YOGA ASANA MULTILAYERED, A 4 CLASSES SERIES * DEE EL NAJJAR (UK)

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FOUR CLASSES SERIES: Take one or all four

DATES: Friday July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4th
TIME: 6:00 pm > 7:30 pm
PRICE PER SINGLE CLASS: $ 25 / BOOK ALL 4 CLASSES: $80
REGISTER ON DAY OF by sms: +961 3 974 810

DESCRIPTION:
Open level power yoga not suitable for complete beginner.
We will work consistently from level 1/2 to 2/3 and use the 4 sessions to build a strong foundation for arm balances and inversions that can progress the students into a more confident and playful practise at home and with other teachers.

Arm balances and inversions will be sprinkled into strong sun salutations and some partner work and use of props will help each person work with where they are at in their practise to reach the full expression of the asana.
These are:
Crow and side crow (bakasana and parva bakasana)
8 limb pose (Astavakrasana).
Grasshopper (parsav bhuja dandasana).
Firefly (tithibasana)
Eka pada koundinyasana
Flying pigeon (galavasana).

We will also work with the three inversions:
headstand, handstand and pincha…and yes! They are all possible in 4 sessions 😉

Each class will flow with twist: introducing some martial arts techniques from the Budakon yoga school as well as Forrest yoga and the powerful rocket yoga.
There will also be some be core work and what I call “bootie” asanas because whilst we all seek enlightenment on the mat, it would be rather nice to get a flat tummy and a nice butt whilst getting there!

Breathing and bandha fundamentals will be thrown in to teach the body strong but graceful movements and a focus on transitions from one pose to the next as if choreographed into a dance.

We will stop to break down the difficult postures and have a few minutes play to try them out before introducing them into the flow.

DEE BIO:

In 2006, I suffered a debilitating knee and shoulder injury caused by years of ice climbing and mountaineering. After a whole year of physiotherapy culminating in traditional medicine’s advise to operate, I decided to take matters into my own hand and opted to change my life instead of going under the knife.

I started to practise Sivananda yoga a few times a week, and soon after, I fell under its therapeutic spell. I didn’t understand the spiritual side of yoga at the time, but I felt a bizarrely mystic power which drew me to this ancient practise and I gradually immersed myself in its many schools. I practised Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin yoga, Pranayama and meditation.

Eventually, my mat became my haven, my friend, and my safe place away from life’s chaos, not to mention the fact that my body was as good as new and my injuries were completely cured. But it was in this repetitive pattern of stillness and goodness that I started seeing more clearly, I start breathing more freely, and I learned to dedicate time for nurturing myself…This sense of peace and commitment carried through into other parts of my life and saw me through both joyous moments and dark times. Yoga gave me the fortitude and awareness to feel more empowered and less afraid and so in 2011 I decided to start my yoga teacher training journey with a trip to India. I travelled to Bangalore and met incredible yogis, and on my quest to get closer to the source of this intense spiritual practise, I discovered that the source was in fact ME!… I realised that there is no Yoga of the East or of the West, there is only One common experience: “A greater connection with yourself through a constant integration of body and mind”…After many long years of practise, I finally felt Yoga…

So I returned to the UK and embarked on an intensive teacher training program with the British Wheel of Yoga. The BWY is an alignment based school, focused on teaching the tradition’s philosophy with integrity and delving into the practise of Asana from an anatomical view point as well as a focus on alignment.

I will be an everlasting student and will continue to learn about myself and about Yoga every single day.

My wish is to share a mat with as many people as I can because I hope that when we go deep into our physical body and experience what wonders it is capable of, we go deeper into our mind and start seeing wonders in everything around us. We collectively spread the Yoga Love and create a wavelength of peace which will resonate deep within each and every one of us.

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