‘A Morning of Story and Yoga Asana’ workshop with Claire Murphy

‘A Morning of Story and Yoga Asana’ workshop with Claire Murphy

In July 2012 I attended a workshop of story and asana taught by Claire Murphy, hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. Claire had structured the workshop around the story of Vyaghrapada (one having the feet like a tiger), one of the mythical rishis (sages) of ancient India. Vyaghrapada met with another seeker, Pantanjali, in the forest and these different and unlikely friends form a bond which celebrates both their similarities and their differences. Remembering the simple truths in this teaching, we begin to realize what unites us, and threaded through the narrative was a strong and detailed asana practice.

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‘Rekindle the Fire of your Intention’ workshop with Bridget Woods Kramer

‘Rekindle the Fire of your Intention’ workshop with Bridget Woods Kramer

In February 2010 I attended an Anusara Yoga workshop taught by Bridget Woods Kramer, hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. The workshop was about bringing the discipline and focus back into your asana practice and life, concentrating on inverted postures. Bridget began her yoga practice in India in 1975 and is known for her dynamic style of teaching with close attention to alignment detail.

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‘Step Into The Current of Grace’ workshop with Todd Tesen

‘Step Into The Current of Grace’ workshop with Todd Tesen

In November 2009 I attended the ‘Step Into The Current of Grace’ Anusara Yoga workshop taught by Todd Tesen and hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. This therapeutic-based workshop looked at the essence of the Anusara method, with Anusara’s ‘Universal Principles of Alignment’ and how to apply those principles to standing, seated, prone, supine, inverted and balance poses.

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‘Yoga + The Conscious Heart’ workshop with Ross Rayburn

‘Yoga + The Conscious Heart’ workshop with Ross Rayburn

In July 2009, Ross Rayburn visited Milton Keynes to teach an Anusara Yoga workshop hosted by Brigitte Rooney. The first half of the workshop focussed on setting foundations in asana practice, especially in the lower body.

Recognition of the Heart: Setting the Foundation to Open to Grace. Tap into the power of a strong foundation and learn to align with the vast currents of “Grace” in your body, mind and heart. This practice will focus on the foundation for freedom in the lower body, giving you a sense of groundedness that lets you soar. You’ll feel your yoga practice take on a luminous, almost magical quality.

The second half focussed on the upper body and moving from the strong foundations set in the first session.

Courage + Creativity: Go Deeper with Muscular + Organic Energy. Use the stability of a strong foundation to authenticate, enliven and expand your asana practice. Learn how Muscular Energy creates steadiness, and how Organic Energy can transform the poses that normally feel restricted-from the inside. Feel your upper body come alive, with open hearted delight and unabashed freedom.