The course caters for people who have never experienced Yoga or who have a limited knowledge and wish to discover the many benefits of Yoga practice.
During the seven days, the students learn the techniques of ancient yoga to stay young, vibrant, energetic, healthy and stress free. By the end of the course, they have developed a good knowledge of safe, effective techniques that they can continue to practice in order to maintain a healthy body and mind.
The course covers the following:
- Asana - Physical movement and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility in the body and the mind.
- Pranayama - Breathing techniques to cleanse and balance the body and still the mind.
- Relaxation - Through auto-suggestion and visualisation, the body and the mind go into a deep state of relaxation that re-energises the entire body.
The two hour sessions are run as workshops, with demonstrations, explanations, discussions and guided practice. There is plenty of time to clarify any doubts and correct any mistakes.
The sessions are conducted in a serious, but friendly and relaxed manner, and the students are encouraged and supported to attempt all asanas and to give full attention, and listen to, their bodies. Students are not put under any pressure or stress as Vasudev's approach is gentle. He is quick to catch the mistakes of the students and able to correct and adjust their poses.
The students who complete the course gain an excellent understanding of the correct way to do asanas, pranayama and relaxation, and feel confident to join any Hatha Yoga class.