David Swenson Workshop in Oxford 4th – 6th May, 2018
SATURDAY: 10-12 & 1-3, 3:30-5pm, RICHARD BENSON HALL, 271 Cowley Rd, OX4 2AJ (see note above on parking)
SUNDAY: 9:30-11:30 & 12:30-3, 3:30-5pm, MORTIMER HALL, OXFORD OX3 0PH. This is next to a small public library, 50 yds off Marston Ferry Rd, half way between Headington and Summertown, 1¾ miles from city centre. Free parking
For a map & directions please use Google Maps with the above PostCodes. Yoga books, mats, mat bags, DVDs & CDs on sale. Sat & Sun: free hot drinks & biscuits. Doors open 15 mins before event starts.
Cancellations: if made more than 14 days before start of the workshop 10% will be forfeited; 7-14 days before workshop 50% will be forfeited. Cancellations made less than 7 days before start of workshop are not refundable unless a substitute is found, by you or us, in which case you will receive a 90% refund.
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FRIDAY 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ASTANGA YOGA: AN INTRODUCTION
Beginning the workshop we will see that the Astanga Yoga practice is fully expressed through the breath’s relationship with the body. Through the lens of a full counted vinyasa-led primary series,
we will look at the patterning and structure of how asanas evolve as the body flows through direction and structure, and see that we are moulding our postures to our breathing pattern, refining the moving/sensory experience from that awareness.
SATURDAY 10am – 12noon HALF & HALF FUN FEST
Half First Series and Half Second Series Makes for Full Fun. A talk through of half the Primary Series and half the Intermediate Series.
12 – 1pm LUNCH BREAK
Cowley Rd is full of cafes & shops. Teas/coffee & biscuits at hall.
1pm – 3pm FLYING FLOATING & HAND-STANDING
A fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa and Arm balances. There is plenty of laughter and fun in this class as well as a depth of information. All levels welcome even if you’ve never done a handstand before. Alternatives always given.
3:30pm – 5pm BREATH BANDHAS AND PRANAYAMA
Exploring the Mantra of Ujjayi and Mysteries of Energy Locks. And the class will explore the invisible world of Bandhas.
SUNDAY 9:30am – 11:30am NADI SHODANA
And an Introduction to the Intermediate Series
11:30am – 12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
There are no cafes nearby so best to bring your own lunch
12:30 – 3pm INVERSION BACKBENDS, SITTING WITH YOUR BREATH
3:30 – 5pm EIGHT LIMBS AND DAILY LIFE
Underlying the mysterious and complex philosophy of an exploration of how this practice applies within the context of daily living. What is the use of philosophy without real application? We’ll explore the Eight Limbs of Astanga Yoga. Are they merely words spoken rather than knowledge realised? What is the use of philosophy without real application?