Date & Location
01 Jan, 09:00 CET – 02 Jan, 17:00 CET
Sattva Yoga Chamonix, 75 Promenade Marie Paradis, 74400 Chamonix, France.
À Propos / About
We studied the method with Srivatsa Ramaswami, who himself studied for 33 years with T. Krishnamacharya. In this workshop we will introduce you to the Vinyasa Krama Yoga method as described by T. Krishnamacharya.
In Vinyasa Krama Yoga there are 12 sequences. They have variations and beautifully flowing movements resulting from a main posture. There are dozens and dozens of variations within each sequence. They are taught in a specific order. You are able to access different parts of the body, which you won’t do if you do a fixed number of movements, a fixed number of asanas. There are so many different movements that you are likely to reach and exercise all parts of the body.
Each posture involves a counter-action or sequence of counter-movements which help to preserve the effects of the main asanas and counteract any undesirable aspects, to have proper straightening of the nerves on all sides. This results in a circulatory flow through the energy lines throughout the body.
It is an intelligent and very complete method which does not stop at simple asanas. It can and should be adapted to individual requirements, which is an art in itself. We need to understand that there is no single standard practice that suits everyone.
It is interesting to discover the origins practiced today, and to re-establish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.
We look forward to introducing you to this beautiful tool that purifies the heart, body and mind, illuminating one’s own divine nature.
This workshop is for all those who wish to learn and discover this method. Beginners welcome.
ABOUT JÉRÔME AND FLOWER
Their passion for teaching pushes them to always look for the best way, adapted to each one, to reach the rightness. A benevolent and precise teaching, for a healthy practice. In order to reach unity, the state of Yoga. What we all aspire to, a serene state and a happy life.
Session 1: January 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
◎ An introduction to the Vinyasa Krama Yoga system and its logic.
◎ Tadasana sequence (Standing mountain pose sequence)
This is the sequence of choice to start the Vinyasa Krama Yoga. In this sequence, you keep your feet together and synchronize your breathing to move your upper body in different directions. With this sequence, your can comprehensively exercise your whole body, it aligns the centers of the body nicely. Balance is an essential ingredient of yoga posture practice. The sequence is logically built,covering first movement of the arms, then the upper body, then the lumbar region, then the back, and finally the lower extremities. The versatile Tadasana sequence lends itself to some innovative subsequences.
Session 2: January 1st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
◎ Pranayama : Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Puraka Pranayama, Recaka Pranayama
◎ What is quality yogic breathing?
◎ Samantraka Suryanamaskara (Sun Salutation)—
This is a very popular exercise. But different schools practice it with some variations. In Vinyasa Krama, normally mantras are used. This is chanted for health as Surya is the deity of health. They are to be chanted, heard, or mentally recited while holding one’s breath in or out as the case may be. You may do the exercise without the mantras, but during the time allotted for the mantra, you must hold your breath preferably for the time needed to chant the mantra.
◎ Ding Namaskara (Salutations to the Guardians fo the Directions)—
A Namaskara sequence dedicated to the guardian angels of the various directions, called Ding Namaskara. It is done with mantras; the mantras are taken from the ancient Vedas.
Session 3: January 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
◎ Pranayama : Kumbhaka Pranayama, Anuloma Ujjayi Pranayama, Pratiloma Ujjayi Pranayama.
◎ Trikonasana Sequence (Triangle Pose Sequence)
In this sequence involves postures in which the legs are spread apart. Those who have difficulty maintaining good balance find doing these standing postures easier with feet spread apart. This sequence help to stretch the hips and the waist, and the groin muscles are also toned up. The hip and the pelvic joints are twisted or rotated, therefore, helps in improving the flexibility of these joints. Also, The Trikonasana sequence provide a broader base between the feet will give strength and help improve circulation and one’s sense of well-being.
Session 4: January 2 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
◎ Topic: Plan your yoga practice wisely, including asana, pranayama and meditation.
◎ Suptasana sequence (The Supine pose sequence)
This sequence strengthens the spinal column. It helps relieve the pain of a stiff neck, lower-back pain, and strengthen lower abdominal muscles. There is also an involved procedure by which one goes through the shoulder stand pose and its variations.
Infos & registration:
Cost: 150 Euros
Location: Sattva Yoga Chamonix.
75 Promenade Marie Paradis, 74400 Chamonix, France.
To register, please send an email to
Questions and informations: +33 6 64 15 29 92
The workshop is held in French, and if necessary in English.