Friday 2 December 5:45pm - 7:45pm | Saturday 3 December 11am - 1pm & 3pm - 5pm | Sunday 4 December 11am - 1pm & 3pm - 5pm
Your Yoga is direct intimacy with nurturing source. The principles of personal practice to make Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Breath, asana and bandha integrate as a seamless design. Apply breath and bandha efficiently to produce a powerful practice that is right for you. Introducing breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the Yoga you already know and love.
Asana is hatha yoga and Hatha yoga is tantra, the non-dual practice. What does this statement mean? "Ha tha" equals "Strength receiving" which has profound implication to our Life, health and intimacy. How do we make sure our asana is actually hatha yoga?
Friday 2 December, 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Krishnamacharya; The Teacher of our teachers. The power and efficiency of Yoga as taught by Krishnamacharya. While respecting the popular styles and each person's background Mark will show how the ancient yoga technology brought forth by Krishnamacharya can serve the practice you already know and love. (Practice and discussion)
Saturday March 3, 11am - 1pm
Yoga must be adapted to individual needs. "Adapt Yoga to the individual, not the individual to the yoga. There is a perfect yoga for every person.. If you can breath you can do yoga" Krishnamacharya.
How to precisely adapt yoga to individual needs and health issues, yours and your students. (Practice and discussion)
Saturday 3 December 3pm - 5pm
Apply asana and bandha efficiently to produce a powerful practice that is right for you. Introducing breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana. "Yoga is the means for ordinary folk to absorb the nurturing and healing force of Life."
Asana is hatha yoga "ha tha," "Strength receiving" which has profound implication to our Life, health and experience. How do we make sure our asana is actually hatha yoga? (Practice and discussion)
Sunday 4 December, 11am - 1pm
Advanced asana and pranayama class open to every one. (Mark will always adapt advanced practices to individual needs.)
Asana supports pranayama, pranayama supporting meditation, meditation supports Life. Mark will clarify the principles of pranayama and bandha in your practice.
Sunday 4 March 3pm - 5pm
Getting it right for your self and others. Awaken yoga practice to the peace and power of your natural state. Weaving the tools of yoga into personal and powerful systems. The beauty of non-obsessive, yet actual daily practice. We will define daily practice and discuss the purpose of yantra and mantra in asana and pranayama.
Early-bird Price (before November 15) $295
Full Price $330
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar.
Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart. It is made clear in TKV Desikachar's book The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice to which Mark contributed and edited. Mark's book is Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection (Lantern Books) Soon to be released his new book is The Promise.. Your Life’s Fulfillment: The Practical Secrets of Intimacy and Sex. Mark lives in Los Angeles and Fiji. He travels throughout the world teaching the timeless principles of ancient Yoga wisdom. In 1996 Mark established The Heart of Yoga Association a non-profit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. Having studied with many known and unknown yoga masters, Mark is most interested in revealing actual yoga and how each person effectively practices.