three days in Mannheim
Freitag 20.3. 9:30-12:30 14:00-16:00
Samstag 21.3. 9:30-12:30 14:00-16:00
Sonntag 22.3. 9:30-12:30 14:00-16:00
CLASSES IN ENGLISH
Euro 300,-

Bobby Clennell has been a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, and Prashant Iyengar for 43 years, teaches at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She is the author and illustrator of two books, The Woman’s Yoga Book, and Yoga for Breast Care. Bobby’s teaching style is strong, energetic, precise and kind.

Bobby is also the creator of “Yoga Yantra”, an animated short film based on the movements of B.K.S. Iyengar. For more information: www.bobbyclennell.com

Friday March 20
9.30am – 12.30pm The Standing poses/ Healthy Hips:
Standing Poses build strength and endurance, giving us a good foundation for all of the other asanas.
In this class we will focus on the hip opening poses and learn to balance freedom with stability.

2 – 4.pm
Toward Padmasana: Padmasana requires unusual flexibility in the hips, knees, and ankles. But because we spend most of our time sitting on chairs, we lose the agility that allows us to sit comfortably on the floor in the cross-legged poses.
To guard against stiffness and immobility we will practice the fundamental actions that promote the health of the hip joints and at the same time learn how to keep the knees safe.

Saturday March 21
Spinal Health. Bobby will focus on poses that strengthen back muscles, help improve and maintain healthy movement, improve overall posture, and re-educate how the back is used. Includes standing poses, twists, supported back bends and some simple inversions.

9.30am – 12.30 noon: Lumbar Spine
The lumbar spine supports most of the weight of the body. The standing poses (facing the wall), and other poses, make space between the intervertebral discs. strengthens the legs, and makes for less strain on the lumbar.

2 – 4.pm: Thoracic Spine:
Your thoracic spine plays one of the most vital roles in maintaining your posture. In fact, it is impossible to attain an ideal posture if the thoracic spine is not addressed. Those that lack mobility through the thoracic spine are subject to more injuries involving the shoulder and neck, as well as having an increased prevalence of low back pain.
In this class, we will include some standing poses (facing away from the wall) and supported back-bends.

Sunday March 22
9.30am – 12.30pm

Active Forward Bends:
These forward bends are energizing, bring relief from anxiety and create much space in the lumbar spine.

2 – 4pm
Restorative Poses and Pranayama. With restorative poses and breathing practices we discover a quiet and stable frame of mind.