Past classes and courses

2019

 

APRIL TO JUNE 2019

Introduction to assisted self-practice

at the Arlington Baths, 61 Arlington Street Glasgow G3 6DT, as part of Rosina Bonsu’s programme

Assisted practice is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga. It allows each student individual guidance from the teacher and space to explore their own needs.
• Find out how assisted practice works
• Learn the key postures in the Primary Series
• Discover how to remember the sequence
• Be taught the breath pattern and how to monitor the breath
• Deepen your understanding of the postures
• Be introduced to the benefits of the practice
• Feel confident to attend regular drop in classes

This class is suitable for complete beginners, those who practice another form or anyone wanting to refresh their practice.

Drop in £15/£12 Arlington members, concession per session
£35/£30 Arlington members, concession for the course

A practitioner who came to the January course said to me yesterday: ‘I cannot imagine any other way of practicing now’. Me neither. She is right!


OPEN YOGA CLASSES 16 April– 14 June 2019

at the Arlington Baths, 61 Arlington Street Glasgow G3 6DT, as part of Rosina Bonsu’s programme:

FROM MAY: Mondays 7.45–9.30 Assisted Yoga Practice
Tuesdays 18.15–20.30 Assisted Yoga Practice
Thursdays 7.45–9.30 Assisted Yoga Practice

£11 | £9, included in all class cards


MONTHLY PRANAYAMA CLASSES

at the Arlington Baths, 61 Arlington Street Glasgow G3 6DT, as part of Rosina Bonsu’s programme

£11 | £9, included in all class cards

These classes are for those who are complete pranayama beginners, practitioners who have done pranayama but don’t have a regular practice, or for those who have a yoga or meditation practice and want to delve deeper – all are welcome.

The breath is key to Ashtanga yoga practice. It allows for the deepening of postures and enhances their benefits. Each session will develop the tools and techniques required to help you set, refine and sustain an individual pranayama practice.

During these sessions you will:
• Learn about the breath – to observe it, to follow it and to enhance it
• Learn to deepen your breath, allowing you to become more aware and mindful, calm and focused
• Learn preparations and purification techniques that will help to boost the benefits of pranayama
• Learn more about how this practice relates to the Ashtanga yoga system.


ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND, 17 April– 14 June 2019

for staff and students only
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Wednesdays 18.00–19.00: Ashtanga Yoga
Fridays 13.00–14.00: Ashtanga Yoga

£3 per class | £10 for 4 classes

SHORT COURSE: THE YOGA SUTRAS

Tuesdays 5, 12, 19 February 2019, 17.00 – 18.15, £48/£43 Arlington members, concession

If you practice any form of yoga, you probably have been wondering how it works, why it works, maybe even what is this thing we do. Yoga is a tradition, it has a lineage that goes back to ancient texts that used to be discussed in groups, in satsang, a group that meets to discuss being-ness.

This course might just answer your questions or may perhaps spark further explorations on and off the mat. We will explore Books 1 and 2 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. They outline what yoga really is about, on the mat, the cushion and life. They also offer a practical guide on how to do it! Laura will provide copies of the Sutras or you can also bring your own if you have it.

Yoga philosophy is very inclusive: there is no right or wrong. Come, deepen your knowledge and be inspired by this ancient text.

NEW INTRODUCTORY COURSE

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2018

INTRODUCTION TO PRANAYAMA

Saturday 15 September 14.00 – 16.00. Merchant City Yoga. £30.


FREE CLASSES

In June, I will be teaching a free weekly class at Sweaty Betty Glasgow. Booking opens a week before each class and places are limited to 10 people only so you will need to be fast! Keep an eye on my facebook for links to the booking page.

Sweaty Betty, 14 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB
Mondays 4, 11, 18, 25 June, 6.15 to 7.15pm.


OPEN CLASSES January – June 2018

at the Arlington Baths, 61 Arlington Street Glasgow G3 6DT, as part of Rosina Bonsu’s programme:

Thursdays
7.45 – 9.00: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama, £11 full price | £9 concession or included in the 8 class and unlimited cards.
18.35 – 20.30: Assisted Self-Practice (Mysore), £11 full price | £9 concession or included in the 8 class and unlimited cards.


CLASSES for ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND STUDENTS 2017-2018

https://www.rcs.ac.uk/studyhere/studentsupport/bystudentsforstudents/

Tuesdays 18.00 – 19.00: Ashtanga Yoga, M3, £3 or £10 for 4 classes.

Fridays 13.00 – 14.00: Ashtanga Yoga, M2, £3 or £10 for 4 classes.


SHORT COURSES

Fridays, 12, 19 October 16.30 – 18.00: Fundamentals of the Breath. Booking required. £40/£35 Arlington members, concessions / £70/£60 for both courses.

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1, 8, 15 MAY 19.35 – 20.50: Fundamentals of the breath and asana practice. £40/£35, booking required.

29 MAY, 5, 12 JUNE 19.35 – 20.50: The Yoga Sutras. £40/£35, booking required.


FREE Reading Group on the Key Texts of Yoga
Merchant City Yoga

Sunday 21 January: Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita

Sunday 25 February: Book I of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Sunday 1 April: Book II of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


Foundations of Pranayama Four Week Course

Merchant City Yoga. 28 January to 18 February, 15.00-16.15, £48.


INTRODUCTION TO ASSISTED SELF-PRACTICE (MYSORE STYLE)

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 2018
18.30 – 20.00
£12/£10 Arlington members/concessions

Assisted self-practice (Mysore style) is a traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga. Self-practice rewards the practitioner by building confidence, resulting in a deeper knowledge of the Primary Series sequence, with individual assistance from the teacher.

While it can be challenging to work independently, you will experience the benefits of working at your own pace, discovering your own breath movement connection.

This workshop offers an opportunity to learn this valuable method. Laura will give you the background, help you to remember the sequence and prepare you for self practice.


Foundations of Pranayama Four Week Course

Sunday 28 January 2018 – 18 February 2018, 15.00 – 16.15
Merchant City Yoga
£48 BOOK HERE


2017

Foundations of Pranayama Six Week Course

Merchant City Yoga

Heart and lungs
ThuDate: Oct 19, 2017Nov 23, 2017From: 6:00 PM7:15 PM
BOOKING ESSENTIAL

This structured six week Foundations of Pranayama course is a wonderful way to be safely introduced into the practice of breath control, which will help you to get the most out of your asana practice and will enhance many aspects of your life.

During this six week course you’ll:

  • Learn simple preparations and purification techniques that will help to boost the benefits of pranayama;
  • Learn about the breath: to notice it, to follow it and to enhance it;
  • Be safely introduced to key breath control techniques that will help you calm down, slow down your metabolism and nourish you;
  • Deepen your breath, allowing you to become more aware and mindful, calm and focused;
  • Practice equal breath, bandhas and dristi, which will make you go deeper in your asana practice;
  • Take a closer look at how the breath can be applied in real life situations;
  • Learn more about the other physical practice of the Ashtanga system and experience its magic for yourself!

The course is perfect if you have an asana or meditation practice and want to delve deeper into yoga. Complete pranayama beginners are welcome, as are those practitioners who have done pranayama but don’t have a regular practice.

By committing to six weeks you can really build on what you learn each session, developing the tools and techniques required to help you set, refine and sustain an individual pranayama practice.

We recommend that you attend all classes in the course.

Cost £70

Spaces are limited.

Image: Anatomical heart and lung collage by Bedelgeuse. http://bedelgeuse.tumblr.com


Introduction to the Fundamentals 4-week course

Rosina Bonsu Moves at The Arlington Baths

Introduction to the fundamentals