Forthcoming Workshops

Ashtanga Foundations Six Week Course - FULLY BOOKED

Event Details When: Starts Tuesday 9 June 2015 (6-7.15pm)
Cost: £70
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Develop your practice of Ashtanga Yoga in a safe and comprehensive manner. This six week course is semi-private meaning it's limited to eight participants to allow for individual attention and instruction, helping you get the most out of your practice.

The course is perfect if you've completed the Introduction to Ashtanga Course or have been coming to our drop in classes for a while and would like to develop and progress your practice.

In this six week course you'll revisit the Sun Salutations and the standing postures, refining your technique to help you to get the most amount of benefit from these foundational postures. This will then prepare you for the seated postures which will be modified for you if required. You'll be introduced to the more advanced postures contained within the sequence and be given preparation exercises to help you work towards them. You'll also spend more time working on backbending and inversions, learning good technique and alignment.

You'll also rediscover the correct breathing technique and how along with bandhas, vinyasa and dristi it can transform your practice of Ashtanga yoga. You'll put what you do on the mat in context with a closer look at how yoga can be a practical philosophy for life. And finally, you'll learn more about the Mysore style approach to Ashtanga and experience its magic for yourself!

Each week we'll work on a bit more of the sequence building on prior weeks and you'll be given homework to practise between classes! Once you've completed the course you'll be ready to get the most from any of the regular classes on the timetable or your own practice at home.

With a set sequence of postures and a unique system of breath synchronised movement, Ashtanga yoga creates heat in the body, making you sweat, allowing you to move freely and release toxins. A regular yoga practice brings strength and flexibility in the body and focus and clarity in the mind. Ashtanga yoga will complement and enhance any other training or exercise programs you are undertaking. It'll help you move and breathe more efficiently, feel more relaxed and centred. It's physically challenging and will increase strength and improve flexibility - it'll be the best thing you do this year!

To get the maximum benefit, it's important that you attend all classes in the course.

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Additional information:

Dates: Tuesday 9/16/23/30 June & 7/14 July 2015
Time: 6 - 7.15pm
Cost: £70
Spaces are strictly limited to EIGHT per course.
This course is not suitable for pregnancy. If you have any injury concerns please get in touch to discuss.

CYS Glasgow Yoga Teacher Training Information Session

Event Details When: Sunday 28 June 2015 (3.30-5pm)
Cost: Free
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Want to really make a difference with yoga?
Learn to share your passion for yoga, join our Yoga Teacher Training Programme here at MCY.

We're offering you the opportunity to live, love and share your passion for yoga by becoming a Professional Yoga Teacher with a qualification which is recognised worldwide.

I'm really excited to now be offering at MCY a third UK course for the prestigious CYS (Classical Yoga School) organisation which has trained many of the country's most successful yoga teachers - since 2003 in Scotland and from 2006 in the South of England.
I have been Leading Trainer for CYS in Scotland for the past five years and recently also on the Surrey course, working closely with the Course Director of CYS, June Mitchell, one the UK's most experienced yoga teachers and teacher trainers. June's been teaching since the late 1970s and has, over the years, run three very successful yoga centres - Perth Yoga Centre in the 1980s, Riverside Centre, Perth in the 1990s and currently Perth Yoga Studio.

CYS is a Yoga Alliance RYS200 accredited 200 hour course allowing graduate teachers to teach worldwide with their Certificate CYS/Yoga Alliance. www.yogalliance.org ID No: 11350 www.cysyogateachertraining.com

If you want to know more book here for my special informal Information Session on Sunday 28 June 3.30-5pm with a chance to meet like minded people over a cup of chai who really want to make a difference too.

Please note places are limited.

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Teen Yoga Five Day Intensive

Event Details When: 23rd – 27th June 2016 (PROVISIONAL)
Cost: £500
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Teen Yoga training comes back to Scotland 23rd – 27th June 2016!

This five day intensive is a fully accredited course with the Yoga Alliance UK and the Independent Yoga Network. These five day intensives are always popular so be sure to book soon!

