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The Flowers of Yoga

2nd September 2017
at Holt Village Hall

The Flowers of Yoga

Tutor: Wendy Teasdill

Date: 2nd September 2017

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

Location: Holt Village Hall

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 14

10.00 – 10.30 – Warm-up through the chakras with a brief description of each, integrating hasta mudras.
10.30 – 10.45 – Supta Padungasthasana with Mula Bandha – Supta Baddha Konasana with brief visualization of chakras
10.45 – 11.15 – Standing postures for Muladhara, Svadhisthana, and Manipura: Utkatasana, Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana and Parvritta Trikonasana (using wall)
11.15 -11.30 – Supine Ujaiyi with support for the chest and head – focus on Anahata
11.30 – 11.45 – Marjariasana to Adho Mukha Svanasana – working on moving Uddiyana Bandha
11.45 – 12.15 – Bridge (Vishuddhi) to Tadaka Mudra to Uddiyana Bandha (Manipura) followed by Jathara Parivrittasana (Manipura) and Savasana (Ajna)
12.00- 12.30 – Pranayama – Ujaiyi to Surya Bedhana with Bahya Kumbhaka (Muladhara, Manipura, Vishuddhi) followed by Savasana (Ajna)
12.30 – 1.00 – Ujaiyi to Antara Kumbhaka with Jalandhara Bandha – if appropriate – either sitting or supported supine (Vishuddhi to Ajna) followed by quiet breathing in Savasana from Muladhara to Sahasrara and back down again. Complete morning practice with chant through the seed syllables of the chakras.
LUNCH- – Vegetarian, ‘bring and share’.
2.00 – 2.45 – Chakra game – a full-scale journey of Kundalini up through the chakras – chakras painted on large sheets of paper down the centre of the room, representing Sushumna, with Ida and Pingala tracking up the sides (crossing at each Chakra) – leading up to union of Shiva and Parvati at the crown. Participants follow Kundalini’s journey up, taking cards from each of the three main nadis as they go. These represent either granthis or graces relevant to the charkas, and determine the individuals’ progress.
2.45 – 3.15 – Group discussion – small groups – each one discussing one of the chakras – pool ideas.
3.15 – 4.00 – Maha Mudra to experience the flow of energy through the chakras followed by Viparita Karani – Manipura to Vishuddhi and back again.
4.00 – 4.45 – Yoga Nidra – using images from the chakras.
4.45 – 5.00 – Feedback forms and final chant through the chakras.
Aims of the Morning
1.To enhance awareness of the chakras and their relevance to our physical, mental and metaphysical well-being
2.To introduce a range of Mudras and Bandhas through Asana in relation to the Chakras.
Aims of the Afternoon
1. To use Mudras and Bandhas in conjunction with appropriate Pranayama techniques to heighten sensitivity to the Chakras.
2.To develop confidence in accessing the Chakras via Mudra and Bandhas.
Lunch – Vegetarian, ‘bring and share’.
About the Tutor
Our tutor for the day is Wendy Teasdill. Wendy has been practising yoga for over thirty years and is a DCT and a BWY Modules tutor, currently serving on the education committee as Modules Officer. She has a back-ground in Iyengar Yoga and practises and teaches with attention to the pranic flow in asana. Wendy has spent many years in Asia and has written two books.


Holt Village Hall
The Street
BA14 6QH


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