Pop-up Yoga Festival
11 May 2019, 10.00 – 17.00
In the Moment
72 Berkeley Street, GLASGOW G3 7DS
Donna McCafferey (Manchester): Deconstructing Sun Salutations
Jayne Morrisey (St Annes-on-Sea): Gentle Yoga
Anna Maria Sacco (Edinburgh): Restorative Yoga
IYN members £35 Non-members: £45
Donna has practised Ashtanga Yoga since 1998, and been teaching since 2012. Her teachers have all been certified or authorised by Pattabhi Jois. Her first teacher was Rolf Naujokat in Goa in 1998. She has since practised with Gabi Pascoli in Goa, Matt Ryan in Manchester and more recently John Scott at least once a year. Donna was honoured to be authorised by Manju Jois to teach primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga in 2016. She currently teaches a Mysore programme 3 days a week in Manchester as well as Sanskrit-counted led classes in the evenings. She has assisted John Scott and Manju Jois at workshops in the UK. Donna is passionate about the Ashtanga system as it has been a life-changing practice for her and a constant in her life since she began.The Ashtanga sequences are all based around the sun salutations, each linking sequence between the postures is a mini sun salutation, so it is important that the alignment is correct, because we do so many of them during the practice. We will start by looking at breath, bandha and drishti and then take each posture of the sun salutations and look at correct alignment, drishti, breath and vinyasa count for this posture. We will finish by putting all of the postures together into the classic Surya Namaskar A and B sequence.
Jayne started teaching yoga in January 2004 through the Adult Community Learning programme for Blackpool and The Fylde College and worked for the college for 8 years teaching yoga in the community, which included general community classes, adults with learning difficulties, care homes, dementia wards, psychiatric hospitals, carers’ organisations, woman who had been sexually abused, drug and alcohol services. In 2012 Jayne joined the team at Bolton Yoga, but missed St Annes on Sea and was soon back home. Since then she has been building her private practice offering classes in yoga and meditation, and providing reiki, crystal healing and shamanic healing sessions. In February 2017 Jayne opened Richmond House Holistic Rooms CIC, where a wonderful community of holistic teachers and therapists is evolving. Her hobby and personal passion is singing and music – this crosses over into her work and she is also a recognised mantra/chanting teacher, uses sound healing – voice, singing bowls, tuning forks and drums – in therapy work, and offers chanting classes as well as informal sing-a-long sessions.
Annamaria started practising Iyengar Yoga in 1991. She is a Junior Intermediate 3 teacher (2010) and has been teaching yoga full-time for nearly 20 years. Her inspirations are: Firooza Ali Razvi, her main teacher for the past 14 years; Christian Pisano, with whom she attended teachers’ seminars in France and the UK over the years; and in recent years David Meloni, with whom she studied in Scotland. Over the years Annamaria has studied with several fantastic senior Iyengar yoga teachers in the UK, as well as in Mumbai, and with the Iyengar family in Pune. She owns and directs her own studio, Yoga Stable in Edinburgh. Annamaria is a registered craniosacral therapist (diploma from CCST London). She has also completed the foundation course in Core Process Psychotherapy with the Karuna Institute in Devon. Her session will be an exploration of the movements of the breath in different restorative supportive poses.
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