Kia in Glasgow

NADI SHODHANA: Moving into Unity with Duality – Entering the Sanctuary Within

Pranayama & Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series Intensive

KIA NADDERMIER in Glasgow

 29 April – 1 May 2022

 

NADI SHODANA – Balancing the pairs of opposites

The Sushumna Nadi or the mid-line of the body is described in Tantric texts as an empty vessel, a flute played by Krisna. When Prana flows freely through the central channel, the mind settles into the breath and they become one. Entering this sanctuary within, separation and duality is dissolved and we are left with a deep sense of wholeness and interconnectedness.

Nadi Shodhana, the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga is said to unite the pairs of opposites and heal divisiveness for for this very reason.

In this intensive, Kia will guide us through traditional Mediation & Pranayama practices and take us on a playful and explorative journey of Nadi Shodhana, the Intermediate Series.

We will approach these transformational practices with an holistic and inquisitive mindset, enabling you to inform and inspire your practice regardless of your current experience – beginner, intermediate or advanced.

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

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

An exploration of Nadi Shodana: 

Intermediate Series Masterclasses – practice, principles & philosophy

Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings (3 x ca 2hrs15-30)

Nadi Shodhana 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 freely. We will approach this sequence with an wholistic and explorative mindset. Looking at both physical and energetic alignment principles and the yogic teachings behind them, enabling you to inform and inspire your practice regardless of which series you are currently practicing.
Friday morning : Masterclass #1
Saturday morning: Masterclass #2
Sunday morning: Meditation and Masterclass #3

Philosophy & Pranayama

Friday evening (1hr30) 

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 intimacy with the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy. We will explore the link between Nadi Shodhana 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.

 

Pranayama & Satsang 

Saturday afternoon (ca 1h45)

Satsang means exploring truth in the gathering of ones spiritual community, Sangha. This last session of the weekend workshop, Kia will guide us in a healing Pranayama practice as well as offer space for Satsang – discussion and inquiries around the practice and philosophy of yoga.

VENUE

The workshop will take place at the Arlington Baths.

PRICE

Early Bird (to 8th March 2022): 180 GBP
Masterclass x 3
Pranayama x 2
Brunch  x2
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Full Price (after 8th March 2022): 230 GBP
Masterclass x 3
Pranayama x 2
Brunch  x2
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Pranayama Only: 80 GBP
Pranayama x 2
Brunch  x1
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