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PRACTICE, PHILOSOPHY & ADJUSTMENT PRINCIPLES FOR COMMITTED PRACTITIONERS AND YOGA TEACHERS

Whether a dedicated practioner or a techer, deepening your practice and sharing your exploration with others, will take it to the next level of awareness and allow its subtleties to unfold an blossom. In this course we will integrate the philosophy and practice of Pranayama, Ashtanga Yoga self-practice, attention to alignment in asanas, internal and physical awareness, observation skills, and the techniques and principles of adjusting. We pay careful attention to each individual, looking at common body patterns, helping to build an intelligent, mindful practice and develop relevant teaching tools. From this place of personal experience and understanding of yoga as a whole, we can begin to share its fruits with others.

Pranayama & Kriyas, practice, techniques and philosophy
Thursday 15.00-17.00,  Friday 6.30-7.45, Saturday and Sunday Morning 7.00-8.15, Monday Morning 6.30-7.15:
Introduction to Pranayama and Kriyas and its philospohy for new students. Refining and cultivating your practice and understanding for those with more experience. You will build up a self practice of pranayama to continue after the workshop, and deepen your appreciation for the breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy. The Pranayama classes are open for new students as well as established practitioners.
Ashtanga Yoga -Principles & Mysore Style
Friday 8:00-10.00, Sunday Morning, ca 8.30-10.30, Monday Morning 7.30-9.30
We will begin our Mysore Sessions together discovering natural alignment and placements for the Bandhas (Pranic valves) to engage, creating free flow of breath and pranic energy -embracing all layers of the practice. When focus have been established, you will continue following your own breathing rhythm as individuals, receiving adjustments and guidance from Kia. The self practice is open for anyone who is familiar with the Ashtanga Yoga sequence.
Ashtanga Yoga -Traditionally Counted Primary Series
Saturday Morning 8.30-10.00
Coming together as One in body, breath and mind through the beauty and flow of a traditionally sanskrit counted Priamary Series. Guruji always said Ashtanga Yoga is for the mind. When we focus on counting the mala of the postures, the practice becomes the object of meditation for the student and the teacher -creating one single intention.
Adjustment techniques -Awareness, Observation, Principles and Practice
Friday 17.15-19.45, Saturday and Sunday 13.00-15.30
In these sessions we cultivate internal and physical awareness, observation skills, look at universal  principles for alignment in asanas according to the Ashtanga Yoga system, and develop techniques for adjusting. We pay careful attention to each individual, looking at common body patterns, helping to build an intelligent, mindful practice and relevant teaching tools. These sessions are open for teachers as well as practitioners wishing to deepen their understanding and appreciation for the subtleties of the practice.

For detailed schedule, prices and registration please click here or e-mail info@atmajyoti.se. For questions about the course please contact kia@mysoreyogaparis.com

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Integrating the 5 layers to dis-cover the natural intelligence of body, breath and mind. The division between body and mind is first healed with the breath. Since the breath is closely connected to the mind (Citta), observing the breath brings consciousness to stillness. The Sushumna Nadi or the Mid-line of the body is described in Tantric texts as an empty vessel, like a flute played by Krisna. When the energy flows undisturbed through the Mid-line the mind settles into the breath and they become one. Vinyasa as in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga refers not only to movement of breath and body but also to movement of thought (citta vritti). Understanding these concepts are key for integrating all layers into our yoga practice. When our Pranayama- and Asana practice are devoted to service of the breath -our practice becomes a celebration of our true nature in the moment as it presents itself.

Friday Evening 5.30-7.30 pm, Saturday- and Sunday Morning 8-9.45: Introduction to Pranayama and Kriyas and its philospohy for new students. Deepening your understanding and personalizing your practice for those with more experience. You will build up and cultivate a self practice of pranayama to continue after the workshop. (Possibility to individualize your practice according to your constitution & intention for those with more experience).

Saturday- and Sunday Morning (following the Pranayama Class), ca 10-12 am -Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style: Within the word Stability lies the secret of Ability.We will begin each Mysore Session together dis-covering optimal alignment and placements for the Bandhas (Pranic valves) to engage, creating free flow of breath and pranic energy -embracing all layers of the practice. When focus have stabilized you will continue following and flowing with your own breathing rhythm as individuals, receiving adjustments and guidance from Kia.

 For full workshop program & registration click here!

Very happy to see so many back on your mats after the summer! The new schedule is on line and many exciting things are happening in the Shala in September, check it out here!

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Early morning Mysore Class, adjusting Patrick going in to Kapotasana. Photo by Agathe Philbé
 
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DSCF1974Mysore Class at my Deepening Course in Sierra Nevada last week… See more images here!

 
Back in Paris for a short stop after a magical week in the Spanish Mountains with a beautiful group of yogis. Looking forward to seeing some you on my 4-day Intensive in beautiful Atmajyoti Yoga Studio in my home town Stockholm in late August… We re-open the Shala in Paris on the 4th of September. Wishing you a very happy summer flying high and diving deep…! Namasté x kia
 
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STOCKHOLM 30 August – 2 September 2013
ASHTANGA YOGA & PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP  at Atmajyoti
Finding Energetic Freedom through Breath Posture and Bandhas
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Friday Evening, Saturday-, Sunday- and Monday Morning: Pranayama / Saturday Morning: Guided Workshop Class / Friday, Sunday- & Monday Morning: Mysore Style. For full workshop program & registration click here!

