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THE INTERNAL GAZE With Michael Hamilton


With Michael Hamilton (ZA)

Michael Hamilton is a dedicated student of yoga and vipassana meditation. Born in South Africa he started with martial arts at age six, leading to an interest in body practice, eastern philosophy and meditation. He received permission to teach Ashtanga yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, and currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and Doug Keller. After many years practicing Zen Buddhism, vipassana meditation in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw became his focus. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment, he emphasizes the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness.

Friday 12 October, 2018 - 18:30 → 20:00
Masterclass
We will emphasize the alignment principle of inter-related oppositions to help create and strengthen the inner gazing power of awareness in dynamic flow sequences built around sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and a theme posture, which will vary for each session.

Saturday 13 October, 2018 - 09:30 → 12:30
Session 1
The outer line of the leg in a-symmetrical forward bends as preparation for hip openers. Talk on the challenges to starting spiritual practice followed by a guided meditation (mindfulness meditation).

Saturday 13 October, 2018 - 14:00 → 17:00
Session 2
Backbend principles for deeper backbends and initiating the drop back. Talk on opening the heart of compassion with guided meditation (metta meditation).

Sunday 14 October, 2018 - 09:30 → 12:30
Session 3
Moving towards arm balances from the core with straight arm balances, fore-arm balances and handstands. Talk on working with difficult emotions with guided meditation (mindfulness meditation).

Sunday 14 October, 2018 - 14:00 → 17:00
Session 4
Deepening the inner line of the legs with groin stretches from the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga. Talk on bringing our practice into daily life with guided meditation (meditation on spacious quality of the mind).

There will be time at the end of each session for Q & A. The workshop is open to all students with previous yoga experience as variations will be given.

→ registration: info@antwerpyoga.be
→ price: masterclass 25 euro, 1 session 45 euro, 1 day 85 euro, weekend 135 euro
→ payment: IBAN BE83 0016 4497 6015
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