Carrie Owerko

Carrie Owerko
March 9 - March 11, 2018

Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her teacher, Patricia Walden.
Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, performed at NYC's City Center during BKS Iyengar's Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.Before studying yoga, Carrie worked as a Movement Analyst after having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She studied theatre and dance in college and has spent years exploring human movement, meaning and communication.
Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly. www.carrieowerko.com.

How can we get out of our own way, and clear the way to new, as yet undiscovered possibilities? We will plumb the art of possibility by exploring a skillful use of play as an approach to problem solving and discovery. There are so many ways to make what seems impossible possible by thinking outside of the box, being creative, and cultivating a more fluid growth oriented mindset rather than a fixed and limiting mindset. This means we will have to give ourselves both space and permission to make mistakes, fail even, and by doing so learn the art of "how can I, or how might we?" as opposed to "can I, or can't I?" We will also look at what we mean by the word "alignment" and how best to live this concept. We will utilize some principles of basic biomechanics and movement analysis to help us live this question.

Workshops
Friday: 12 - 3pm and 5:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 - 12 and 3 - 5pm

$390 three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)


Booking are essential - Bookings commence November 1, 2018

 


 

Stephanie Quirk

Stephanie Quirk Study Season

ABHYASA and VAIRAGYA

A short course in practice and restraint - or the way of Yoga.

What is to be practiced and what restrained if we are to reach integration? This series carried out over 5 sessions will lead from our established base of understanding through asana practice and how it relates to advice given by sages.

One of the restraints is that of the space or moment that exists between the arising and subsiding forms of consciousness. But how is that done? We have learnt the method of asana and pranayama (motion and action). Through that practice of asana and pranayama, we will delve into the different layers of; the outer body, the senses of perception, the body of energy, the mind and the intelligence. We will study the interactions of our body, breath and mind through working mindfully. This interaction is not only a dynamic form of mindfulness is also develops the sensitivity and awareness of the practitioner..

Workshops 2017

The dates 2017
1. 26th Feb
2. 9th April
3. 7th May
4. 4th June
5. 2nd July

Morning Sessions (11-1pm)
1. The organs of action (anga’s).
2. The senses of perception (indriyas)
3. Disposition and organisation of the whole body - the diaphragm (kaya vyuha)
4. The mind - the vehicle of connection (enabler and traitor)
5. The Umbrella of Awareness
these morning sessions will be the study and experiential investigation of the wise words imparted to us by the practitioners who have gone before.

Afternoon Sessions (2 - 4pm) Some simple approaches to common obstacles
1. knees
2. shoulders
3. fatigue and vitality
4. Stress and systemic balance
5. Emotional well being
Both the Morning and afternoon sessions will have a practical (on-the-mat) component. There will be texts for reference and adjustments and adaptations to be undertaken.

Single Workshop: $135
Five Sessions: $550