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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - in the tradition of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India

Beginners Intensive (2-Day)

June 10/11 2017
Exeter, UK

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Monday

5.30-7.30pm
Mysore Style Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

7.45-9pm
Ashtanga Yoga - Half Primary
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
Drop-in £9

Tuesday

7-9am
Mysore Style Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

6.30-8pm
Mixed Ability Ashtanga
Blackborough Village Hall
Drop-in £10

Wednesday

7-9am
Mysore Style Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

5.30-7.30pm
Mysore Style Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

Thursday

7-9am
Mysore Style Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

10-11.15am
Beginners Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
Drop-in £8

Sunday

7.30-9.30am
Mysore Style Ashtanga
@The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

The 'Art' of Adjusting Yoga Poses
CPD Yoga Workshop Series, with Chris Croft

£60.00/£195.00

ONLY 12 Places Available

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Learn how to safely and intelligently adjust yoga poses using applied dynamic alignment principles

An effective yoga adjustment communicates the dynamic energetic component of a pose through intuitive touch, helping awareness travel through the body and allowing the student to overcome mental and physical ‘knots’.

Giving good yoga adjustments is an ‘art’ which requires confidence, subtlety and an understanding of the mechanics of the body. Receiving an adjustment is just as important, as it teaches us trust, develops bodily awareness and requires both surrender and the confidence to say “NO”.

This special 4-part modular training course blends hands-on exploration with theory, demonstration and anatomy to cultivate a deeper experience and understanding of foundation poses, hip-openers, forward bends, backbends, twists, arm balances and inversions.

Each in-depth and fun-filled day can be attended as a stand-alone 1-day workshop or as part of the 4-day 'Art of Adjusting' CPD training course, which also includes a 60-page training manual.

These workshops are perfect for yoga teachers, teachers-in-training & regular students seeking to deepen their experience and understanding.

Limited Spaces ~ Booking Essential


 

Foundation Poses (module 1)

April 2, 2016
May 14, 2016 - Flow Yoga Bristol
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This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for all foundation poses
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Samasthiti / Tadasana (mountain pose)
  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (downdog)
  • Plank
  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Uttitha Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Uttitha Parshvakonasana (side angle pose)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana (balancing)
  • Balasana (child’s pose)
  • Shavasana (corpse pose)
  • Dandasana (staff pose)
  • Virabhadrasana (warrior)
  • Sukhasana (easy pose)
  • and more...

 

Hips Openers & Forward Bending (module 2)

May 7, 2016

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for hip openers and forward bends
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Janu Sirshasana
  • Baddha Konasana (butterfly pose)
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Marichyasana A & B
  • Kurmasana (tortoise pose)
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Tiriang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana
  • Padmasana/Sukhasana (easy pose)
  • Uttitha Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Padangushtasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana
  • Dandasana (staff pose)
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Parshvottanasana
  • Krounchasana
  • and more...

 

Backbends & Twists (module 3)

July 2, 2016

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for backbends and twists
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog)
  • Purvottanasana
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose)
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel pose)
  • Matsyasana (fish pose)
  • Dhanurasana (bow pose)
  • Shalabasana (locust pose)
  • Parivritta Trikonasana (revolved triangle)
  • Marichyasana C
  • Parivritta Parshvakonasana (revolved side-angle)
  • Pasasana
  • Bharadvajasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Marichyasana D
  • and more...

 

Arm Balances & Inversions (module 4)

Aug 20, 2016

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for arm balances and inversions
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (downdog)
  • Plank
  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Pincha Mayurasana (peacock feather)
  • Bhuja Pidasana
  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand)
  • Bakasasana (crane/crow poses)
  • Tittibasana (firefly pose)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
  • Halasana (plough pose)
  • Sirsasana (headstand)
  • Supta Konasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • and more...

