Workshops are special two-hour learning sessions which are usually on a Saturday afternoon. These interactive extended sessions allow students to learn more than ‘how’ but also ‘why’ we do certain things in yoga. Even better, they include a glass of granny’s homemade lemonade specially brewed for the session.
Please note there is a 7-day cancellation policy for workshops. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is made.
3 May 2019 (Friday)
|Introduction to Yin Yoga: Demystify the way to stay young & healthy
The Chinese believe in the idea of longevity and it is based on being in harmony with the universe (天人合一). This is an ancient Chinese idea known as “Dao”. Dao means “the way” or “being on the path”. It is a state of perfect balance that requires no alteration. The whole universe manages itself by being in this state. In the ancient Chinese medical text, ‘The Yellow Emperor Inner Classics’, it states “…men who knows the Dao, follows the principle of Yin-Yang, harmonise with numerology, eats according to season, lives within a health routine, do not exert themselves unnecessarily, so that the body and mind can remain integrated”.
In this workshop, Victor will discuss the key ideas in ‘The Yellow Emperor Inner Classics’ to help us understand the nature of life and how slow down aging. Key highlights include:
— Exploring the Highest Potential of Life in Nature
— Yin Yoga Basic Poses, Alignment & Adjustment according to Chinese Meridian Theory
— Understanding Aging and Defying Aging
4 May 2019 (Saturday)
Generating the Qi-body
Qi or Prana (in Indian yoga), is the key in all human movement. This workshop begins with meridian opening sequences and a short standing sequence to ground the energy. When the body begins to ground the Qi, it will have more freedom in its flow and expansion. The practice targets all the Yang channels in the body.
||Venue:||Laguna Park Studio|
||Cost:||Early Bird Fees (before 28 February 2019):
One day – $170 / Both days – $300
From 1 March 2019 onwards:
One day – $190 / Both days – $340
* Organic lunch will be provided on both days.
Please email MyMat@KatePorterYoga.com or call 9781 3403 to book.
||What is Yin Yoga:||Yin Yoga is inspired by ancient Chinese Yin-Yang Theory to seek balance in Life. This state of balance and harmony is known as “Dao”.
Yin has many levels of understanding. In the body, it means the lower body, it also means deep and hidden aspects of the body such as joints and organs. In energy cycle, it looks at energy conservation and consolidation. In the mind, it means the highest potential yet to be known.
Yin yoga begins with a physical practice focuses on the pelvis, lower back, hips, knees and feet. Opening of the joints and releases of deep tissues are some of the key highlights of the practice. Each pose is being held with certain level of softness; without physical struggle for 3 to 5 minutes. This is a carefully designed practice where each pose targets the joints surrounding the pelvis to create space. According to yogic theory from both ancient China and India, the pelvis is the central power of the body. Modern science also confirms that this centre powers each human movement. Many names have been given to this space, the Indian calls this Kanda (the space of Kundalini), Japanese calls it Hara, Chinese calls it Dan Tien, modern anatomy calls it the Core (or intrinsic muscles of the abdomen and pelvic floor).
||About the teacher:
||Victor Chng has been practicing yoga since 2002. He begins his Yin Yoga experience with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. He now blends Chinese Medicine, Qi-gong, Tai-ji and other ancient Chinese movement techniques into his teaching. Victor believes that Yin Yoga is the original way how ancient exercises are being done. He emphasizes on breathing and Qi cultivation in his work. Victor has vast knowledge on Indian philosophies, Chinese philosophies, Eastern and Western approaches on movement techniques. He hopes to bridge ancient knowledge with modern perspective. He is also a keen follower of Tibetan Buddhism, Taoist and Indian Tantra.|