Events and workshops-updated, January 2020!

JANUARY 25 2020, YOGA POINT, BRIXTON

2-5pm

Asana class and restorative

Short workshop taking place in the afternoon at the fully equipped yoga studio, Yoga Point in Brixton. It will combine active and passive asanas. Suitable for all, especially those who want to experience a longer class which goes beyond the standard 1-1.5 hour classes.

To book a place contact Lara directly at Laraoni@icloud.com

 

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JULY 19-21 2019, PULA, CROATIA

This is the forth year that I will be going to Pula and that Iyengar Yoga Pula, or in other words, Nataša will be hosting the event. The turnout is always good, we work hard but we enjoy it all! Thank you!!

See her website here: http://iyengar yoga pula

This will be a 3-day workshop on building the body‘s intelligence and awareness from the ground upwards. A wide range of poses will be practiced without ever forgetting the importance played by the feet. Standing poses, inversions, back arching, and many more, will activate, challenge and help you strengthen your feet.

The workshop will be held in English and translation will be provided if needed. Although I have lived in London for over 20 years, I am half-Croatian (and Italian) and I can accommodate, understand, and in fact I like (!) mediterranean ways and expressions.

Schedule:
Friday: 6pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm / 4-6:30pm
Sunday: 9am-12pm

Total workshop: 108 Euros. Early birds (before 30.06): 100 Euros.
The exact venue will be announced in due course.

The area nearby looks like this, whatever the location…

 

 

 

 

 

For all questions, informations or registration, please write/contact Nataša on www.iyengaryoga.hr or on her mobile number 00385-911633231.

 

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SEPTEMBER 23 2018, London

‘Extended class’ of 2.5 hours at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of South London. This is the third of a series of sessions to help you develop  your yoga practice. Each session will take a deeper look  at a particular type of pose to develop your understanding and help you improve.

This time the focus will be on how to prepare for and practice the classic yoga pose ‘Padmasana’or Lotus pose. Preparing for Padmasana helps you develop flexibility in your hips and improves a whole range of other poses.

Here is the link for further information and to book a place: https://www.iyisl.com/workshops/2017/1/9/me9tl7d01flxmfp36fuiwkt7jmrbtx

 

PAST EVENTS….

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JUNE 17 2018, London

‘Extended class’ of 2.5 hours at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of South London. The class is meant for confident beginners and improvers who want to explore the intermediate Iyengar yoga syllabus.

Here is the link for further information and to book a place: https://www.iyisl.com/workshops/2017/1/9/me9tl7d01flxmfp36fuiwkt7jmrbtx

 

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JUNE 29-JULY 01 2018, Pula, Croatia

3-DAY WORKSHOP, TWISTS AND PADMASANA PRACTICE

 

Cost: 120 Euros, or 108, (if booking before 10. 06. 2018)

Contact: Nataša via www.iyengaryoga.hr

Address: Gortanova 32, 52100 Pula, Croatia

PLEASE NOTE

  • The workshop open to all Iyengar yoga students of at least 2 years of regular practice.
  • All equipment provided
  • Option available to attend daily regular classes before and after the event in a fully equipped Iyengar yoga studio
  • Option available to rent flats nearby the yoga studio

 

Twists, which can be done standing, sitting or upside-down, have many health benefits like relieving back pain, cleansing and detoxifying the body, stimulating digestion and circulation, and toning of the abdominal muscles. Twists help us to stay in the present moment and they are extremely balancing. They are definitely the precursors to a successful meditation practice. Using Prashant Iyengar’s words: “The twisting of the body, untwists the mind”.

BKS Iyengar explains that Padmasana is the best pose to sit for the practice of Pranayama and meditation. We are all familiar with images of Rishis and Munis seated in meditation, in Padmasana. It is the only pose where the entire spine can be truly erect and the brain alert and active. It is the pose for spiritual and meditative practices. Given Padmasana’s very special position it is only natural that people want to be able to practice it. Some of us find it very easy to sit in Padmasana, but many struggle with it. Either way much more attention has to be paid to this pose than just focussing on attaining the flexibility to perform it.