KEVIN JONES YOGA & PILATES | UPCOMING EVENTS

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NEW COURSE DATES COMING SOON

Beginning a yoga practice to gain fitness, strength & flexibility, interested in calming a busy mind or looking to work on your alignment? Then this course is a great place to start.

  • Asana

  • Kriya

  • Pranayama

  • Chanting

  • Meditation

  • Relaxation

 

In this four-week, practice-based, fundamentals series, you will be taught the ‘how to do’ of key yoga asana (poses) – exploring the basics of standing poses, forward bends, backbends & inversions. The first three classes emphasize a particular asana-related focus & the final class integrates together all of the work you’ve done. We will breakdown each asana & offer different ways to adapt and/or challenge yourself in each pose so that everyone can benefit whatever your previous experience. You will also be introduced to kriya (cleansing), pranayama (breathing), chanting & meditation. This course is ideal for:

 

  • all levels of practitioner with an openness to learning something new

  • beginner students or those who have never practiced yoga before

  • experienced students looking to explore a new style of yoga

  • students looking to refine their skills, deepen their existing knowledge & revitalise their yoga practice

  • students & teachers wishing to explore the alignment emphasis presented in the classes

Equipment will be available to borrow during this course but please bring the following items where possible:

 

  • yoga mat

  • yoga bricks

  • yoga blocks

  • yoga belt (1.5m +)

  • blanket or large towel

  • tennis ball

NOTE: If you are currently adversely affected financially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, please get in touch as I do not wish money to be an obstacle to you being able to take this course.

 

All courses must be paid for in advance to secure your mat space. Maximum 8 students per course.

JIVAMUKTI YOGA | FUNDAMENTALS SERIES

 

Each week, you’ll begin with the classic Jivamukti Yoga warm-up called the Magic Six.

 

WEEK 1: STANDING & BALANCING

In the first part of the four-week series, we’ll explore common standing poses including tādāsana (mountain), trikonāsana (triangle), virabhadrāsana (warrior) & vrksāsana (tree). These strong & grounding postures set us up for safe alignment & steadiness in the rest of our practice. Class concludes with viparita karani (legs up the wall) & relaxation.

  • align your standing poses to reflect back your willingness to connect to the earth, to all beings & to all things in nature, resulting in confidence & balance.

 

WEEK 2: FORWARD FOLDING

In the second part of the four-week series, we’ll begin with a kriya (cleansing practice) called kapalabhati. We will then break down a simple surya namaskar (sun salutation) before exploring key forward folding & hip opening poses including paschimottanāsana (west-facing stretch), janu sirsāsana (head-to-knee) & agni stambhāsana (fire log). We’ll introduce salamba sarvangāsana (shoulderstand) & conclude with śavāsana (corpse).

  • settle into forward folds, taking us into our past, to resolve old issues by letting go of negative emotions that become trapped in the hamstrings, hips & back body.

 

WEEK 3: BACK BENDING

In the third part of the four-part series, we’ll break down a surya namaskar (sun salutation) which focuses specifically on back bending. We will then explore common backbends such as virāsana (hero), salabhāsana (locust), dhanurāsana (bow), setu bandha sarvangāsana (bridge) & urdhva dhanurāsana (wheel). We will be looking at ways to safely work into deeper backbends, using different techniques & props to support the process whilst looking after the spine. We will also explore salamba sarvangāsana (shoulderstand), halāsana (plough) & matsyāsana (fish) some more & conclude with a guided śavāsana.

  • build you backbends to move into your future with grace & freedom; releasing tightness in the thighs, abdomen, chest, throat & face, whilst relieving related fears & other negative emotions that can be held in the front body.

 

WEEK 4: INVERSIONS, MEDITATION & PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

The final class of the four-part series ties together everything we’ve explored so far. Class begins with a simple chant & introduces the components of a vinyasa practice. We will break down the Astanga A surya namaskar (sun salutation), paying particular attention to transitions. In the second half of the class, we’ll take a closer look at working toward key inversions like adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) & sirsāsana (headstand). Class concludes with a well-earned śavāsana & a guided seated meditation.

  • challenge yourself by flowing through your practice & learning how to invert safely with proper alignment & elevated intention; integrate the physical, mental, energetic, emotional & spiritual aspects of your yoga practice.