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myUTOPIA is launching a series of workshops throughout the year inviting you to deepen your practice and explore the world of Yoga and Pilates with our exceptional teachers. Collect stamps in your passport as you complete each workshop and unlock rewards, prizes and so much more from our partners as you embark on this journey.

Each workshop is designed to let you dive deeper into a specific topic in a practical class that is two hours long followed by a light dinner in our Nourish Café where you will have the opportunity to mingle and connect with fellow passengers.  Any level of practioner is welcome to join this journey of discovery


WORKSHOP DATES & DESCRIPTIONS


16/08/2018 - Foundations with Kaya Part One

30/08/2018 - Foundations with Kaya Part Two



This workshop is for the absolute beginner as well as the more seasoned practitioner, who would like to refresh on the basics and dive deeper into refining the practice. We will focus on the use of breath in vinyasa, correct alignment in the most popular postures as suited to your body needs and structures as well as smooth transitions between postures. This 2 hour workshop will be interactive, fun and full of crucial information that will help you step up your practice with confidence. 

NOTE:  Part 1 and Part 2 are different explorations and learnings.  It is not essential to do both but definitely beneficial. 



20/09/2018 - Yin & Thai Yoga Expewrience with Nikita

In this workshop we will combine the healing art of Thai Yoga Massage and Yin Yoga. For an hour and a half, I will guide you through passive yin postures while applying acupressure massage in certain poses offering a deeper sense of relief.

Yin Yoga is recognised for encouraging the deep stretching of connective tissue as poses are held for long periods of time, typically five to seven minutes. The muscles that surround the connective tissues must be relaxed, and Thai Yoga Massage does the same, except that the therapist stretches the client. When the connective tissue is stretched the energy lines of the body open and will often release pent-up emotions and toxins. Another positive benefit is that circulation is promoted to the targeted areas. This increased blood flow to an area will promote healing to injuries and all round general well-being. 

One of the most important benefits of Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage is their effect on health. The lymphatic and nervous systems are stimulated, promoting improved immunity.


Combining the healing art of these two practices is extremely beneficial for body and mind by improving circulation, releasing energy and toxins while allowing you to enter a meditative space of being present in your body and your breath. 



11/10/2018 - Ashtanga with Ru Part One

In this 2-part workshop you will be introduced to the heart of this unique practice and develop a basic understanding behind its ancient philosophy and benefits of the practice.   During the first part we will explore the foundations of this method which include breath, drsthi (gaze), alignment of breath and movement with traditional sanskrit count in the sun salutations and fundamental poses.

The second part we delve into the first half of primary series, focusing on correct entry and exit from each pose including the traditional Sanskrit count, alignment and modifications. This workshop is a foundation for a safe and conscious practice to connect to your own embodied intelligence. 


25/10/2018 - Ashtanga with Ru Part Two

In this 2-part workshop you will be introduced to the heart of this unique practice and develop a basic understanding behind its ancient philosophy and benefits of the practice. 

During the first part we will explore the foundations of this method which include breath, drsthi (gaze), alignment of breath and movement with traditional sanskrit count in the sun salutations and fundamental poses.

The second part we delve into the first half of primary series, focusing on correct entry and exit from each pose including the traditional Sanskrit count, alignment and modifications. This workshop is a foundation for a safe and conscious practice to connect to your own embodied intelligence. 

 

 

08/11/2018 – Pilates Workshop for men with Garith

This is a Pilates redeployment program.  The aim of this workshop is to break the stigma that pilates is a women only practice.| We will guide you through the workshop showing you how Pilates can build strong functional bodies in a particular sport.  You will learn that through the laws of contrology you can correct body alignment and prevent injury by connecting with your powerhouse.

 

Pilates is all about resistance, stability and is essentially based on core control

To be aware of your body, core and posture is essential for you to perform at your peak potential wether it be on the sports field, in the boardroom, behind your desk or unwinding after a long day. 

 

15/11/2018 – Beginner’s Pilates with Garith

An introductorty two hour workshop introducing the classic beginners matwork sequence as taught by Joseph Pilates.  We will break down the beginners rollout sequence with a modern edge.  Join me on a journey as we explore the history and the beauty of the classical moves that is Pilates.

Share the opportunity to learn some of the essential detailing that Garith has gained in over 10 years of teaching.  Each move will be dissected in detail for you to learn and benefit from this exercise. You will explore the benefits, the fundamental basics and in so finding that neutral spine whilst learning to connect more effectively with your powerhouse and ultimately building an incredible 6 pack.

 

 

 

 

 

When and where?



myUTOPIA
Cnr Beach & Portswood Road
Green Point
Cape Town
South Africa
8005

Runs from Thu 16 Aug 2018 at 6:00 PM

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