March 23 – 27, 10am – 5pm daily
Lime House Yoga Studio
Join senior yoga teachers Jock and Lucinda for a 5-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.
Over the course of this nourishing and supportive week you will learn how to establish a daily yoga practice and refine your understanding of the cornerstone of the āsana practice with an in-depth look at Surya A and B. This course offers the student a unique opportunity to learn about Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, with an introduction to the history and philosophy that underpins Ayurveda, including Samkhya philosophy, the Four Aims of Life, the Four Stages of Life, the Three Dosas (vata, pitta, kapha) and how the dosas affect us during different stages and cycles of our lives. In addition, you will be able to enhance your knowledge and practice of the yogic breathing techniques, pranayama and learn how to balance each dosa with the breath. There will be space to explore the benefits of meditation as well as learning which meditation practices bring balance to each dosa as you establish a 30-minute sitting practice.
This 5-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.
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
An introduction to the history and philosophy that underpins Ayurveda, including Samkhya philosophy, the Four Aims of Life, the Four Stages of Life, the Three Dosas (vata, pitta, kapha), how the dosas affect us during different cycles
Establishing a Daily Practice
Support in establishing a home practice of yoga, pranayama and meditation as well as teachings on ‘Dinacharya’ with Ayurvedic principles on lifestyle to support health and wellbeing
Refining Your Practice of Surya Namaskar A & B
Learn the Sanskrit names for all the poses which make up Surya Namaskar A and B, learn numbers 1 – 12 in Sanskrit, learn key alignment details and enhance your personal practice
Yoga Practices to Balance the Dosas
For each of the 3 dosas (vata, pitta, kapha) learn the poses and ways of practising to ensure balance and wellbeing
Learn the Teacher’s Chant – words, melody and meaning and practice it daily
Enhance your knowledge and practice of pranayama, learn pranayama techniques to balance each dosa
Understand the benefits of meditation, learn which meditation practices bring balance to each dosa, 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 & Meditation Practice
Lucinda began working in the field of Education in Natural Healthcare in 2000. She was first introduced to Ayurveda in 2006 when undertaking yoga teacher training with renowned Anusara teacher, Bridget Woods Kramer. As her interest grew, she began to read books on Ayurveda and incorporate many of the principles into her daily life. On seeing the extent to which this helped her to establish good health and wellbeing, physically, mentally and spiritually, she decided to begin formal studies with teachers Dr Claudia Welch and Dr Robert Svoboda in 2018. Since then, she has been bringing some of the basic principles of Ayurveda to her students as part of the training courses she teaches, such as the 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Programme, the Practitioner Immersion Programme and the Ayurvedic Self Care Programme. Lucinda is passionate about empowering her students to be able to take simple steps to improve general health and well-being and contribute to healing.
Yoga: Senior YAP Registered Yoga Teacher
Ayurveda: Foundations in Ayurveda Parts 1 and 2, Pratyahara, Women’s Health and Hormones
Other: Registered Bach Flower Therapist
I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes, ‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear.’ I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher. I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice.
In the last few years my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and have undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson, Manju Jois and John Scott.
I have been teaching for 19 years and over this time I feel deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the worlds best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Williams, Sianna Shermann, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Bruce Bowditch, John Friend, Nancy Gilgoff, and Doug Swenson. In my classes I call upon the teachings of all of my teachers to best serve my own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey.