Date(s) - 28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
Weekend Workshop September 28-29
Saturday & Sunday
9:00-12:00am Technical Asana, Kriya, Pranayama
14:00-17:00pm Sutra & Meditation
Led asana class
Here Gregor will analyse the many intricate anatomical details of the majority of the postures of the Primary Series, while maintaining as much pace as possible. The focus will be on breaking down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Performing postures safely while understanding which anatomical actions will get us deep into the asanas will prevent unnecessary energy expenditure. Through inducing precision this format also achieves that conditioning and emotions lodged in bodily tissue are released, preparing us for the higher limbs of pranayama and meditation.
Pranayama and Kriya
These are some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. 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. Pranayama cleanses the nadis, synchronizes the brain hemispheres and prepares us for transformative states.
The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities.
Yoga Sutra, and Sanskrit chanting
The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life.
Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques.
Venue: HiYoga, Schultzgate 7, 0365 Oslo, Norway