Saturday 3rd June 2017 2pm - 6 pm .
I am hosting a Dharma workshop with the amazing Ambra Vallo. International yoga teacher and trainer. This is not to be missed!! Expand your yoga mind and experience. Must book to secure your place. £45.
About the workshop
Strength & Flexibility
Finding the Balance between Holding & Letting Go
“Sthira Sukham Asanam” is one of the most quoted Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It means a yoga posture should be steady, firm and stable, yet also comfortable, light and delightful.
Sthira refers to stability and strength. Sukha refers to comfort, ease and openness / flexibility.
On our yoga mat, as in our lives, we are looking for the balance between our flexibility/ freedom and our strength/ stability.
If we only have flexibility in our asana practice, this can mean we have not enough stability to keep our body and joints safe. Being only strong, means that we have short muscles that can’t adequately protect the body, as they pull the joints out of alignment, and force them to bear weight they weren’t meant to take.
Yoga, like life, is all about balance. And if we can’t find the right balance, we can’t fully expand and find the freedom and delight in our poses.
The workshops will explore a balanced, variety of practice that explore strength along with expansion to facilitate overall integrity for the muscular system.
The first workshop will focus on core and shoulders strength and stability. We will start to explore basic inversions. We will learn to keep trying and get back up again. This is a confidence builder. Don’t be hard on yourself, laugh and have fun in the process!
In the second part we will learn how to stretch hamstrings, back and release stuck tension, emotions & stress clogged up in the hips. Without release these become stuck energy in the body that can morph into tightness or pain or feeling negative. Standing, sitting at a desk and driving all contribute. The practice will lead us into a deeper exploration of some peak poses which may previously have been inaccessible to you, eg, Humanasana (splits), head to ankle & more. We will conclude with a guided deep relaxation to get rid of any tension left in the body and make you
All levels, beginners welcome
Dharma Mittra Workshop
Ignite Your Soul With Dharma Yoga
An all-levels Dharma Yoga workshop which will showcase the Yogis teachings as prescribed by the living master, Sri Dharma Mittra.
The practice will touch on all aspects of Yoga through the classical system of Hatha-Raja Yoga by providing a series of techniques, which include asana, pranayama, meditation, and understanding of the teachings.
Many variations and modifications will be provided to make the practice accessible to all, creating a collective and devotional atmosphere where students will have the ability to realize their Infinite Potential.
Ambra is a former Principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal
Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on
stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from
injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well
as becoming a hobby she also credits it with helping to enhance and
prolong her career. Slowly over the years she fell in love with the more
subtle, spiritual parts of the practice.
Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to
undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (500hrs), Rocket
Yoga (300hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs), Tripsichore (200hrs), and
Dharma Yoga (800hrs). Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous
following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma
Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been
teaching regularly in teacher training courses, has worked with performers
and athletes helping to rethink their traditional training regimes and
introduce yoga to drive better performance and increase their enjoyment of
sport and performance. Her aim is to guide others so as they may also
experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.
Aside from being a facilitator, and a practitioner, Ambra also hold a
Masters in Philosophy in Sports Psychology. She is a trainee with the
Yoga Sport Science, and loves spending time with her beloved Baxter,
a fore-paw standing Border Terrier frequently gracing her Instagram posts