September 21 – 24, 10am – 5pm daily
Lime House Yoga Studio
Join senior yoga teachers Jock and Lucinda for a 4-day yoga immersion specifically designed to offer you the tools to deepen your yoga practice. This course is aimed at yoga students with at least two years of practice and yoga teachers who would like to re-connect with these rich and ancient teachings, providing a solid grounding in the philosophy of yoga. With two teachers and no more than 10 students, the individual attention received by each student will be invaluable for self-development and offers up the chance for radical improvements in the practice and alignment of yoga āsana as well as holding the space for you to examine habits that you may have formed on the mat.
In this module, you will have the opportunity to study the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the eight steps on the path towards enlightenment outlined by Sage Patanjali – essential knowledge for any serious yogi – as well as refine your practice of key backbends. In addition, you will be able to enhance your knowledge and practice of breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation, both of which offer many therapeutic effects for body and mind and provide healing physiological benefits. Ideal for yoga teachers who want to gain confidence in their knowledge of the philosophy and practical elements of yoga, as well as regular practitioners who are wanting to take the next step on their yoga journey.
This 4-day yoga event is part of the Practitioner Immersion Programme and can be taken as a stand-alone module or you can book the whole series of 6 modules. It is not necessary to have completed Modules 1 – 3 in order to join Module 4.
Student feedback from yoga immersions at Lime House:
“I’d just like to say how wonderful the whole course has been, it has been lovely having the time to spend on myself and I feel very privileged to have done so. Jock and Lu have created a truly inspiring course and it has just been an amazing experience to take this journey with such a lovely group of people.” Karen
“I most enjoyed the three-hour asana sessions. I love going into the poses in such depth and looking at all the preparatory poses.” Anna
Refining Your Practice of Backbends
Each day will begin with a 3 hour workshop, focusing on forward bends. Your teachers will help you to break down and enhance your understanding of how to prepare for each posture with close attention to alignment detail, drawing on the Universal Principles of Alignment. Whether you have been practising for 2 or 20 years, there is always something to learn!
Learn the names in Sanskrit of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and understand their meaning within the context of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Gain an understanding of the yoga journey towards self realisation.
Learn about key muscle groups involved in the back bending poses to have a better understanding of how to enhance your own practice and avoid injury.
Learn one of the Shanti Mantras – words, melody and meaning and practice it daily.
Further your knowledge and practice of pranayama techniques, including nadi shodana, kapalabhati, kumbhaka
Further your knowledge and practice of meditation techniques, understand the benefits, establish a 30 minute sitting practice
10.00am – 1.00pm Mantra & Asana Practice
1.00pm- 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 pm- 3.15pm Philosophy or Anatomy
3.15pm – 3.45pm Break
3.45pm – 5.00pm Pranayama or Meditation Practice