Diving Deep: An Embodied Yoga Immersion

Experience the magic of an embodied approach to yoga in this 6 day immersion that will deepen your relationship to yoga, within your body and your life.

12 - 17 November 2018

A week of immersive practice and self reflection, to evolve your understanding, experience and personal relationship to yoga, and allow it to ripple into all aspects of your being. Take this opportunity to tune into yourself with deeper sensitivity, and unlock your potential for more space and freedom, in movement and in life.

Who is it for?

  • Students who wish to delve deeper into their practice.
  • Practitioners who are looking to make the step into teaching.
  • Current teachers expanding into a more embodied experience of yoga practice.

This 6 day London immersion can be a precursor to Grace and Presence Yoga teacher training, and can also be taken as a stand alone course.

Embodied Yoga Immersion

Ask yourself this:

~ Do you feel like you could get more enjoyment, beauty, inspiration and wisdom from your yoga practice?

~ Do you sometimes feel confused about anatomy and wonder if you’re ‘doing it right’?

~ Do some instructions you’ve been given feel awkward in your body, or contradict one another?

~ Are you looking for insight and confidence, allowing you to discover new possibilities of movement?

~ Are you looking for a more creative experience of flowing practice, both to shake up your practice and to inspire your teaching?

Embodied Yoga is not (necessarily) about changing the form of what you do (although you might). It is about playing with how and why you do it.

Connect with the design of your body so you can move and feel deeply into its inherent wisdom. Access your intuition, creativity, strength and potential through yoga practice.

Does that sound BIG? It is.

But it is already inside you, waiting for you to discover.

You might want to join us if:

You are a deeply curious student (or teacher) of yoga.

You want your practice to serve you through the ebbs and flows of life.

You are creative, inspired, interested and excited about yoga and how to make it your own.

You are drawn to being physical and wish to deepen and expand upon your physicality.

You want to tap into the amazing movement potential your body holds.

You want to love your body more, and find greater pleasure and joy in moving.

You want to immerse yourself in the physical and philosophical practice of yoga, in a way that marries modern insights on human movement with more traditional forms and practices.

Embodied Yoga Philosophy

When we say embodied, we mean feeling. The shapes or exercises are not the goal, but a means to develop focus and become more perceptive to our nature.

~ We will ask you to bring your full being to your yoga practice. To move with awareness and sit quietly, so you develop the ears to listen in.

~ We will guide you towards becoming more sensitive to your perceptions.

~ We will show you bones and let you touch them, so you can visualise within.

~ We will ask you to inquire, experiment and share your findings.

~ We will give you space to explore and play. To get out of your head and into your body.

You will explore physical relationships that might challenge you.
Flow through sequences to unwind you.
Play with movements that feel delicious to you.
All the while uncovering possibilities for healing, growth and inspiration.

Whether your yoga practice has been fast and dynamic, or slow and subtle, there is space to deepen, strengthen and expand, because the challenges are led by your own curiosity, energetic investment, and the space to explore within.

Location & Dates

UK Immersion

12 - 17 November 2018

Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ

Investment

Advanced payment in full
£495 (early bird)
Course fees paid in full by 1 October 2018

£595 (regular)
Course fees Paid in full before the commencement of the course

Advanced payment in full for Embodied Yoga Immersion and Yoga Teacher Training
£3395 (early bird)
Course fees paid in full by 15 October 2018

Embodied Yoga Syllabus

This week of yoga & movement exploration, is an education in your body, from a felt sense.

You will learn information that will help you experience your anatomy in a clear and life changing way, focusing on the pelvis, spine and shoulders.

You will immerse yourself in the philosophy and practice of embodiment, focusing on personal practice at a depth that is uncommon in drop-in yoga classes.

This embodied approach underpins the Grace & Presence yoga teacher training course, and the immersive week is the foundation of this training. It is also an opportunity to come together in community and discover how an embodied yoga practice can transform how you experience your yoga, your body and your life.

 

Over the course of these six days you will

  • Integrate organic movement with traditional yoga
  • Strengthen your practice of asana
  • Explore pranayama and meditation
  • Approach asana, anatomy of movement and healing sciences from an embodied perspective
  • Get introduced to the movement formula of  Ground / Body / Space
  • Explore key anatomical embodiments of pelvis, shoulders, and spine
  • Touch on the science of body-mind practice through exploration of the nervous system and mental aspects of physical training.