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Join us in 2016
Sunday 12th June – Restorative Workshop
Sunday 26th June – Ayurveda Yoga Massage Workshop
Saturday 2nd July – Yoga & Meditation
Sunday 3rd July – Family Yoga Playshop
Saturday 16th July – Introduction to Mindfulness for Stress
Ayurveda Yoga Massage Workshop
Date and Time:
Cost: £45 / £40 concessions or £80 for two
Learn a new skill which will be much appreciated by your friends, family and partners! Or find some new friends to swap massage with, or just enhance your existing practice with an insight on this wonderful method.
In this workshop we will cover massaging and stretching the back and shoulders. This is usually the beginning of the AYM sequence, as loosening up the areas around the spine will have a great impact on people’s ease of movement; and releasing the areas around the rib cage and scapulae will help make breathing easier. We will cover working around the whole of the vertebral column from the areas around the sacrum to the neck, and also the scapulae. Exactly how much we cover will depend on the group, as I will adjust the pace to the participants.
Bring a friend to this workshop, and book two places for £80! Despina can show you appropriate ways to work with each other, and it’s the best way to ensure that you’ll keep practising and receiving massage after the workshop.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage was developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India. Kusum spent many years studying yoga with BKS Iyengar, and traditional ayurvedic massage with Master Lamaye Maharaj. AYM includes deep tissue oil massage, which warms up and softens tissues, followed by assisted yoga stretches, which look similar to thai massage stretches. It is a wonderful holistic system of massage. Kusum has taught hundreds of students and developed a brilliantly effective, practical method for teaching a powerful sequence to new students in a relatively short period of time.
Despina has been practising and studying AYM for 5 years in Leeds, London and Mysore, India. She started assisting her teacher, Ananta Girard in 2014. Ananta is a direct student and assistant of Kusum’s, with over 20 years of experence in teaching and practising AYM. Ananta gave Despina his blessing to teach this method in early 2015.