Traditional Guided Ashtanga Yoga with Philippa Asher
Saturday 29th August - Saturday 5th September 2015
book a place£795 per person
Over Seven consecutive mornings of assisted traditional Ashtanga self practice and a counted led class, you will have the opportunity to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice, whilst being guided through methods for approaching the more challenging asanas. You will be encouraged to transform your practice into a moving meditation and to experience the joy of moving serenely through the asanas, with humility and grace. Philippa is particularly skilled at reading bodies and working out what each individual needs to do, in order to master good alignment, elegance, strength and peace in an asana.
Afternoon workshops at ecoYoga centre will cover:
- Concepts of the Ashtanga practice
- Technique and safe alignment
- Yoga philosophy & history
- Chanting, pranayama & meditation
Perfect for established practitioners of the Primary, Intermediate, or Advanced series, who are keen to devote a week to honing in on the subtleties of the traditional Ashtanga practice, whilst receiving guidance on how to develop the asanas that they are currently working on.
Travel: we offer a pickup service from Glasgow direct by minibus to the ecoYoga Centre. The pickup is at 14.00pm (on the day the retreat starts) from Glasgow Central Train station and 14.30pm from Glasgow International airport. Drop off (on the day the retreat ends) is at 12.00 noon at the airport and 12.30 at the train station. Cost £30 each way.
Philippa is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world to receive Advanced Certification (the highest teaching qualification) awarded by K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
She regularly practices the first four series with her teachers at KPJAYI and has Guruji's and Sharath's blessing to teach the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced Ashtanga Series.
Philippa established and taught the Triyoga Soho Ashtanga Self Practice programme for several years, before moving to South India to work on an exciting project to bring Ashtanga yoga, to all levels of practitioner, in nature. She now teaches in India, London and on retreats worldwide.
She honours the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method (as taught in Mysore) and also holds a BA (hons) in Dance in Society and Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults (Surrey University).
Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher, give her a deeply intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn. Her approach to teaching and learning asana is serious, yet lighthearted and joyful.