Yoga Workshops in Rishikesh

Yoga workshop at Rishi Vedic Academy gives you the time and space to explore and understand how compliant you are in yoga postures and movement. Humans are neurological creatures; how well we move depends on our “body map”. If our movements are not compliant with our unique body map, long term complications can arise if we push too hard to achieve an asana or pose. Therefore, it is vital for our long term health that our yoga practice does not do this. Under Yogi Arya’s experienced guidance, you’ll get the chance to change your awareness of how you “do yoga”.

Our intensive workshop approaches yoga holistically, addressing multiple limbs of the Ashtanga yoga system in a way that will help you to blossom. Included in the course is asana practice, pranayama classes, yoga philosophy lectures, meditation techniques and Yoga Nidra classes.

The course gives you the chance to experience a truly yogic lifestyle, rising with the sun to practice pranayama and asana in the morning, before experiencing the deeply rejuvenating practice of yoga nidra, followed by philosophy study in the afternoon. The day ends with another asana class for those who wish, and meditation in the evening. Attention to detail and precision in each class ensures that the students.

Ten Elements of a Good Yoga Workshop

In many ways a good yoga workshop is very similar to a thematic yoga class, but will generally last for 2 ½ to 3 hours. Here are ten pointers though that should keep your students coming back for more:

  1. Ensure your workshop has a clear theme, and state this in the name of the workshop.  Consider that the goal of the workshop is to educate the students in some way on the chosen topic.
  2. Provide a relevant hand-out to accompany your workshop so your students have something to take home.
  3. Enlist an assistant to help give hands on adjustments during the workshop if possible.
  4. Begin with a short introduction to your topic, which could be followed by chanting and/or pranayama.
  5. As in a thematic class, the workshop will probably be working towards a few peak poses, so let the warm–up part of the class reflect the peak poses you are working towards and warm up the body intelligently in preparation for those poses or sequences.
  6. As you progress through the workshop, weave in the theme and return to it often.
  7. A good inclusion for a workshop is to offer a section close to the middle where you introduce partner work. This will add an interesting and interactive element to the workshop.
  8. Take more time to explore and educate in detail than you would in a regular class.
  9. Verbally wrap up the workshop before going into savasana, recapping what you have covered in the workshop.
  10. During Savasana, tie in the theme in your guided relaxation script and include a quote or reading that is relevant to your theme.
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