NOV 03-05, 2017
BERYL BENDER BIRCH
AT ASHTANGA YOGA NORTHAMPTON
Ashtanga Yoga Northampton is proud to welcome internationally renowned author and yoga teacher Beryl Bender Birch. Beryl's early encouragement and advancement of the principle of "service" as a means to finding happiness and self-realization were instrumental in helping create the mindset of service that is the focus of all the teachers of Ashtanga Yoga Northampton.
We are thrilled to have our beloved teacher come to share her lighthearted wisdom and compassionate teaching with us!
The weekend with Beryl will be held from the evening of Friday November 3 through Sunday morning, November 5.
Friday, 6-9pm: WHY ARE YOU HERE?
Introduction to the weekend and discussion of Why are you here? Why do you do yoga? Unwind from your week with light asana practice followed by yoga nidra (guided deep relaxation).
Saturday, 9am-12pm: DETOX FOR BODY AND MIND
Practice the Present Power sequence of postures (combination of 1st and 2nd series) designed for detox and healing. Many options will be given to accommodate various ages and abilities, and whether you prefer a more or less vigorous practice. The morning will conclude with pranayama – the cultivation of conscious breathing trains the mind to be present and is a gateway to the True Self.
Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm: YOGA SUTRA DISCUSSION AND MEDITATION
Come dive beyond sun salutes and yoga poses into the heart of yoga through discussion of the philosophy and tools contained in the Yoga Sutra. The afternoon will conclude with meditation where students will learn a simple meditation technique to help relieve anxiety and depression.
Sunday 9am-12pm: WHY ALIGNMENT MATTERS
Get moving with Present Power asana, mindful attention and breathing. Learn the importance of alignment, as well as how to examine and modify poses for maximum therapeutic effect.
Beryl Bender Birch, eRYT, Founder and Director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute (the internationally renowned and highly respected teacher certification school), and cofounder and board chair of The Give Back Yoga Foundation, has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1974. Beryl graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in English and Philosophy and traveled to India in 1974 to further her studies. She began the study of astanga yoga in 1979 with her teacher, Norman Allen and studied for 5 months with Pattabhi Jois in 1987. She traveled with him and his wife, Ama, from San Francisco, down the coast, through Encinitas, all the way to Maui, and continued her studies with Sri KP Jois from 1987-1993. She is the author of several books on yoga, including the best selling Power Yoga and Yoga for Warriors - a book on yoga for veterans.
$225 for the entire weekend:
Saturday 9am-noon and 1:30-4:30pm,
individual sessions available at $60 each - call Michelle to register
For full weekend click here to register