Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style, Meditation, Pranayama & Philosophy
Workshop with KIA NADDERMIER
October 14-16th 2022 Hendaye, FRANCE
Kia Naddermier has more than 25 years of experience of Ashtanga Yoga. She is an international teacher and founder of Mysore Yoga Paris, a global Ashtanga Yoga community dedicated to a holistic, multi-layered approach to practice. She mentors teachers and gives trainings, workshops and retreats internationally.
Kia is a highly skilled and compassionate Pranayama teacher certified to teach at the highest level within the Kavalyadham lineage.
Being a devoted meditation practitioner, her teachings draw extensively from traditional Buddhist teachings of Mindfulness and Loving Kindness.
With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, Kia offers a non-dogmatic, inclusive and creative space open for personal exploration and inquiry. Practitioners return year after year to her trainings, retreats and workshops to take part in the continuous evolution of her research, practice and teaching. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.
She is the co-creator of the much appreciated podcast Mysore Yoga Paris – Closer Together offering free practice resources available for all.
The practice of yoga is not about transcending our physical embodiment, but about becoming truly intimate with every facet of this multi-dimensional universe that we inhabit.
AWAKENING ALL LAYERS OF PRACTICE – BODY, BREATH, HEART AND MIND
Cultivating a practice that brings about a fully embodied and cohesive sense of being is key for the depths of yoga to unfold. Kia’s teaching integrates the practice & philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga with Pranayama & Buddhist Meditation. Including multiple aspects and perspectives allows us to grow a transformational yet sustainable practice rooted in personal inquiry. This Intensive is designed for all practitioners and teachers looking to deepen their understanding of yoga as a whole, involving all layers – body, breath, heart and mind.
Ashtanga Yoga Master Class – Practice, Principles & Philosophy
Friday Evening 2,5hrs (16h30-19h)
Kia will share experiences and insights for developing a deeper perception of Ashtanga Yoga as a practice for our entire being – body, breath, heart and mind. We will journey through key elements with an explorative, creative mindset, looking at common energetic principles, actions & alignment details to help cultivate a transformational yet sustainable practice in rooted in yogic principles. Ultimately growing an understanding for Asana not only as a physical practice but as an Anusthan, a way of being, a state of mind.
Shanti Patha, Meditation & Mysore Practice
Saturday morning 2,5hrs (8h30-11h)
Sunday morning 2,5hrs (8h-10h30)
We open with traditional Peace Prayer and a sitting meditation to align body, heart and mind.
Kia will guide us through the first standing postures to set a common intention, before continuing into self practice at your own rhythm.
These sessions allow for your personal practice process to unfold, while receiving individual guidance from Kia to further deepen your experience.
With a sincere dedication to the growth and development of her students, she offers an including, safe and inspiring space open for personal exploration, inquiry and transformation.
All levels welcome but you need to be able to practice Mysore Style Self-Practice.
Pranayama – practice & philosophy.
Saturday afternoon 1,5hrs (13h-14h30)
The division between the body and mind is first healed with the breath. Hence Pranayama is considered the central aspect of any authentic Hatha yoga practice. In this session we will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy. New students will be introduced to traditional teachings of pranayama & kriyas, whilst those with more experience will deepen their practice and understanding.
Pranayama & Satsang
Sunday afternoon 2hrs (12h30-14h30)
Satsang means exploring truth in the gathering of ones spiritual community, Sangha. This last session of the weekend workshop, Kia will guide us through a healing Pranayama practice as well as offer space for Satsang – discussion and inquiries around the practice and philosophy of yoga.
THE DANCE OF HARMONY
HENDAYA 18-19 NOVEMBER 22
In this weekend we explore the dynamics of centering behind the sciences of Ayurveda, Kriya yoga and Organ Anatomy… We will learn the foundational principles of Ayurveda to help us customize our yoga practice to fit our individual needs and help us stay grounded and centered. We will also explore the anatomy of our physiology and learn to feel our organs and use them on the yoga mat.
Organs also have individual personalities that shape our moods and character and thus we will also explore the psycho-emotional connection between mind and body to help us develop a sense of emotional intelligence. And at last, we will dive into the inner rhythms of our self, body, organs, feelings, emotions and all remember ourselves into a sense of wholeness. Like the different tiles of a mosaic, the workshops build on each other and combine to create a harmonious system.
Best taken together.
Is a space for Self-practice that can, but doesn’t have to, follow the ashtanga sequences. Everyone practices accordingly to their level, at their own pace, in order to connect with and awaken a sense of intelligence in movement. A method to support one’s own autonomy and feeling their way through living rather than following the beaten path…
Yoga and anatomy of the organs
In this workshop we travel into the world of our organs and learn to feel them in order to access them and use them on our yoga mat. We connect with a dimension of nourishment and organization to express our yoga postures from the inside out… Learn to twist from your lungs, power through your chaturangas from your liver and ground your balancing poses from your colon… A fun and empowering way to discover more about yourself.
Yoga and Anatomy of the organs
Intro to Ayuvedic Yoga
Intro to Kriya Yoga
The joy of Motion