International yoga workshops in Niseko this week

By February 21, 2017Activities, People

Niseko’s Marika Ohtani Yoga is hosting Cat Alip-Douglas and Phil Douglas from London’s award-winning Sangye Yoga Studio this week from 23 – 26 February.

Classes will be held over four days from this Thursday:

Thursday 23 February
Open Class
Where: Hirafu 188
Time: 6.15 – 7:30pm
Cost: ¥2500

Friday 24 February
Workshop
Where: The Orchards Niseko
Time: 6.15 – 8.15pm
Cost: ¥4000
(日本語通訳付)

Saturday 25 February
Workshop
Where: The Orchards Niseko
Time: 6.15 – 8.15pm
Cost: ¥4000
(日本語通訳付)

Sunday 26 February
Experienced Level Class
Where: Hirafu 188
Time: 6.15 – 7.45pm
Cost: ¥3000

The Open Class is designed as a ‘taster’ for the upcoming workshops and all inquisitive levels are welcome.

The Workshops will dig deep at the roots of a VINYASA practice, drawing from fundamental components found in a balanced class: breath, bandha, drishti, surya namaskar, standing, forward bending, twisting, back bending and inversions.

Contrary to modern interpretation, vinyasa doesn’t simply imply flowing, dynamic or a class with music. VI means “order” and NYASA translates to “conscious placement”. In these two sessions, students will learn how to breathe consciously and pair the movements with breath awareness. This application is no different from how we would want to live our lives…deliberately and mindfully.

It is highly suggested that BOTH days are attended to get the maximum benefit from learning through repetition.

The classes are VERY beginner friendly and all inquisitive levels are welcome. The pace will be slow and steady with time for questions. Instruction will be translated into Japanese (日本語通訳付)

The Experienced Level Class is designed for those with previous yoga experience and is meant to challenge but also inspire and uplift. Not recommended for complete beginners.

Learn more about Cat Alip-Douglas here, and follow Marika Ohtani Yoga on Facebook for updates and more on yoga in Niseko.

For bookings please email marikayoga@gmail.com.