FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Saturday 10-12 and 1-3
YAM is thrilled to announce the visit of guest teacher Stacy Ingham, Director of AYS Raleigh for a weekend immersion into the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Ashtanga vinyasa is the foundation of many modern yoga styles now referred to as "flow." Get back to the roots of vinyasa with this skillful, experienced and gracious teacher.
$35/session or $90 for the whole weekend
Yoga and Massage,
410 S King Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Session 1 - Start Here: Intro to Ashtanga.
Friday May 3
Join Stacy for a discussion on the origins and practice of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga followed by a short practice through the foundational standing postures. There will be detailed instruction on the role of breath and vinyasa in the (2 hours)
Session 2 - Yoga Chikitsa : The Primary series.
Saturday May 4
In the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition there are 6 series of postures. Each Ashtanga student begins by practicing the Primary Series (known as ‘yoga chikitsa’, which means yoga therapy). In the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, postures are sequenced in a specific order, which has the effect of ‘unlocking’ the body in an intelligent way that prepares the body for ones to come. Each pose has specific health benefits for the practitioner and when combined into a flowing sequence this has the effect of realigning and detoxifying the body and the nervous system as well as developing inner strength, flexibility and improving general health and wellbeing. Join Stacy for this Led Primary Series catered to the group, followed by an Intro to Pranayama - 2 hours
Session 3 - Inquiry and Next Steps-
Saturday May 4
Join Stacy for the final portion of the series to refine your learnings from the weekend. This Asana Study will cover specific postures or sets of postures that students request or need based upon the unfolding of the immersion...what's on the ticket? You'll decide together! Backbends, jump throughs, inversions, forward folds, skies the limit...Learn from a seasoned teacher as she observes, assesses, and recommends next steps for you and your practice.
About Stacy Ingham
Director of Ashtanga Yoga School of Raleigh
Stacy began her yoga journey with a 6-week intro to Ashtanga class in St Louis in 1998. She has been practicing ever since. She began teaching in the Triangle, North Carolina area in 2001.
A student of David Garrigues since 2009, she has been apprenticing with him since 2014. David is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga yoga by the late world renowned master Sri K Patthabi Jois.
Studying under David's expert guidance, Stacy has completed the 3rd Series of Ashtanga yoga, taken on a more serious study of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga, and been inspired to share what she has learned with others.
She has learned over her years as a student and teacher that a strong foundation of body and mind, built and attended to with patience, persistence and an eye for details is key to a long-lasting and fruitful practice and study of yoga.