Elemental Practice: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind + Space with Anna Ashby
2 Avenue Ln
Oxford OX4 1YF
While it may seem that yoga practice in modern times draws attention to the physical form, as practitioners we all know that the end result of practice promises far more than that. In fact, a simple effective yoga practice can result in a deeply felt sense of integration and balance free from the grip of internal stress whether mental or physical. In other words, yoga practice is liberating – a goal that is consistent throughout the tradition.
So how can we dive deep into the fundamental essence of practice and unlock a direct experience of inner freedom and fullness of being? One way is by exploring embodiment through conscious enquiry using the lens of the elements: earth, water, fire, wind + space; we can directly experience that very essence which enlivens and unifies through invoking the power of the elements as fundamental aspects of nature of which we are part.
Utilising the different senses of perception related to the elements, this workshop explores postural practice through the felt sense of these elements and draws upon bīja mantras associated with them to invoke their specific and fundamental qualities. The afternoon includes āsana, chanting of mantras, prāṇayāma + meditation.
Suitable for all levels
Anna Ashby is an experienced senior teacher at triyoga. Her dedicated training in alignment based yoga systems and in dance, combined with her love of movement and philosophy results in a unique approach to yoga that invites enquiry, exploration and full experience. Her teaching reflects a subtle intelligence focusing on precision and alignment in the expression of āsana. Her direct experience of the yoga tradition while spending 12 years in an Ashram in up state New York underpins her teaching with a practical understanding of yoga philosophy. She is a founder and senior faculty member of triyoga’s teacher training programme and holds the highest level of certification from Yoga Alliance both in the UK and in the US (Senior Teacher/E-RYT 500). For more information about Anna’s schedule visit her website www.annaashby.com