calm the mind, revive the body, awaken the spirit
Ashtanga weekend with Kristina Ireland
May 2014 course dates
Friday 16 May 7-9pm
Saturday 17 May 10.30-12.30am & 2–pm
Sunday 18 May 10.30-12.30am & 2–4pm
Cost: £115 (4 sessions only) or £140 for 5 sessions
Back by popular demand, the legendary Greek-born Kristina Ireland will be hosting another weekend workshop at the Shala in 2014. Kristina taught alongside her late husband Derek Ireland, who was instrumental in bringing ashtanga to Europe.
Trained and authorised by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, she has a world-wide reputation and is one of the few teachers to offer the second and third series. She is an inspiring and dedicated teacher who teaches from the heart.
The course will take the following structure:
Friday evening: talk through of primary series
Saturday morning: Mysore practice
Saturday afternoon: talk through of part of second series (optional)
Sunday morning: Mysore practice
Sunday afternoon: tips and ways for the practice, based on questions and answers, plus breathing techniques and chanting.
Please note this is not suitable for beginners and students should have an established ashtanga practice (knowledge of second series is not essential and the Saturday afternoon session is optional). Early booking is recommended – email us to book. If you are booking for 4 sessions only, please advice which session you will not attend.
Ashtanga weekend with John Scott
November 2014 course dates
29 & 30 November 2014
More info to follow
with Kath Roberts
Course dates & bookings
once a month on Sundays from March 2014 (or email Kath for queries)
This extended (2.5-hour) class/workshop allows you to go deeper in to the yoga practice. There is time to delve into some of the asanas in more detail, while also including some breathing techniques and a brief sitting meditation. The asana practice is fairly dynamic and only suitable for students who are familiar with the sun salutations. There will be some poses from the ashtanga series and usually there is some focus on the inverted poses – handstand, headstand, forearm balance and shoulderstand. Class numbers are limited to 12, which ensures that the teacher is able to work with students individually on technique, and that there is a chance to examine some less common poses (especially if your main practice is Asthanga). Should you like to join and there is a particular pose or aspect of the practice you would like to explore you can let Kath know and she will work it in to the class if she can.