing movements lead to an increase in strength, flexibility and energy. Through the synchronization of breath and movement and the repetitive sequence of asanas (yoga postures), the practitioner is able to experience a state of meditation and calm while developing a self practice.

Ashtanga "Full Primary" – Full Primary Series (105 min.)
This class is a guided class of the entire first series of Ashtanga Yoga. It is taught in the traditional way where the asanas are called out and counted in Sanskrit. It is a meditation for both student and teacher. The class is fast paced and recommended for student familiar with Ashtanga, though anyone that has practiced yoga for a year or two is welcome.

Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

Full Primary Oberdorfstrasse Waiting List (0 slots free)
10.30 to 12.00
Ashtanga Yoga "Half Primary"
Ashtanga Yoga "Half Primary"

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga which focuses on building inner heat. The flowing movements lead to an increase in strength, flexibility and energy. Through the synchronization of breath and movement and the repetitive sequence of asanas (yoga postures), the practitioner is able to experience a state of meditation and calm while developing a self practice.

Ashtanga "Half Primary" – Primary Series through Navasana (90 min.)
This class is a guided class of the first half of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga. The pace is somewhat slower than in the full primary. It is suitable for practitioners that would like to spend more time in the postures and learn more detail as more information accompanies the postures by way of verbal adjustments.

Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

Half Primary Oberdorfstrasse Waiting List (0 slots free)
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
06.30 to 09.00
Ashtanga Mysore Style
Ashtanga Mysore Style
Mysore Style self-practice is the traditional, lineage based method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as developed by guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, South India. It is a unique and powerful way of developing a yoga practice where individual growth is valued and honoured and all students from beginners to advanced practitioners learn side by side. A qualified teacher will guide students in their practice by introducing them to sun salutations, and then building on that foundation. Postures are taught sequentially, drawing from the Ashtanga set sequences, adding on postures over time. Practice is short initially and grows in duration over time. This approach allows for individual growth where the aptitude of the student determines the rate and need for development, thereby laying a strong foundation that will be of great benefit to any serious student of Yoga. As with all undertakings, commitment often determines progress. Everyone, especially beginners, are most welcome. We look forward to meeting you in the shala.

→ Useful information about the Ashtanga Mysore Practice

→ Here you will find the poses of the Full Primary Series of the Ashtanga Yoga
 

Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

Open Levels Oberdorfstrasse Not bookable
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
06.30 to 09.00
Ashtanga Mysore Style
Ashtanga Mysore Style
Mysore Style self-practice is the traditional, lineage based method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as developed by guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, South India. It is a unique and powerful way of developing a yoga practice where individual growth is valued and honoured and all students from beginners to advanced practitioners learn side by side. A qualified teacher will guide students in their practice by introducing them to sun salutations, and then building on that foundation. Postures are taught sequentially, drawing from the Ashtanga set sequences, adding on postures over time. Practice is short initially and grows in duration over time. This approach allows for individual growth where the aptitude of the student determines the rate and need for development, thereby laying a strong foundation that will be of great benefit to any serious student of Yoga. As with all undertakings, commitment often determines progress. Everyone, especially beginners, are most welcome. We look forward to meeting you in the shala.

→ Useful information about the Ashtanga Mysore Practice

→ Here you will find the poses of the Full Primary Series of the Ashtanga Yoga
 

Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He started studying martial arts at the age of 6 which led to an interest in eastern philosophy and meditation. He was authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and vipassana in the Mahasi lineages. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
 

Open Levels Oberdorfstrasse Not bookable