IST 19/180 Andrew Wrenn: Opening to the Expression of Simply Being
Tutor: Andrew Wrenn
Date: 17th March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Opening to the Expression of Simply Being
Aims of the session
To introduce the
philosophical ideas of the OM symbol and the experiential relevance this
has upon our yoga practice and day to day lives.
To Chant the Om mantra
To teach how to apply the philosophy through the tools of Asana, (limbering movements and classical postures).
To teach how to apply the philosophy during a short meditation.
To teach the concept of using the physical body and breath as a medium
to present moment realisation, (the expression of simply being).
Deliver a Satsang (spiritual and philosophical discussion). Talking about the theme and also how to pass this on to students.0
Exploring postures from upon the mat and inversions, with reference throughout to the days theme.
To practice pranayama, looking at the physical benefits but also how the practice directly relates to the philosophy.
To finish with a relaxation
To give a basic understanding of the OM symbol.
To introduce the idea of a new enquiry into a students approach to their yoga (and self) directly relating to the OM
To practice postures and movement with insight.
To practice meditation with insight
To practice chanting with insight.
To promote a
discussion with members of the group and myself over the mornings
practice, a discussion upon all of the elements physical, spiritual and
To be competent practising and teaching pranayama.
To have more understanding on how to put a philosophical theme into class plan.
About the tutor
I'm a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from the
Iyengar, Astanga and classical Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my
practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical
postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in
a practice adaptable to all..
Having a background based in biology and an interest in different
philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my
late 20s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing
techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the
condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally
free from the symptoms and medication.
Since the late 90's I have maintained a daily practice which has had a
profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am
continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles
and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches such as
studying kalari piat (a yoga based martial art) and attending retreats
lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.
I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish
is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively,
yet also with delight and passion. I teach regularly on the leading
European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga.
I have recently married yogini Francesca Giusti. We enjoy sharing our
passion for yoga at our studio Pure Yoga Cheshire in Macclesfield and
with Workshops in the Uk, Ireland and Europe.
Papplewick Village Hall
17 Linby Lane
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