The Course is run by Helen Clare who will be joined by Company Director and accredited TeenYoga course instructor Charlotta Martinus. The course is a fully accredited course with mornings of theoretical learning, including Psychology, Neuroscience, Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Chakra theory, Child Protection and Safeguarding of children and Marketing and afternoons are spent experiencing different kinds of classes and in group discussion. There will be group work as well as some therapeutic work, helping you to understand the teaching process more clearly. Moreover, we will look at how best to manage this group using yoga techniques to control behaviour. As this can be a residential course, there are many opportunities to share and chat with the others in the group.

Booking through

info@teenyoga.co.uk. Max 15 people.

Venue: Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow
Price: £500.
Duration: 5 days fully accredited
Dates: 23rd – 27th June 2015

Book through TeenYoga or phone us on 01761 470 658

To book your place please make a bank transfer of £500.00 using the reference " Helen Clare Glasgow". Instalments can be arranged – please phone us on 01761 470 658
Bank: HSBC

Account name: Universal Yoga Ltd

Sort Code 40-33-29

Account Number 01464965

Please send us an email so that we can confirm your booking.

info@teenyoga.com

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About Helen Clare –

After exploring various styles of yoga around the world, Helen completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in traditional Hatha Yoga, with the Sivananda Vedanta International Yoga Centre in Scotland in 2009. Having been settled in Cornwall for five years, Helen has developed a more dynamic physical yoga practice and now practises ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga.

Helen endeavors to continually improve as a yoga teacher in a constant effort to learn more and deepen her knowledge and understanding, and has trained with many internationally recognised teachers, such as Bridget Woods Kramer, Sianna Sherman, Kathryn Budig, Kino McGregor, Doug Swenson and John Scott. In addition, Helen is currently undertaking her 500 hour Advanced Yoga Medicine Training with Tiffany Cruikshank, an internationally known Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher with a background in Sports Medicine.

Helen has experience teaching to adults of all levels and to children and teenagers. Being a qualified primary school teacher enables Helen to fully understand the behaviours and requirements of children and young adults and the innumerable benefits that yoga offers them, particularly in the educational setting. Helen regularly teaches yoga as part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools in Cornwall and Devon. Helen has trained with, and been accredited by, Teen Yoga UK and is now part of the teaching team on the Teen Yoga teacher training courses.

Once a competitive swimmer to regional level, Helen has always been driven by sport, health and fitness. Now a keen trail runner and surfer, she is dedicated to spreading the health benefits of yoga and works closely with many athletes as part of their cross-training, injury prevention and therapy. Helen has gained the Leadership in Running Fitness certification and registered Sport Yoga instructor status, and takes groups on Trail Running and Hiking Yoga Retreats.

Helen teaches a Vinyasa Flow style of yoga to adults of all ages and abilities, influenced by her ashtanga practice and her training in Hatha yoga. This is a dynamic flowing form of yoga, where postures are linked together using the breath. Each class will work the whole body but sometimes there is a special theme or focus area, and every class always ends in a much needed Savasana (final relaxation).

Ashtanga Yoga with Philippa Asher

Event Details When: 6th – 11th September 2015
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Led Primary and Technique Workshop

Sunday 6 September 2015

10am-12pm & 2-4pm


5 Day 'Traditional Ashtanga Guided Self Practice' Intensive

Monday 7 - Friday 11 September 2015

6.30 – 8am or 8 – 9.30 am

An opportunity to work closely and in a small group, with one of the few KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga teachers and advanced practitioners in the world.

Sunday will commence with everyone together, for a traditional Sanskrit-counted Primary class, followed by simple pranayama techniques. The afternoon workshop will focus on key features and concepts of the Ashtanga method, such as "tristhana", correct alignment, technique, determination, discipline and dedication (to help make the impossible seem achievable). During Monday to Friday's traditional Guided Self Practice, you will have the chance to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice, whilst being guided through methods of approaching the more challenging postures.

Groups are limited, so that Philippa can give optimum attention and assistance. Perfect for established practitioners of the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A or B series, who are keen to devote a week to honing in on the subtleties of the traditional Ashtanga practice, whilst receiving guidance on how to develop the asanas that they are currently working on.

About Philippa Asher

Philippa is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world, to receive Advanced Certification (awarded by the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), to teach through to the Advanced B Series.

