Ashtanga Immersion with Kino McGregor, 7, 8, 9 September, 2018
Venue: New Sports Hall, Presentation College, Bray, County Wicklow
Full Ashtanga Immersion workshop – €275
Single sessions: €60 each
Vairagya: Mindful Movement
Learn a new paradigm for your practice where less effort equals more results. Drop into the inner body and discover healing, quietness, and wisdom. Start off with a meditation and end with a deep flow practice. This class is the antidote to the goal-oriented mindset. Understand what it means to practice with non-attachment and be in a fully surrendered state. This class is an impartation of the most subtle teachings of yoga.
A two-hour strength and flexibility journey where you will laugh, have fun and share the warm heart of yoga with Kino. Start off with a short meditation and then dive into a full-on backbend practice for all levels. From shoulders to core, hips to backbends, your body and mind will be in a yoga bootcamp. If you practice with Kino online and join her sessions on Periscope and YouTube, you will know exactly what to expect! There is something for everyone here, from beginner to advanced yogi. All you need to join is an open heart and a playful spirit.
2pm – 4pm
Twist into Your Centre
Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Find the perfect balance between activation and release in this new approach to twisting. Learn healthy techniques to increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while creating a solid foundation in your pelvis. Use the core strength of the body to support the twisting and extension. You will have fun with many levels of twists and even use the twisting position to enter some challenging arm balances.
10am – 12pm
Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series
Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
2pm – 4pm
No matter how long you practice, handstand is a benchmark of strength and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts and gymnastics, a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands. Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your hand standing journey.
Kathy Cooper Ashtanga Workshop, 8-12 June, 2018
Venue: Greystones Yoga Studio
5 Mysore-style mornings in a small, group setting with one of the world’s most experienced practitioners.
This is a rare opportunity to deepen your Ashtanga practice with Kathy, a first generation Ashtanga teacher who has been practising consistently for 41 years. We recommend where possible to attend the full workshop, because Kathy likes to get to know your practice over the course of the 5 days and help you on an individual, one-to-one basis in a way that will help your practice evolve over time. Early Bird booking for full workshop is available until January 31st, 2018.
David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff were Kathy’s first teachers, and she is one of the very few people to have completed all of the advanced series. She studied with Guruji (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) many times over the years in the US and in Mysore, India. Having lived with Ashtanga for all of her adult life, Kathy has a deep understanding of the benefits of the practice. She is renowned for her warm, encouraging and open approach to teaching, working with students as individuals, whatever their life stage and body type.
“Kathy is someone who is filled with a balanced light of both broad loving energy that feeds the soul and that burning single-pointed ekagrata shiva energy that is capable of building cities (and tearing them down). She expresses a lifetime of accumulated wisdom that facilitates her open fearlessness. She exemplifies living our yoga.” a student from Portland, Oregon
Early Bird Discount Price for Full Workshop: €195
Available on bookings placed before January 31, 2018
Full workshop: €220
3 sessions: €150
2 sessions: €120
Ashtanga Mini-Intensive with Ingrid Jaanisoo, Sunday November 26th, 1pm – 3:30pm
A great pre-Christmas workshop to help you deepen your Ashtanga practice. The workshop will cover:
- Switching on the bandhas: techniques to help you engage the internal energy locks that will bring more lightness and energy to your practice.
- Tips & techniques to help you access/modify the asanas (poses) that challenge you.
- What’s going on after Navasana?: Getting to grips with the second half of Primary Series.
- Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
- Learning the Opening & Closing Chant
The workshop will finish with a beautifully relaxing Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) so you’ll leave feeling relaxed, revived and informed!
Cost is €35. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE €25 for bookings made by Wednesday 22 November.
Workshops & Courses Terms & Conditions
In case of cancellation by the customer, a full refund, less a 10% administration fee, will be offered for cancellations up to 6 weeks before the workshop or course start date.
After that date, no refunds can be offered. However, you can transfer your workshop or course fee to another participant if you send us full details of the transfer (name, address and email of the alternative participant).
If Greystones Yoga Studio is obliged to cancel a workshop or course for any reason, you will be offered a full refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event.