In this workshop, you will be introduced to preliminary practices of kriyā, cāraṇā and āsana. We will explore several of the key techniques of breath control, as well as supplementary mudrā practices. The day will be primarily practice based and will also include some theory. This workshop is suitable for those who have some familiarity with yoga - however experience of prāṇāyāma is not required.
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.
Note on Pranayama: Prāṇāyāma - control of the breath is central to the practice of haṭha yoga. Prāṇāyāma works on a subtle internal level - clearing energetic pathways (nāḍīs) to increase the flow of vital energy - prāṇa. Prāṇāyāma is renowned for producing exalted states of consciousness and mental clarity. It is also highly effective in promoting relaxation and reducing stress.
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
For those on low income