About this Yoga camp.
We will teach you a classic practice that will make you very strong and you can have a wild time doing so among fun people. Be strong for a good and festive life.
From the photos in the gallery above you can see the stunning secluded venue that is just a stones throw away from kampot with lots to explore such as hiking to waterfalls, enjoying great coffee and world class food or exploring the river with boat trips to the sea and even learn to kite surf or sail.
More about what to do in Kampot HERE.
I am the teacher and have been practicing Yoga for about 50 years, I still feel very young, I love drumming and being alive. The Yoga system I practice and teach gives me buckets of energy and a very fresh state of mind. I would love to share this timeless gift with you. My BIO.
The venue as you can see from the photos is beyond awesome and the best party venue around these parts. Run by a very young and super cool crew it is definitely the place to be. It is very welcoming to all people and the most refreshing and tranquil place I have been to in Cambodia, a very difficult place to leave.
The costs for this are a separated between the Yoga and accommodation, which allows people attending the Yoga to stay anywhere they like if they chose not to stay at Meraki.
$80.00 covers the cost for the course and is paid at the end of the first class. The first 5 people to sign up get a 50% discount too.
Please read on to discover what the course offered during your 5 day camp covers.
Principles of Vinyasa
Using breath to initiate movement. This is what defines the practice of Asana and this dynamic can be incorporated into other types of movement too. Vinyasa is not a style of Yoga but rather an internal dynamic that is the core of all transitions and all movements. Vinyasa is key to realizing the benefits of Asana practice.
As a principle practice Sun Salutations are a complete system and an ideal practice ground for linking postures and learning flow. Sun Salutations are very versatile and have many variations. This is where we learn to embed Vinyasa into our practice and besides being a learning tool for beginners Sun Salutations are great for advanced practice. Starting with half Salutations this practice can include all standing postures too.
Standing postures and various transitions
Standing postures are our primary tool used to open up and develop the body. This allows us to develop strength and openness safely. One must balance strength and flexibility or risk injuries related to hyper mobility with no stabilizing strength. Standing postures develop concentration and mental stability.
Balancing postures are later integrated into dynamic linked standing sequences. Balancing postures develop concentration and mental strength and the ability to remain focused and relax into gravity and provide excellent grounding.
Seated postures are a secondary training and are preparation for and the postures needed for meditation and advanced breathing practices. This sequence steadies the mind and body and allows us to journey inwards without distractions. Seated postures require specific sequencing in order to provide the best results.
Foundation training for inversions
Inversions can be very rewarding to practice but there are risks involved that sometimes outweigh the benefits. Inversions are a third stage practice and need to be practiced correctly to prevent injuries and deformations to the skeleton. We teach half bridge and half shoulder stand and what the ideal conditions for practice are.
Meditation and energy work
Meditation and energy gathering techniques that are safe and that provide real results. Non dogmatic, these techniques develop concentration and the ability to relax and remain calm under stressful conditions. How to recharge your life force and understand what it is. Role of Chakras and how to keep them balanced.
Development of the nervous system
Central and peripheral nervous systems includes training of the eyes and the ability to enhance sensory awareness and to enjoy clarity of perceptions.
Energy work with partners
Take your relationships into another dimension and engage with more depth and spiritual intimacy, discover deeper layers in one self and others. We are energetic beings in a material world, a fact easy to lose sight of.
Mantras and chanting have long been an integral part of Yogic practices, learn seed mantras to clear and balance the body and Buddhist mantras to remove negative influences. Experience the power of sound as a life transforming tool.
Sequencing an Asana practice
This must be done with intelligence and an understanding of what the Asanas are for. Just mixing up Asanas for the sake of filling an hour long class is not ideal. Each person has a different temperament and requirements. Asanas are sequenced for a reason in order to gain full benefits from the practice.
Asana adjustments and corrections
Learn to help your practice friends to optimize their practice and prevent possible injury that can result from incorrect alignment. Learn through sharing knowledge. This is what we do for student teachers and we offer this with this course too as it helps us to re examine what we know when we need to share this with others and it enriches friendship. Proper adjustments prevent injury and take the practice to another level.
Safe practice and injury prevention
There are many reasons why classic yoga follows certain rules regarding the progression of Asana practice, mostly these are related to safe practice and injury prevention. Many people have suffered terrible injuries from the incorrect practice of Yoga. While some of the problems are skeletal other problems arise from premature energy work or excessive energy work before the system is ready. Yogic practices follow a prescribed path and have for thousands of years to prevent such problems. Today unqualified teachers are introducing practices that are harmful and misunderstood causing misery for their students.
Learning to live in accordance with the laws of Karma can improve our lives in ways we cannot yet perceive and elevate our perceptions to new spiritual vistas. Karma is the most important element in life and Yoga. Understanding and accepting our karma is an important first step on the path of liberation from suffering. A respect for all life is essential. Karma Yoga is NOT working for free at some Yoga studio but rather a sometimes painful self examination followed by a determined and committed change to ones life style. Who or what owns your mind? Live in truth.
There are many facets to Yoga besides postures and our course provides an insight into all of these.
Yoga embraces emotional and mental well-being allowing us to become more valuable members of our community and gain the most from our lives. Yoga is an excellent tool to develop our bodies and awaken spiritual self knowledge. thus ensuring deep inner peace and providing answers to life's existential questions..
I have been practicing for 50 years and teaching for over 35 years. The style of Yoga I teach is Classic Vinyasa Yoga from the Swami Krishnamacharya lineage. Swami Krisnamacharya was the teacher of BKS Iyengar and Patabi Joice who started Ashtanga Yoga .This is the original Yogic system and embraces spiritual and mental training besides Asana practice.
A very deep introduction into the foundation of Classical Yoga and will show you just what Asana practice can offer at all levels and how powerful this practice is restoring the body and mind and how to intelligently develop yourself and your practice.