Join yoga teacher trainer Michael Hutchinson for a workshop on November 2015 for “Hopes and Fears” – the last in a series of masterclasses on the teachings of the ancient yoga sage Patanjali, about Klesha, a driving force within everyone, which can be experienced as five, often troublesome tendencies. Patanjali says we can find ways to first expose these tendencies and then loosen their influence on our thoughts, words and actions. One of them is fear, and in this workshop Michael will explore the ways in which practising yoga can both provoke and reduce agitation and anxiety.
“Hopes and Fears” is suitable for all keen students wanting to expand their understanding of yoga, teachers and trainee teachers. The 3 hour workshop is from 11am-2pm and will include some asana, pranayama and meditation, as well as discussion. Teachers attending this event can count it as 3 hours CPD.
In 2016 Michael returns with a 3-part series of workshops on the theme of Pranayama or yoga breathing techniques. Pranayama, the fourth of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, helps develop focus and mental clarity, sustaining us through our middle years or responsibility and constant distraction. The sessions are on Saturday March 12, Saturday May 21st and Saturday October 1st from 11am-2pm. The workshops are linked, but can be attended individually. Cost £25 each.
Michael’s teacher, Mr TKV Desikachar says to benefit from pranayama “we must acutely sense and feel the movement of the breath within”, and the sessions combine theory and practical work, exploring the ways that asana (both posture and movement) and mudra can help to access real pranayama.
Michael Hutchinson has been certified as a Teacher Trainer by Mr TKV Desikachar and is on the Committee of the Society of Yoga Practitioners. He is also a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Course Tutor.