Ashtanga Yoga has traditionally been taught to each student individually without group instructions from the very beginning, using minimum verbal instructions and with the so called “hands-on adjustments” – what we generally refer to as “Mysore Practice”. Once a clear and safe space has been established between the student and the teacher, the hands-on approach can be extremely beneficial in the understanding and progression of this practice.
Learning the art of hands-on adjustments will help you deepening your own understanding of the dynamics of each pose and will help you developing the ability to recognize what happens in other bodies, refining your capacity to see, feel, touch and verbalize in your teaching and/or practice.
Claudia and Eva have guided the Mysore Program in Amsterdam for 10 years together, having created a program where safety and trust are at the foundation of giving and receiving adjustments. In this workshop they will take you pose by pose through most of the asanas of the primary series, exploring for each pose the actions we look for, how to give the fundamental directions to different bodies, how to correct misalignment and how to safely deepen in the pose. You will begin to learn the principles of hands-on adjusting, of working therapeutically, and of sensing feedback from another body.
What you will learn
During this 5 days workshop, you will learn which assists can be used in which pose and why, in a combination of theoretical and practicum sessions, having the chance to apply into practice what you’ve been learning each day.
We will start the mornings with a Mysore practice. In the afternoon, the focus will be on the poses of primary series, anatomical focus and hands-on adjustments, with plenty of time to practice on each other, for feedback and for discussion.
This workshop is suitable for those of you with a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice (min 1 year), familiar with the (full) sequence of postures of the Primary Series and with an interest in learning more about the “hands-on” form of assisting. Great for teachers or teachers in training. But you don’t have to be a teacher to benefit from this workshop, as you will gain a deeper understanding of the postures of primary series, which you can apply to your own practice. It is also a lot of fun ;-)
Type: 35-hour workshop
Teachers: Claudia Pradella & Eva Ugolini
Location: Amsterdam, Delight Yoga Weteringschans
4 February 2023
5 February 2023
6 February 2023
7 February 2023
8 February 2023
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Price: € 595
If you have any questions, or you’re not sure whether this workshop is suitable for you, please send an email to Claudia@delightyoga.nl