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WORKSHOP – The Body and The Breath with Sara and Guy

The body and the breath

This day workshop will focus on how the breath can support your yoga practice as well as your life and health. Using the body and the breath correctly is the key to gaining physical, psychological and spiritual benefit in the hathayoga tradition.

We will offer plenty of time to discover this in your own body in a dynamic but mindful asana (physical postures) class followed by simple pranayama (breath work) in the morning. In the afternoon we discuss the practice and what hatha yoga actually is. There will be plenty of time for questions and enjoyment!

We will also use the soothing nature of chanting as a way to help the mind to settle. Chanting gives a good platform and support for being aware and mindful in your yoga practice.

Schedule:
10.00-10.30 Introduction with chanting and understanding of the breath.
10.30-13.00 1,5 hours of asana with focus on breath + 1 hour of simple pranayama (please have a light breakfast)
13.00-14.00 Lunch (Let us know if you want to pre-order lunch through us, more info comes later on)
14.00-16.30 Discussion around breath and hathayoga + Q&A + afternoon breath practice and chanting.

Sara Granström
Sara began her professional journey as a classical musician, studying for 6 years at schools such as Malmö Music College and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is now an “Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher” (ERYT) according to Yoga Alliance standards and a senior teacher at Samahita Retreat, one of the most successful yoga schools in Asia. She also writes and runs teacher training courses at Yogayama in Sweden. Her body awareness began with studying gymnastics and martial arts from a young age. Her deep and compassionate understanding of asana comes from many years of practising ashtanga vinyasa yoga and traditional hatha yoga, with teachers like Paul Dallaghan, Chuck Miller, Richard Freeman, Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi, Sara is a long term senior student of Shri. O. P Tiwari and has through the method of classical pranayama developed her understanding of the importance of a balanced breath in both yoga practice and in life. In her classes she highlights the deep meaning of the inner attitude in practice, often using chanting, meditation and gratitude.

Guy Powiecki
Guy first encountered yoga in an academic setting, specialising in Indian religions and Buddhism, while studying for a theology degree. Now as a practitioner he sees the importance of practicing asana, pranayama and meditation as mutually supporting forms for spiritual growth. Guy is a dedicated and senior student of, classical pranayama master, Sri OP Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan. He has studied Ashtanga Vinyasa with Richard Freeman, David Swenson and Chuck Miller. In learning meditation he has spent time with a number of Buddhist teachers, from both Tibetan and Theravadan traditions, but more recently with a focus on Vipassana practice in the Mahasi Sayadaw lineage. Guy’s knowledge of the breath has been broadened by his interest in free diving.

You can book your spot on the ticket section and by choosing Enrollments -> The Body and the Breath -> Fill in requiered information. Please note that your booking is final and will be invoiced.

Welcome!

Early Bird Price : 85€
After 15.7. Price: 100€

With Amy questions please reach out through email to contact@yogasamprema.com

Journey to Padmasana – The Full Lotus Pose

Do you have struggle to get into a full Lotus pose? Your knee hurts and your ankles are killing you??

I know how it feels and this has taken me 2,5 years to come here and I still manage to stay only a really short time. But as with every pose, it takes practice and you need to feel the asana in your body. if you are not feeling your body, if you are not being present in your own body the development will maybe ever happen. When you learn to listen and find the connection between the body and the mind and you learn to be present in each moment in the asanas. You will find the way for the body to move in the positions with out resistance.

I’m still searching my way to find my free connection to my hips. I know it will happen. It is a journey I need to do before getting there. The same journey learns me to be patient. That personality trait has never been the strongest of my traits. So I made this video for you, because this is how my journey has developed from Sukhasana to Padmasana, even if it just is for a moment 🙂

Hope it inspires You,

Enjoy!

Namaste <3

 

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