West London Buddhist Centre

Ashtanga Fundamentals

Published in Yoga Studio Events

  • Fri May 17th 2019
  • 6:30 pm
  • 9:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £25 full waged/£20 concessions

“When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct” Pattabhi Jois

Join Martha for this workshop which will provide an opportunity to learn the key elements within the Ashtanga Primary Series, often referred to as “yoga chikitsa” or yoga therapy. We will explore within the practice of asana (postures) the three areas, body, breath and drishti (gaze), that comprise each asana and look to develop a deeper sense of awareness of them as we practice. Doing asana is only a small part of yoga and we will discuss the therapeutic elements of the practice which affect not only the body but also the mind.

Martha will lead a guided practice to allow students to incorporate these learnings and experience a deeper meditative practise. We will also take time to play with some of the more complex poses within the Primary Series. And finish with a full discussion and exploration of the finishing sequence.

Martha Winfield


The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

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You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

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