DATE(S): January 19, 2018 – January 21, 2018
January 19-21, 2018
Cost: $200 for Saturday and Sunday
$60 per session (individual sessions will be offered starting January 1, 2018)
Friday, January 19, 2018; 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Cost for THIS session $25 pre-registration or $30 day of (note this session is not included in the cost of the weekend)
Ghosh Lineage History & Historic Practice
An all levels class. Explore the history of Ghosh yoga beginning from its origins in Kolkata, India. Learn how this lineage evolved out of body building and therapy to what is practiced today. You will become familiar with the great students of Bishnu Ghosh and explore concepts such as sequencing, heat, and competition. We will then go on to practice asana as instructed by Bishnu Ghosh himself and his two greatest students: Buddha Bose (1930s) & Dr. Gouri Shankar Mukerji (1940-60s). Their approach to asana practice includes some different posture setups, multiple sets, specific breathing techniques, and long holds.
Saturday, January 20, 2018; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Building Balance :: The Feet, Knees & Hips
An all levels class. Learn how the feet and legs are designed to transfer weight and hold us in balance. Examine the workings of the knees and hips to understand how to carry the body with stability and ease. We will explore “flat feet” and “locking the knee,” leaving you with a better understanding for how weight and balance are handled by the body, especially when standing on one leg. Practice will include multiple sets of standing postures, plus additional explanations, preparations and exercises. You will leave this class with better stability, feeling energized and in balance!
Saturday, January 20, 2018; 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Yoga Therapeutics :: Back Pain & Stress Reduction
Therapeutic exercises are simple body movements to improve functional health, strength and range of motion. This workshop will focus on bringing stability and relief to the spine, especially the lower back. Also we will focus on calming the body, breath and mind, reducing stress and creating a restful state. Learn how to recognize and manage pain in your everyday life, and also how to calm yourself at bedtime or in stressful situations. This workshop is ideal for beginners, elders, non-yogis and yoga teachers. Bring your family members or friends who have injuries or pain.
Sunday, January 21, 2018; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bending the Spine :: Benefits of Forward & Backward Bending
Forward and backward bending postures are the gems of an asana practice. They create movement in the spine leading to better posture, circulation, digestion and greater energy. In this all levels class we will explore effective engagement of the abdominal and back muscles (making your postures feel easier!) and learn how the combination of the spinal movements balance the nervous system. You will learn how to adjust your postures based on your current mobility, and leave knowing how to get the most out of your practice.
Sunday, January 21, 2018; 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Be the Mind, Free the Mind :: Concentration & Awareness in Asana Practice
We all know that the mind is a vital part of yoga practice, but how do we use it most effectively? Should we be concentrating, spreading our awareness or striving to remove thought? In this workshop, we will discuss the various ways to use the mind and their respective benefits and drawbacks. Then we will practice postures, breathing and a short meditation using the knowledge and techniques. In just two and a half hours, you will develop profound awareness and concentration that can be applied to your yoga practice or any element of life.
We will discuss and practice three different types of mental control in this workshop: single-pointed concentration, moving concentration and broad awareness. In the first part of the workshop – about 60 minutes – we will talk about their differences and how to use them for the greatest benefit. Then we will practice for about 90 minutes, including asana, breathing and a brief seated meditation. Throughout the practice we will instruct the specific mental awareness and control, so the students can experience firsthand the power of these concentrations.
It can seem daunting or cerebral, but in reality it is quite liberating – realizing the power of your mind to access the body and achieve your goals.
About Scott and Ida
Scott Lamps and Ida Jo are yogis and musicians. They travel all over the world to study, practice and teach yoga.
They treat every student they meet with individual care and attention, striving to bring health, perspective, information and peace.
They are twice-certified by Tony Sanchez, having studied both his Intermediate and Advanced systems. Sanchez is one of the first and best-known students of Bikram Choudhury.
They studied therapeutic and prescriptive yoga at Ghosh’s Yoga College in Kolkata, India. They studied under the guidance of Muktamala Mitra, the granddaughter of Bishnu Charan Ghosh who teaches yoga therapy in the direct lineage of her father and grandfather.
They compiled, edited and published the lost manuscript of 84 Yoga Asanas by Buddha Bose, and edited the English translation of Gouri Shankar Mukerji’s works from German and Bengali.
They studied Advanced Forrest Yoga with Heidi Sormaz and Cat Allen.
They taught Ghosh Lineage history at the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival in 2016 & 2017, and yoga history at Pure Yoga Texas teacher training.
Lamps teaches Anatomy & Physiology as part of the faculty of Perennial Yoga’s Teacher Training in Madison, WI.
They live in Madison, WI and travel all over the world to teach yoga.Click to see hotels in the area »