From the late nineties, Philippa studied for three-to-six months a year at KPJAYI (learning under the guidance of revered guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois). Since his passing, she regularly returns to Mysore, to continue her Ashtanga yoga study with Guruji's grandson, Sharath.

After 25 years of learning and teaching several forms of dance at schools, universities and ballet companies all over the UK, Philippa accidentally chanced upon Ashtanga yoga. It was a life-changing incident, that made complete sense. For 12 years she practised daily before work (in the media, film and music industries) and spent numerous sabbaticals in India, studying at KPJAYI.

Philippa's dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn.
In 2006, Philippa established and ran Triyoga Soho's Ashtanga Self Practice programme in London. She taught there for several years before moving to South India, to build her own shala (on a coffee estate in the Western Ghats). Ashtanga NIRV?TA is a stunning homestay yoga retreat, which aims to bring Ashtanga yoga to all levels of practitioners, in nature.

As well as being the resident teacher at Ashtanga NIRV?TA, Philippa regularly leads guest workshops at studios in India, Europe and on retreats worldwide. Her approach to sharing yoga asana (from beginners to more seasoned practitioners), is serious, yet light-hearted and joyful: with an emphasis on good technique, safe alignment and the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement).

Booking

This event is organised by Ashtanga Yoga Glasgow and you can book your place HERE

 

Ashtanga Foundations Six Week Course

Event Details When: Starts Tuesday 8 September 2015 (6-7.15pm)
Cost: £70
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BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Develop your practice of Ashtanga Yoga in a safe and comprehensive manner. This six week course is semi-private meaning it's limited to eight participants to allow for individual attention and instruction, helping you get the most out of your practice.

The course is perfect if you've completed the Introduction to Ashtanga Course or have been coming to our drop in classes for a while and would like to develop and progress your practice.

In this six week course you'll revisit the Sun Salutations and the standing postures, refining your technique to help you to get the most amount of benefit from these foundational postures. This will then prepare you for the seated postures which will be modified for you if required. You'll be introduced to the more advanced postures contained within the sequence and be given preparation exercises to help you work towards them. You'll also spend more time working on backbending and inversions, learning good technique and alignment.

You'll also rediscover the correct breathing technique and how along with bandhas, vinyasa and dristi it can transform your practice of Ashtanga yoga. You'll put what you do on the mat in context with a closer look at how yoga can be a practical philosophy for life. And finally, you'll learn more about the Mysore style approach to Ashtanga and experience its magic for yourself!

Each week we'll work on a bit more of the sequence building on prior weeks and you'll be given homework to practise between classes! Once you've completed the course you'll be ready to get the most from any of the regular classes on the timetable or your own practice at home.

With a set sequence of postures and a unique system of breath synchronised movement, Ashtanga yoga creates heat in the body, making you sweat, allowing you to move freely and release toxins. A regular yoga practice brings strength and flexibility in the body and focus and clarity in the mind. Ashtanga yoga will complement and enhance any other training or exercise programs you are undertaking. It'll help you move and breathe more efficiently, feel more relaxed and centred. It's physically challenging and will increase strength and improve flexibility - it'll be the best thing you do this year!

To get the maximum benefit, it's important that you attend all classes in the course.

BOOK NOW

Additional information:

Dates: Tuesday 8/15/22/29 September & 6/13 October 2015
Time: 6 - 7.15pm
Cost: £70
Spaces are strictly limited to EIGHT per course.
This course is not suitable for pregnancy. If you have any injury concerns please get in touch to discuss.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Course

Event Details When: Starts Wednesday 9 September 2015 (7.30-8.45pm)
Cost: £70
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BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. This structured course is perfect for complete beginners to yoga or those who would like to deepen their understanding of the Ashtanga yoga system.

With a set sequence of postures and a unique system of breath synchronised movement, this style of yoga creates heat in the body, making you sweat, allowing you to move freely and release toxins. A regular yoga practice brings strength and flexibility in the body and focus and clarity in the mind. Ashtanga yoga will complement and enhance any other training or exercise programs you are undertaking. It'll help you move and breathe more efficiently, feel more relaxed and centred. It's physically challenging and will increase strength and improve flexibility - it'll be the best thing you do this year!

