This workshop is suitable for all levels and is a great introduction or a deepening experience of the Ashtanga practice. The mornings start with a traditional led class of the primary series where the breath and movement are perfectly synchronised. The afternoons are used to breakdown challenging poses.
The week continues with self led classes (Mysore) encouraging a self practice that can continue for years to come. You will be receiving adjustments and personal attention during this time
Friday 5 Oct 9-11: Led class Group Class where everyone moves at the same time following Nathalie’s instructions and Sanskrit count. She will be teaching the full primary series where she will be calling the names of the postures in Sanskrit while demonstrating them briefly as taught traditionally.
1.30 to 4pm:Primary series Lab We will work on the challenging poses and we will explore intelligent and proper techniques for opening up safely and effectively the body to make these asanas/postures more accessible and more fun. This will include breaking down challenging poses primary series and some of the secondary series.
Saturday 6 Oct 9-11: Led class Group Class where everyone moves at the same time following Nathalie’s instructions and Sanskrit count. She will be teaching the full primary series where she will be calling the names of the postures in Sanskrit while demonstrating them briefly as taught traditionally.
1.30 to 4pm: Arms balances & inversions workshop Overcoming fears and developing inner confidence while being upside down.. is it possible? Yes it is.. Join Nat to learn some core techniques and exercises in order to find steadiness, lightness and fun when trying to balance on your arms, on your head or on your hands.
4pm to 5pm: Home practice and Q&A The importance of Establishing a home practice because after all: “practice and all is coming” and how to do it.
Sunday 7 Oct to Thursday 11 Oct 5-8pm Mysore Class It is the perfect way to learn the Ashtanga sequence in a safe manner linking it with the breath. You can come in anytime and move at your own pace following a set of postures. This allows you to give time and space to areas where you need to focus and work on. Nathalie will be there to guide you throughout your practice and will give you hands on adjustments and personal attention. Everyone can practice Mysore and you don’t need to know the Ashtanga sequence to come to these classes. Nathalie will walk you through it one by one, one pose after the other allowing you to learn at your own pace. It is open to all levels and it is a great way to start a yoga practice.
About Nathalie You can’t but love her smile! Nathalie AKA Nat on the mat has been on a journey of balance between mind and body since 2008. Like most of us, she started exploring yoga practices in some gyms and yoga studios in Dubai where she resided back then. Nathalie fell in love with Ashtanga and chose it as her school of practice and as she moved a lot, she found herself practicing on her own religiously 6 days a week for 6 years (mostly spent in Bahrain). She felt the urge to learn more, to study more, to reconnect with the source of Ashtanga so she started to travel to study with international senior instructors such as Kino Mc Gregor, David Robson, Arne Espejel, Petri Raisanan, Flora Brajot and so many more. Few years later in 2016, she found herself in Myore India and this was a turning point in her life. She went a second time in 2017 and will try to go on a yearly basis as it is a very special experience connecting her deeply with the heart and the lineage of Ashtanga yoga. And it also gives another dimension to her whole practice and to her teachings.
The Details: Teacher Nathalie Najem Price: Fri and Sat BD81 Sun-Thur: BD45 3 Mysore classes: BD30 Full week BD108
To book: Call 17591565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Booking Required. Reservation guaranteed upon 100% payment of workshop fees.