Kia in Glasgow

NADI SHODANA – Balancing the pairs of opposites

Pranayama & Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series Intensive

KIA NADDERMIER in Glasgow

NEW DATES 29 April – 1 May 2022

The Sushumna Nadi or the mid-line of the body is described in Tantric texts as an empty vessel, like a flute played by Krishna. When the energy flows undisturbed through the central channel, the mind settles into the breath and they become one. This can only happen when the pairs of opposites find perfect balance, which is the purpose of all traditional Hatha yoga practices. 

Nadi Shodana, the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga is said to purify the subtle channels for this very reason. 

In this intensive, Kia will guide us through traditional Pranayama practices and take us on a playful and explorative journey of Nadi Shodana, the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. We will approach this transformational sequence with intelligence and awareness of both physical and energetic alignment principles, enabling you to inform and inspire your practice regardless of your current level. 

Please note that you do not need to be an Intermediate Series practitioner to join, this workshop is open for all interested practitioners with an established Ashtanga practice.

“As our practice matures so does our appreciation for its many layers and subtleties.” Kia Naddermier

Kia Naddermier has over 25 years experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the main teacher & director of Mysore Yoga Paris (http://mysoreyogaparis.com) where she upholds the daily Mysore-program. She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditation and Adjustment Techniques. She mentors teachers, runs long-term apprentice programs and gives workshops, trainings and retreats internationally.

Kia is a devoted, senior student of Shri O.P. Tiwariji and is one of the first few in the world to receive Kaivalyadham’s highest teaching certification in advanced Pranayamas and Kriyas.

Kia teaches with careful adherence to the authentic teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama whilst encouraging each individual to explore the beauty of the practice for themselves. With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, her way of teaching integrates her profound knowledge of the breath and Pranic energy, subtle and physical anatomy, with yogic principles, scriptures & philosophy. She offers an inclusive, safe and inspiring space open for personal inquiry and transformation. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of this practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.


WORKSHOP PROGRAM: 
An exploration of Nadi Shodana

Intermediate Series Master classes – practice, principles & philosophy

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 x 2h30) 

Nadi Shodana means Purification of the Nadis. This transformational sequence combines deep back-bending, twisting, hip-opening and balancing postures. It is designed to awaken and strengthen our entire body, spine, nervous- and energy system – ultimately allowing Prana to flow continuously and uninterruptedly. We will approach this sequence with intelligence and awareness of both physical and energetic alignment principles, enabling you to inform and inspire your practice regardless of which series you are currently practicing. 

Please note that you do not need to be an Intermediate Series practitioner to join, this workshop is open for all interested practitioners with an established Ashtanga practice.

Philosophy, Pranayama & Kriyas 

Friday & Saturday (2 x 1h30)

The division between the body and mind is first healed with the breath. Hence Pranayama is considered the central aspect of any authentic Hatha yoga practice. In these sessions we will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy. We will explore the link between Nadi Shodana Pranayama and the Ashtanga Intermediate Series sharing the same name. 

New students will be introduced to traditional teachings of Pranayama & Kriyas, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

NEW DATES
Friday 29 April 2022: 7.15-9.45am Masterclass / 18-19.30 Pranayama
Saturday 30 April 2022: 8.00-10.30 Masterclass / Brunch / 12.30-14.00 Pranayama
Sunday 1 May 2022: 8.00-10.30 Meditation followed by Masterclass / Brunch

VENUE

We are hoping for the workshop to take place at the Arlington Baths. As you can imagine, though, the situation is very changeable and we will be monitoring health regulations and availability. Don’t worry, we have plans B and C!

If the workshop is cancelled we will be offering a full refund. Places are very limited (even more so to account for social distancing) so don’t delay booking your place.

PRICE

Early Bird (to 31 January 2022): 180 GBP
Masterclass x 3
Pranayama x 2
Brunch  x2

Full Price (after 31 January 2022): 230 GBP
Masterclass x 3
Pranayama x 2
Brunch  x2

Pranayama Only: 80 GBP 
Pranayama x 2
Brunch  x1