The Core of Ashtanga Yoga

fullsizeoutput_41f0A Weekend of Practice &Workshops with Andrea Lutz (Berlin)

Come and join us for this amazing weekend with the wonderful Andrea Lutz ,  from 7 – 9. June 2019.

Immerse yourself, give yourself time to deepen your practice, become familiar with the illusive Bandhas, discover breath techniques (paranayama). Come with a friend or make it your very own retreat weekend. (find out more about Exmouth here)
In these workshops Andrea will focus on
– the energetic Plane of the practice,
– the core techniques: Breath, Bandhas & Drishti
– the holistic approach to integrate the intense practice in our lives.
On Friday there will be a led class in the traditional Sanskrit counting followed by a short introduction of the main aspects of Andrea´s teaching.
On Saturday and Sunday we will start with a short introduction to Pranayama (non retention) and a 15min sitting Meditation. Directly followed by a Mysore class where Andrea will offer personal support for every student. After a break we will explore in depth and detail selected Asanas of the Primary Series with their physical and energetic alignment. The Breath and the Bandhas will be accentuated, which will help you to increase your core strength and to refine your practice. You will learn how to use weight and gravity to find more ease and lightness. You can progress your inner strength which allows you to release all unnecessary tension in the body and mind.
Andrea will also discuss the energetic body, how the Ashtanga practice has the potential to heal on all levels and about the importance of a regular and dedicated practice to achieve the best results.
At the end of the afternoon class, we will have some time to discuss the topics you are interested in, or any questions you may have.
Dates & Timings
Friday 7th June
18:30 – 20:00 Led class, Introduction to the workshop
Saturday 8th June
08:30 – 09:00 Meditation & Pranayama
09:00 – 11:00 Mysore
12:30 – 15:30 Asana Lab, theory, talk and Q & A
Sunday 9th June
08:30 – 09:00 Meditation & Pranayama
09:00 – 11:00 Mysore
12:30 – 15:00 Technology of the practice, theory, talk and Q & A
early bird price £120, (book before 30/4/19)
or £135 (after the above date.)
(Open to anyone with some Ashtanga yoga experience.)
Please email us to book your place, or book via our Facebook page,
Deposit required for confirmation
If you do not live in or near Exmouth we are happy to help with accommodation.
Our purpose built Shala is 10 minute walk from the Beach, part of the beautiful Jurassic Coast line. 
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About Andrea:
Andrea started her Yoga practice in 1986 first in the tradition of Shivananda and Iyengar until she met in 1997 her first Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Immediately she was fascinated by this challenging tradition and is practicing daily since then.
Her Ashtanga Yoga practice is mainly influenced by the „old style” teachings of Sri K. Patthabi Jois, carried by her teachers Nancy Gilgoff and Manju P. Jois. With both she is closely connected since more than 15 years. She travels the world to teach and study and since 2006 she traveled every year to Maui to practice under the guidance of Nancy Gilgoff. She finished the ‘old’ third series with Nancy.
In 2009 Manju certified Andrea to teach Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and Chanting.
Additionally she completed 4 extended trips to Mysore/ India to study Ashtanga Yoga with Vijay Kumar and Pranayama with his brother Vinay Kumar.
Her whole adult life she is researching different ways of moving and healing the body and mind. Besides her studies in different Yoga traditions, Andrea has a profound background in Physiotherapy and Alternative Healing (“Heilpraktiker“) and she is a II Degree Reiki practioner. For more than 10 years she was fulltime active in performance art and dance.
Her love and deep interest focuses on the transformational aspects of the practice and the possibility to develop a higher level of awareness. Consciousness and compassion are main aspects of her teaching.
Andrea founded her own school, the Ashtanga Studio Berlin, in 2005, where she is still teaching daily Mysore classes.

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