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IST no.19/52 Asana with an Ayurvedic Approach.

22nd June 2019
at Holt Village Hall

IST no.19/52 Asana with an Ayurvedic Approach.

Tutor: Tarik Dervish

Date: 22nd June 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Holt Village Hall

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 9

Asana Practice with an Ayurvedic approach

Aims of the Morning:

To introduce Yoga practitioners to the basic principles of Ayurveda and gain an understanding of how the basic principles can be used to design and develop a Personal practice in Asana and relaxation.


By the end of the morning , students should be able to:

1. Discuss the basic principles of Ayurveda including the 5 elements and three Doshas and apply those ideas to their current Yoga practice.
3. Identify the key signs of a successful and unsuccessful practice from an Ayurvedic point of view.

Aims of the Afternoon:

To train students in building thematic sequences using Ayurvedic principles.
To enable students to experience deeper states of relaxation using Ayurvedic techniques.


By the end of the afternoon, students should be able to:
1. Create a sequence based on some key Ayurvedic concepts in particular, Vata dosha.
2. Generate some teaching points related to an Ayurvedic theme so that they can be shared with others. 
3. Create a simple relaxation using some Ayurvedic qualities and themes.

Teaching Material Used On The Day:

Powerpoint presentation: Late morning after some initial practice to introduce and relate the practice to the key themes of the day.
Handouts: To provide some key examples of how a sequence can be created: In the afternoon when sequences will be explored.

Outline plan for the day:

10.00am : Introduction to the Day
10.15- 11.45am: Asana practice
11.45-12.00pm- Break
12.00-1.00pm- Lecture: Asana and Ayurveda
1.00-1.45pm- Lunch
1.45- 2.45- How to create an Ayurvedic Asana sequence.
2.45- 3.00- Break
3.00-3.40- Small group work. Integration
3.40-4.00- Final relaxation/ Meditation

About the Tutor:

Tarik has been teaching Yoga for 20 years and Ayurveda for 10 years. He is a DCT, BWY Diploma holder and also holds an honours degree in Ayurveda. Tarik specialises in building bridges between the two practices to help improve health and wellbeing and create the foundations for a deeper relationship with Self. Tarik also runs an Ayurvedic clinic, BWY Foundation and Teacher Training courses as well as a BWY Module in Ayurveda.

What to bring to this IST Day:

A vegetarian  'Bring & Share' Lunch (unless you chose otherwise). 
We are in a lovely hall with a fantastic wood floor so you may require additional padding for your knees! Your self of course, your yoga mat and blanket.
You may like to bring a note pad and pen for notes. 

Parking is free at the venue and there is a shop just around the corner if you forget your lunch!

Refreshments will be available. 


Holt Village Hall
The Street
BA14 6QH


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