Andrea Kwiatkowski

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Session one

Life of Chi

 

"Dharma means duty, doing your life's work, moving towards your hearts desire".

Description

Chi Energy is the unseen life force in your body and everywhere. It is a universal energy that penetrates everywhere uniting all the manifestations of the universe, visible or invisible. In Japan it is often referred to as "Ki", in China it is referred to as "Chi" or "Qi", and in Sanskrit it is known as "Prana". In this yin yoga session we will explore ancient techniques that support Chi. Meditation and mindfulness practices will enhance the afternoon, growing the spirit body from the inside out. This session is suitable for students who have an established meditation practice. Please bring the props you will need, a blanket and  a cushion can be helpful.

what can people expect?

Asana, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, talk, theory.


Session two

Leave your mind alone ! 

description

The Buddha learnt many techniques during his time in the forest travelling with the sadhus and yoga masters, but he struggled with eternal peace until he surrendered under the bodhi tree. This yin yoga session will explore leaving the mind alone, the everyday mind concept and shamata meditation alongside the mindful practice. It will include a yin style asana practice so please bring props you will need, a blanket and a cushion can be helpful. 

what can people expect?

Asana, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, talk, theory.

 

 

 
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About

Andrea is an Advanced certified Jivamukti teacher and mentor on the Jivamukti teacher trainings. She has been teaching for 18 years and has run trainings and events for the BWY. A Level 2 yin yoga teacher and Restorative trainer she infuses her teaching with philosophy, humour and personal insights.

Andrea lives and teaches in Cambridge and runs classes, workshops and retreats. Her classes are online at www.movementformodernlife.com. . 

Known for her passionate, dynamic and inspirational teaching that incorporates both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga from the lineage of her gurus Sharon Gannon and David Life (Jivamukti Yoga) and their gurus. Her classes integrate deep bhakti infused practices with the application of precise alignment and deep intention. Andrea believes yoga can enable us to create self-awareness, acceptance and compassion for living a full and spiritual life. She trained as a professional dancer and travelled all over the world in her career. It was during this time she took her first yoga class and it sparked an interest in eastern philosophy and in particular Buddhism that she draws from in her teaching.

Andrea completed her Hatha yoga training in 2001 and in 2008 became the Diploma course tutor for Cambridgeshire with the British Wheel of Yoga, the Governing body of yoga in the UK. She has taught at their annual congress numerous times and works around the country teaching and mentoring their teachers. In 2005 she completed the Jivamukti teacher training in New York and is now an Advanced certified teacher in the Jivamukti method and continues to be supportive and actively involved with the Jivamukti centre in London teaching and assisting both in the UK and abroad. Andrea is also a certified Yin yoga teacher and restorative teacher. This work has broadened her ideas and application of yoga in all its many forms.

Read more: www.santoshayoga.co.uk