🚀Advance Your Practice🚀 - Weekend Intensive

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a yoga teacher training, stay in an ashram or completely immerse yourself in yoga? Are you curious about the origins of yoga, its philosophy and the myths? Or maybe you would just like to have a better understanding of yogic postures and learn how to practice them correctly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! 

For a day and a half, we will dive deep into all things yoga. In asana labs, we will explore yogic postures in detail and learn about their alignment, anatomy and the mechanics. In theoretical parts of the workshop, we will talk about the rich history, philosophy and the mythology of yoga.

 

 
Asana Lab

Learn about anatomy, alignment and mechanics of some of the most essential yoga poses which show up in every yoga class. These fundamental postures are also incredibly complex and are often practiced incorrectly.

In the first lab, our focus will be the sun salutations, chaturanga, chaturanga - upward facing dog transition, jumping from uttanasana to chaturanga and from downward facing dog to uttanasana. You will learn how to flow with ease and transition between the poses safely and effectively. In the second and the third lab, we will explore different pose categories (forward bends, backbends, inversions and arm balances) by looking at one or two archetype poses for each category. 

  

History, Philosophy & Myth

The yogic tradition has ancient origins and includes many diverse practices. In this workshop will we take a systematic approach to get an overview of the yogic history, its philosophy and the myths associated with it. 

In the history part ("Roots of yoga"), you will learn about the Vedas, classical yoga, tantra and how yoga found its way to the west. In the "Yogic worldview", you will discover in an interactive and an engaging way some of the main philosophical concepts of yoga such as liberation, divine play & oneness. One way to make philosophy more accessible is through storytelling and this will be our focus in the "Yoga & myth" - where do yogic stories come from, who are some of the main characters involved and what are they teaching us?

 

Date: 28.10. - 29.10.2023

Time: from Saturday 16:00 until Sunday 18:00

Location: DOCK 11, Saal 3, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin  

Early bird price: 80€ (until the 7th of October)

Regular price: 90€ (after the 7th of October)

 

 

Schedule

Saturday

  • 16:00 - 16:30    Introduction
  • 16:30 - 18:00    Asana Lab
  • 18:15 - 19:30     Roots of Yoga
  • 19:30 - 20:00   Closing Meditation

Sunday

  • 10:00 - 11:30   Asana Lab
  • 11:45 - 13:00   Yogic Worldview
  • 13:00 - 14:15   LUNCH BREAK
  • 14:15 - 15:30    Yoga & Myth
  • 15:45 - 17:15    Asana Lab
  • 17:30 - 18:00  Closing Meditation
Included in the workshop
  • Healthy snacks & tea during breaks
  • All yoga equipment 
  • Workbook 
 
Booking and cancellation policy
For questions and to book your spot, send an email to ledafay.yoga@gmail.com.. Once you have paid the full amount, your spot in the workshop is reserved. In case you can not make it to the workshop, someone else can come in your place. If another person takes your place, you will get the full amount back.    
 
Testimonials 

It was a really wonderful workshop on Saturday/Sunday and I learned a lot!
I was expecting just a lot of practice but it also included so much Indian philosophy and background of Yoga it felt like a small shortened Yoga Teacher Training - and it actually was - Leda even encouraged everyone to try out how it felt to teach! And encouraging is really a good keyword - Leda always expected us to be able to do lots of movements and still explained well how to deal with and respect or also overcome any physiological limits. She was also very patient and open to all our questions. The handout is very well done with graphics and all major cues to the advanced poses. Also the presentation was so nice and colourful as were the stories of all the Gods - so interesting and inspiring. :) It was a well-structured course and a great experience at a very nice place, and it was lots of fun too!!
No end to the praises!! :) Super great, THANK YOU!
- Veronika von Strachwitz-Camara

I really loved the weekend and the fact that there was space and time to look at different asanas. Some of them were challenging for me and I was a bit nervous in advance, but I am very happy I got to try things I had not done before, and there was time and space to go into the asana slowly, as well as to understand how they work. I also particularly liked the block on yoga myths, so interesting! I wou
- Luise Richter

"Advance Your Practice" gave me the opportunity to observe hidden details in poses which I found can make a huge difference when correcting myself. 
Luis Miguel Kann

I would like to thank you for the beautiful Workshop last weekend! I learned a lot and feel extremely grateful for all the insights! I really like your storytelling and how you teach us to embody new sensations, states and feelings. I felt more confident in my downward dog and chaturanga and this makes a great difference in my yoga practice.  And the fact that I learned and managed to do the headstand is simply the cherry on top! Felt absolutely amazing!                                                                                 - Olivia Rusiczky

The weekend has been so inspiring for my yoga practice. Everyone in the group was so welcoming and generous with support and guidance. The knowledge I have gained from you will help me to deepen my practice and ensure I receive even more enjoyment from yoga. Thank you from organising such a great workshop.                - Keith Doyle

I decided to participate because I felt it was time to get out of the first option and explore other places I hadn't yet had courage to go to, and also to practice the asanas we always encounter in classes and make sure I was doing them correctly.. My intentions have been totally fulfilled!! :)The workshop was beautiful, very well structured, with alternating theory and practice and I learned so much! I'm glad I was there! I take with me a well-done chaturanga and many small adjustments in each asana to integrate into my practice. The parts about the roots of yoga and philosophy were very interesting. The mythology part also very nice, the passion and grace with which Leda tells the stories has something special!.. I feel happy, tired and immensely grateful! THANK YOU🧡                                                                                                - Serena Carlin

The course enabled me to understand my level and not only that to pave the pathway in how to get to the next level; it allowed me to slow down and connect with what works and what does not work for me in my practice; it enabled me to understand what could be my limitations or on the contrary my flexibility. What I found wonderful was that you managed to create a safe space where I felt safe not to be great at it, to ask for help and ask questions. It made me more curious and now I know how to practice more targeted at home; It gave me a path, let's say.                                                                                                                                                                                  - Georgiana Melestean