'The Breath of Yoga' - Pranayama & Kriya
with Gregor Maehle
Perth, Melbourne & Gold Coast
Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight. Additionally, you will learn how to liberate the breathing pattern, the use of breath waves, breath ratios, digital counting, contraindications and the therapeutic effects of all pranayama techniques.
The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They suppor the work of postures and aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, electromagnetic and radioactive sources.
Gregor is the author of 'Pranayama, The Breath of Yoga'.
"Once again, Gregor Maehle has provided an invaluable resource for yoga students. I've read a dozen books on pranayama and taken workshops, all to little benefit in my practice. With this book, the lights came on. As in his previous publications, Mr. Maehle combines his astonishing knowledge of yoga scripture with the most straightforward, most insightful, most eye-opening descriptions and explanations ranging from physiology and bio-mechanics to psychology and spirituality. As I reread this book and ponder it, I am continually astonished by the depth of insight it provides. I have come to believe that this will be the single most important book on yoga in the past century. This is a life-changing contribution, for which I am profoundly grateful. "
- Paul M. Gahlinger, MD, PhD, MPH
This workshop is taught over two full weekends (approx. 32 hours***.
Gold Coast: 6, 7 Apr & 20, 21 Apr
Perth: 27, 28 Apr & 4, 5 May
Melbourne: 28, 29 Sep & 19, 20 Oct
***These hours can be put towards a Yoga Alliance or Yoga Australia accredited teacher training.***
An opportunity to partake of the wisdom and fun with internationally renowned yoga author, Gregor Maehle.
'Friday Evenings with Gregor' are an informal arena packed with philosophical insight, meaningful explanations, answers to those difficult questions and an exploration of the meaning of life, the universe and everything!
Gregor's zany sense of humour, his manifold personal experiences, his vast and in-depth knowledge of scripture, Indian philosophies and yogic techniques combine to make his teachings easily applicable, relevant and accessible to all students.
"I often joke Gregor is an ocean of Yoga knowledge and it would take me another three lifetimes to know what he knows about yoga. I have never asked him a question that he cannot answer, and he has never had to refer to a book to answer my question (often first quoting in Sanskrit before he translates for us). I believe that Gregor is an authentic teacher with a great depth of knowledge that is fairly rare among yoga teachers ... Gregor has devoted his life to researching and understanding yoga and sharing that knowledge with people like me....I am really very proud he is my teacher." Sarcha Thurston
Fridays, 26 April & 3 May
5.30 - 7.00 pm
'Know Your Miracle' Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
with Monica Gauci
Join Monica for a two weekend intensive workshop combining anatomy and physiology with yoga asana and techniques.
Learn about the physical and functional miracle of
your body! You will learn the language of anatomy and kinesiology (the science of movement) and how to analyse the movement patterns of yoga asanas. Understand how structure determines function and the proper kinetics of yoga asana. You will also learn surface anatomy and how to locate the major muscles and organs to deepen your understanding of the effects of yogic techniques upon the body as well as the basic functional anatomy of the all major organ systems of your body.
This information will be simple, powerfully relevant and easily applied to your yoga practice. These workshops are open to students as well as teachers wanting to take their understanding to a new depth.
This workshop is taught over two full weekends (approx. 32 hours). These hours can be put towards a Yoga Alliance or Yoga Australia accredited teacher training.
Gold Coast: 18 & 19 May, 15 & 16 June 2013
Improving Strength, Flexibility & Functionality
with Carmela Lacey
Why do many people end up with pain or discomfort in the lower back, outside of the knees, Sciatica, Sacroiliac joint problems, at the outer side of the hip?
This workshop will address reasons as to why people may end up with hip-muscle weakness and body alignment problems causing this pain.
This session is about combining important biomechanics so that the body works harmoniously.
There a 7 primal movement patterns: Lunging, Squatting, Bending, Twisting, Pushing, Pulling and Gait (won't apply here). Carmela will look how these functional movements can be better incorporated into the practice so you can work towards maximising important muscle groups that provide stability.
We will look at:
ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR TRUNK MUSCLES - Greater core access
HIP JOINT MUSCELS - for greater stability, strength and flexibility
THE SHOULDER JOINT AND SHOULDER GIRDLE MUSCLES - strengthening and stabilising to decrease the risk of injury.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER with a Functional Integrated Yoga Class.
Early bird price $70 finishes 6 July! Then $80...