Yes, i’ve been to a few lately and i haven’t had time to write anything about them!!!
I am going to try to rectify that now.
It all began this August with Sharath’s European Tour – i flew to London to attend his 6 day workshop, from the 25th to the 30th of August, hosted by Ashtanga Yoga London 🙂
Prior to attending the Ashtanga Vinyasa workshop in London with Sharath i hadn’t practiced in a while, and i mean a while…so i felt out of shape…things were def ‘harder’…had i practiced before i’m sure things would have felt easier or much more fluid…i didn’t feel as tho i was flowing, actually i felt frustrated and annoyed: at myself.
Because of my wrist injury and both my knees, my practice has suffered, but i was going about it all wrong. The best thing to do is to continue practicing…since coming back from London my practiced has picked up again, it feels great, the whole thing does…stepping on that mat feels great too…i guess when you’re dealing with injuries, there are times when you dread stepping on the mat…but the mat is a time to deal with issues, deal with reality and come face-2-face with the facts.
I really enjoyed Sharath’s counting and his humor…i took notes during his conference, which i still have to type out (promise i will), but as soon as they’re ready, i’ll share them with the world 🙂
I was doing the primary series which was held at 7.30am on the 1st two days and at 6.30am on the remaining 4 days….i was getting up at 5am, but u know what? I loved it. I really did 🙂 Looking back, kinda miss it now…just don’t understand why it’s sooooo hard getting up at 5am when you don’t have a class with Sharath!!!! 😉
Here’s a few snippets i was able to get 🙂
And then came Kino’s Ashtanga Vinyasa workshop in Bologna! By this point i had been practicing regularly, so i felt good…man you really do notice a difference, it’s incredible, which is why one should just always practice! Next time you ask yourself: “Should i practice?” the answer without a doubt is: “Yes, you should!” – you must! 🙂
The workshop was amazing, i made great improvements in my personal practice too, and Kino shared a few tips which are proving to be so useful: adjustment tips, tips on really activating moola bandha (felt amazing!), and working on strengthening the shoulder girdle – man do i need this…it was awesome, awakening…probably exactly what i needed. I really enjoyed last year’s workshop with Kino & this year’s one was just as good, if not better 😉
Here’s a few snippets of my weekend with Kino 🙂
And that my dears, is what i have been up to workshop wise 😉
There is one that’s coming up soon, that i’m especially looking forward to…have a wild guess who it’s with?! 😉
Christiane has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her yogic journey began in 2000 as a student of Swami Nirmal (now at the Satyananda Centre in London) at the Fitness First gym in Kensal Rise, London. She experienced various teachers in different Fitness Firsts in Central London and around Clapham Junction before changing gyms and meeting Alexa Kho at LA FItness in Piccadilly Circus, London. Christiane attended Alexa's Anusara classes as well as her workshops.
In January 2011 she enrolls in a 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training course with Rebecca Ffrench at YogaLondon. Vinyasa Flow is a modern form of yoga that comes from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and follows Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She quickly become passionate of this discipline and wants to deepen her knowledge; this brings her to meet and attend many workshops with Stewart Gilchrist, Shiva Rea, John Scott, Danny Paradise...all very famous teachers around the world. Being in the presence of such teachers is a significant experience for Christiane, in terms of her yogic journey, personal transformation and growth as well as understanding of yoga.
After 11years in London, she moves to Milan to deepen and continue her journey. In Milan she teaches privately (1:1 and group classes) as well as in various yoga and dance centers. Milan is where her love for Ashtanga Vinyasa deepens and grows, bringing her to attend workshops with Lino Miele, Sharath Jois and most recently Kino MacGregor...all original students of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. All of this culminates with a long awaited and long overdue trip to India, the birthplace of Yoga. Here Christiane deepens her practice and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga by doing a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC with Yogi Kamal Singh at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh India. After the monthlong course, her travels take her around India practicing with various other world renown teachers, namely with Sri V. Sheshadri in Mysore and with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa.
In 2013 Christiane decides to embark on yet another yoga adventure, this time in Aerial Yoga! The course was divided into two weekends: level I in April and level II in June, after which she becomes a qualified Aerial Yoga teacher.
Teacher and student of yoga, writer, adventurous soul, creative mind, curious world traveler & lover of the outdoors. Current HQ: Milan, Italy.