Kathy Cooper Retreat

Kathy Cooper – Ashtanga Cornwall Retreat

Deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice by studying with a teacher who has been practicing continuously since 1976 and is one of a handful of practitioners who completed the Advanced A and B sequences

This is an invitation to deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice for a delightful journey into your Self. Kathy will use her 41 years of study and practice of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga to support you to reap the benefits of this royal path of yoga.

 

After Kathy’s day  workshops last year we are delighted that she has to come back to Cornwall for an extended weekend retreat.

 

The morning classes will be a Mysore style practice (*see description below) where Kathy will be on hand to guide and adjust you only where you need it. The afternoon sessions will be ‘practice clinics’. In these clinics Kathy will share with you her insights from over four decades of daily practice. There will be a mixture of practical alignment cues so that you can also maintain a lifelong practice, covering both the primary and Intermediate series. Kathy will also give some pointers for those doing or desiring to practice Third Series.

You will receive instruction tailored to your body to release any blocked energy and access your vitality. Focusing on the breath, bandhas and alignment, Kathy will fine-tune your practice to allow you to access the deeper layers of the body/mind. This practice holds the keys to the fountain of youth so take this opportunity to learn from a yoga practitioner who is the living embodiment of the benefits of a lifetime yoga practice. She is known as a ‘teachers teacher’, not because she is one of a handful of people in the world who has completed all of the Ashtanga series , but because she is able to meet the student where they are at and guide them along the path she has already navigated.

What is Ashtanga Yoga

 

Ashtanga is a systematic sequence of predetermined flowing postures linked together with the breath. Intended to be practiced daily, this powerful, healing practice is a specific sequence of postures (asanas) linking breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa.) Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice.

 

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is different from many yoga classes in the West in that the order of asanas is completely predefined. A practice will comprise four main parts: an “opening sequence,” one of the six main “series”, a back-bending sequence, and a set of inverted asanas, referred to as the “finishing sequence.” Practice always ends with savasana.

About your Teacher

 

Kathy has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga consistently since 1976. David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff were her primary teachers. They taught her all of the Ashtanga series and pranayama. She also studied with Guruji (K Pattabhi Jois) on many of his extended trips to the US, and in Mysore, India.

 

She longed for the deeper truth of life which led her to explore Sufism, Shamanism, Vipassana meditation, and awake teachers. Daily practice has supported her journey impeccably, both in integrating openings and in surrendering to the now.

 

Adyashanti expresses this journey beautifully,

 

“The Spiritual task we are given is a simple one:
to attend to that inner spark of radiance, to
hold vigil over it until we realize it to be ourself,
and to dig up and cast off all arguments we have
with its love.”

 

Kathy practices jin shin jyutsu, a type of accupressure which is deeply harmonizing which is a perfect accompaniment to yoga.

She brings this informed, deep, long-time practice to her teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment to avoid injuries and move from the inside out.

Suitable for people with an established yoga practice.

 

If you have any questions please contact us on 01872 572620 or email info@limehouseyoga.com

 

* Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements, we cater for everything.

Date: Sun 20th – Thurs 24nd May 2018

(Arrival Sat’ 19th May – 3pm)

Accommodation Prices:

• Small twin room with ensuite – £745
• Large twin room with ensuite – £765
• Large twin room with ensuite and private balcony– £785
• Day Spaces –£250

Schedule

Arrival Saturday 18th May from 3pm

8am – 10am Ashtanga Mysore Practice
10.30am Breakfast
5 – 6.30pm Breath and Bandha, Pranayama and or Mediation
7pm – Dinner

7am – 9am Ashtanga Mysore Practice
9.30am Breakfast
3:15- 5:15pm Yogic Principles and Vinyasa Clinic
7pm – Dinner

7am – 9am Ashtanga Mysore Practice
9.30am Breakfast
4.30- 6.30pm Standing Asanas and Primary Series Clinic
7pm – Dinner

7am – 9am Ashtanga Mysore Practice
9.30am Breakfast
3.15- 5.15pm Back-bending Principles with Asanas
7pm – Dinner

7am – 9am Ashtanga Mysore Practice
9.30am Breakfast
10.30 – Depart



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