Ease and Steadiness: A 3-Day Advanced Asana Immersion with Michael Hamilton
The refinement of practice in yoga asana comes not with the ability to do challenging postures with a forceful mind, but with a calm and attentive one. We find this idea expressed in the Yoga Sutra, which says that posture should embody steadiness and ease.
This workshop is intended to help yoga practitioners access, through the step by step approach of climax posture, more complex postures within an asana progression. It is also intended to help practitioners understand how to breathe properly while doing asanas and how that builds and informs the practice of seated breathwork, or pranayama.
To assist us in understanding how bodily structures might translate to other’s bodies, we will also look at the art of adjusting and assisting complex postures.
Morning practice will consist of asana sequences, pranayama and meditation. In the afternoons we will practice chanting, looking at asana in context, delve into alignment workshops and learn the art of assisting. We will also cover the development of Modern Asana in its relation to the development of Hatha Yoga.
Michael Hamilton has had a lifelong interest in contemplative practices. Born in South Africa he started with martial arts (age six), leading to an interest in the relationship between body and mind, its support structures in eastern philosophy, its expression through art and its culmination in meditation.
He teaches internal alignment through the practices of yoga as it has been developed in the Modern Yoga lineages of Krishnamacharya, while drawing on the ancient wisdom traditions that emphasises cultivating the complementary practices of compassion and wisdom as the path towards transformation.
With an eye for detail, a concern for safety, a love of ancient wisdom and the belief in beginner’s mind he acts as a spiritual friend to fellow travelers on the path.
His recent teaching draws strongly from the work he has done with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, Doug Keller and Sayadaw U Vivekanada.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
Michael Hamilton will lead this immersion from Friday, February 15, to Sunday, February 17, 2019 at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.
Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Arm Balance
Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Back Bending
Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: The Core and Handstand
Day one and two of the immersion are ideal for practitioners with more than a year of experience, are approaching a lotus, and can lift up into the upward facing bow posture (urdhva dhanurasana). Day three requires some stamina.
Feel free to contact Michael for questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael teaches in English.
The costs are:
Fr. 395.- for the entire immersion (all 3 days)
Fr. 150.- per single day
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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