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Gaia NAJAVA

10. - 11. svibanj
FINDING SOFTNESS IN YOUR P
RACTICE



Ashtanga workshop with Sara Granstrom


FINDING THE SOFTNESS IN YOUR PRACTICE
Ashtanga Workshop with Sara Granstrom Thorsson

May 10-11, 2014
(radionica u sklopu GaiaYoga TT500 obuke, no otvorena za sve polaznike)

Sara was a guest teacher in GaiaYoga school in 2009 and we are very excited to host her once again! Sara is a long-term yogini from Sweden and a Sr. teacher at Samahita Yoga Thailand. Her deep understanding of Ashtanga method and smooth and soft practice will (finally) make you understand how your Ashtanga practice can become flowy and graceful, and free of pushing, stress, and possible injuries.

Workshop description:

Although yoga might be a physical practice where we challenge our bodies, it has always been a useful tool for increasing awareness and helping the mind to settle. To practice yoga is to feel and observe ourselves as we are in the given moment without pressure and expectations. Through the practice of asana and pranayama combined with inspiring afternoon discussions based on the philosophy of Yoga Sutras, we will explore how yoga can be soft and stable at the same time. Patanjali, the author of yoga sutras, would call this Sthira sukham asanam, meaning to be in the posture with full support, feeling centered and without stress. Patanjali is also describing how our attitude in practice is one of the most important things for growth on all levels, something worth looking closer at as a student of yoga!

Chanting – music is vibration, in the same way life vibrates in us. During this weekend we will also use the calming nature of chanting to move towards a deeper connection within, letting the vibrations of sound and prana resonate in our beings.

MAT SPOTS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON TIME! Reservations directly in the shala or at Ova e-mail adresa je zaštićena od spam robota, nije vidljiva ako ste isključili JavaScript

Timetable:

Saturday:
  9:30-12:00 Chanting - Pranayama - Asana (session 1)
13:30-16:00 Q & A - Chanting - Philosophy discussion - Restorative/meditative practice (session 2)

Sunday:
  9:30-12:00 Chanting - Pranayama - Asana (session 3)
12:30-14:00 Q & A - Chanting - Philosophy discussion - Restorative/meditative practice (session 4)

Price:

Full workshop: 860 kn / TT 760 kn
One day (Saturday OR Sunday): 500 kn / TT 400 kn
One session: 250 kn

Sara bio:

Sara started her professional journey as a classical musician. For six years she studied at schools such as "Malmö Music College" and "Guildhall School of Music and Drama" in London. 
Sara has been teaching yoga since 2001, a journey that started in Stockholm and that now includes other areas of the world like Asia, Central Amerika and Europe. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) according to Yoga Alliance standards and also a senior teacher at Samahita Retreat, one of the most successful yoga schools in Asia. Sara has worked with teacher trainings and the education of new yoga teachers since 2004, and is today Teacher Training Director at one of the biggest yogastudios is Scandinavia, Yogayama in Stockholm.
As a nutrition therapist and ayurvedic adviser Sara is also spending time giving lectures and personal advice within health related topics.

More info: http://www.samahitaretreat.com/sara.html