March 24th-March 26th, 2017
Please Join Emma Henry and assisted by Andrea Kwiatkowski for this 3 day immersion.
“Jivamukti Yoga is a practice which transforms the individual by means of spiritual activation. Through its practices we can, as members of a greater, world-wide community dismantle this present culture and begin to build a new way of life - where peace, love and harmony among all beings forms the foundation.” Sharon Gannon - Co Founder of Jivamukti Yoga
What is a Jivamukti Immersion?
A Jivamukti Immersion takes the student deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: Ahimsa, Scripture, Meditation, Nada and Bhakti, as well as asana.
The curriculum is derived from the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Course and is taught by Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher, Emma, who have been on the faculty of a JY Teacher Training and past Immersions.
Jivamukti's passionate focus on the original meaning of the Sanskrit word "asana"—as seat, connection, relationship to the earth—is as practical as it is radical during this time of global crisis and consciousness shift.
A Jivamukti Immersion provides great opportunities to make breakthroughs in asana practice, detox your body/heart/mind, and more deeply integrate your individual self with the greater reality.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for all committed yoga practitioners + teachers regardless of the style they practice, with at least 6 months of yoga experience. The Immersion is perfect for those wishing to delve into the practical and mystical practices of Jivamukti Yoga.
Friday March 24th
evening session 19.30-21.30
Discover or deepen your understanding of the magical method of Jivamukti. We will start with a short introduction to jivamukti yoga before getting hot, hip and holy with this playful Jivamukti class, finishing off the practice with an uplifting kirtan.
Saturday March 25th
morning session 9.30-12.30
The activities and stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tightness and discomfort in our hips. Releasing this tension is crucial for our overall health.
In this deep hip opening workshop, you will learn to step out of the unconscious need to jam your body somewhere and find instead a sensible, sensitive and compassionate approach to the hips and leg rotation.
With a mindful approach to the area of swadhisthana chakra, we can release stress and negative emotional memories, which may be stored in the hips on an energetic level.
afternoon session 14.00-18.00
Bhagavad Gita and Asana Lab and Yoga Assists :
This session will start with an hours teaching from the Bhagavad Gita looking into the discourse between Krishna and Arjuna before chanting key slokas and opening the teachings up for discussion. This will lead into an interactive asana problem-solving laboratory, based on the needs and wants of the attendees, exploring practical ways to achieve more flexibility, balance, safety and freedom with yoga assists and in-depth look at asana.
This workshop is for both teachers and practitioners who would like to deepen their understanding of asana, focusing on the basic techniques of applying safe and practical hands-on assists as well as verbal and energetic assistance. Through partner work and the exploration of asana we learn how to assist and support others while improving our own practice in the process.
Sunday March 26th:
morning session 9.30 - 12.30
Staying cool headed when the heat is turned up - inversion workshop:
For some people, developing an safe and confident inversion practice can seem intimidating and scary, however they have a whole host of benefits including being energising, improving balance and targeting the parasympathetic nervous system.
In this workshop you will learn how to develop a safe and confident inversion practice, learning all the necessary tools to turn your world upside down with a cool calm yogi head.
This workshop will start with a short flow emphasizing shoulder opening and forward bending to help us move deeper into our inversions before working with props (blocks, straps, blankets) to assist you in getting upside down, along with step-by-step instructions on how to balance on your head and your hands. The main poses we will be focusing on are handstand, pincha mayurasana and headstand.
afternoon session 14.00 -16.00
Restrain in order to truly let go Pranayama and Restoratives:
Pranayama is the practice of controlling or regulating vital life force (prana) in order to increase lung capacity, vitality, clear focus and overall wellbeing. This workshop will provide you with practical advice and techniques such as nadi shodana, viloma, brahmari and sitali finishing with nurturing restorative poses to bring you back to completeness.
Emma Henry was introduced to yoga in the mid 90s. Her background in dance and martial arts is evident in her dynamic, innovative and playful choreography and understanding of anatomy and the subtle body.
Emma’s yogic path has led her to Mysore from practicing Ashtanga with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and to advanced certification in the Jivamukti method with Sharon Gannon and David Life. Her continuing education is shared with all of her students through her love of yogic texts and her amazing chanting.
All of her classes include an inspiring sound track and a lot of laughter. Her goal is to create a space for practitioners to feel inspired, nurtured and uplifted. Emma has hosted yoga workshops and retreats around the world with many happy yogis returning year after year. Emma also facilitates and mentors for the Jivamukti Teacher Training Programs Jivamukti Immersion with Emma Henry and assisted by Andrea Kwiatkowski
Entire 3 day Immersion: 280 chf / 240 chf reduced : Jivamukti teachers 260 chf
Fri evening: 50 chf/40 chf reduced
Sat: Hip Parade: 70 chf/60 chf reduced : Gita/Asana Lab/assists: 80 chf/70 chf reduced : Day pass 135 chf/115 chf reduced
Sun: Inversions: 70 chf/60 chf reduced : Pranayama and yin: 60/50 chf reduced : Day Pass 120/100 chf reduced
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