Embodying the Power of Nature: EARTH (BHUMI)
Within Yoga and Ayurveda the five Elements are referred as pancha maha Bhutas as part of the Tattvas or aspects of Creation. These five elements at the macrocosmic level are responsible for the structure of the Universe; they are the building block of the material world. This weekend will focus on the Earth element where you will learn the art of teaching Prana Vinyasa® - or Prana Flow® - as originated by the iconic Shiva Rea.
Earth represents the ground beneath us, food and our physical body. Earth element is everything in nature that is solid.
In the Elemental Earth Pathway of Prana Vinyasa you will learn to embody grounded, relaxed presence expressed in the movement pattern of the great hip opening Mudras Bujapidasana and Visvamitrasana. Healing our connection to the Earth is part of retrieving our ancestral connection to the land, our bones, gravity and presence of being. Open hips, open awareness.
During this weekend you will explore and learn how to teach BHUMI – Earth Namaskar and two Earth Sequences, Solar and Lunar, part of Elemental Prana Vinyasa Mandala.
You will be introduced to the Earth Element from a yogic and Ayurvedic perspective.
The day will begin with setting the theme and ‘bhav’ (feeling state) for the Earth element, Earth Meditation, Reflection, Journalling. Followed by a long Sadhana (practice).
Saturday morning will be dedicated to Solar Earth Sadhana/ Practice and integration lab before lunchtime.
Solar Earth Peak Asanas: Astavakrasana and Visvamitrasana. Variations and modifications will be offered throughout.
Sunday morning you will explore a Lunar Earth Sadhana / Practice and integration lab before lunchtime.
Lunar Earth Peak Asana: Supta Eka pada Sirsasana.
The afternoon is dedicated to technical labs: participants learn how to expand their elemental (EARTH) teaching vocabulary, teach each other in small groups and learn intelligent sequencing and the art of hands-on adjustments within the context of the PranaFlow three part Vinyasa method.
There will be time for a session of Mantra Japa and longer Elemental Meditation in circle.
This empowering and evolutionary vinyasa weekend, is the only one of its kind being offered by the UK’s first Affiliate Prana Flow Trainer®, Alessandra Pecorella. Alessandra will offer you the tools to embody the energetic flow of yoga on and off the mat, deepen your practice, and learn to share vinyasa for all levels.
Alessandra explains the Elemental quality of Earth
Join Alessandra for the rest of the ‘Embodying Power in Nature’ series. Each of the modules can be attended independently or make up part of Elemental Prana Vinyasa 80-hour Teacher Training.
Module One: EARTH: 15th and 16th February – click here for more details
Module Two: WATER: 7th and 8th March – click here for more details
Module Three: FIRE: 18th and 19th April – click here for more details
Module Four: AIR: 16th and 17th May – click here for more details
Module Five: SPACE: 13th and 14th June – click here for more details
You will receive a Yogacampus certificate of completion.
What our students say
I am so glad that I found Alessandra’s courses. I took the one week Intensive “Wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda“ course, offered as part of Aditya Yoga School 300hrs. It was fabulous! I learned so much on the course and although I already knew a little about Ayurveda – Alessandra’s approach was different. I was so inspired with the course and felt that it enabled me to incorporate changes in my diet and approach to many things, sleep, health, my yoga practice etc. A couple of months later and I have still been able to continue with what I have learned..I have even managed to loose the last few stubborn pounds I was carrying which I know was due to what I learned on that course. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alessandra to any yoga student – experienced or otherwise. Rosemarie M on Embodying The Flow: Prana Vinyasa Mandala of Asanas, January 2018