A full day of holistic yoga with James. In the morning we will begin with preliminary exercises and kriyās (purification techniques) and then lead into a fairly dynamic physical yoga practice including simple vinyasas and held āsanas. Morning practice will conclude with classic prāṇāyāmā (breath control) techniques and conclude with yoganidrā (guided relaxation).
After lunch, James will give a presentation on the experiential philosophy of Patañjali's aṣṭāṅgayoga. If time allows there will be an opportunity for questions and group discussion. The day will finish with some simple vinyasa movements, prāṇāyāma and yoganidrā.
James has been practising haṭha yoga for over twenty years. He trained in India and the UK and has studied with senior & respected yogis. He has been teaching haṭha yoga since 2007 and is a tutor for the Devon School of Yoga. He runs a small yoga studio in Torbay called “Yoga Torquay” where he teaches weekly classes and workshops. James is currently a student at SOAS, University of London where he is studying for a Master’s Degree in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation.
Bring your own mat (and props if you wish), drink bottle, hot drink cup with lid (or flask), packed lunch and anything else to make yourself comfortable.
There are spare mats in The Angel Hall and a good selection of props - you can use any of these.
There is a small kitchen available with a stove to heat food should you need to, also cutlery and plates etc. There are kettles for tea and fresh water to refill your drink bottles.
Full Day Workshop
Full price ticket
Full Day Workshop - concession
For those on lower income