AWAKENING TO WHOLENESS – An Embodied Approach to Practice
Ashtanga Yoga | Mysore Style | Pranayama | Mindfulness | Philosophy
3-day Workshop with KIA NADDERMIER
Hendaye October 6-8th 2023
Kia integrates an embodied approach to Ashtanga Yoga with the philosophy and practice of classical Pranayama (in the lineage of Kaivalyadham) and Mindfulness Meditation. Being a devoted practitioner in both Yogic and Buddhist traditions she draws heavily from both streams of wisdom. During the workshop we immerse into these somatic practices and teachings to cultivate an understanding of yoga as a portal to wholeness. This attunement to the wisdom body, the pathways of our breath and generosity of our hearts creates a deep sense of belonging and compassion that reaches far beyond our yoga mat.
“I believe the process of embodiment to be a portal to the deepest source of our being – which always is, and always has been radically whole and complete”
An Embodied Approach to Ashtanga Yoga – Practice, Principles & Philosophy
Friday morning (3h)
In this 3 hour masterclass, Kia will share her research and insights for developing a deeper experience of Ashtanga Yoga as a pathway to wholeness. Refining our internal awareness will be the ground for our inquiry into the inner and outer form of these transformative practices. We will journey through key elements with an explorative mindset, looking at common energetic patterns to help cultivate a fully embodied practice rooted in yogic teachings. We will expand our ability to access sensation and grow somatic literacy along with sound principles.This offers us the agency, understanding and skills to align our yoga practice to changing conditions, individual ability and anatomical constitution. It is an approach that yields exceptional rewards as it moves the practitioner towards self-reliance, self-compassion and self-realisation.
This profoundly comprehensive session sets the ground for our entire weekend together. It will open up new dimensions in your practice that we will continue to explore and expand on in the Mysore sessions that follow.
Mindfulness Meditation & Mysore Practice
Saturday & Sunday morning (3h)
We open our morning with a guided Mindfulness Meditation cultivating deep awareness as we align body, breath, heart and mind. Kia will then guide us through our first movements to set a common intention, before continuing into self practice at our own rhythm.
These sessions allow for your personal practice process to unfold, while receiving individual guidance to further deepen your experience. With a sincere dedication to the growth and development of each of her students, she offers an inclusive, safe and inspiring space open for personal exploration and shared inquiry.
All levels welcome but you need to be able to practice Mysore Style Self-Practice.
Philosophy & Pranayama
Friday evening (2hrs) & Saturday afternoon (1h30)
Drawing from traditional Yogic and Buddhist teachings, Kia shares reflections and insights, and guides us through classical Pranayamas in the lineage of Kaivalyadham. We deepen our appreciation for the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy.
New students will be mindfully introduced to traditional Pranayama, whilst those with more experience refine and expand their practice and understanding.
Meditation & Satsang
Sunday afternoon (2h)
Satsang means exploring truth (Sat) in the gathering of ones spiritual community (Sangha). This last session of our workshop, Kia guides us through meditation, and offers space for Satsang – discussion and inquiries around the practice and philosophy of yoga.
Kia will be assisted in all sessions by Arminda Marrero.
The Workshop will be taught in English.
has been a devoted Ashtanga Yoga practitioner for almost 30 years. She founded Mysore Yoga Paris
in 2011. MYP has since grown to become a global yoga community dedicated to an embodied, wholistic approach to practice.
Kia’s teachings integrate her profound knowledge of the philosophy and practice of all aspects of yoga – Asana, subtle and physical anatomy, Meditation, Kriyas, Pranayama. She is one of the first – and very few – Pranayama teachers to be certified at the highest level within the Kaivalyadham lineage. Being a dedicated Buddhist meditation practitioner, her teaching draws extensively from both Yogic and Buddhist traditions.
Kia shares her wisdom and understanding with authenticity, clarity and generosity, making these ancient teachings relevant in our daily lives as a means for spiritual growth and inner healing. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of practice shine through in her insightful, inspirational and compassionate teaching. Practitioners return year after year to benefit from the continuous evolution of her research, practice and teaching.