Ashtanga Yoga Chikitsa

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Ashtanga Yoga Chikitsa
with Linda Munro & Gerald Disse
July 28 to 30, 2019
Abbotsford, British Columbia

The primary series is also called Yoga Chikitsa, which means Yoga Therapy. This series of workshops is a rare opportunity for all levels of practitioners to learn to slow down, be mindful and develop an advanced understanding of Yoga practices. Advanced Yogis are slow, mindful practitioners. We will focus on learning to do the primary series as a way for healing. Healing all parts of our being; body, mind and breath. The tools we will use will be Kriya & Pranayama (cleansing & breathing) and Ashtanga Asanas.

Learn to do the poses in ways that respect your individual needs. Open to all levels of yogis



6:00 – 9:00 pm Ashtanga Yoga Basics
In this session we will explain the breathing, bandhas, focal concentrations and other fundamental elements of Ashtanga. This is great for those who are beginners but also for those who are familiar with the practice to bring yourself back to basics. Often when we review these details, we are able to go to another level of understanding, coming to essential insights through repetition.


12:00 – 3:00 pm Kriya, Pranayama, Yoga Chikitsa
We will start with Kriya and Pranayama to clear the energy channels, detoxify the body and open the breathing pathway. Then we will be guided through a portion of the Ashtanga Primary Series in a slow and progressive manner so that we can grasp the subtleties of the asanas. Taking the time to feel the poses in a deep way.

3:30 – 6:00 pm Yoga for Tight Hamstrings
In this session, we will delve into ways to release and open the hamstrings in wise ways. Lengthening the hamstrings along with the calves, buttocks and lower back gives us the ability to move freely and reduces the likelihood of injury to both the knees and spine.


12:00 – 3:00 pm Kriya, Pranayama, Yoga Chikitsa
We will again start with Kriya and Pranayama. Then we will do the guided practice.

3:30 – 6:00 pm Yoga for Upper Neck, Back, and Shoulders
This afternoon, we will delve into how to keep our neck, upper back and shoulders safe in the Ashtanga practice. As well as discover asanas that can relieve tightness or stress in these areas.


Each session is $75 individually, $300 for the whole weekend.
Early bird: $250 for whole weekend (if booked by June 1st)

* Prices are in Canadian dollars.



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