Joey’s approach is to weave in alignment instruction, to allow you to learn more about connections between postures, understand your body-mind better and find a balance between stability and flexibility, dynamism and passivity. We hope these insights will help you to practice in a way which is functional and sustainable for the body, allowing for longevity in practice.
Joey will teach mysore-style Ashtanga classes on Sunday morning. We ask that students have a pretty confident grasp of the first half of the Ashtanga Primary series, in order to be able to practice independently. This is to enable Joey to give an equal level of time and input to each student.
Sunday afternoon will be a restorative session. Leaning towards a mood of ease. All physical effort is relinquished, the body is encouraged to rest and passively release tension in a series of supported poses. Subtlety of awareness is possible when we leave aside intense sensations. The mood of the class is introspective and although many of the poses are deceptively gentle, they have the potential to create a profound shift in your inner state.
Grounded and approachable, Joey’s ‘common sense’ approach stems from his deep respect for the practice, combined with experimental knowledge of alignment and anatomy. Joey brings fresh eyes to your practice, giving guidance on how to make the sequence work for you. His pragmatism, humour and caring nature will leave you feeling inspired and deeply connected with your practice. Joey began yoga 20 years ago, practising for many years with Hamish Hendry in London and travelling frequently to Mysore to dedicate himself to practice at the KPJAYI. He has also studied Iyengar yoga in depth with Alaric Newcombe and this greatly informs his teaching.
The day will consist of a morning self practice session followed by vegetarian/vegan lunch served in the cafe. The afternoon session will be a restorative session.Leaning towards a mood of ease.
Sunday 29th March 2020
Mysore self practice: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Lunch served in the cafe
Restorative session: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Part refund if cancelled before 22nd March – No refund after this date