In this 2-part workshop expect to learn the key to moving through “ﬂow” or “vinyasa” sequences with ﬂuid power and grace.
DAY ONE (Saturday 4 February 12.00 - 2.00pm): will focus on the basic elements of Sun Salutation A and B including safely jumping back and forward. Focus will carry on into the postures (asana) that are most commonly taught including Warrior series, balance ﬂows twists. Attention to the transition from one posture to another will be key and learning to move from your core by activating the “vayus” elemental energies that ﬂow through our bodies and radiate outwards empowering us.
DAY TWO (Sunday 5 February 12.00 - 2.00pm): will build on day one with deeper instruction on the 5 vayus and engaging breath with movement for steadiness and ease (sthira and sukha). Flow sequences will build into greater length and complexity.This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practice and will increase your ease and knowledge of postural alignment while in the ﬂow as well as helping you to move with more grace and power from posture to posture.Emphasis on building energy in the vayus especially those governing the core (manipura) and heart (anahata) will help to teach you to move more smoothly even when jumping or taking long steps into and out of tricky poses.
$80 for both sessions or $45 for one.
Michael’s vinyasa or “ﬂow” classes draw inspiration from a variety of yogic traditions and other trainings and experiences including tai chi, the energetics of aikido and a life time of paddle sports and outdoor adventure. He has a degree in folklore and wilderness therapy with focus on story-telling and experiential learning. Flow classes move from slow rhythmic beginnings through grounding, core-focused cycles and on to ﬂuid, powerful sequencing that opens the body with breath, sweat and intention. They ﬁnish with softening, yielding poses that leave one refreshed and energized. Expect to sweat, laugh and learn.Mike earned his teachers certiﬁcate in 2006 and has been practicing for over 30 years. He has multiple teachers immersions in different traditions and enjoys poetry and a good laugh.