Yoga Workshops with John Ogilvie // Saturday 29th August
Upcoming Workshops at AYF with John Ogilvie, founder of Byron Yoga
*** PLEASE NOTE EXTRA SESSION HAS BEEN ADDED (SCROLL DOWN) ***
SESSION 1 // SATURDAY 29th AUGUST // 1pm - 2.30pm // ** SOLD OUT **
'Introduction to Purna Yoga - dynamic 90 minute sequence'
The first session is an ALL LEVELS introduction to the PURNA YOGA style - classical alignment focused Hatha yoga, developed by John Ogilvie over his 28 years experience with different styles of Ashtanga and Iyengar.
John will take participants through a dynamic 90 minute Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experience and for those with more yoga years.
SESSION 2 // SATURDAY 29th AUGUST // 3pm - 4.30pm // ** SOLD OUT **
'Explore arm-balances and inversions - FUN for all levels'
In the second session, this dynamic workshop will progress from basic arm balances to experimenting with more challenging poses.
The sequence will move onto the major inversions and give students confidence to explore their potential.
Variations will be given for ALL LEVELS - but you'll be challenged to experiment with an attitude of fun and joy!
SESSION 3 // SATURDAY 29th AUGUST // 4.45pm - 5.45pm
PHILOSOPHY SESSION ‘Living the 8 Limbs’ – a look at incorporating the yogic principles into daily life
This interactive session with John Ogilvie, one of Australia’s most experienced teachers, will encompass a comprehensive conversation on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga.
The focus will be the 5 different Yamas and Niyamas exploring practical ways that will help people cope more effectively with life’s daily challenges.
This is a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the wider aspects of yoga, to consider how key yoga principles can help improve your life and to gain valuable insights.
* Chai will be served.
* Blankets/bolsters/chairs available.
* Doors will open 15 minutes before start of session.
About Byron Yoga:
Purna Yoga – Making Yoga Complete
Yoga is a lot about giving and receiving. It has been proposed that we only keep what we have by giving it away, which is one of the main motivations for teaching and training others to teach.
The yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre is called Purna, meaning integrated or complete. Purna Yoga represents a holistic approach to yoga integrating not just the physical postures but also philosophy, meditation, pranayama breath control and the yogic personal and social code of ethics. The postural instruction is alignment focused. Sequences range from gentle restorative to dynamic. Blocks, belts and bolsters are available to be used to support and modify postures safely.
We seek to integrate all 8 limbs (Ashtanga) of yoga the way it was originally taught, more than 3000 years ago in India.Yoga asanas, or postures, are just one of these limbs. The other limbs are equally important, including meditation, pranayama breath control, and the personal and social code of ethics, the yamas and niyamas.
About John Ogilie:
John Ogilvie is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced teachers and founder of Byron Yoga Centre. John has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for over 28. John developed his signature style of yoga, Purna Yoga after 20 years of disciplined training in the Iyengar method and six years of a steady Ashtanga practice. His yoga journey has seen him learn from various yoga masters over the years in Australia and internationally.
John developed his signature style of yoga, Purna Yoga after 20 years of disciplined training in the Iyengar method and six years of a steady Ashtanga practice. His yoga journey has seen him learn from various yoga masters over the years in Australia and internationally.
The Purna method John teaches focuses on correct alignment. His teaching covers the basics with additional emphasis on refining alignment, corrections and adjustments. John’s teaching style is entertaining and completely accessible. His instructions are clear and simple, always with a focus on keeping his students safe and encouraging them to listen to their own body’s needs and only work at a level appropriate to the individual, at any given time.
John encourages students at all levels to build flexibility, strength and stamina of body, mind and spirit. Many students discover, as a consequence, that yoga becomes a way of life.