“STRUCTURE and SPIRIT”
A Weekend Workshop with Ezgi Fisher and Brian King
August 31 - September 1, 2019
Come open up to new horizons, discover a new you and practice building a new body with Ezgi Fisher and Brian King. Learn to see your practice in new ways and develop a new awareness to yourself and to your life. Ezgi and Brian are looking forward to share their unique skills to co-teach this weekend. This workshop is geared towards everyone. From beginners to highly skilled yoga teachers looking for new approaches. All levels are welcome.
Join us for this interdisciplinary approach to the individual and the universal. Ezgi and Brian will be teaching the combination of western science based structure of the physical body and the universal eastern teachings. We will find the link through our physical bodies via a well structured movement practice, developing a new body and a brand new awareness to our body. Topics of note include: rethinking “basic” physical yoga, back pain management and hip hinging, back-body and front-body core strengthening, “beginner” hand balancing drills, various strength tools including athletic sitting combined with various dimensions of yoga; Asana, Philosophy, Mantra, Mudra, Pranayama and Deep Contemplation.
Ezgi Fisher is a dedicated yogini continuously striving to connect to her truth since the very early ages of her life. Ezgi has been studying all her life to grow in many areas and through many layers of our existence creating a wholesome approach for health and wellbeing and a deep connection to the Self. She studied the physical body, mind and spiritual self in depth and continuously puts her studies in action through daily practices and teaching to beautiful souls all around to inspire them to discover and live their truth. Her studies span from a highly scientific academical background through her PhD/Doctorate in applied science to various fields of Yoga, to advanced studies in Hindu-Shaiva Tantra Philosophy and Meditation. Next to being an Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainer, she is also certified as an integrative nutrition health coach, Acroyoga teacher, fitness instructor and studied Thai massage, and acrobatics. She is an Authorized Neelakantha Meditation Teacher and a certified facilitator of Family and Systemic Constellations and Applied Astrologer.
Brian King is a structural endurance coach, perceptual explorer, author, anatomical educator, multi-sport athlete, proponent of the Scientific Method, surfer, and dedicated slackliner. Brian has studied the body for nearly his entire life seeking athleticism and health. His approach is a hybrid of east and west. His focus tends towards athleticism, structure, and strength. His influences range from Daoism to Thomas Meyers, Feldenkrais to martial arts, Pilates to soccer. Brian approaches his movement practice as a science experiment and enjoys teaching others how to build such a structure in order to take new responsibility for their practices. Brian has worked with the USA Olympic women’s beach volleyball team, the Garmin cycling team, professional surfers, golfers, runners, and triathletes along with many other professional athletes.
The 4 sessions will build on each other and you will leave with a new combination of tools for continued fun in your health practice. We highly recommend that you attend all 4 sessions.
All the sessions will have a specific mantra, mudra and pranayama setting with a Hindu-Tantra philosophical theme open for satsang.
Session 1: Saturday: 10:00-12:30
“Back to Yoga Basics - Back Pain Management - Building a New Body”
Sometimes moving forward means returning to the beginning. This is the case for the advanced concept of “building a new body.” It requires simple positions in order to allow for complexity of actions and choices. Learn how to advance your practice by simplifying, centering and then expanding outward. You will be introduced to foundational stability anchors in the physical body, to creative versions of hip hinging for back health, to complex actions yet simple movements, and to various other concepts preparing to start building a new body. You will also be introduced to Ezgi&Brian’s basic sequences, drills, and transitions in between them.
Session 2: Saturday: 14:00-16:30
“Slow and Steady Journey to Hand Balancing - Developing Your Cores”
Safely building toward hand balancing and building a stronger, healthier hand balancing practice can be simple. We will present a clear process that if you choose to engage, will improve your skills, speed up your progress and preserve your wrist health. We will introduce actions and strengthening drills for back core, front core, and side core. You will be introduced to a developmental structure and strengthening tools preparing for arm balances. This session is not about the final forms of arm balances but rather breaking down the slow process that takes you there and you will get to enjoy the journey fully for a fun hand balancing practice.
Session 3: Sunday: 10:00-12:30
“Athletic and Healthy Sitting - Touch, Breathing, Chanting”
We will start with exploring athletic sitting, ground and grounding. Do you sit on your “Sit bones?” Come learn a new process for interacting with the ground that is fundamental to your health and athleticism. Sitting is a powerful way to train and a usable way to rest. It is also where people tend to be the least skilled and the most challenged when it comes to interacting with the ground. We will take this wisdom into developing our physical body athletically and explore it in various other postures and seated postures and developmental positions on the ground. We will explore the body-ground interface and how that impacts the pelvic floor. We will finish with sitting touch and deep contemplation, chanting, and pranayama.
Session 4: Sunday: 14:00-16:30
“Bringing It All Together, Assessing and Using Your New Body”
We will work on understanding and practicing how everything we learned over the weekend all ties together. Were you able to find a new body? Can you keep it and train with it? How complex can your practice be before you revert to your old body? We will practice the combination of sequences and drills and complex actions we have learned over the weekend bringing it all together and build a repeatable practice that you can take with you from the weekend. Expect a deep transformational journey for the physical body and a sweet ending integrating all through the body, mind and spirit combining with the various dimensions of yoga.
Price: Per session CHF 108.- / Whole workshop 4-sessions CHF 400.-
(Early Bird pricing CHF 350.- if you register by July 31st 2019)
Location: STAMBHA Yoga, Seefeldstrasse 231 8008 Zurich