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Philosophy of Hatha Yoga & Pranayama Practice with Richard Adamo

16th September 2017
at Costessey Centre

Philosophy of Hatha Yoga & Pranayama Practice with Richard Adamo

Tutor: Richard Adamo

Date: 16th September 2017

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Costessey Centre

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 12


Aims of the morning


Have a deeper understanding of hatha yoga


TSSBAT Know what the context and lineage is of the Hatha Masters
TSSBAT List the steps of Hatha Yoga
TSSBAT Know the majority of the lifestyle adjustments that need to be made to practice
TSSBAT Know the results of Hatha Yoga Practice

Aims of the afternoon

Have a deeper understanding of the system and be able to practise pranayama exercises


TSSBAT know the progression in control of the energy systems
TSSBAT identify how to evaluate the descriptions of physical systems in light of prevailing knowledge
TSSBAT practice a pranayama program to their own capacity
TSSBAT partake in a relaxation practice

Teaching material used on the day

Set Texts

Methods of presenting the subject

Lecture, discussion, question and answer

About the tutor

Richard Adamo has now been teaching and practising yoga for over 20 years. In that time he has explored a wide variety of yoga and has taught classes for children, prenatal yoga and the elderly as well as general hatha classes, ashtanga yoga [which he was amongst the first to bring into the Wheel], yoga for sports people [including the Welsh Rugby team] as well as yoga for individuals with illnesses and groups with mental health issues. He is a BWY DCT and external verifier. He lives in Wales, where he teaches six classes a week. For recreation, he keeps bees, gardens, rides motorbikes on and off road and is interested in economics and psychology.

Outline plan for the day

- Assess knowledge and experience of group
- Introduce different translations of the main HYP text and other related texts
- Go through the order of practice and ground rules of the system
- Look at what a yoga could accomplish through practice

- Q&A from morning session
- Look at energy control systems and the prevailing understanding of A&P
- Discuss interpretations of Kundalini
- Practical session of Pranayama
- Closing relaxation

Other information

Wear yoga clothes. Bring your copy of HYP, mat, tissues and a light lunch.

The day is aimed at all levels



Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane, Old Costessey


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