As we travel to different yoga communities for weekends of workshops, we are often asked about Practice Week, the weeklong immersion into yoga practice. Is Practice Week for me? What sort of material and practices are covered? What is the schedule like?
The most important element of Practice Week is simple: Practice. It is founded on the idea that once we progress beyond the beginning levels of yoga---usually asana practice---it is difficult to find a venue to learn and cultivate intermediate and advanced yoga. Practice Week provides that venue in the Ghosh lineage.
Intermediate and advanced asana, extensive pranayama study and practice, mental focus, concentration and meditation, the philosophy and history of yoga, anatomy and physiology. The week is designed to be an intensive period of study and practice, rekindling your curiosity and passion and taking you deeper.
So, is Practice Week for you? Only you can answer that question. The only requirement is that you have some experience---about 2 years at least---with yoga practice and are earnestly interested in deepening your practice.
Have you lost the fire that you once had for yoga practice? Has being a yoga teacher dominated your yoga-based life, leaving less time for your own development? Are you interested in deeper practices of yoga? If so, Practice Week might be for you. Don't hesitate to write to us or fill out the form.
Each day begins at 8am. We discuss until 9am and then practice until noon. Lunch from 12-2pm. The afternoon begins at 2 with another discussion, culminating with the more advanced practice of the day from 3:30-6pm. Each day ends at 6pm. We do this for 8 days in a row, ending at noon on the last day.
Scott & Ida are Yoga Acharyas (Masters of Yoga). They are the head teachers of Ghosh Yoga. This blog is about their experience with yoga practice, study and teaching.
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