Yoga Kurunta

Sunday April 7th 2024

Morning workshop 10-1pm.

Afternoon workshop 2-5pm

Light lunch/ Supper included.

Black Mountain spring water to drink and take home.

Stroll to the meandering River Monow to refresh your feet and St Clydoc Church for peaceful contemplation.

Lower Hunt House, Clodock, Longtown, Hereford  HR2 0PD 

At Black Mountain Barn we will use the yoga rope wall as a safe and important tool for advancing your practice. Known as Yoga Kurunta (meaning Puppet) a rope wall offers a feeling of security to experience the benefits of a posture without straining or injury. By using gravity, the rope will allow you to safely open up and achieve a deeper and more efficient stretch. From beginner to advanced, this practice is for everyone!

The Yoga Wall was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. In his later years he used Yoga Kurunta as a therapeutic, strengthening and alignment tool.  In her book “Yoga – A Gem for Women”, Geeta Iyengar gives a thorough explanation of the first yoga Kurunta postures ever taught to women. 

Yoga Kurunta aims to allow the body to be suspended as well as supported.  Because the body is tethered by the ropes and anchored with the feet, a pose like Down Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) can be held for a much longer period of time. This gives you an opportunity to refine, focus and go deeper into the experience of asana.  

We will cover the following postures in our workshop

  • Forward Bending
  • Back Bending
  • Spinal Twisting
  • Lateral Sretching
  • Balancing
  • Inversion

Many beginners of yoga are not always ready for inversions, but working with ropes facilitates the process by making you feel more stable and secure. You will develop confidence to practice inversions which in the ropes are safe and easy to acheive. Just as a reminder, Inversion helps :

  • Reduce back pain
  • Increase mental awareness and concentration
  • Increases digestive power and regulates elimination
  • Helps detoxify the body as the lymph nodes and blood are purified
  • Elevates mood, reduces depression and improves quality of life.

Places are strictly limited to 8 per session each student having access to a set of ropes for the entire workshop. Please book early to secure a blissful morning or afternoon of stable, supported, safe, practice with me, your puppeteer!