Join Simon Borg-Olivier for an informative and life-changing workshop that will take your yoga practice to a whole new level. During the weekend you will learn how to gain energy and internal health from your Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. Over the five classes Simon will progressively teach beginner to intermediate postures, movements and breath-control that form the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series. He shows how these can be adapted for almost everyone of reasonable health and who knows their own limits, and who can ideally ( but not essentially) comfortably sit on the floor, lean onto their hands and balance on one leg.
Class 1 (Friday 18 May 6-9pm) Using your spine: Developing energy and flexibility with core strength – How to make your practice a graceful dance and rid yourself of back pain
Class 2 (Saturday 19 May 12-3pm) Using your legs: Developing external power and internal health – How to make your practice easy and pain free
Class 3 (Saturday 19 May 4-7pm) Using your arms: Developing internal power with strong heart and lungs – How to make your practice fun and practical
Class 4 (Sunday 20 May 12-3pm) Using your breath: Moving energy and information through your body – How to comfortably breathe less, sleep less and choose to eat less
Class 5 (Sunday 20 May 4-7pm) Using your mind: Developing dynamic meditation and static meditation -Learn how to control how you feel
Teacher: Simon Borg-Olivier
Simon MSc, BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. He has been teaching yoga around the world for three decades. Simon is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. Together with Bianca Machliss, Simon has authored Applied Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, and he often contributes to Yoga magazines, radio and TV programs. Simon has a talent for simplifying and passing on his vast anatomical knowledge in an easy-to-digest way.
$280 for the 15h workshop weekend or $80 per individual 3h session.
(The main and simplest principles and applications will be most emphasised in the first session.)