Intelligent Yoga Workshop – Shambhala Studios – Essex
October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£45
Yoga is a broad church, spanning many styles and belief systems. The approach I am working with at the moment has its roots in a humanistic philosophy. To understand as clearly as one can the rationale for yoga practice, and then to encourage practice with attentive curiosity. So that practice becomes your own, and you grow to be your own teacher.
My workshops are designed to clarify the principles that underlie asana practice. They attempt to ensure that students will have enough anatomical information to enable them to make intelligent and thoughtful judgements about what is useful practice.
Workshop classes are simply about practise, to take the sense of the practice to a more useful level. They are not so much to tell students how to do yoga, but rather to provoke an enquiring attitude to the experience of yoga. There is always room for query and dialogue in these classes, and the clarification of themes and ideas in asana practise is important to me.
Peter Blackaby is the author of the book Intelligent Yoga which he is currently writing the 2nd edition for. Pete started practicing yoga in 1978 and began teaching in 1986. He then went on to become an osteopath. In 2002 he became involved in the British Wheel of Yoga (which is the governing body in England), and ran a two-year teacher training program for them. Since then, Pete has been running courses for teachers and teaches functional anatomy and biomechanics in the UK and internationally. His interest in the last 15 years has been to put some scientific underpinning to the practice of yoga, both in the biomechanical sense and in the mind/body relationship.