Saturday, January 24, 2015

January 2015 Time Table

Workshops With Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Bobby Clenell

Bobby Clennell, had made her return to Penang for the 2nd year to Yoga Plus. 

Bobby Clennell, the author and illustrator of The Women's Yoga Book and Watch Me Do Yoga has been practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga for over 40 years. She is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She travels to Pune regulary to study with her teachers, B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta S Ieyngar and Prashant Iyengar.

Bobby is the creator of "Yoga Yantra", a short animated film, based on the movements of B.K.S. Uyengar during his own yoga practice. For more information about Bobby :

She will be in Penang from 6th March 2015 to 8th March 2015. Book your date and watch out for the updates.

Friday 6th March 2015 (930am to 12.30pm)
Breast Care
Learn a practice which promotes lymphatic drainage, strengthens the immune system, supports liver function, and promotes ease and freedom in the chest, lungs, upper back and shoulders. (** Bobby new book, Yoga For Breast Care)

Friday 2 30- 5pm
Akarna Dhanurasana: The Arrow of Awareness
We will learn the graceful and effortless practice of the Archer, which gives strength of arm and torso, flexibility of legs and hips and enables us to shoot the arrow with a calm and focused mind.

Saturday & Sunday (7th & 8th March 2015)

ELEMENTS and Koshas:
According to yogic principles, everything in the universe, including our body, is made up of five subtle elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether (space).

Our own beings also comprise five “sheaths” or koshas; Annamaya Kosha, Pranamaya Kosha, Manomaya Kosha, Vignanomaya Kosha and Anandamaya Kosha. In this workshop, through a variety of asana and pranayama, we will explore and bring into balance our own unique expression of these forces. We will also learn where the koshas and elements meet and how these intersections inform our practice.

Saturday March 7th morning 9.30 – 12.30pm:
1) The standing poses rule the outer layer of our being (Annamaya Kosha). They bring forth the element of earth and we develop strength and stamina. But while earth is grounding, it has to be balanced by the other elements in order that it does not oppress. We will learn how to do this in the standing poses.

Elements and Koshas. Saturday March 7th: afternoon 230 – 5.00pm:
2) Forward Bends and Twists.
We will learn how to work from the back body, the mental body (Manomaya Kosha) in the twisting poses to kindle the element of heat in the spine. Forward bends cool us down again, helping us relax the brain.

Elements and Koshas. Sunday March 8th morning 8.30 – 11.30pm:
3) Fire rules the mental body (Manomaya Kosha). We practice the back bends to spark the element of fire and energize and stimulate creativity.

4) Restorative & Pranayama (12.30 - 3.30pm)
The element of space (Anandamaya Kosha) connects us to te universal spirit. When restorative asana and pranayama touch the more subtle elements of air and ether, the spiritual life has begun.

Fees : RM180 (per single session)
RM160 (per single session before 3rd Feb 2015)

All 6 session : RM800 (before 3rd Feberuary 2015)
RM900 after 3rd Feb 2015)

**In all of the segments of this workshop and in all of the poses, we will learn how to touch the deepest layer of our subtle body, the wisdom Body (Vignanomaya Kosha) through awareness and persistent practice