THE WISDOM OF THE BODY | 3 DAY ASHTANGA YOGA IMMERSION WITH LUCY CRAWFORD
Friday 17 - Sunday 19 November
Embark on a transformative journey of self-exploration and yoga practice with renowned international Ashtanga yoga teacher, Lucy Crawford.
Guided by her seasoned expertise and fuelled by her passion, this immersion promises to be extra special. With over three decades of bodywork mastery, Lucy will lead you in a profound exploration of movement, touch and the infinite layers of self-discovery.
Join us for a weekend that promises not only physical growth, fostering both effort and effortlessness within the realm of asana, but also a deeper connection with your own body and its wisdom.
Friday 17 November (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm)
This workshop is designed to help you understand and integrate key movements required of the primary and intermediate series to foster harmonious movement and a strong and fluid practice in yourself and your students.
Teachers of all styles and experienced practitioners are warmly welcomed. This workshop will transform your practice and enhance your teaching.
Workshop 1 - A Led Journey through the Hips & Pelvis Saturday 18 November (2pm - 4.30pm) Delve into the intricate dynamics between your hip joints and the pelvis. Explore new possibilities using 'engage and release’ techniques to uncover the secrets of these vital connections and articulate new space in the hip joints.
Workshop 2 - A Led Journey through the Shoulders Sunday 19 November (2pm - 4.30pm) Embark on a journey through the shoulder complex, exploring the myriad of movements the shoulders are capable of. Through a series of dynamic postures, you'll unveil the magic of moving shoulders upon the ribcage and ribcage upon the shoulders, unlocking strength and flexibility.
Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to the mat, these workshops warmly welcome everyone.
Weekend Workshop Series (1 & 2) £79 - BOOK NOW Workshop 1 Individual £45 - BOOK NOW Workshop 2 Individual £45 - BOOK NOW
3 DAY IMMERSION COSTS
Full Immersion £215 (15% saving) Assisted Self Practice Sessions (Fri, Sat & Sun) + Yoga Teachers' Workshop + Weekend Workshop Series
Semi Immersion £157 (10% saving) Assisted Self Practice Sessions (Fri, Sat & Sun) + Weekend Workshop Series
Morning Class - A led practice - Ashtanga Primary Series Class, (with variations and supports if needed). Primary Series focuses primarily on forward bending (hip flexion) and external rotation of the hip joints combined with forward flexion, stretching the back body and engaging the front body. We will explore some variations to our forward bends - adding rotations and shoulder work into our forward bends.
Saturday Afternoon - A playful led class - A look at the spine in backhanding and rotations. Balancing the body after the forward bending of the morning class. The focus will be on the balance of opposites, with an orientation to our fascia, lengthening, and softening, interspersing twists with back bends. Please bring straps to this class. Explorations into rotations spiralling into asana forms.
Sunday 21st May 2023
Morning Class - Led Ashtanga Class - Continuation of my previous Introduction to the Intermediate Series. This class will be suitable for Primary Series Practitioners, exploring the more accessible asana from this series. The intermediate Series focuses on hip and spinal extension, engaging the muscles of the back body to pen and stretch the front body. A perfect Balance to the work of the Primary Series.
Sunday Afternoon - A playful led class - Deep hip flexion and external rotations. Spending time - harnessing our gift of gravity to release into spinal flexion, curling down and engaging the front body to assist this process of lengthening the fascia of the back body. The movement processes I present will lead us into more ease and understanding, of the journey towards the leg behind head asana.
Departure Wednesday 15th May or Thursday 16th May 2024 (flight dependent)
Morning Yoga - 9th - 15th inclusive
There will be 3 aftenoon classes: 10th,12th and 14th May 2024
Yoga Explorations, Somatic Experiencing, Fascial stretching, and Marma Meditations.
The cost for the Yoga element of this Yoga week is £450 (pound sterling) and can be booked here.
STAYING AT SAMMATI WELLNESS RETREAT
Cost of staying at Sammati Wellness Finca is in Euros as follows;
• Sharing a double room is €85 per person per day (€595)
• Single room is €135 PPD (€945)
• The cost will also include x 2 delicious daily meals (vegetarian, mainly vegan or plant-based), brunch & dinner.
• Indoor & outdoor shala with all props provided plus finca for our private use.
The cost of staying at Sammati Wellness should be made directly to JJ at Sammati in advance to secure your booking.
Places will be made on a first come first served basis.
If you have never been to Sammati Wellness Finca, I can reccommend it personally. The atmosphere is welcoming, relaxed, inclusive and personal. The smell of the oranges growing here permeate the air, the swimming pool refreshing and welome in the heat of the day, and the food, that JJ is often preparing herself along with other talented others is completely delicious
If you need a break away that includes wonderful, personal, informative and intelligent teaching, by me 🙂 Come along....