Iyengar Yoga Intensive
Dates to be advised
6 days at beautiful Mission Beach, North Queensland
for experienced students and teachers of any modality
Meet Jan Watson; the Facilitator
Jan Watson is an Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Teacher and senior teacher at The Yoga Centre, Cairns, North Queensland. She also currently teaches classes at Mission Beach.
Jan is known for her compassionate and caring nature and as a teacher, embraces the Iyengar style of Yoga. With the alignment and precise instructions; to get you to feel correct actions, you will be challenged to go that little bit further.
Jan had been practicing yoga regularly since the early 1980’s and qualified to teach yoga in 1991.
Iyengar yoga focuses on sequencing, timing and penetration so that the body, mind, emotions and soul become integrated.
Cost: from $1450
*You get 5 night’s accommodation, 5 evening meals, 5 morning juices, brunch on Sunday, lunch on Wednesday and yoga.
COSTS (Per Person)
Rainforest Hut (share bathroom)
Twin Share $1450 Single $1563
Rainforest Hut (alfresco ensuite)
Twin Share $1500 Single $1660
Twin Share $1660 Single $1913
Friday – Sunday
Weekend Retreat (10.5 hrs)
Monday – Wednesday
7.00am Led Practice (2 hours)
9.00am Fresh fruit juice
10.00am Asana practice (2 hours)
12.00pm Free time
4.00pm Pranayama practice (1.5 hours)
(Wednesday’s class finishes at 12.30pm )
*Lunches are self catered. There is a fully functional kitchen downstairs, eat at the restaurant or pop into town.
Techniques and Practice:
- Working with Energy Lines
- Led Practice Sequences
- Techniques – instructions or the ‘how to do’ aspects
- Balance between movement and resistance
You will further learn and understand the connection between instructions and actions.
- The art of observing
- When and how to adjust
Learning to observe the actions of others and self. First of all what to look for? Even more important, how does this help your practice? When, how and why to adjust?
Anatomy and Physiology:
- Correct use of anatomical terms
- Asanas and their effect on the body systems
Why practice supported poses? Most noteworthy are their effects on the body. You will consequently learn how yoga can be implemented therapeutically.
Mudra and Savasana:
- Learning the art of relaxing
- Maha Mudra
- San Mukhi Mudra
Savasana teaches you how to relax and is the common denominator for both asana and pranayama. The mudras teach to lift the spine and to withdraw senses.
- Learning how to sit correctly
- Hints and Suggestions for Pranayama
- Techniques and their effects
Although breathing is a natural process, you can increase your capacity. The basis of pranayama begins with a firm foundation, that is, to sit straight and so enhance normal breath.
- Niyamas (Personal Observances)
There are 5 Niyamas. Discover how they bring inner discipline, remove inertia and encourage self restraint.
“Sanctuary Retreat is an adventurous and affordable rainforest eco-lodge in Mission Beach, North Queensland, Australia, half way between Townsville and Cairns. Set on 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral Sea, Sanctuary is as much a refuge for travellers as it is for wildlife. It is suited to nature lovers and active bush walkers seeking a natural tropical environment. It is not for the faint hearted.”
Choose your accommodation from basic share, alfresco or deluxe cabins. It is an unspoilt paradise with secluded beaches meeting the Great Barrier Reef. Book a massage, enjoy the delicious cuisine, and take in some breathtaking views.
You will be practicing yoga in an awesome location. A specialized yoga room has all Yoga mats and all equipment is provided.
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Iyengar Yoga Intensive ~ 6 days
During the 6 days be immersed in Iyengar yoga; from led practice sequences, asana and pranayama classes to meditation. Further more learn why, when and how to adjust.
With the inclusion of the Weekend Retreat an opportunity is also there to help assist in the classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Secure a spot with a $100 deposit (non refundable)
Payment can be made by Direct Credit to:
BSB 633 000
Account 138 596 481
Reference is your name and TT Intensive
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