Biel, Switzerland Workshop
May 3 - May 5
David Robson and Jelena Vesić will be teaching a weekend of workshops and classes in Ashtanga Yoga in Biel, Switzerland, May 3-5.
Friday, 3 May 2019, 18:30 – 20:30: Learn to Float
When breath and movement are in union, our practice becomes graceful and filled with ease. Focusing on the vinyasas of Surya Namaskara, the Sun Salutations, this workshop will provide you with invaluable techniques to help you bring lightness into your practice. All levels are welcome to attend.
Saturday, 4 May 2019, 09:00 – 11:30: Led Primary
David will lead you through Ashtanga’s Primary Series with the traditional Sanskrit count, and include some detailed instruction along the way. Prepare to work very hard!
Saturday, 4 May 2019, 13:30 – 15:30: Perfecting the Fundamental Asanas
Take a deep and detailed look at the alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence. Study the exact vinyasas that connect each of the postures, and Learn ways to deepen the work and progression of your daily practice.
Saturday, 4 May 2019, 16:00 – 18:00: Pain Free Backbending
Backbends don’t have to hurt. This workshop will explore the basic alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s Primary & Intermediate Series backbends. By learning correct technique for the poses, take the pain out of backbending and allow your body to safely go deeper into the postures. This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels.
Sunday, 5 May 2019, 09:00 – 11:30: Mysore
Mysore is the traditional format for practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Led classes are a fantastic way to learn about the vinyasa, but Mysore-style is where you follow your own breath and deepen your focus and meditation skills. David leads one of the world’s largest mysore programs at his home studio.
Sunday, 5 May 2019, 13:00 – 15:00: Jump Back & Jump Through
Jump Backs and Jump Throughs are the transitional movements that link Ashtanga’s sitting poses together. These vinyasas provide a bridge to carry our focus between asanas, and also build a purifying heat in the body that is said to boil the blood. This workshop will go over the actions and movements of the jump-back and jump-through in close detail, and provide invaluable instruction useful for all levels of practitioners.