- VERSCHOBEN - LARUGA GLASER - Awakening the Core: Bandhas, Breath, and More
Wann & Wo
About The Event
In this workshop become more intimately rooted in the internal network of the bandhas while tuning to the central axis of the body. Properly understanding how to engage the bandhas not only bring lightness to the body but also stability and clarity to the mind. Learn to become more closely connected to this often elusive and mysterious part of the practice of Ashtanga yoga, appropriate for all levels.
Sa 07.11.2020 – 08:00-10:20 Led Class 1st series
Sa 07.11.2020 – 13:00-15:30 – Backbending with Ease and Awareness
The paradox of backbending is that we must be firm and soft at the same time, uniting the energy of strength and surrender. Learn the essential components of backbending with integrity to the natural flow of the body. In addition, learn to understand the concept of active release. When actively releasing, we experience the use of grounding mechanisms to establish the downward flow of energy while fully utilizing the breath to then be able to expand and deepen. In this workshop, learn the foundational techniques that allow the body to find its depth and strength while at the same time letting go. For all levels.
So 08.11.2020 – 09:00-11:30 – Gateway Postures of Primary Series
All postures in the sequences of Ashtanga yoga are important. However, in this workshop, we will take a closer look at the core the postures in both Primary and Intermediate series that are integral to opening and strengthening the body-mind to set the stage and foundation to more intelligently grow and evolve in the practice.
So 08.11.2020 – 13:00-15:30 – Introduction to Intermediate Series
Intermediate Series, otherwise known as nādī śhodana, meaning nervous system cleansing, builds upon the culmination of energy and purification within the practitioner built from the foundation of Primary Series. With deeper backbends and forward bends as well as arm balances, the Intermediate series integrates the use of opposing forces to garner greater unity and strength, both mental and physical, opening the internal light of awareness within each individual. Whether new to the practice of Intermediate Series, or an experienced practitioner, this workshop will invoke new insights and inspire your already existing practice.
Since a young age, Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual philosophy which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in early 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. It wasnʼt until she stumbled upon Ashtanga Yoga when she fully immersed herself into a devoted practice a few years later in 1998.
Since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies with her teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois, of Mysore India. An advanced level practitioner and student of yoga, as well as, a Level 2 Authorized Teacher from KPJAYI of Mysore, India, Laruga entered into teaching after many years of sustained practice and brings with her over 20 years total experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara.
Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual; facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to step into the center of their own being, and experience their inherent potential.
Currently Laruga heads the Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally.