ADVANCED WORKSHOP SERIES with Dave Curtis
Master classes for teachers & experienced students
Currently there are no workshops scheduled beyond September 2019 however if you wish to host David at your centre please email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can visit www.yogagorey.ie for his weekly schedule in Gorey, Wexford
The information below reflects a recent series of workshops held in 2019 at various locations in Ireland.
Part 1 – The Vayus – Apana and Vyana Vayu – The winds that move you
In this workshop we will work with principles such as pumping, shifting and weighing to build power in the legs and establish a deeper breath cycle in your forward bends. Learn how to stabilise the inner fire (agni) through stance work and meditative seats. Learn more about the subtle nature of the inner winds that govern the internal functions of the body.
Part 2 – The Vayus – Prana and Samana – Create inner harmony and balance
In this workshop we will work with principles such as balancing, twisting and back bending to build power in the waist and chest and establish a deeper inhalation. Moving from the center begins to change the experience of how your yoga feels. When movements take place from the inside out the practice becomes more internalised and less fragmented.
Part 3 – The Subtle Body – The Central Channels and Cultivating the Vital Center
In this workshop we will work with a linear sequence that focuses on the central channels of the spine. This prepares the breath and the spine for the inverted poses like shoulder stand and their variations. Preparatory poses will be introduced that open the waist and side body which is essential for proper inverted work.
Part 4 – The Spiral Helix – Free the spine from the obstruction of the limbs
To work with the more advanced floor work without imposing the spine must be free of primary obstructions. In this workshop we will work with moving in narrow and wide spiraling activities that free the groins and waist and so indirectly free the spine for more advanced meditative poses.
Talks included within each workshop:
Samkhya Philosophy – One of the six schools of Indian thought- How to practically apply it
The Yin and Yang of Yoga – Cultivating the play of opposites from the inside out
Transcending the I-maker – How to transcend the Ego with the mechanism of Surrender