 

Cost

£60 (Each Day) / £195 (Full 4-Day Course)

2016 Dates - Exeter, UK

April 2, 2016 - Foundation Poses (module 1) - @AYW, Exeter
May 7, 2016 - Hips Openers & Forward Bending (module 2) - @AYW, Exeter
July 2, 2016 - Backbends & Twists (module 3) - @AYW, Exeter
Aug 20, 2016 - Arm Balances & Inversions (module 4) - @AYW, Exeter
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2016 Dates - Bristol, UK

May 14, 2016 - Foundation Poses (module 1) - @Flow Yoga Bristol
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP HERE

Location

The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
King St Business Centre, 7-9 King St, Exeter, EX1 1BQ


 

Daily Schedule

SATURDAY
[11:00 - 14:00] - Intro, Dynamic Alignment Principles & Adjusting Technique
[14:00 - 15:00] - Lunch Break
[15:00 - 18:00] - Further Adjusting Technique


 
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Testimonials for 'The Art of Adjusting'


"The workshop was fantastic, I enjoy having my conditioning challenged and exploring how it affects my practice and my teaching. It was also very interesting to hear you talk about holding someone in a space they don't want to be in. Thank you again, I will be back for more whenever I can"

Lucy Barlow

 

"Have just spent a really stimulating weekend at Chris Croft's adjustment workshop. Although I don't teach I have practiced yoga for many years and found many of his suggestions and adjustments really useful to continue deepening my own practice.
Thank you Chris for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend"

Piedy Somerville

 

"Thanks for such a great workshop! I thought it was very well structured, professional, clearly taught, and your knowledge & experience were very apparent throughout - I'm sure everyone felt they were in very good hands. I'm sure I'll come to more in future - it was excellent!"

Tanja B

 

"One of the many magical moments I will take away with me from the weekend is how you become an extension of someone else's posture by helping them with adjustment. It was an incredible experience shared with truly incredible people."

Hayley Dyer

 

"Like all the most brilliant teachers, Chris gently throws a hand grenade into your long-standing practice and helps you reconstruct the pieces into something excitingly new. All done with humour, insight and compassion. More please!"

Janet Kipling (yoga teacher)

"This dynamic and worthwhile course reinforced and delivered what I have come to recognise as excellent teaching on all levels of communication, especially the subtle ones... 'top banana' Chris!"

Julie Jennings

"Thank you so much for opening my eyes and body to the world of spirals over the past weekend. My practice has grown and changed so much from last weekend. I am so much more aware of what my body is doing and how it feels, which has allowed me to move in and out of postures with ease that previously I have struggled with. 'Mindful' is a word that you used and after last weekend I feel like I am practicing the Primary Series for the first time, with a very open heart and head"

Hayley Dyer

"One is never too old to have a life-changing experience; Chris Croft is an inspiring teacher and supportive guide! Brilliant workshop"

Julie Jennings


Feedback from other workshops


"Thank you so much Chris, you are truely a fantastic teacher! i have learnt so much, so sorry again for all the questions! The manual is fantastic thank you!!"

Debs Nettley


"Chris has a wealth information to share openly about Ashtanga yoga. I consider Chris to be a forward thinking modern yogi which for me was refreshing and inspiring."

Sue Lewry (yoga teacher)

 

"Since I first began practising with Chris I have always found his attention to detail of great benefit. I feel that he teaches the Ashtanga practice in a way that makes it accessible and understandable for all, he actively promotes the philosophy and theory behind the practice, especially within a workshop setting. I know that I will always learn something new from Chris and I feel able to explore my own practice more creatively as a result"

Virginia Compton (Yoga Teacher)

 

"Thank you for a truly inspiring day, I loved your energy and knowledge. Your way of teaching is refreshing, I am still floating today may be the inversions, but I think it is more that I have truly found the truth within the breath, totally uplifting, I am so excited to borrow some of your ideas of finding the breath and bandhas, it's as if a secret has been unlocked and I know my practice will develop deeper and with respect. Would love to explore further but work and time call, but I will definitely be back. Thank you"

Jenny


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