Workshopen passar dig som har tränat Ashtanga yoga under en termin eller mera. Det kommer bli Mysore-träning lördag och söndag förmiddag, så en förkunskap om ordningen i serien så långt du själv gör bör du ha.
Tider, med reservation för ändringar:
Fredag24/4 – 18:00-20:30
Lördag 25/4 – 08:00 – 10:30, lunchpaus, 13:00 – 15:30
Söndag 26/4 – 08:00 – 10:30
1200kr för hela workshopen. Begränsad antal deltagare så anmäl dig i god tid!
Biography Ann Arnesson
At the age of eleven I broke my leg. At the age of 14 I crashed into a car.
Both my body and soul was hurt at an early age.
I started to pray and I remember writing in my diary: “I need to do yoga”, without having a clue what yoga was. I practiced Pilates and I was dancing ballet. This helped a lot to heal my injuries, not completely, but up to a certain level. At the age of 17, I finally met a woman that knew some yoga. She was by then over 70 years old. I was so happy to have met her. Every morning I stood up early to practice with her. This was in Austria during the late eighties. I however moved back to Sweden and started my university studies. For more than 10 years I was far away from yoga. I worked as International Product Manager, travelling every week, with minor connection with my own soul. I felt so miserable. I came to a point where I thought life had no meaning at all. I had to do something. Again I started my search for someone that I could learn yoga from. I found several teachers, but none that I really could make the connection with. I tried various kinds of methods over a few years until I found Ashtanga yoga in 2004. Immediately I felt that this is my path. The year after, I met Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois in New York. It was an astonishing experience to practice with them. Finally in 2009, just before Sri K. Pattabhi Jois passed away, I managed to go to Mysore for the first time. When R. Sharath Jois started teaching again first in Goa the same year and then in Mysore 2010, I practiced with him. This last December and January I spent my the 6th time in Mysore. All in all I have practiced with my teacher R. Sharath Jois for more than 12 months. I got his authorization to teach 2011. How, this all came true is a bit of a miracle to me. Having a family, practicing Ashtanga yoga and trying to go and practice in Mysore yearly, has definitely made my mind stronger.
I love teaching what I’ve learned and what I am still learning. I love meeting people and try to help them from where they stand. For me yoga is a lot about finding mental stability in the everyday life. Using this wonderful system of asanas, together with the other seven limbs of self-development, I think this is the best way of managing nowadays stress and the sometimes difficult situations in life.
I also believe that following this system, you can cure illness, or at least stop it from getting worse.
I see myself as a student and R. Sharath Jois as my teacher together with my family and all the practitioners that I meet. Every person is unique and everyone needs a different approach. Asanas are just the surface, but they are very grounding, if you do them on a regular basis. Mental stability has a lot to do with being grounded and having focus in life. That is why asanas practice are so very important.
I am grateful however meeting the obstacles as they have taught me so much which I can use when teaching. For instance, at the age of 32, my back and mind was so stiff and acheing a lot, I couldn’t straighten my arms in the bridge. Today at the age of 44, I can reach my heels and I feel so good in my back! The stress from the past seem to fade away more and more. In faith to my teacher I am going to continue this process to heal myself and at the same time teach what I have learnt. With gratitude and love.