Ajay Kumar- Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa Workshop.
Special and rare opportunity to study under one of Mysore’s most popular teacher.
For the second time, Ajay Kumar is coming to London to teach us how to get to our full potential.
Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th of May
Early bird before the 30th of March: £145
To book please contact email@example.com or text 07466418083
9.30am Ashtanga led class primary serie: In this class, students will go through the Primary Series done to the traditional Sanskrit count as led by the teacher. This allows students to experience the practice as it was intended to be taught.
1pm Kriyas; Tatraka & Kapalabathi
Students will practice Trataka, yogic gazing, using a black paper with a white dot, focusing on the object for some time, then visualising the object with the eyes closed and helps in removing blockages In the heart and lungs.
2pm-3pm movement meditation
This is a really dynamic and concentration demanding moving meditation class. We will explore the first few postures of the primary series in minute detail.
3.30pm-5.30pm Philosophy; the theory of 8 limbs
The Ashtanga yoga system is made of eight limbs, giving the practice its name – ashta: eight, anga: limb. Here we will go deeper into the philosophy that forms the basis of Ashtanga yoga and how we can practically take this onto the mat.
9.30-11.30am Mysore practice with Ajay assisting all student
1-2pm Sound meditation
Students are taught how to meditate on the vibrational sound of mantra, starting with Omkara, chanting the syllables of AUM. You will learn to chant the bija mantras of each individual chakra, activating the energies of the chakra to purify and balance the mind.
2-4pm back-bending workshop
For people who would like a extra help and understanding of back-bending and who wish to improve flexibility of the lower, middle and upper backs. This workshop set up the foundations for strong back-bending that can be taken through as more advanced asanas as the student progresses
Ajay started practicing yoga at ten years old with BNS Iyengar in Mysore; Ajay soon developed a commitment and understanding for both the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga, which have now become an integral part of his life.
Today Ajay maintains an individual practice, drawing from his personal experience in practicing asana he applies the lessons that he has learnt to his teachings, offering a unique insight to Ashtanga. Alongside this Ajay is currently studying a Advaitha Vedanta in Sanskrit at the University of Mysore.
Ajay has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for the past Sixteen years. Under his supervision, students gain the strength, stamina and flexibility to move through the asanas.