Yoga Workshops with John Ogilvie // Saturday 6th February 2016
Upcoming Workshops at AYF with John Ogilvie, founder of Byron Yoga
- ideal for those thinking about yoga teacher training. Open to all levels.
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SESSION 1 // SATURDAY 6th FEB // 1pm - 2.30pm
'Purna Yoga Masterclass with a focus on alignment and cues for potential teacher trainers'
In the first session John will take students through a dynamic sequence of Purna Yoga poses.
Although the session is for all levels, John will design his commentary to demonstrate to potential teacher trainees how to construct a class offering variations for beginners through to the advanced.
2.30pm - 3.30pm - BREAK (tea provided)
In the break students will have the opportunity for an informal discussion with John about becoming a yoga teacher and ask questions about the part time courses starting in Adelaide in March.
SESSION 2 // SATURDAY 6th FEB // 3pm - 4.30pm
'Explore Shoulderstand and Headstand with modifications and variations. Fun for all levels
In the second session of this workshop John will guide students into shoulder-stands and onto head-stands – the King and Queen of poses.
Students will be offered variations and modifications so all levels can participate and explore their edge.
These incredibly therapeutic poses will be incorporated into a fun sequence. John has done substantial research on the chakras and their connection to our endocrine system.
The sequence balances the chakras, addressing hormonal imbalances, opening the heart and leaving you feeling energised and joyful!
4.30pm // Informal chat with John Ogilvie about the part time teacher training in Adelaide, starts 5 March
Come to one or both $35 for one, $55 for both
SESSION 3 // SATURDAY 6th FEB // 5pm - 6pm
'PHILOSOPHY: The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga'
Purna, meaning integrated or complete represents the holistic approach to yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre - integrating the physical postures with meditation, pranayama and philosophy.
Join John for this seminar talk session on the eight limbs and how to integrate the yogic personal and social code of ethics - the Yamas and Niyamas – into daily life.
Discover practical ways that will help you cope more effectively with life’s daily challenge and explore yoga beyond asana practice.
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.
$10 // Chai will be served.
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.