Our Hatha yoga courses are designed to educate the body and mind through basic movement principles while developing the vital breath in preparation for the deeper methods of yoga practice.
Emphasis is placed on the groundwork and preparation necessary before entering the practices of Asana (postures), Bandhas (locks), Mudras (seals) and Pranayama (control of the vital wind). These tools are then used as means of getting the body prepared for the even more advanced stages of Pratyahara (non-distraction of the senses), Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation) in order to achieve Laya (absorption).
All courses require pre-registration. Space is limited.
Programs are offered in weekly course format or as workshops or intensives and are presented in a progressive manner to guide the student safely and intelligently.
Intensives are powerful methods of learning where students can immerse themselves in a daily practice for a period of time. This heightens the focus and allows the content covered to sink in on deeper levels helping to cultivate permanent impressions.
Workshops explore a variety of yogic, ayurvedic and healing subjects. To view some workshops frequently offered click here
Course Levels as of 2019 :
Intro – The shadow yoga warm up sequence and stances introduce the student to the prelude forms.
Pre-requisite : None
Level 1 – Shadow yoga’s first and second preludes are taught.
Pre-requisite : Intro
Level 2 – Shadow yoga’s third prelude is covered and/or full practice formats of all preludes.
Pre-requisite : Knowledge of first two preludes
Level 3 – Nṛtta Sādhanā and Angaharas are introduced.
Pre-requisite : Knowledge of all three preludes