Quantum Yoga Summer Newsletter
2nd Aug 2009
Yesterday I arrived in Berlin, where I will be teaching the Quantum Yoga workshop series at Germany's most eminent vinyasa yoga school Spirit Yoga www.spirityoga.de starting this evening , so if you're in the Hauptstadt, do come along! Looking back at the month of July in London I think "WOW! That was hard work." Well worth it though, as I have now completed the Tripsichore TT Intensive, and am excited about integrating new insights in the Quantum Yoga teacher training in Goa in Nov/Dec (both 200- and 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified programs), where I'll be assisted by Steve Agyei. Remember those of you interested in applying, I can conduct interviews over the phone or on skype too, so just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a mutually convenient time. Barcelonais next on the list at www.dir.es , and then I shall be heading out to the beautiful island of Ibiza once more. Come and join me there for the Quantum Yoga retreat at Shunya 21st to 30th August! This is the most exquisite time on the island, when you still have all the benefits of the high season, but no longer the crowds and traffic. See www.shunya-ibiza.com for photos and info on the place, but bookings are made direct through us.
If you can't make it out this summer, but would like to view, listen and join in, the Quantum Yoga Master sequence DVD that was shot in Ibiza, is now available at www.quantumyoga.net. In its playful intensity and challenging dynamic flow, Capricious Shiva is accompanied by the most marvellous music. Electronic house and Balearic beats will make you want to dance like Shiva, which just happens to be the glorious peak pose of the Quantum Master sequence.
Finally please note that there are NO Quantum Yoga Tuesday eve classes at the Tabernacle (London) through August, due to the Notting Hill carnival! Judith Daniel will resume teaching the 7:30-9pm slot on the 1st September.
For a detailed overview of all scheduled Quantum Yoga events, please read on...
Friday 21st to Sunday 30th August
The retreat will take place at Shunya in the quiet north of the beautiful island of Ibiza. The Villa and its amenities, which include a swimming pool, an indoor studio and outdoor space for the yoga classes, a large covered patio, gardens and forest, are located in a secluded spot of beautiful countryside near Benirras beach. Shunya is a centre for Tachyon energy, which means that everything has been designed and charged so as to support an inner re-alignment towards vertical consciousness.
Each day will start with a morning seated meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) session, followed by a long dynamic yoga practice. In the afternoon the group meets again for satsang (yoga philosophy lecture, discussion and Q&A), followed by another more gentle yoga practice, which will finish just on time to go and watch Ibiza’s magnificent sunset.
Attendance at classes is always optional; everyone is free to do as they please, as long as it doesn’t distract the other students. There will be a day off from yoga so that you can sample some of the many other delights of Ibiza. Although the vinyasa-flow of Quantum Yoga is challenging and therefore its effects so rewarding, previous yoga experience is not essential as the classes will be small (17 students max), allowing for a good amount of individual attention. Additionally Lara is usually accompanied by an assistant teacher, who can give further support to the students.
Quantum Yoga WORLD TOUR: EUROPE 2009
The Quantum Yoga world tour is part of the launch of Lara Baumann's new book & DVD "Quantum Yoga, Creating Your Ideal Practice from an Ocean of Possibilities" (Mandala Publishing). It can be purchased on www.quantumyoga.net or in any of the major book stores.
Lara is teaching the Quantum Yoga workshop series in the main international yoga hubs. The series of workshops will consist of the three basic quantum sequences, each of which in turn regulates an Ayurvedic dosha or body-mind constitution. Study of these facilitates an understanding of the Quantum Assessment Methods, which allow one to recognise how personal yoga practice should be varied from day to day to optimise its effects. The Master sequence also follows the Quantum Grouping and Sequencing laws and can therefore be used as a blueprint to which variations could be introduced.
Below is a description of each workshop, which will be spread over a weekend, and can either be purchased individually or as a series.
The BIRDS sequence is grounding and strengthening to settle and channel the air element that is characteristic of vata, the biological humor responsible for movement. BIRDS will be accompanied by the healing sounds of nature and recordings of Shamanic rituals, which bring the practitioner into a closer rapport with Pachamama or Mother Earth. From such a steady and loving foundation, the transcendence of mental fluctuations is supported, paving the journey to ultimate freedom. General Level.
