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Oslo Workshop with Gregor Maehle

HiYoga Aker Brygge
13th – 15th September 2022

Oslo Workshop with Gregor Maehle

Course Details

HiYoga Aker Brygge
Bryggetorget 5
0250 Oslo
Norway

13th – 15th September 2022

Course Overview

Guided and Mysore-style asana classes 

Here Gregor will analyse the many intricate anatomical details of the majority of the postures of the Primary Series, while maintaining as much pace as possible. The focus will be on breaking down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Performing postures safely while understanding which anatomical actions will get us deep into the asanas will prevent unnecessary energy expenditure. Through inducing precision this format also achieves that conditioning and emotions lodged in bodily tissue are released, preparing us for the higher limbs of pranayama and meditation.

The Mysore-style format will give students the opportunity to integrate the information learning in the Led class and also for Gregor to give individual attention to student’s needs.

BRING YOUR OWN YOGA MAT TO THESE CLASSES.

Yoga Sutra, and Sanskrit chanting 

“The Yoga Sutra entered my life 39 years ago and since then it’s been a constant companion. It took me a long time to completely understand it but once this had happened it ended all confusion I had about yoga. Understanding the Sutra gave me complete confidence in how to apply my practices diligently and that I would succeed in due time. The Sutra changed yoga for me from a faith and hope-based system to a science with predictable and repeatable outcomes. It is exactly this confidence and certainty that I would like to pass on to my students. The workshop will be interactive, with ample time for participants to ask questions.”

The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life.

Pranayama and Kriya

Imagine how great it would be to have a switch that, when operated, would enable you to consciously choose between your right and left brain hemispheres, intuitive and analytical intelligence, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, fight/flight reflex and rest/relaxation, and between the male and female, solar and lunar, aspects of your psyche. How great it would be if, when required, you could switch from being compassionate to doggedly determined. Or from charged with energy to completely relaxed within a few minutes. Or from extrovert (physically present, expressive and outgoing) to introvert (reflective and absorbing) within a short time. This switch does in fact exist and it is not at all hidden. It is the prominently protruding olfactory orifice right in the middle of your face: your nose.

Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.

The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities. They aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, biological and electromagnetic sources.

Tantric Meditation

This workshop is based on meditation techniques from an ancient text called the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. This text came down through Kashmir Shaivism and contains 112 dharanas, what we today would call meditation techniques. Many of today’s popular meditation techniques were already introduced in the Vijnana Bhairava. Most of these tantric meditations are much simpler than yogic meditation and require less effort. There are also many different techniques to choose from. Here is a sophisticated approach that offers a great variety in case a particular technique doesn’t work for a student. This makes this system very adaptable to individual needs and preferences. During demanding and stressful times, emphasis on these meditations can create more headspace and nurturing.

SCHEDULE

Day 1
Morning Led class 6-8 am
Evening Sutra 5.30-7.30 pm  

Day 2
Morning Mysore 6-8 am
Evening Pranayama and Kriya 5.30-19.30 pm

Day 3
Morning Mysore 6-8 am
Evening Tantra Meditation 5.30-7.30 pm

Bookings

For booking and inquiries please click here.

Details

Start:
September 13, 2022
End:
September 15, 2022
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Website:
https://www.hiyoga.no/yogatilbud/events/workshops-with-gregor-maehle/

Organiser

Gregor Maehle

Venue

HiYoga
Bryggetorget
Oslo, 0250 Norway
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Phone:
+47 950 80 090
Website:
https://www.hiyoga.no/yogatilbud/events/workshops-with-gregor-maehle/

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!

 

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HAPPY STUDENTS

Gregor and Monica are an excellent combination of deep knowledge of yoga, both the physical aspect of asana and anatomy and especially the philosophy and history. The experience was very rewarding for me! I would come back to them for more! Very authentic and loving teachers, they are the true embodiment of what they teach! 

– Rosa. Miami, USA

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