Kathy Cooper Ashtanga workshop
starts Friday 07 march 2014 at 19:00
This workshop is taught in English.
With a lifetime of experience, Kathy invites students to develop both softness and strength in their Ashtanga practice. Come join us for a beautiful experience at Kathy's fifth workshop in Luxembourg! This year she will give two consecutive workshops and in between 5 early morning Mysore style practice classes where students practice independently at their own pace. Kathy will give individual attention and adjustments along with Jacob Handwerker, her long-time personal assistant.
Both workshops will have a similar track of primary series, intermediate series and Mysore style classes. The asana clinics will differ as follows: primary series in the first workshop and intermediate series in the second workshop.
|Friday||19:00-21:00||Kathy will give a breathing class with an introduction to Ashtanga pranayama with kumbhaka (breath retention).*|
|Saturday: Group 1||8:00-10:00||Led class, primary series. Kathy will instruct participants through the standing, sitting, back-bending and inversion sequences of the primary series.|
|Saturday: Group 2||10:15-12:15||Led class, intermediate series. The rhythm of the class will be adapted to the students' abilities.|
|Saturday||14:30-16:30||Asana clinic (Groups 1 & 2)* - 2 hours of alignment principals of the asanas of the primary series like Suryanamaskara, standing, forward-bending and finishing poses. (This session is open to students of all yoga styles.)|
|Sunday: Group 1||8:00-10:00||Mysore-style. Here, students practice the primary or intermediate series on their own while Kathy circulates to give hands-on adjustments|
|Sunday: Group 2||10:15-12:15||Led class, primary series. Kathy will instruct participants through the standing, sitting, back-bending and inversion sequences of the primary series.|
|Sunday||14:30-16:30||Continuation of the Saturday Asana clinic (Groups 1 & 2)* - 2 hours of primary series poses and back-bending with principals of alignment. (This is open to students of all yoga styles.)|
* The Friday evening and afternoon programs apply to all yoga styles, not just Ashtanga, and so we allow students of all styles to participate.
"I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for 35 years. In that time, I have taught less than a dozen people the entire four series. One of these people was Kathy Cooper. She began practicing with me in 1976. Kathy is a true yogini. Her practice and her personality are beautiful and an inspiration to everyone who meets her. She is as nice a person as you will ever meet. Whenever I am asked to recommend a yoga teacher in the San Francisco area, without hesitation, I always recommend Kathy first. She is the best." - David Williams (www.ashtangayogi.com)
"I’ve known Kathy Cooper for approximately 32 years. She is one of a handful of Ashtanga Yoga practioners who have learned the Advanced A and B sequences. She has maintained a consistent practice as well. Kathy is also a gifted yoga teacher who is gentle, compassionate, observant, thorough and kind in her approach to teaching. I have often recommended her to individuals and groups that I have taught Yoga to. Everyone who I have recommended Kathy to as a teacher has been very thankful to meet and work with her." - Danny Paradise (www.dannyparadise.com)
"Kathy is very qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Through years of practice, Kathy has shown her love and understanding of the Ashtanga method taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is excellent at taking beginning students safely into the practice, as well as teaching the more advanced practitioners. I have no hesitation in recommending her." - Nancy Gilgoff
"Kathy Cooper is the Grand Madam of Ashtanga Yoga." - Tim Miller
Style: Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga vinyasa is a hatha yoga practice transmitted to Pattabhi Jois from the great yoga master Krishnamacharya. It is for students seeking an invigorating approach that purifies, stimulates and energizes. It consists of postures practiced in a fluid rhythm with a concentrated breath, steady gaze, and internal contractions to direct vital energy. Due to the dynamic nature of this practice, one feels completely energized and purified in each cell of the body and also in the mind. Go to the Ashtanga yoga page.
Teacher: Kathy Cooper
Kathy brings an informed, deep, long-time practice of 40 years to her Ashtanga teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment to correct and avoid injuries and move from the inside. Her style is practical and hands on. You will receive individual attention, adjustments, and insights to help you deepen your practice. Go to Kathy's page.
25, rue Josy Welter, Walferdange. This warm and cozy setting provides an intimate and wonderful atmosphere for the practice of yoga. Easy to get to, with a bus stop 100 meters away and parking in the Mairie and the cemetery. Entrance is to the left of the house. Go to the Walferdange page.