Summer Sunday Series
Stand alone workshops lead by the SW Senior Iyengar Teachers exploring props and their spectrum of uses to keep us connected and practicing through our longer Summer break. Read on for more details…..
Summer Sunday Mornings
July 17th & 24th and August 14th & 21st
Join me and our guest Senior Level Iyengar Teachers as we explore simple asana to more complex actions using our Iyengar Toolkit to include bricks, chair, belts and bolster. The guest teachers from SW England will skilfully and intelligently uncover a greater depth of awareness and understanding of our toolkit for practice.
The workshops will comprise asana, relaxation and brunch. On each of the Sundays we will be invited to expand our asana practice, elevate our understanding of props and educate our body and mind to use the kit in the correct way.
What to expect: The experience, wisdom, teaching skill and knowledge of some of our finest senior level Iyengar Teachers. A workshop in a welcoming, spacious, light airy village hall with old friends a new faces. Light bulb moments, little wins in your asana practice and opportunity for greater depth of understanding and experience of your own being through the transformational power of yoga. And lets not forget Brunch ! Plant based delights and refreshments to ground you and connect socially before the extra duties of our day.
What you’ll need: Your own bag of kit would be good ! Include; mat, 2x bricks, 4x foam blocks, 1x belt, 1x bolster, 1x blanket and those of you who have chairs please bring them. If the list has exhausted you don’t worry I will have all kit available to borrow and to purchase new. Curiosity, willingness to learn, smile and an open heart.
Your venue: The Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir. A stunning location north of Tintern and its world famous Abbey and south of Monmouth with its vibrant retail and refreshment high street. Nestled under a huge copper beach. there is on site and on street parking at the hall and all the usual facilities.
Your investment: £30 and three hours.
Edgar Stringer – An exploration of the yoga brick 17th July 2022
Edgar has taught Iyengar Yoga continuously since 1997. In his student years he stayed in India for over 18 months and since then has frequently returned to study yoga at the Iyengar Institute in Pune.
Edgar is an IY UK assessor and qualified trainee’s mentor. He is also Chair of the Avon Iyengar Yoga Group and works in the IY UK committee for Therapeutic Yoga. Edgar is a beekeeper and also a bicycle enthusiast.
“Since I was a student in Manchester yoga has become as important to me as food or sleep. Yoga practise keeps me healthy in body and mind, I can’t imagine life without it”
Tamara Hockey – An exploration of the yoga chair 24th July 2022
Tamara trained and taught at Yogawest in Bristol for 12 years and then ran Eastern Yoga studios for a further 3 years. After a lifetime of lethargy and ill health she felt completely transformed by the practice of Iyengar Yoga and is dedicated to passing on the benefits to her students regardless of their current state of fitness and flexibility. Students say they enjoy her clear and thorough approach and feel that they are always encouraged to work to their highest level. She aims to make her classes challenging and transformative and to give time to recover and absorb the benefits in a well earned savasana. Tamara is a certified Senior 1 Iyengar teacher (and an assessor and mentor for the IYA UK) and draws on many years of experience in her teaching. Tamara travels to Pune regularly to study with the Iyengar family and had the great privilege of studying with BKS Iyengar himself, in general classes and one to one in the medical class.
Jess Wallwork – An exploration of the yoga bolster – 21st August 2022
Jess’s fascination with Iyengar Yoga began when she was a child. She remembers endlessly studying the photographs in Light on Yoga. When she was nineteen she joined the Iyengar Yoga Society at Edinburgh University and began attending regular Iyengar Yoga classes. The classes transformed her. They helped keep her back strong and gave her direction for her energy. She loved the focus on precision and alignment in the postures and valued the feeling of well-being after class. Jess is a certified Senior 1 teacher.