Pranayama, Asana & Philosophy Workshop
with Paul Dallaghan

Saturday & Sunday, April 27th & 28th, 2013

Pranayama is rarely taught well or even correctly. It is a fine science and a subtle art; taking time to understand through long practice and dedication. Paul Dallaghan, founder of the Centered Yoga Institute and Yoga Thailand, is grounded at such a level. North Shore Yoga is pleased to host Paul for this weekend workshop focusing on Pranayama, Asana and Philosophy.

Workshop Highlights:
Pranayama
Paul will introduce and advance Pranayama to students at a very comfortable level so it is manageable and possible to fit into one’s everyday life. For anyone who has touched on the practice you can expect to have it refined and deeply explained, both from a technical point of view in how to do it correctly and in a philosophical understanding of its place and purpose in one’s internal development, as a direct path to meditation.

We will practice Pranayama both morning and afternoon. Newer students to Pranayama will be able to learn the basics and go home with a base practice. Students with a continuing practice will be assessed and given help to further their practice.

 
Asana
Paul will also lead Asana sessions. These sessions will be beneficial to anyone with an established Asana practice or one wanting a solid foundation to begin. The key principles of Asana will be refined with special attention to alignment, integrity and energy of the pose within the art of vinyasa. From alignment comes the correct grounding and extension while integrity identifies the correct muscular support. Awareness and proper breathing added to this structure affects the energy that vinyasa can further affect.

Paul has spent years in and out of India refining and advancing his Asana practice so he can now share it with all practitioners regardless of the style. The principles of Asana are universal and just need to be internalized through understanding and practice.

 
Philosophy
Discussion sessions with Paul on practice and philosophy are part of the workshops as well. Any questions you have are welcome.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 27
8:00 am -10:00 am Pranayama (Breath Practice)
10:00 am -12:00 pm Asana Led Practice in Detail
1:00 pm -3:00 pm Discussion, Q&A,
Plus Closing Breath Practices
Sunday, April 28
8:00 am -10:00 am Pranayama with Q&A
10:00 am -12:00 pm Mysore

CLASS PRICING:

Worshop Packages
$40 per session or $180 for entire weekend