Workshops with Victor Chng has become a special feature at Kate Porter Yoga. Victor returns to KPY from time to time to conduct his specialty classes and are usually focused on the Yin practice. These interactive extended sessions allow students to learn more than ‘how’ but also ‘why’ we do certain things in yoga.
Victor has been practising yoga since 2002. He began his Yin Yoga experience with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. He now blends Chinese Medicine, Qi-gong, Tai-ji and other ancient Chinese movement techniques into his teaching. Victor believes that Yin Yoga is the original way how ancient exercises are being done. He emphasises on breathing and Qi cultivation in his work. Victor has vast knowledge on Indian philosophies, Chinese philosophies, Eastern and Western approaches on movement techniques. He hopes to bridge ancient knowledge with modern perspective. He is also a keen follower of Tibetan Buddhism, Taoist and Indian Tantra. More on him at www.yinyogainasia.com.
Please note there is a 7-day cancellation policy for workshops. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is made.
Other workshops at Kate Porter Yoga is available here.
||What it’s about:||
Yin Yoga Intensive Practices
This is a practice-focused series of classes where you will be introduced to fundamental introductory Yin Yoga poses. The practice will start off with pelvic alignment, hips and lower back and work up your spine to help improve digestive functions and boost your immune system.
Practice 1 – Hips, Knees & Ankles
Friday, 28 February 2020, 14.00-17.00
Learn the fundamental yin yoga poses by changing the pelvis down to the feet. Experience a new alignment of your legs with this practice.
Practice 2- Spine & Digestive Functions
Saturday, 29 February 2020, 14.00-17.00
Extend Your spine and release tension in the abdomen. Great for improving digestion as you will be working the stomach and gall-bladder channels.
Practice 3- Immune System & Taoist Six Healing Sounds
Sunday, 1 March 2020, 14.00-17.00
Raise the immune system of the body by working with Healing Sounds of Taoist root. These sounds brings balance and harmony to the body.
||Venue:||East Coast Studio (click here for studio directions)|
1 day – $98
3 days – $270
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||What is Yin Yoga:||Yin Yoga is inspired by ancient Chinese Yin-Yang Theory to seek balance in Life. This state of balance and harmony is known as “Dao”. Yin has many levels of understanding. In the body, it means the lower body, it also means deep and hidden aspects of the body such as joints and organs. In energy cycle, it looks at energy conservation and consolidation. In the mind, it means the highest potential yet to be known. Yin yoga begins with a physical practice focuses on the pelvis, lower back, hips, knees and feet. Opening of the joints and releases of deep tissues are some of the key highlights of the practice. Each pose is being held with certain level of softness; without physical struggle for 3 to 5 minutes. This is a carefully designed practice where each pose targets the joints surrounding the pelvis to create space. According to yogic theory from both ancient China and India, the pelvis is the central power of the body. Modern science also confirms that this centre powers each human movement. Many names have been given to this space, the Indian calls this Kanda (the space of Kundalini), Japanese calls it Hara, Chinese calls it Dan Tien, modern anatomy calls it the Core (or intrinsic muscles of the abdomen and pelvic floor).|