Pranayama and Restorative Yoga
With Summer Dien
Over two midweek nights, Summer will teach a workshop with a focus on Pranayama, the technique of yogic breathing. Each night, Summer will guide us through a short contemplation followed by cleansing practices (kriyas), to prepare the body for pranayama practice. Towards the end of class, we will do a gentle restorative asana class, bringing the body back to a state of balance and harmony. The workshop builds upon what was learnt the previous night.
Summer discovered Ashtanga vinyasa yoga in 2012 and studied with Prem and Radha Carlisi at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Center in Bali. Also during this same year, Summer started Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. She spent time in Myanmar in early 2013 visiting various temples and holy sites with other Vipassana meditators and attended Dhamma Talks with Mr. Goenka himself. At Samahita Retreat in June 2013, Summer received her 200 hour foundational yoga teacher training certification with Paul Dallaghan. It was during this time that she was also introduced to Pranayama in the Kaivalyadhama tradition and began studying directly under Paul’s teacher, Sri O. P. Tiwari. Summer continues to study extensively with Paul Dallaghan and Sri O.P. Tiwari. After her training, Summer started teaching yoga, pranayama, and meditation full time at Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. She speaks Vietnamese, Japanese, Portuguese, and English.
Past Workshop Details
Wed & Thurs, 28th & 29th Oct
TIME: 6.30 to 8.30 pm
FEES: $65 for one class, $100 for both classes(early bird), after, $75 for one class, $130 for both classes.