Establishing and Maintaining a Regular Ashtanga Yoga Practice with Jock Orton
Saturday 11th February 3.00-6.00pm Cost $90Bds.
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Establishing and Maintaining a Regular Ashtanga Yoga Practice
Ashtanga yoga is the origin of Vinyasa yoga and has a history and lineage that can be traced back to the early 20th Century as taught by T. Krishnamacharya. In Ashtanga, the breath serves as the connecting thread linking the asanas (posture) and teaches us how to nurture our body and mind. The beauty of Ashtanga is the ability to maintain a regular practice, each pose offers a key to the next and the ultimate aim is to feel and understand your body and observe your progression through the sequence.
This workshop will teach the basics of the primary series, enabling you to maintain a regular practice and giving you the confidence to adapt the poses to suit your own body and practice.
Jock has been teaching since 2003 and is the co-founder of Lime House Yoga in Cornwall. His journey to yoga came after falling down a mountain snowboarding in 2000, breaking his back in four places and shattering his collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations he began a regular yoga practice that enabled him to heal from his injuries and astonished the medical practitioners who had tried and failed to put him back together! He went on to train with Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world-renowned Anusara teacher with whom he spent six years studying and teaching. Over the last few years his personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and his primary teacher and friend is John Scott, with whom he practices regularly. He a one of only fourteen teachers to be awarded John Scott’s 500 Hour teaching certificate and has also undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson and Manju Jois. He teaches with a strong emphasis on alignment but above all is playful in his approach. His experience has taught him to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind and body that inspires his practice.
Jock is registered as a Senior Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. Jock is also dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge him to be more present in the world and on his mat.