In this six week course you will learn Sun Salutations, the fundamental standing postures and be introduced to some of the seated postures with modifications if required. You'll also learn the correct breathing techniques and begin to learn the philosophy of the Ashtanga yoga system. You'll learn a little bit about the Mysore style approach to Ashtanga too.

Over the course we'll break down the sequence of postures. Each week we'll work on a bit more of the sequence building on prior weeks and you'll be given homework to practise between classes! Once you've completed the course you'll be ready to attend any of the regular classes on the timetable.

It's important that you attend all classes in the course.

BOOK NOW

Additional information:

• Dates:9/16/23/30 September & 7/14 October 2015.
• Time: 7.30 - 8.45pm
• Cost: £70

Spaces are limited.

This course is not suitable for pregnancy. If you have any injury concerns please get in touch to discuss.

Yoga Sutra-s Weekend Intensive with James Boag

Event Details When: 20 - 22 November 2015
Cost: £155 Full Weekend (Lunch included)
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The Yoga Sutra is a work of staggering genius. It’s brilliantly succinct, robust and inclusive. At first glance though the text can seem a little unclear and even irrelevant to our modern lives.

As we explore Chapter One of this miracle, mirror text, we’ll consider:

  • What are the Yoga Sutra-s?
  • How do the Sutra-s work and how can we work with them?
  • Particularities of Patañjali’s Yoga System as demonstrated in the S?tra-s - the Inclusivity of Yoga and Patañjali ‘walking his talk’;
  • What is yoga? Yoga as a state and innate capacity within us all;
  • What’s happening when we are not experiencing yoga?
  • How we can invite, cultivate and deepen our experience of yoga;
  • Yoga ‘practice’ - its definition, course and effects;
  • Foundation qualities for the yoga practitioner;
  • Mutually supportive and respectful orientations for practice;
  • ‘God’, Theism and Devotion in the context of yoga;
  • The nature of the ‘path’ including ‘obstacles’ and how to work with them;
  • Broad and broadening frames for internal (personal) and external (inter/trans-personal) practice;
  • The mechanisms of meditation, and how and why yoga works.

Join us at MCY for a rare opportunity to mine the glorious depths of the Sansk?t original and explore these teachings in practical ways. James’ approach aims to cultivate a live and lasting relationship with the text so we may use it as a map/reference for our ongoing practice.

The Schedule

Friday 20 November

6.30 - 9pm Introducing The Yoga S?tra-s - Session One and Discussion

Saturday 21 November

9.30am-12.30pm Cultivating All-One-Ness - Session Two and ?sana Exploration

12:30 - 2pm Vegetarian Lunch

2 - 6pm Sessions Three & Four, Meditation and closing K?rtan

Sunday 22 November

9.30am-12.30pm Cultivating Confidence & Conviction - Session Five and ?sana Exploration

12:30 - 2pm Vegetarian Lunch

2 - 5pm Session Six and closing K?rtan

Profile of James

James teaches applied yoga philosophy around the world and is known for bringing the traditional, scriptural teachings of yoga to vivid life, in ways which make clear their relevance and practical application in our lives today. His powerful kirtans invite participants to bathe in rich sound; cleansing, energising, and heightening awareness of the depth and glory of our inner selves.

James’ practice and teaching grow from their roots in the Shankaracarya Vedic tradition and the school of Kashmir Shaivism. His classes are infused with the ‘ras’ or flavour of joy associated with the devotional practice of kirtan, and of the bliss which is seen as underlying everything in the beautiful teachings of Shaivism.

He has been teaching yoga and leading kirtan regularly since 2003 and teaching since 1993. In 2005, while he was teaching English at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, James began studying Sanskrit. From 2008-2012, James spent about half his time in Mysore, where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, and where he continues to lead kirtan and courses on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras, attended by international students of many Mysore’s renowned yogasana teachers.

Workshop Costs

Full Weekend £155 inclusive of lunch both days

Individual Day (Saturday/Sunday) £75 inclusive of lunch

Individual Session £45 / Friday Night Session £30

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