The Art and Science of Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

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This workshop/immersion/intensive focuses on designing the classes in a way that is shaped by the basic principles of sequencing, beginning with Vinyasa Krama and Pratikriyasana. We will design classes for different levels of ability, different areas of practice (for example, heart opening, hip opening, balancing, deeply relaxing, etc.), and other varied conditions and intentions.

Bearing in mind the ebb and flow of an intensive, we're looking roughly at this timetable. Things might shift based on the practice. Please come with an open mind and easy heart.

Daily Schedule:


9–12:30 Philosophy and Principles of Sequencing

12:30–1:30 Lunch

1:30-5 Designing Classes with a Backbending Focus


9–10:30 Model Backbending/Heart Opening Class

10:45–12:30 Designing Hip Opening and Forward Bending Classes

12:30–1:30 Lunch

1:30-5 Designing Classes for Varied Levels of Ability and Experience


10–1 Designing Arm Support and Arm Balancing Classes

1–2 Lunch

1:30-3:30 Designing Shoulder Opening and Stabilizing Classes

3:30-5 Model Arm Balance Class


10–2 Integrating Pranayama and Meditation Into Yoga Classes

2-2:30 Lunch

2-3:30 Sequencing Around Subtle Energy and Subtle Anatomy

3:30-4 Closing Circle: Review and Preparation for a Lifetime of Sequencing


As the venue is not a regular Yoga studio, PLEASE bring a mat and any additional props you think you might need such as blocks/staps/towels ect. You will be able to leave these overnight.

The venue is located in an area of Edinburgh with many places to eat within walking distance and is easily accessible from the city center.

For a sneak peak at the venue click here


Total Investment: £475 by November 17th

Early Bird Pricing: £425 due by September 21st

Non-refundable deposit of £150 due on registration,

Remaining Early Bird balance of £275 paid by September 21 - After Sept. 21 balance of £325 is due.

These rates are by registering directly with:

*If you have not made your full payment by Nov. 17th your space may will be offered to those waitlisted and your registration forfeited.

Spaces are limited...register early!!

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November 21-24