Flow and tell…

Join Jemitra for Flow and Tell.  Flow and Tell is a new Yoga experience that combines two ancient traditions: storytelling and yoga.  Re-connect with your imagination and your body during these 90-minute classes.  Jemitra will begin with a telling of a story, then she will lead you through a vinyasa style class based on elements and key characters featured in the story.  Plenty of modifications will be given.  There are 4 Flow and Tells:  the story of Hanuman, the story of Astavakra, the story of Visvamitra, and the story of Anansi, the African trickster god.

You can attend each Flow and Tell separately or treat yourself in the New Year and attend all four for a discounted price!

  • Attend one workshop:  £20
  • Pay upfront and attend two:  £35
  • Pay upfront and attend three:  £55

Here are the details…

HANUMAN, THE RELUCTANT HERO

3  February 2-3:30 pm

In this 90-minute masterclass, you will meet Lord Hanuman, the beloved monkey god of yoga and reluctant hero. Hanuman is renowned for his loyalty and bravery and for having made a leap of faith that made all the difference.

This masterclass begins with the telling of how Hanuman got his monkey’s head. Then we will flow through a series of vinyasas that open the hamstrings and open and strengthen the quadriceps in preparation for our peak pose, Hanumasana (full split). There will be plenty of modifications for those with grumpy hamstrings as well as fun transitions in and out of various asanas. This masterclass is not suitable for those with hamstring or hip flexor injuries. Be ready to sweat and make a leap of faith

FLOW AND TELL: VISVAMITRASANA, THE MIGHTY KING WHO BECAME A WISE SAGE

3 March 2-3:30 pm

This 90-minute masterclass begins with the telling of the story of Visvamitra, his confrontation with Vasistha and how he went from being an ambitious king to being one of the most venerated sages in all of India. We will then flow through several vinyasas that lead to Visvamitrasana as a peak pose and symbolize his journey towards wisdom.  Along the way, we will weave in various versions of Vasisthasana, the side plank position named after Vasistha.  Vasistha was another great sage and for Visvamitra, he was a mighty foe.

We will explore various transitions in and out of Visvamitrasana.  This is a challenging class not suitable for those with wrist and/or hamstring injuries. Be ready to sweat and find out what true power is.

FLOW AND TELL: ASTAVAKRASANA, THE SAGE WHO HUMBLED A KING AND HIS ENTIRE COURT

7 April 2-3:30 pm

This 90-minute masterclass begins with the telling of the story of Astavakra, who was born crippled and a fully enlightened being.

We will follow Astavakra as he makes his journey to find his spiritual community and witness how he ended up humbling a king and his entire court in the process. We will flow through a series of vinyasas that lead to Astavakrasana as a peak pose and symbolize his journey to find his tribe. Then we will focus on Astavakrasana, explore some variations, and transitions.  Be ready to sweat and see beyond appearances.