Portugal: Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga – The Foundations – in Casa Vinyasa

| 11-22, 2014

Lisbon | 29 November, 2014

   Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga – The Foundations – in Casa Vinyasa in Lisbon.

Join us for a dip inside the world of Ashtanga Yoga.
In this 3 hour session, you will learn about the depth of this ancient system, how it has transformed the lives of so many people around the world, and how to develop or deepen your personal practice.

The workshop is designed for complete beginners as well as those with some experience who wish to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their practice.

In this workshop we will explore the method and foundation of the Ashtanga system.

We will go through an explanation about Tristana where you will be introduced to the opening poses of the primary series, called Yoga cikitsa (yoga therapy), which is aimed at aligning the body and purifying the internal organs.

Whether you are drawn to a spiritual awakening, renewed fitness, greater health, reduced stress or increased focus, the Ashtanga system is a science that has been refined over thousands of years to guide you there.


Fundamentals Led class + Yoganidrá Relaxation
10:30 – 11:45 am

Short break : We will serve a delicious fresh breakfast and energy snacks to compliment your Yoga practice ♥ by Casa Vinyasa D’Lights !

Foundation of Ashtanga Yoga

Lecture and Demonstration

12:00 – 13:30 pm


– Vinyasa : breathing and movement system

Breathing is the foundation of Vinyasa. When movement and breath fuse together, the energy carries the body and focus moves from the exterior to the interior.

– Bandhas and Drishti

Bandhas are locks that seal the energy, give lightness, strength and health to the body, and help to build a strong internal fire. Without bandhas, breathing will not be correct, and the ásanas will give no benefit.

Dristhi is the place where you look while in the ásana. Dristhi purifies and stabilizes the functioning of the mind and builds the bridge, to carry the essence of your practise from the Yoga mat into your daily life.

– Tristana : This means the three places of attention or action: posture, breathing system and looking place. These three are very important for Yoga practice, and cover three levels of purification: the body, nervous system and mind. They are always performed in conjunction with each other.

Tristana is the key to achieve the self-knowledge dimension of the practice.

– Súrya Namaskara A & B | Fundamental Ásanas

Alignment of breath and movement
Step by step explanation applying Tristana

– Finishing

Explanation of Padmásana (sitting meditative pose) – learn how to strengthen your back and increase the flexibility of the hips and legs

Shavásana (lie down relaxation pose) – learn why it is perhaps the most important part of Yoga practice

Start: Sat, 29-Nov-2014, 10:30  –  End: 13:30
Email: info@casavinyasa.comWeb: www.casavinyasa.com – T: 91 218 17 78

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