Emma Henry was introduced to yoga in the mid 90s. Her background in dance and martial arts is evident in her dynamic, innovative and playful choreography and understanding of anatomy and the subtle body.
Emma’s yogic path has led her to Mysore from practicing Astanga with Pattabhi Jois and to advanced certification in the Jivamukti method with Sharon Gannon and David Life.
Her continuing education is shared with all of her students through her love of yogic texts and her amazing chanting. All of her classes include an inspiring sound track and a lot of laughter. Her goal is to create a space for practitioners to feel inspired, nurtured and uplifted.
She has hosted yoga workshops and retreats around the world with many happy yogis returning for more year after year.
Emma teaches the Jivamukti Teacher 300 hour Training Programs.
This Jivamukti workshop will be the ultimate nadi (subtle energy channel) cleanser.
As we work our way through the chakra system from ground upwards, from standing postures to inversions we will flow through a fun asana sequence while adding affirmations to our practice, cleansing techniques known as kriya’s and applied techniques of understanding yoga body locks known as bandha.
Through these traditional hatha yoga practices we can shake up and shift blocked energy and dis-ease in the body and mind. When we work at unblocking the nadis, we can feel the prana or vital life force buzzing through us helping us to feel sounder of body and mind.
Jivamukti is a dynamic yoga practice twinned with teachings taken from ancient yoga philosophy.
Learn to step out of the unconscious need to force your body somewhere and find instead a sensible and sensitive approach to forward bends and hip openers. Releasing this tension is crucial for our overall health. Often when we begin to look at enabling more motion in the pelvic area, we end up putting more strain on the knee joint, sacroiliac joint and hamstrings.
Learn more about how to get what you really need instead of mindlessly striving for what you want. Focusing deeply and turning your attention inward will allow you to connect not only with your physical, but also with your energetic and emotional body.
Twisting and rotating the spine requires great flexibility.
Parivritta - The sanskrit term that refers to rotation in an asana, literally means to move around the central axis.
The word sukham or joyful in sanskrit can also be translated as good axel hole.
Which suggest we need a strong centre in which to rotate and twist from so that everything is spinning from a good, steady and easeful place.
Besides restoring your spine’s natural range of motion, the parivritta action opens the nadis (energy channels), deeply cleanses the organs and stimulates circulation bringing rejuvenation, clarity and balance into the body and the manipura chakra, the fire element or the fire in the belly, helping to untwist the ego and mind.
When you are in need of re-energizing, twists are perfect to fan the flames of your inner fire and restore vitality helping to lift energy upwards and onwards.
Join Emma Henry for this intense twisting workshop looking at deepening the body’s twisting motion and delving into an understanding of the chakra system.