Prague Workshop

Rachel will be teaching at Yoga Centrum in Prague from 15 – 17th May, 2015.  All sessions are in English.

Stability and Fluidity: An Exploration of Form and Flow

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.” – Indira Gandhi

This workshop will investigate how we move from building our foundation and finding strength and stability in a physical yoga practice, to creating lightness and effortless ease as we flow through our yoga postures. We will explore the strength needed in our more challenging postures (arm balances and inversions), while maintaining subtle expansiveness in the quality of movement and breath. We will reverse the relationship of where we generally find strength and stability in the body (in the legs and hips) and look at how we build strength in the upper body and flexibility and buoyancy in the lower body. We will challenge how we relate to gravity and the basic principles of fluid movement and transitions in our Vinyasa Flow style of practice. We will also translate this idea of structure and adaptability to a consistent meditation practice and how we balance between stillness and vibrant being.

Our intention for this weekend is to play with that ever present dialogue between strength and flexibility, security and adaptability, stillness and vitality, in order to find the best balance that is suited for our own personal yoga practice—both mentally and physically.

Friday Evening 17:00 – 19:30, Core Stability and Bandhas
1.5 hour dynamic Vinyasa Flow class
1 hour Anatomy of Core Stability and Bandhas in Action

Saturday Morning 9:00 – 11:30, Stability and Ease in Arm Balances
1.5 hour dynamic Vinyasa Flow class
1 hour Principles of Play//Arm Balances

Saturday Afternoon 15:00 – 17:30, Being Vibrantly Alive in Stillness
1 hour Yin Yoga class
1.5 hour pranayama practice and creating dynamism and discipline in meditation

Sunday Morning 9:00 – 11:30, Stability and Fluidity in Daily Life
1.5 hour Vinyasa Flow class
1 hour Philosophy—Principles of vairagya (non-attachment) and abhyasa (constant discipline)