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The Sustainable Practices Immersion


  • Airyoga Fabrikstrasse Fabrikstrasse 10 Zurich 8005 Switzerland (map)


Sustainable Practices Immersion

For committed students, yoga teachers, and health professionals


with Anya Porter

Like nourishing foods and medicinals, the various techniques associated with yoga and meditation are incredibly transformative when applied with care and discernment; curiosity and intuition. In the same vein, different constitutions and bodies do not respond in identical ways to the same techniques or practices. This can also fluctuate over time based on season, stage of life, or other internal or external factors. A well designed sadhana, or practice, offers balance and integration on a personal level throughout the various phases and ups and downs we all encounter in life. 

Each day of this immersion will shine a light into the myriad of ways we may view the self with particular focus and exploration on how pain and confusion manifests in the physical form. Through experiential techniques, discussion, and hands-on applications, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to tailor and evolve a personal practice that can remain vital and deeply supportive in the balance of the whole self over the entirety of one’s life. 

This Immersion Includes: 

PRACTICE/SADHANA

  • Daily guided asana, breath and meditation practices in an intimate setting with plenty of time given for individual needs and directions 
  • Clear and concise instructions that create a safe container for fluid and spontaneous inner observation and exploration
  • Movement re-patterning and off-the-mat exploration using Bartenieff, Feldenkrais and other non-linear movement techniques
  • Fascial exploration and release
  • Philosophy readings and discussion, time for silence, deep listening

APPLICATION AND THEORY

  • Observing and understanding physical body imbalances in asana and everyday life
    • The comprehension and implementation of a variety of tools to bring one toward balance: 
    • Specific, clear hands-on self- and partnered- adjustments which are highly personalized and comprehensive
    • The skillful, creative and succinct use of props (blocks, blankets, bolsters, chairs, belts, etc.)
    • Chair and rope-wall set-ups for traction, isolation, support and release
    • Therapeutic asana applications for a variety of injuries, imbalances and dis-eased conditions
    • Why tensegrity and fascia matter when working with the body
  • Subtle-body work: 
    • Understanding and integrating bandhas
    • Pranayama and kriya techniques and set-ups
  • Buddhist Psychology, Philosophy and Mindfulness concepts and practices:
    • Shamatha, Metta, Tonglen 
  • For teachers and health practitioners, there will be time throughout the immersion to practice and implement integrating this work with your students and clients

To apply, please share a simple paragraph stating your intention or reason for joining, a brief history of your personal practices (yoga, meditation, martial arts, sports, dance, etc.), any certifications or professional studies you may have done in yoga or other health-related fields, and any injuries or limitations you wish to share in advance. You can email your paragraph directly to ap@anyaporter.com


Thursday January 25, 2018
from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, January 26, 2018
from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.  
from 2 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
from 2 to 5:30 p.m.