MASTERCLASS AND WORKSHOP SERIES
WITH JANI JAATINEN (FINLAND)
5-7 May 2017 Melbourne
ABOUT JANI JAATINEN:
Since 2000, Jani has explored yoga with Janne Kontala, his life-long teacher and friend. He has practiced both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga everyday since then and they have become an integral part of his spiritual experience. Jani’s passion and commitment to yoga has given him the privilege to participate in extensive yoga training from various international teachers, such as Cle Souren, B.N.S. Iyengar, Dwarka Das, Yogi Sachi, and Brahmacari Rudradev.
Jani has been practicing yoga for 15 years now and he teaches traditional Hatha, Slow yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga yoga and yoga philosophy. Known for sharing his love and knowledge of yoga in a clear, dynamic and generous manner, he receives invitations and returns regularly to teach workshops and conduct retreats throughout Europe, India, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, USA and South America.
Jani dedicates at least 5 hours daily to his yoga practice and can perform up to 2000 asanas. He sticks to his daily routine no matter where he is, whether he’s on the road he would never skips his practice, except if he is ill. His dedication and devotion to the whole meaning of yoga is a true inspiration for everyone who has the opportunity to develop their yoga with him.
Jani is currently based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. He started his own home-based yogashala – Gokul Yoga since 2012 when he moved to Malaysia with his wife. He is the father of two little girls and a baby boy. He enjoys making music, drawing, swimming and chanting.
DAY ONE – (FRI 5 MAY 2017)
10:30 – 12:00 Vinyasa Flow Master Class
Jani’s signature high-vibrational power vinyasa class will leave you feeling strong and empowered in mind, body and spirit. You will build heat as you flow breath to movement. This class includes sun salutations, core strengthening, balancing, and inversion postures. Modifications and variations will be cued so students of all levels have the opportunity to explore their edge.
12:30 – 2:30 Arm Balance Workshop
Arm balances build focus and concentration and increase our body awareness and connectivity to the breadth. They work to cleanse the nervous system and exhilarate the body and mind.
In this workshop we will play with the techniques that serve to lengthen and strengthen the muscles required to successfully find your balance whilst maintaining lightness in the body. For those practitioners who are a little more advanced, we will introduce a variety of fun and challenging ways to transition to the next level.
3:00 – 5:00 Forward Bend&Inversion Workshop
Understanding the relationship between the abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and muscles of the inner thighs brings insight into the challenges of deep forward bends. Forward bending is a practice of introspection that requires a balance between strength and softness. This practice strengthens the core, releases the lower back and directs the breath into the deep recesses of our cells. In learning how to bend forward correctly, we are setting the foundation for building many other postures.
The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand, forearm stand, handstand, and more. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and feel how to develop the power in your core strength. Learn to use the wall, or a buddy, as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class.
DAY TWO – (SAT 6 MAY 2017)
10:30 – 12:00 Hatha Master Class Level I
Focus is placed on grounding standing postures and establishing the foundation of a pose. The standing poses teach and allow us to move the spine in all directions: forward extensions, back extensions, side to side extensions, and lateral or twisting motions. We will exemplify both basic and advanced forms with step by step instructions on the execution of poses. This prepares the body for all categories of asanas. Standing poses are beneficial for strengthening of the legs, hips opening and improving sense of balance.
12:30 – 2:30 Hip Opening Workshop
The stress and activity of everyday life can often cause us to habitually move in certain ways and be in positions that lead to tightness and discomfort of our hips. In this workshop, we will focus on yoga asanas (postures) that will help release the tightness, tension, and pain in this area of our body.
This will be a deliciously challenging and flowing vinyasa sequence that will begin by creating heat and mobility in the joints and end with the long deep hip openers that our bodies crave!
3:00 – 5:00 Chest&Shoulder Opening Workshop
Many of us spend so much time hunched over a computer that it’s impacting on our posture and the health of our spine. In this workshop we will prepare the body and practice a range of movements to open your chest and shoulders. We’ll focus on cultivating a strong awareness of your own body’s range of movement and explore techniques to enable you to expand this range over time in order to develop your on-going practice.
DAY THREE – (SUN 7 MAY 2017)
10:30 – 12:00 Hatha Master Class Level II
In this class we activate our power and move toward a higher purpose. We will study seated poses and how you can divide them into 4 groups. In addition, we turn our world upside-down, practicing inverted poses with variations of headstand and shoulderstand. They build strength in the shoulders and the upper back, nourish the endocrine system and bring clarity of mind.
12:30 – 2:30 Backbend Workshop
Back-bending can be one of the most challenging postures in our asana practice. Learn to backbend with strength & integrity in this workshop. We will find more space in your back bends whilst developing safe preparatory back bending skills that you can incorporate into your own practice. Many options will be offered to accommodate those with mobility restrictions. All are welcome.
3:00 – 5:00 Twists Workshop
The turning or twisting of the spine along with the abdomen in any asana is called Parivrtta Kriya. Twists create mobility in the spine by giving lateral rotational movement, these poses are essential for everyone since they delay aging of the muscles of the spine and back.
You will learn the necessary actions and arrows of movement to perform the Twists. And you will look at different bodies performing the same asana and visualize how by applying the correct actions you can bring the body in alignment physically and energetically.
*The Masterclasses and Workshops are for everyone, students and teachers of all levels.
*Workshop hours can be counted as Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance and Continuing Professional Development hours with Yoga Australia.
Skintopia Yoga and Wellness Sanctuary(Former AYA Abbotsford), Suite 11 Acacia Place, 677 Victoria St Abbotsford, VIC 3067
HOW TO GET THERE:
1) Ride a Bike – the Yarra Trail along the river will get you to the studio doorsteps in the most relaxing way, and it’s good for the planet too!
2) Public Transport – You can catch tram route 109 anywhere from Port Melbourne to Box Hill and get off at stop 25/River Boulevard. From there it’s 50m walk to the studio; If you take the train, passengers on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines should catch the train to North Richmond Station then catch tram route 109 and get off at stop 25/River Boulevard; passengers on all other lines should get off at Parliament Station and from the McArthur Street exit you can catch tram route 109 and get off at stop 25/River Boulevard.
3) Drive a Car – Parking inside the Acacia Place complex is only $7/day OR you can park cross the street at Victoria Garden Shopping Centre.
WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring with you any items you need for your own practice and comfort. Things we suggest the attendees to bring are:
* Yoga Mat
* Water Bottle
* Notepad and pens to take notes and “a-ha” moments
$40 per Masterclass
$65 per Workshop
*Enter Promo Code “JJMCWS” to receive 10% Early Bird Discount if booked before 31st March 2017.
$400 SuperSaver Special Package Deal (3 Masterclass + 6 Workshops)
• Flying Masters will provide a 100% refund for program cancelled by the company.
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• All refunds are subject to a 20% administration fee of the total invoice value.
• No refund for Masterclass unless we are able to fill your place from the waiting list.
• No refund will be given within 14 days of the workshop start date, unless we are able to fill your place from the waiting list.
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