Perhaps you attend yoga classes regularly and you’ve even established a home practice. If you’d like to deepen and your further your practice and learn more about a specific aspect of the practice yoga workshops can offer this experiences beyond those usually included in a typical 60-90-minute class.
A workshop normally lasts for 2-3 hours or takes place over a long weekend. Workshops focus on a specific aspect of yoga, asanas, breathing practice, meditation or a particular limb (guidelines) of yoga. The possibilities are completely different but they all have one thing in common, participating in the practice of yoga.
Time restraints. In today’s world, we’re under a lot of time pressure and we can sometimes rush to and from a yoga class and don’t benefit as much as we could be. A workshop offers more time to experiment with postures, more detailed instruction will happen as time allows this.
Deepen your practice. The beauty of a workshop is that there is more time to absorb what your body is telling you, ask questions, analyze practices, postures, breathing techniques and deepen your awareness and knowledge. Asana is a beautiful way to develop self-knowledge, but it’s the tip of the yoga iceberg. Hidden depths are waiting to be discovered. Workshops can be very rewarding.
Shift your awareness
Shift your awareness. The intensive focus of a workshop may answer questions you didn’t even know you had. Focusing on yoga for a couple of hours or throughout a weekend also shifts your awareness.
Find your tribe
Find your tribe. You’ll connect with a group interested in the same themes, and have more opportunities to interact while you share experiences on the mat and off. Let your yoga mat take you places….for instance, pick a teacher, studio or venue you’ve been wanting to visit, who knows where the journey will take you.
Renew your commitment
Renew your commitment. Trying something new can help you appreciate your practice all over again. Especially good times to shake things up are the change in seasons, holidays, birthdays or whenever you need renewed energy and a fiercer focus on your practice!