IST 19/184 Panchakosha – an integrated approach to asana
Tutor: Ade Belcham
Date: 16th November 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Panchakosha – an integrated approach to asana
To provide an introduction and exploration of the Panchakosha concept and its application in yoga practice.
Aims of morning
To provide an overview of the yogic concept of Panchakosha – the five sheaths of existence.
To begin to consider a variety of ways of thinking and talking about the five sheaths linked to yoga asana practice and teaching.
Students will be able to give personal and practical examples illustrating the Panchakosha concept as it relates to the physical, energetic, mental, intelligence and bliss perspectives.
Aims of afternoon
To continue to consider a variety of ways of thinking and talking about the five sheaths in ways linked to yoga practice and teaching.
Students will be able to identify and assess the balance of the five sheaths in their own relationship to asana.
Students will be able to provide examples of yoga practices that encourage engagement with each of the five sheaths.
Students will be able to understand how to use an awareness of the Panchakosha concept to assess and respond skilfully to their students’ needs in the context of yoga teaching.
Methods of presenting the subject
The day will be a mix of tutor presentation, group discussion and practical exploration involving individual asana practice and group work. The day promises to be a day that provokes reflection and provides inspiration and innovation for your practice and/or teaching.
About the tutor
Ade works as a Rolfer, Craniosacral therapist, and yoga teacher in Henfield, West Sussex.
He qualified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration at the Rolf Guild in Boulder, Colorado in 2010. He graduated from the Karuna Institute in Devon as a Craniosacral Therapist in 2012.
His yoga story is centred around a daily ashtanga yoga practice begun in 2000 and involving extensive periods studying with Nancy Gilgoff at her home in Maui.
Papplewick Village Hall
17 Linby Lane
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