The HEROES sequence is cooling and calming to teach the pitta or fire-type how to expend energy evenly whilst flowing smoothly through a challenging sequence. HEROES is accompanied by Modern Music and Mantras, the melodic female voices and the genuine healing intention expressed further support the gentle yet firm attitude that strikes the balance of sthira sukam asanam, “posture should be steady and pleasant”. General Level.
The LOTUS MANDALA sequence is stimulating and invigorating in order to inspire the kapha or earth-type to move with grace and ease through a sequence that includes many inversions, twists and hip-openers, as well as clarification on the system of the bandhas or locks to safe-guard from injury. LOTUS-MANDALA is accompanied by chilled techno tunes from leading European DJ’s, supporting the up-beat rhythmic movement of body and spirit. General Level.
“CAPRICIOUS SHIVA” or the QUANTUM MASTER SEQUENCE represents a challenging dynamic composition or vinyasa. Whilst always increasing prana or vitality, here the breath initiates, sustains and deepens movement, ensuring integrity and coalescence. The sequence includes strong core work, deep stretches, strengthening exercises and advanced arm balances. It peaks in Shiva Natarajasana, a posture that emulates Shiva dancing his cosmic dance of transcendence. It is accompanied by smooth electronic house music, which sets a positive mood and steady pace. Experienced yoga practitioners will be given the chance to further their understanding of vinyasa yoga, whilst integrating a creative system that leads to independent, intelligent and inspirational practice. Advanced Level.
DATES and websites (or e-mail contacts) on/through which times, prices and venue details can be found are...
31st July - 2nd Aug: Berlin, www.spirityoga.de
7-9th August: Barcelona, www.dir.es
14-16th August: Belgium, email@example.com
5-6th September: Geneva, www.solunayoga.ch
7-9 September: Luzern, www.jayayoga.ch
11-13 September: Zürich, www.planetyoga.ch
Sep/Oct: East coast, USA, TBA
6-8 November: London, www.specialyoga.org.uk (TBC)
7-8 November: Manchester, firstname.lastname@example.org
YOGA SHOW OLYMPIA, LONDON
30 October - 1 November
Come and visit this spectacular event! The Quantum Yoga stand is at A03, where we will be conducting free Ayurvedic assessments of your personal prakriti or dosha-distribution (mind-body constitution), in order to facilitate the development of an optimal individualised practice.
Lara is presenting the three Basic Quantum Yoga sequences in the Open area near our stand. These workshops are free, so try to arrive on time, as we are expecting a large amount of visitors.
Fri 30th Oct 13:00-13:30pm: Quantum Yoga BIRDS, regulating vata.
Sat 31st Oct 15-15:30: Quantum Yoga HEROES, regulating pitta.
Sun 1Nov 14:45-15:15: Quantum Yoga LOTUS MANDALA, regulating kapha.
YOGA ALLIANCE-certified 200- and 500-hour TEACHER TRAINING in GOA
We already we have quite a number of students booked on for this year's one-month intensive Teacher Training program that will run from Saturday the 21st November till Saturday 19th December, and will be held at Bhakti Kutir in Goa. The TT course is limited to 15 participants, so please let us know asap if you are interested. Interviews can be conducted over the telephone or on skype. Please visitwww.quantumyoga.net for details and prices and then e-mail email@example.com to set up an interview.
WINTER RETREATS & WORKSHOPS ASIA 2009/10
Never too late to plan ahead. All bookings made before October, will benefit from a £50 Early Bird discount. Retreat bookings are made straight through firstname.lastname@example.org, so the venue websites are only listed FYI. Workshops on the other hand are booked straight through the respective studios.
KAMALAYA (low season rates): 14-21 NOV ‘09 (Sat-Sat), www.kamalaya.com
GOA X’mas RETREAT: 19 Dec ’09 – 2 Jan ’10 (Sat-Sat), www.bhaktikutir.com
Bombay Yoga Sutra Workshop W/E: 8-10 Jan ‘10, www.yogasutra.co.in
JUNGLE YOGA 21-28 Jan ’10 (Thurs-Thurs), www.jungleyoga.com
KAMALAYA (high season rates):
Quantum Yoga Retreat 30 Jan – 6 Feb ‘10, www.kamalaya.com
“Beauty is latent in all things.” Edward Clark
To contact us with any queries, comments, address changes, etc., please send an e-mail to YanYan email@example.com.