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Aims of the Morning
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).
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.
Aims of the Afternoon
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 promote a discussion with members of the group and myself over the mornings practice, a discussion upon all of the elements physical, spiritual and philosophical.
To be competent practising and teaching pranayama.
To have more understanding on how to put a philosophical theme into class plan.
Teaching Material Used On The Day
A banner with the OM symbol
Methods of presenting the subject
Visual, ie studying the Symbol.
Sound, using the OM mantra.
Experiential, self enquiry whilst practising.
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 20?s. 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.
Outline plan for the day
Chanting Om mantra followed by short meditation
Classical standing postures
seated postures and inversions
The day is aimed at teachers and student teachers or those with some experience of philosophy, pranayama, asana and meditation.
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