Ignite your creativity and curiosity on your true spiritual path. Suitable for teachers and students.
Session 1: Full Monty Vinyasa Flow for Autumn – Saturday 21 May 1:30-3:30pm
This grounding Autumnal yoga practice will integrate many wider aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda with a gentle but intense Vinyasa flow, seasonal pranayama and visualisation to leave you balanced, calm and alive. Expect creative sequences, low, slow, rhythmic movements and to be challenged in unexpected ways to discipline and calm your mind! Mark’s teaching is lively, sometimes irreverent, carefully sequenced and suited to any level of ability and experience.
Session 2: Opening to Wonder… Embrace the not-knowing – Sunday 9:30am-12noon
When we understand that there are things that we do not understand, it makes life beautiful and exciting, full of wonders to explore, full of opportunity for new understanding and personal growth. Wonder comes at the beginning of the spiritual journey; the journey to find real truth and solve the mystery of life. If yet another sun salute makes you feel like it’s “Groundhog Day” this session will show you simple ways to awaken your enthusiasm and curiosity as a core value on your spiritual path. Expect Asana, Breathing practices, relaxation and a good dose of fun.
Session 3: The art of Yoga sequencing for truly compelling classes – Sunday 1-3:30pm
This workshop will teach you to develop safe, effective, creative classes for all levels of student, and help you integrate broader Yoga principles and insights beyond functional asana… and it will save you masses of time planning brilliant classes! Suitable for teachers and students. You’ll leave with a kit bag of useful principles to adapt to any class situation and some tried and tested class plans. This is an interactive workshop including lecture, small group experiments and some yoga practice.
“Thank you for a great sequencing workshop, it has made me feel like I am on the right path with my class sequencing and also given me loads of inspiration for further training in teaching and learning advanced postures” – Ingrid
About Mark O’Brien
Mark is the founder of Qi Health & Yoga in Manly and has practiced Yoga for 23 years with well over 10,000 teaching hours under his belt. He holds Senior/Level 3 membership of Yoga Australia and has led the prestigious Teacher Training diploma at Qi for 12 years.
His teaching is lively and often irreverent using a gentle but intense Vinyasa style laced with practical insights and philosophical ideas to lead the body and mind to receive the profound benefits of yoga.
Mark’s classes use self-inquiry (swadhyaya) to inspire your curiosity to explore how to be truly happy through an organic, playful, grounded and mindful approach using all the tools of yoga, not just postures. He regularly leads training and retreats around Australia and overseas.