Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
Ashtanga Yoga Day workshop: Reading the Body
Sunday 15th March
‘Why can’t I read the alethiometer any more? … That was the one thing I could do really well, and it’s just vanished as if it had never come…’
‘You read it by grace’, said Xaphania, looking at her, ‘and you can regain it by work.’
‘How long will it take?’
‘But your reading will be even better then, after a lifetime of thought and effort, because it will come from conscious understanding. Grace attained like that is deeper and fuller than grace that comes freely, and furthermore, once you’ve gained it, it will never leave you.
His Dark Materials, The Amber Spyglass, Phillip Pullman.
The workshop explores the body mind as text to be read and explored. Taking the attitude that this is a lifetime’s work we’ll approach the practice at a slow and steady pace. The morning will begin in stillness, progress through strong and dynamic movement, and in the afternoon we’ll transition back to the art of resorption through recuperative poses and supine pranayama.
£50 / £35 concessions
(Please only bring a light snack for lunch.)
Please bring along a notebook, pen and light veggie lunch.
Joey came to yoga after a misspent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. At Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years and sat regularly with the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order). After completing his degree in Drama he became an assistant to Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London, during this time he studied annually with his Guru the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and in 2004 was authorised to teach the Primary Series.
From 2005-8 he taught the daily Mysore program at Triyoga, Primrose Hill, London. In 2005 Joey began practicing Iyengar Yoga with Alaric Newcomb, the attention to alignment, precision and subtle detail has greatly influenced his practice, teaching and perception and he regularly gets scolded now in Mysore by Sharat Jois for doing standing poses too wide!
In 2009 Joey moved to Leeds where he set up and continues to run Yorkshire’s first 3 day a week Mysore program: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds. In 2012 Joey assisted Sharath daily at the KPJAYI for a month and was given Authorisation level 2 (blessing to teach the intermediate series), on his most recent trip to Mysore in 2014 Joey completed the Advanced A series – it was hard!
Joey’s teaching is rigorous and playful and his intention is to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the Ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga
The course is suitable for those who have been practising Ashtanga yoga regularly for at least one year. If you’re unsure about your suitability for this workshop then drop Rachel and Joey a line on: email@example.com
Investment: £50 per person
Book below by paying a £15 deposit. The remainder can be paid in cash on the day or by bank transfer to Joey. Email joey@ashtangayogaleeds for details
Pregnancy & Post Natal
Not suitable for pregnancy unless you have a dance or yoga practice
Please contact us first if you have any serious injuries or medical conditions