Introduction to Yoga & Chi Gung

This 3 hour weekend workshop is an introduction to Yoga & Chi Gung. It suits anyone who wants a good grounding in the basics and experience different forms of movement and breath. We will look in detail at the most common poses, and link some together with rhythmic breathing.

During this workshop you get a clear and essential foundation in yoga asana (Iyengar Method), while concentrating on physical alignment and the therapeutic benefits of yoga via the use of props and supports. Cultivation of a holistic approach to the body and mind with awareness and sensitivity to all eight limbs of yoga.

The form of Chi Gung Prashant will be teaching is well known in China, and is one of the four methods officialy recognized. Is has been inspired by Hua Tuo, a doctor in medicine of the Han dynasty, who has devised each movement from watching wild animals’ behaviours.

You will imitate a tiger, a bird and more animals through slow and specific movements, and also integrate their personalities and qualities.

Date: Sunday 17th July from 10.00 - 13.00
Location: Gobinde Yoga Studio, Kernstr. 25, 8004 ZH
Price: 75 chf

Please bring your own mat and register HERE.

About the teacher: Prashant Tewatia

Prashant was initiated into Yoga at an early age, watching his grandpa in a
headstand every morning, being taught Hatha Yoga at high school in Delhi
and also teaching to his fellow University students in Ireland. Ten years later,
he still finds himself hungry to share, learn and engage in the bliss of Yoga.
Prashant’s professional practice has been informed by his experience in India
of Vinyasa flow in Rishikesh and Goa, Shivananda Yoga in Kerala, Art of
Living (Sri Sri Yoga) in Bangalore and Restorative Yoga in Belgum.

However his most extensive and most recent training has been as a follower
of the B.K.S Iyengar methodology, under senior Iyengar teachers Usha Devi,
Lothar Hofler, Raghuvendra Shenoy and Dr. Abhay Kesti, his guru with
whom he has developed a passion for Yoga Therapy.

Prashant’s Yoga practice has lead him across Europe, including Portugal,
Ireland and France, through Nepal and Thailand, as well as several remote
and urban parts of India teaching and learning.

The exploration, via yoga, of the Zen and Tantric principles of selfobservation,
self-acceptance, and inner relaxation is the driving factor behind
Prashant’s current teaching practice.