Total Immersion Yoga
Easter Holiday Week April 7 - 14, 2012
with Adarsh Williams
About the Retreat
Retreat is the perfect opportunity to take a pause from the usual demands of life and to relax, reflect and go inward. This special retreat will focus on making our yoga mat practice a "life practice." Using both traditional and contemporary Ashtanga techniques, you will be guided through the complete practice of yoga postures, breathing, and meditation. Participants will not only feel renewed from this retreat, but will have practical tools for integrating yoga philosophy and practice into their daily lives. This course is open to all levels. New comers to yoga will enjoy a safe and detailed introduction to the practice, while intermediate to advanced students will benefit from expert instruction and hands on adjustment.
About the Teacher
Adarsh teaches a contemplative style of yoga that embraces both modern innovation and traditional wisdom. Since 1995, Adarsh has been engaged in the field of natural healing and has received certifications in therapeutic massage and active isolated stretching. He continues as a student of Ashtanga Yoga and its sister studies of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and Bhakti. As an Authorized Ashtanga teacher, Adarsh has continuously traveled to Asia since 2001 for study and pilgrimage. He strives to pass on the precise method of Ashtanga as taught to him by his late Guruji, Shri. K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Believing that the best teacher is one who inspires students to "practice, practice, practice", his approach is individualized, compassionate, and respectful, allowing each practitioner to receive the appropriate attention without any one person getting lost in the crowd of students. He maintains the exact method of counting vinyasa, dristhi, pranayama, asana, and bandha which form the core techniques of Ashtanga. Through in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology and formal training as a massage therapist, Adarsh is highly regarded for his sensitive yet deep adjusting style. He has experience working with a wide variety of students of diverse abilities, ages, and backgrounds. With a deeply held belief that anyone can develop a personal yoga practice, Adarsh is an energetic teacher who infuses his enthusiasm for practice and hard work in his students.
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7.30 am||Morning class description: Group Meditation Practice|
|8 am||Asana class description: Using a mix of Guided & Mysore style class to develop a Self Practice|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||Workshops on Classical Yoga Techniques especially Posture, Breath, Philosophy and Meditation|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|8 pm||Optional evening program or quiet time|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html