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Vinyasa Krama Essentials

starts Saturday 26 november 2016 at 09:30

Vinyasa Krama yoga is an authentic and traditional system of yoga in the lineage of Sri T Krishnamacharya. The practice consists of twelve major sequences. Each sequence contains a classic yoga posture and variations of movement (vinyasa) which lead to the mastery of that posture with systematic practice. Transitional movements between sequences, numerous vinyasas within each sequence and counter-postures bring great variety to a regular practice.

The mental attitudes and breath control required in Yoga are cultivated within the practice.

This workshop will cover the theory and take students through several vinyasa sequences of the practice along with a focus on Yoga Psychology, Pranayama, Mantra, and Meditation.

This workshop is suitable for students of all levels including beginners as well as teachers.

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The Essentials of Vinyasa Krama

Theory and practice. Tadasana sequence, a comprehensive sequence that moves all the joints and includes all spinal movements. Trikonasana sequence, an energising and engaging sequence that activates a full hip movement. Supine sequence and Sarvangasana includes the preparation for shoulderstand and the practice of this classic inversion with vinyasas. Integrated with Pranayama and Meditation.

All levels welcome.



The Essentials of Vinyasa Krama continued

Theory and practice. Marma (vital) points in Yoga, the 18 Marma-sthana used for energising, rejuvenating and sense withdrawal. Vajrasana sequence, a selection of postures based on kneeling position with many vinyasas. Dhanurasana sequence, lying backbends including cobra and locust with vinyasas. Seated asymmetric vinyasas, a selection of the important seated positions. Integrated with Pranayama and Meditation.

All levels welcome.



Paschimottanasana Sequence

We go into an in-depth practice of the vinyasas of Paschimottanasana to include all the vinyasas of this sequence. Krishnamacharya indicated that the full benefits of a classic asana only accrue with the application of all the vinyasas. Participants will be able to experience the complete meaning of vinyasa in the process.



Cultivating the Peaceful Mind

The afternoon will have a focus on Yoga psychology with asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation to cultivate the peaceful mind state known as Santa Rasa. The general and specific application of Yoga techniques to manage the mental states will be explained and practiced.

There will be a 15-20 minute break in each session at an appropriate time to suit practice and student comfort.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is fully refundable if cancellation is done no later than October 26th. 50% lost if canceled by November 12th. If you cancel after November 12th, you may only be refunded if you are able to find a replacement for your place.

Style: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Vinyasa Krama Yoga develops strength and flexibility. It improves circulation of blood, lymph and life energy (prana). It's a simple, enjoyable and effective way of exercising all joints, muscles and tissues of the body without stressing the heart. The movements are slow and synchronised with ujjayi breathing which concentrates the mind and brings it into a state of peace. With its emphasis on synchronised breathing and moving, the system prepares the person to sit with steadiness and comfort for the more subtle practices of pranayama and meditation which are included in each class. The whole process gradually transforms the body and mind, releasing old patterns of mental tension and dysfunctional patterns of movement. Go to the Vinyasa Krama Yoga page.

Teacher: Stephen Brandon

Stephen Brandon Stephen Brandon has studied Yoga under some outstanding teachers from Sri T. Krishnamacharya’s lineage since 1999, including TKV Desikachar, T.K. Sribhashyam, A.G. and Indra Mohan, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Krishnamacharya’s student for 34 years). Stephen trained in Viniyoga with Ranju Roy and Paul Harvey. Since 2007, Stephen has trained extensively in Vinyasa Krama Yoga and Yoga Philosophy with Srivatsa Ramaswami in India, the USA and the UK and maintains a personal practice in Yoga and Ayurveda. Go to Stephen's page.

Location: Bereldange

15a, am Becheler, Bereldange. With heated wood floors, high ceilings and a view of the gardens, Club Haus am Becheler's "salle polyvalente" is a quiet and idyllic place for our yoga classes. Go to the Bereldange page.