 

 

I have finally gotten around to updating my international teaching schedule and I´m very happy that 2013 is bringing me to some lovely places and faces. During the next few months I will go to the sparkling Rosina Bonsu´s exciting studio in Glasgow, give a one week Deepening Course in the stunning mountains in Spain, visit my home town and Viveka´s studio Atmajyoti in Stockholm as well as give my daily Mysore Classes in Paris. Perhaps I will see some of you there… Love xoxo k

GLASGOW 14-16 June 2013 
ASHTANGA YOGA & PRANAYAMA
Untangling the Energetic Pathways in your Practice
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For more info and registration please contact: Rosina Bonsu b_rosina@yahoo.co.uk / rosinabonsu.co.uk
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 YOGA IN THE MOUNTAINS AT LAS CHIMENEAS 
7th -13th of July in Spain

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Deepen Your Practice,  A One Week Intensive Course: A week to further deepen your yoga practice  in the stunningly beautiful mountains in Spain. Away from big city life, with only a small group of about 10 students, Kia offers the rare opportunity to practice both Asana (Mysore Style focused on each student´s particular needs + some guided workshop classes) & Pranayama (introducing a personal practice or deepening your practice for those who already are practicing) daily! -This opens up for a truly transformational yoga practice, creating an understanding of yoga as a whole. Also learning more about the practice of the yogic purification techniques, work on the subtle energetic aspect of your practice and its philosophy. Part from the yoga-course, there are several other activity options such vegetarian cooking class, day-trip to Madeira, walking, pool-side hanging (with a VERY nice group of people..!!), massage etc. Price 775€ (-15% discount for Mysore Yoga Paris Students or early bookings before May 1st: 665€) per person full board, airport transfer from Malaga and all meals, activitiesand excursions included. Please contact kia@mysoreyogaparis.com for full program, info about registration etc.

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STOCKHOLM 30 August – 2 September 2013
ASHTANGA YOGA & PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP  at Atmajyoti
Finding Energetic Freedom through Breath Posture and Bandhas
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Friday Evening, Saturday-, Sunday- and Monday Morning: Pranayama / Saturday Morning: Guided Workshop Class / Sunday- & Monday Morning: Mysore Style

For full workshop program & registration click here!
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It´s been a dream for so many years, and now, after months of blood(?), sweat (certainly!), tears (very late at night…) but mostly smiles (and many!) it is finally here: our own magazine -Le Yoga Shop Journal! A magazine for inspiration, exploration, meetings and conversations. Made possible with the help of our amazing, generous, talented friends and collaborators.

In our very first issue you´ll find my interview with my long-time teacher Radha, a remarkable and inspiring woman, yogi and one of our most senior Ashtanga Yoga teachers. So many of her students make up the teachers of Ashtanga today. Radha has traveled the world and journeyed deep inside in search for her truth… Read about Rahda´s Truth Search in Le Journal!

radha-warrel-yogaplus-08I´m both honored and happy to welcome Radha & Pierre for the first time in Paris for a 4-day workshop 29/4-2/5. 

If you haven´t met these teachers, this is the time! You find all the info about the workshop here.radha-yogaplus-01 copy

Cover of Le Journal: Kia Naddermier photographed by Jan Welters, Radha photographed for Vogue UK by Lord Snowdon, Radha & Pierre photographed in Crete by Kia Naddermier.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGATHE PHILBÉ  in Janusirsasana A

Nom: Agathe Philbé

Âge: 29 ans

Nationalité:  Française

Métier: Photographe indépendante & professeur de yoga.

Quand et comment avez as-tu commencé le yoga?  A l’âge de 23 ans à Madrid, sur les conseils d’une amie qui m’y a emmenée. J’étais tres sceptique, mais curieuse en meme temps. Je me souviens de mon incapacité lui communiquer ce que j’avais ressenti à la sortie du 1er cours… Trop à dire et pas assez de mots !

Qu’est ce que le yoga a changé en toi?  Le yoga en tant que tel a changé d’abord le corps physique, de manière rapide et importante (surtout en pratiquant l’ashtanga !). Etre en bonne santé est pour moi l’un des dons essentiels du yoga, une chance incroyable, et la 1ere étape pour trouver un équilibre personnel. Pour le reste, c’est surtout l’intention avec laquelle je le pratique certains jours qui me permet peut-être d’évoluer vers plus d’ouverture aux autres, à mon environnement, à moi-même.

Ou trouves-tu l’inspiration pour continuer à pratiquer? Dans la pratique et l’enseignement de mes professeurs et mes amis yogis; en jouant dans la nature et en pratiquant les sports de glisse qui me passionnent (le ski hors pistes, le surf), en partageant le peu que je sais avec mes éleves.

Décrits ta pratique quotidienne en 3 mots! Jeu, curiosité, observation.

Ou vas-tu pour trouver la paix à Paris? Chez mes amis ou au bord de l’eau… dans les fous rires avec mon frère… et quand je prends sa fille de 1 mois dans mes bras !

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agathe2Agathe is a dear friend as well as a teacher and assistant at Mysore Yoga Paris. She is incredibly gifted and with a beautiful approach to yoga, so I am both proud and excited that she will giving a workshop on the important connection between stability and lightness at Mysore Yoga Paris on February the 9th. If in Paris, this is a must!! Om xox

Tomorrow we are back in the Shala in Paris with full schedule, very excited to see everyone again!

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In a couple of weeks I´ll be flying back to Stockholm to give a Mysore- and Pranayama workshop in my home-town Stockholm 25-28th of January. Lovely Viveka & Agneta at Atmajyoti are organizing, click here for more info!

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©photgrapher Jan Welters

Looking forward to seeing you here or there in January!
Love xox k

Better late than never: After numerable months of shootings, fun, madness, sleep depravation, sweat & above all fantastic support from amazing, creative and beautiful friends Magnus and I are proud parents to our new baby: www.leyogashop.com ! Give us your feed back please…!! xoxo k

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