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    Peg Mulqueen Mysore Self Practice & Ashtanga Workshops

  • When
    4 April 06:00 - 08 April 16:30
  • Peg Mulqueen of Ashtanga Dispatch is an international teacher devoted to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and I’m super excited she’s chosen to return to MCY!

    Over this amazing week we have:

    Mysore Self Practice Week
    (Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 April 2017)

    Peg’s warm and friendly so don’t be shy, come along and join our week of Mysore self Practice classes…

    Here’s what to expect:

    - We’re limiting the number of students in each class so you’ll get lots of individual attention;
    - Time to get to know Peg and for her to get to know you and your practice inside out. By the end of the week you’ll be much clearer on what you should be focusing on and have some techniques to help you work on challenging areas of the practice;
    - In a Mysore Self Practice Class you each practice at your own pace without being guided through each pose by the teacher. The amount of attention you receive and the discipline of practicing daily will help you develop a deeper connection with Peg and this amazing practice. That’s why we ask you to commit to the five days…

    We strongly recommend you commit to all five days of morning mysore but if that’s just not do-able you can book individual mysore sessions - that means you can still come along and experience the magic of working with Peg even if you can’t commit to all five days!

    In the mysore room, Peg’s energy is uplifting and caring as she meets you where ever you are – no matter where that is. You’ll leave feeling encouraged, supported and inspired!

    Weekend Workshop Series

    Friday 6 April 2018
    6 - 8.30pm Workshop 1 - Asana Clinic

    Peg will break down the unhealthy movements of patterns in our yoga practice. Often, we over use one area while under develop another – resulting in fatigue and often pain. Focus will be on creating integration and better alignment rather than on the achievement of any specific posture.

    Saturday 7 April 2018
    2 - 4.30pm Workshop 2 - Ashtanga’s Fundamental Postures: A Lesson in Geometry

    "An angle is the space between two intersecting lines at, or close, to the point where they meet."

    That's why the fundamental angles that make up not only Ashtanga's fundamental postures - but the basic postures of early every other yoga practice - are so important! Because each of the angled postures create in the body intersecting lines that, when followed, will lead you deep into the pelvis where the magical, yet elusive, bandhas reside. Poses we will research and study include versions of (Trikonasana) Triangle, (Utthita Parsvakonasana) Side Angle, (Prasarita Padottanasana A-D) Standing wide-angled forward folds, (Parsvottanasana) Pyramid pose, and perhaps a few others as relevant and/or necessary. This workshop is great for teachers (some hands-on adjustments will be taught) and students of all yoga disciplines. And best of all, you won't need a compass or even a protractor!

    Sunday 8 April 2018
    2 - 4.30pm Workshop 3 - Stability vs. Mobility: A Very HIP Workshop

    Hips are central to so many yoga poses because the pelvic area that includes the hips, is where we harness most of our bandha power. And why this workshop emphasises not only the opening of the largest joint in the body, but also a strong emphasis on keeping the pelvis stable, through a combination of standing and seated postures. You will gain a greater understanding of your hips and increase your range of motion in all directions and include asana work in the Marichyasanas, Supta Kurmasana, Baddha Konasana and Lotus.

    It’s happening Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 April 2018 here at our beautiful Merchant City Yoga studios on Virginia Street in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City.

    You can book the whole lot, the week of self practice or a single workshop:

    Mysore Self Practice Week Cost £144
    Individual Mysore Session £35
    Workshop Series (1, 2 & 3) £108
    Individual Workshop £42

    About Peg (in her own words!)

    “With a master’s degree in psychology, I was a counsellor for many years before yoga ruined that career. (Really, I just traded in a couch for a mat). Based out of Bozeman, MT – I’ve been leading classes and workshops now for over a decade.

    In other words – I’m old!

    Sure, I’ve practiced various styles of yoga, but it’s within the traditional method of Ashtanga where I’ve finally made my home. I guess that makes me a bit of a latecomer to the world of Ashtanga – but thanks to the guiding influence of a caring network of supportive teachers (many of whom you will hear from on the Ashtanga Yoga Podcast), I’m certainly making up for lost time!

    Besides being an Ashtanga yoga enthusiast – I’m a loving, yet overbearing mom and a wife, who still can’t make a pot of coffee to her husband’s liking. I also work as a copywriter for various national non-profits and have been featured in online and print publications such as Yoga Journal, Elephant Journal and Love Yoga Anatomy.

    And of course, the publisher and editor of the Asthanga Dispatch magazine as well as the host for the Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast.”

    [Image credit karendubi.com]