Event Type Continuing Education
The Classical 84 Asana Advanced practice was shared with us by Bikram Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. Bikram was trained by Shree Bishnu Charan Ghosh, founder of the Ghosh’s College of
The Classical 84 Asana Advanced practice was shared with us by Bikram Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. Bikram was trained by Shree Bishnu Charan Ghosh, founder of the Ghosh’s College of Physical Education in Calcutta, India. Bishni Ghosh trained at the Ranchi School for Boys, founded by his older brother, Pramahansa Yogananda, who you may know from the Self Realization Fellowship and/or as the writer of Autobiography of a Yogi. It is said that Yogananda practiced physical practice with his colleague Swami Sivananda Saraswati whose philosophies infuse the asana and meditation practices you may practice with us at the Siddhi School of Yoga. Sivananda’s teachings originate from Yogi Matsyendranath who is said to be the first human teacher of Hatha Yoga. His chief disciple, Gorakhnath, was said to be the guru to Yogi Swatmarama (even though they lived in different centuries), who was the author of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika says that the main objective of Hath Yoga is to create balance inactivity, physical processes, mind, and energy to bring a call to awakening which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness.
The classical 84 asana series has been an elusive practice to many. For years, we would flock to Bikram and Emmy to nerd out on this series. Since the fall of headquarters and the divide of the community, the wisdom of this practice has been scattered. Some schools continue to teach this series once a week, some have lost momentum altogether. This is why I believe a week straight of this practice is in order. Together, we will dive back into the ins and outs of this asana, ways to prepare for them and keep a sense of humor and gratitude for our efforts.
Over the course of five days, we will break down main asana groupings using different MFR practices, functional patterning, and asana during a rudimentary hour session. Then journey through the, often 2.5-hour asana practice.
For those practicing in Tucson in person, we will be at Yoga Oasis. This will be done in a warm room, not in a Bikram hot yoga room. The goal is not to get as dehydrated and warm as possible because of an outside source just to get close to a pose. The goal is to use the body to warm up and be sure it is ready to receive the shape. We want to feel different by the end of the five days, not haggard.
- Online attendance exchange $340.00
- Includes all 10 class recordings
- Single day recordings are available for $70
- In person exchange $500 which includes
- All 10 classes
- Course materials
- One family meal together
- One hike including transportation (there will most likely be water to swim in)
- Single-day drop-ins are available for $100
- When:June 1 – June 5
- Where:Yoga Oasis Central
2631 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
- Online over zoom Schedule: Wed 6/1 – Friday 6/39-10am prep series 11am-1:30 84 asanas Saturday 6/45:45am meet at yoga oasis for hike 7 falls 3pm prep series 5pm 84 asanas Sunday 6/59-10am prep series11am-1:30 84 asanas 5pm family dinner at Postinos
*When looking for airbnb’s, look in 85719. We are within walking distance of grocery stores and plenty of food. There are several Airbnb locations in this area, especially in June.
*Please schedule a covid test prior to your arrival. a negative covid test is required no more than 72 hours prior to our time together.
1 (Wednesday) 7:26 pm - 5 (Sunday) 7:26 pm
Siddhi School of Yoga
2631 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85719 United States
Master class Friday, June 24th 5-7pm: Gianna’s Master class covering the Bikram series include ways to better understand the bodily concepts embedded in the class. Rather than breaking down each pose,
Friday, June 24th 5-7pm:
Gianna’s Master class covering the Bikram series include ways to better understand the bodily concepts embedded in the class. Rather than breaking down each pose, we break apart the class to see where there are similarities and differences to tackle our beloved practice with ease and make health and conscious adjustments.
Anatomy of Backbending
Saturday, June 25th 11am-1pm
Using traditional hatha techniques, functional mobility practices, wall work, and conditioning exercises, we will break down the ins and outs of backbending to help you find more understanding of the positions no matter what class you are in.
Subtle Body Class
Meditation, Pranayama, and Ayurvedic practice: Saturday, June 25th 3:30pm-5:30pm
Using the wisdom of Ayurveda, you will learn how to check your pulse, find breath exercises that can be practiced daily to enhance what is missing, and meditate together, to enliven and enrich our lives. Like attract like, meaning sometimes what we are most drawn to will continue creating an imbalance in the body. Learning to read your pulse is something that can be done on your own daily to make sure you are giving yourself what you need to live a balanced life of yoga.
Arm Balancing and Inversions
Sunday, June 26th 11am-1pm
This is an all level practice meant to get you excited about using your hands on the floor, building strength, and understanding your anatomy so lifting your feet off the floor does not seem so impossible. Not all arm-balanced handstands. You do not need to be a bulky strong person to get your hands down and feet up. There are great benefits for the pelvic floor, spine, upper body, and brain found in inversions. Trying them is enough to give you those benefits.
june 24 (Friday) - 26 (Sunday)
Hot for Yoga
24366 Walnut St, Santa Clarita, CA 91321