Ashtanga Yoga Primer Workshop

Ashtanga Yoga Primer – K1/K2 – Gateways to Ashtanga Yoga

Saturday 19th May 2018, 11.00AM – 4.30PM

Holyhead Studios, 16 Lower Holyhead Rd, Coventry, CV1 3AU

This Ashtanga Yoga Primer workshop is designed to help you deepen and personalise your practice all round. The Ashtanga Primer K1 and K2 sequences have been developed specifically to make the Ashtanga style more accesible to a broader audience, adjusting the practice to personal abilities. It will be particularly beneficial for those who are reasonably new to the Ashtanga Vinyasa style and/or would like to improve on postural integrity, enhance the flow of the sequence and deepen the postures as well as the whole practice. The workshop will also be very useful for teachers who want to teach Ashtanga Yoga or other dynamic yoga forms – they will get hands-on experience of teaching the Primer.

We will explore all major posture groups and take a closer look at their key elements:

  • fundamental alignment principles
  • technique of entering, holding and exiting the poses, with modifications where necessary
  • dynamic aspects (breath – movement synchronicity, Prana/Apana balancing)
  • use of Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha, ‘soft locking’ vs. ‘hard locking’
  • the ‘personal touch’, building a balanced practice by adjusting to your own needs, abilities and aspirations.

The workshop will consist of two sessions. The morning session will focus on the theory and technique, travelling through the sequence posture by posture, looking at all the important details. We will do some work in pairs and small groups to facilitate better understanding and practical learning. The afternoon session will be a full flow of the sequence, where we can apply in practice the techniques we have learned during the morning session (teachers can either practice the sequence, or practice adjusting others). There will be 20′ set aside for questions and answers and specific requests on techniques.

Please note that it is best to attend this Workshop on empty stomach, in order to be able to do the practical work. Please have your breakfast not later than 8.30 am, and bring a light lunch (fruit, salad, juice) for the lunch break. Herb teas and hot drinks facilities will be provided.

The cost of the workshop will be £45 per person, £40 for KiT trainee teachers, £35 for full time students.

Places are limited, and will be allocated on ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

Please make cheques payable to E. Menyhart, and send to

16 Broomfield Road, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6JX

or ask Ervin for bank details for an online transfer

Further information from Ervin on 07850 045 799

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