Introduction to Yoga (3 hrs)
starts Saturday 15 september 2018 at 14:30
Taught in English, this 3-hour program gives an expansive overview of the history and philosophical tenets of yoga through the millennia along with basic hatha yoga practices to give the beginning student a comprehensive introduction into the world of yoga.
On a theoretical level, the student is introduced to:
- the four paths of yoga
- what is hatha yoga
- prana, chakras and kundalini
- proper exercise
- proper breathing
- proper diet
- proper relaxation
- positive thinking & meditation
On a practical level, the student learns:
- the mechanics of proper breathing
- the rudiments of a cardiovascular practice called the sun salutation
- some of the basic postures of the Sivananda system
- proper relaxation
While most of our weekly courses are open to complete beginners, this program provides context for beginners to relate their new physical practice to the deeper aspects of yoga.
The normal price is 40 Euros. Early-bird registration by August 16th is 32 Euros, but your bank transfer must be made at time of registration.
Style: Intro to Sivananda Yoga
This program takes the beginning student through the 12 basic postures of the Sivananda system as well as the sun salutation and breathing practices in detail. In addition, philosophical principles of yoga are explored to provide the student with a solid foundation both in posture and philosophy. Go to the Intro to Sivananda yoga page.
Teacher: Fredric Bender
Fredric has been teaching yoga for 29 years and has been co-director of Centre de Yoga - La Source since 1995. He started yoga in 1987 and took the Sivananda teachers training in 1990. Due to his own back injuries before yoga, he developed a sequence of yoga variations that form the cornerstone of his popular lower back yoga program. In 2006, he organized and completed a 4-year 500-hour teacher training program in the Nidrā Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism with André Riehl which was completed in 2010. Go to Fredric's page.
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