Summer with Harmony Slater (certified). 6-11 of July 2018

A 5-days retreat with one of the most experienced and wonderful Ashtanga teachers in the world.

  • Dates: 6-11 July 2018.
  • Contact: tel.: +7 (981) 892 33 36, e-mail: info@yoga-shala.ru.

Programme

July 6, Friday
19.00 Sadhana — Cultivating a spiritual practice in the Modern World — includes a Gentle practice of Asana.

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali gives us three essential components to Sadhana that address issues arising in the body, mind and spirit. Using the Sutras as a guide, we will see how these ancient techniques are related to current practices of yoga.

July 7, Saturday
6.00-10.00 Mysore class Ashtanga Yoga Shala
12.00-14.00 Handstands Begin in Primary Series.

Leaning to balance on your hands begins right from the first sun-salutation. If you want to start to build up the strength through the arms and core to practice handstands, the foundations are found right in the postures of primary series, starting with every Vinyasa – learning to jump back and jump through.

14.30-15.30 The Fourth Limb: 
Introduction to pranayama with a guided breath awareness practice. Pranayama is the expansion of the vital life energy within. Expanding our yoga practice into this fourth limb of practice deepens our concentration and improves our health. We will explore easily accessible ways to begin a practice of breath-control.
July 6, Sunday
6.00-10.00 Mysore class Ashtanga Yoga Shala
12.00-14.00 The Myth of Back Bending: Fundamentals for a Pain-Free Backbend.

We will look at what is Yoga Chikitsa & Nadi Shodana and how we can purify our energy channels.
What kinds of physical & psychological preparations do we need to do to prepare for Intermediate Series.

We will explore some back-bending enhancements: looking at the principles of opening the heart, being vulnerable, and the importance to cultivate great strength in the foundation of our lives (and legs).

14.30-15.30 Kaivalya – the Goal of Yoga with Metta Meditation.

Kaivalya is the ultimate goal of our yoga practice. Patanjali talks about several ways to cultivate more clarity and concentration in the Yoga Sutras. We will describe these various methods of mindfulness and which includes a form of Metta Meditation to help increase our overall sense of well-being, and loving-kindness.

July 9-11

6.00-10.00 Mysore class Ashtanga Yoga Shala

 

Teacher

Harmony Slater has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore method for over a decade. She was first introduced to Yoga in 1995, and began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. She always had a keen interest in spirituality and the art of physical movement, which culminated in fifteen years of dance training and two BA degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

In 2002, she traveled through China researching Buddhist meditation and in 2004 she made her first trip to Mysore, India. That same year she moved to South East Asia where she began a five year journey of living abroad and teaching Yoga Internationally. It was a blessing to spend prolonged periods of time practicing with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, now the KPJAYI.

Harmony was given Authorization by Guruji in 2006, and was granted Certification by Paramaguru Sharath Jois in 2015. She is one less than 20 women in the world to hold this honor.

Over the years she co-founded two traditional Ashtanga Yoga Schools in Canada. The first was established in 2009, in Victoria, and the other is found in Calgary. With the birth of her son Jediah in 2011, life became full and sweet, as she experienced the deeper dawning of yoga within every aspect of daily life.  She has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon and openly shares her insights about experiencing the full integration of Ashtanga Yoga during her workshops.

Prices

The whole package:

  • till the 1st of March: 180$
  • till the 1st of June: 200$
  • after: 230$.

Drop-in:

  • 30$ for a Mysore class,
  • 40$ for a workshop.

Contact

  • Tel. +7 (981) 892-44-46.
  • e-mail: info@yoga-shala.ru.