ASHTANGA YOGA MYSORE STYLE & PRANAYAMA WITH PETRA CARMICHAEL
AT BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF SILBA, Croatia
The focus of this program is to grow beyond the asana practice a regular and well informed practice of Pranayama and meditation. Pranayama uses the breath and the entire respiratory system to purify and strengthen the nerves which leads to greater control of the senses and a subsequent calmer and clearer mind, not just when sitting but throughout the day, when practiced consistently for a long time. Here is the opportunity to be introduced and grow through these techniques in a supportive environment. Petra Carmichael has practiced and been trained in these practices under one of the few remaining authorities on Pranayama, O.P. Tiwari and her teacher Paul Dallaghan. The day will open with Pranayama and meditation followed by the ashtanga practice. In the afternoon will be a workshop to further explain the practices so better understanding can come followed by sessions on restorative asanas and Pranayama, meditation and relaxation. By the end of the week you will be given your own practice and be fully ready to continue a dedicated Pranayama practice. It can only grow from there and we offer the continued support over time.
Payment/Cost: Rates Per Person Include the Following: 7 Nights Accommodation in Villa Ana, Daily fresh Vegeterian food (lunch, dinner), Yoga Workshop and turistic tax. Travel not included.
FOR CROATIANS: Early birds: 540 EUR / after May 31, 2013 600 EUR
NON-CROATIANS: Early birds: 690 EUR / after May 31, 2013 750 EUR
Booking Details: Booking Fee 250 EUR, payment after booking 400 EUR/450 EUR. Registration deadline for booking and payments is the May 31, 2013. Info and booking detalis: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +38598614957
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the suthern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga as taught:
§ the class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting
§ students practice their own prtino of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace
§ the teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction
In Mysore style students learn the fixed order of postures using a specific movement-breathing technique called vinyasa krama. Through vinyasa, there is continuity via the breath from postures to posture. In the Ashtanga sequence, each posture builds from the previous – and prepares for successive – postures.
Each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability. Newer and more beginning students tend to have a much shorter practice than do those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional postures are given to the student. The sense of the word "given" in this context comes from how the practice is taught in India, where a yoga practice is something that a teacher gives to a student as a spiritual practice. In the West, people are accustomed to learning a lot of postures all at once – such as in a typical modern "led" yoga class. One advantage of the "Mysore" method is that, because it teaches yoga according to one's individual capacity, it accommodates everyone of all levels even those without any prior yoga experience; and hence the class is neither too difficult nor not advanced enough for anyone.
The Ashtanga vinyasa method – as is any hatha yoga practice – is intended to be a daily practice. Traditionally, practice takes place every day except for Saturdays and full & new moon days which occur about twice monthly.
FOOD Daily fresh vegetarian meels, prepared by experienced ayurvedic cooks.Buffet style servings, two to three meals, depending on the retreat.
ISLAND OF SILBA is very environmentally clean. We have no cars, pesticides and fertilizers. The ongoing developmnet of tourism is the result of rich navy culture. Island of Silba if full with rich vegetation and beautiful little sandy or gravelled bays which are very important for a pleasant vacation in the untouched nature but also for development of nautical tourism. It is also important to say that Silba has been nominated for Nature park status. There are no roads for cars or motorcycles on Silba, so peace and quiet help you to relax and enjoy every second of your vacation. That is one of the reasons why Silba attracts tourists. The other reason is Adriatic sea because of its incredible clearness and warmness during the summer. So if you decide to spend your vacation at this beautiful island, we guarantee that you will have great time and that you will come back again next year.
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