Seeking the balance of strength and grace in our asana practice the mastery of arm balances and common transitions that use arm balances can often get lost during a flow class. Come and learn correct alignment and technique for poses such a bakasana and eka pada koudinyasana with a particular focus on bandha and breath work with Laura Farrier
Laura’s first class was actually when her mother was pregnant with her, so really, before birth the seed was sown! Having practiced yoga for the last 10 years, she is constantly amazed at how each asana class brings about a new discovery within ourselves. Laura started her practice of yoga during university in order to deepen her flexibility and compliment her regular dance training.Finding that a regular practice also brought about a sense of peace and balance in her life Laura continued to seek out inspiration from teachers when she lived in Thailand,Honduras and Canada. Ten years on she is still constantly amazed at how each asana class brings about a new discovery within us.
Students should past the first trimester before joining this workshop.This 90 minute PreNatal Yoga workshop with Claire Clinton will be a fun and interactive opportunity for expecting Mums and their partners to practice postures and breath work together: Dads, you don’t need to wait until your baby is born to bond and connect with your child. Support your partner while she enjoys giving her body a stretch. Dads will also be carrying out some of the poses and no doubt discovering their own tight hamstrings. Mums to be, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to encourage your partners to try Yoga. There will be a strong focus on breath work to help you understand the correlation between a relaxed lower jaw and the easing of the baby’s birth journey. This session will finish with a guided meditation for couples to bond with their baby in a deep, meaningful way.
This special 2.5hr class is guided by Melissa Ghattas & Paco Rodriguez. The path of Bhakti yoga, yoga of devotion, grace & love, will be an opportunity to dive deep into your heart, your body, & your mind. Through storytelling, live Indian sitar, chanting, japa meditation and flow we will immerse ourselves into our practice. Paco has been a professional musician since his teenage years. He started learning Sitar in ’94 in Varanasi, the same year he was initiated into Bhakti yoga & never stopped practicing since. During the 90’s he passed a lot of time with sadhus (wandering monks) in between Varanasi and the Himalayas, practicing yoga & learning about Vedanta and Hindu mythology. In ’95 he sat his first Vipassana meditation & since insight meditation is part of his daily routine. Back in France, he lived 9 years in the French Pyrenees, in a buddhist meditation commune, Tapovan. Paco performs more than 100 concerts a year in India & Europe & he leads Kirtan in various yoga centers in Goa and Europe.