VINYASA TECHNIQUES OF INTEGRATION
A Workshop with YYH Partner and Instructor, Julie Moksim
Most students of yoga will encounter the practice of vinyasa flow at some point during their yoga journey. It is one of the most widely practiced styles of yoga in the world today, taking its roots from the more traditional Ashtanga Yoga of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Key elements of vinyasa practice draw on the breath, the drishti (point of focus), the mula (an energetic root lock) and intelligent movement to weave together a practice that is dynamic, yet incredibly mindful at the same time. In this workshop, Julie breaks down and details the elements of vinyasa flow yoga using the sequences of Edward Clark's Tripsichore (trip-sic-uh-ree) Yoga, which has been at the forefront of the vinyasa flow experiment and education for over three decades. Experience and understand what it really means to vinyasa flow. Learn how to move fluidly and as an integrated entity not only within the body itself, but of the body, mind and spirit.
Tripsichore Vinyasa Yoga, a style which has been developing for 30 years, is the evenly metered flow of movement, breath and thought. For curious students and teachers hungry to level-up their practice, you will be mesmerised by the smart discourse on how yogic philosophical ideas play out both in technique and in the meaning of life.
This workshop is held as a two-part series. Each session is 2.5 hours long. Session 1 can be taken on its own. Session 2 must be taken with Session 1.
Techniques of Integration
In this session, we take the time to really understand what it means to vinyasa flow. We will work step by step through the first six foundational sequences of the Tripsichore vinyasa practice to emphasize the mechanics of breath, mula, drishti and even metered movement.
You will learn:
The first six foundational sequences of the Tripsichore vinyasa practice
The difference between vinyasa vs. asana (hatha)
Ujayi breath and how it impacts movement in the body
A practical understanding and an embodiment of prana energy
The concept of the mula and its role in movement
Drishti (Yogic gaze) in the context of vinyasa flow
Explore the art of continuous movement and meditation
Previous practice in vinyasa and/or hatha yoga
Flowing with Inversions
We will begin this second session with a short discussion on the philosophy behind vinyasa flow yoga and warm up the body by using the six foundational sequences of Tripsichore Yoga that were introduced in the previous day's session. We will then use the techniques of breath, mula, prana and drishti to make basic inversions stronger, more stable and even more accessible.
You will learn:
Philosophy of vinyasa flow yoga
Strengthen and stabilize inversions through the techniques of breath, mula and prana
Two additional Tripsichore sequences that offer the possibility of flowing in and out of inversions
Maintaining composure, the art and the meditation even if we fall out of the inversions
This session must be taken with the first session on the Techniques of Integration
DATE AND TIME
Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27
2pm - 4:30pm
US$40 for Session 1 (Techniques of Integration)
US$65 for BOTH sessions
*Session 2 (Flowing with Inversions) must be taken with Session 1.