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MARCH WORKSHOPS: Mastering The Basics on MARCH 2&3; Beyond Basics on MARCH 9&10

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

To properly kick off the start of the LUNAR NEW YEAR OF THE PIG, Manoj has announced that he will conduct TWO 2-DAY WORKSHOPS this MARCH. The first workshop will be MASTERING THE BASICS happening at 9AM-12PM on MARCH 2 & 3, and the second workshop will be BEYOND BASICS happening at 1-4PM on MARCH 9 & 10. Both workshops are suiltable for practitioners of ALL LEVELS and regular Manasa Yogis are especially recommended to attend these workshops so that we may better comprehend the directions and aspirations Manoj has for us, for 2019!

6 MONTH & ANNUAL CARD HOLDER DISCOUNT IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF workshop fees are fully paid before the EARLY BIRD DEADLINE. ONLY CASH PAYMENT or Bank Transfer is accepted for this DISCOUNT.

PAYMENT METHODS: Payment by cash and credit card* accepted. For bank transfer, make payment to White Lotus Sdn. Bhd. via Hong Leong Bank Acct#29100013008 and email bank-in slip to info@manasa-yoga.com.



Please read on to find out more about this workshop. WORDS FROM OUR GURU MANOJ:

At Manasa, what I share is my insights from varied fields of disciplines and philosophical perspectives to which I have been exposed, and in which I have spent a long time on. The focus of teachings at Manasa is not exclusively on the conventional poses of yoga, as for us, it’s the context which makes yoga, and not the contents in itself. But the different drills, skills in themselves is not our exclusive focus, rather they serve as the medium through which deeper possibilities of awareness can be learnt, explored and experienced. To learn, or for that matter, teach all this in the length of a one hour class is difficult. Further, for some students, the excitement of the skills of physicality in the execution of a movement/ position can render them blind/ deaf or both to the invitation to look deeper into the psycho-emo-energy aspects; whereas  for some others, the difficulty of the physicality can dissuade them from looking at it neither physically, nor in its energy levels . And this is where workshops are so important. Here there is an opportunity for the teacher to go more in-depth, and hopefully give a deeper view of both aspects of the practices to the student, which the student can use in the classes post workshop.

And also, we do not discount the sheer physicality of the mat practice at all. There is so much beauty in the learning and teaching of movement and holding practices. Learning the bio-mechanics and the technical skill as well as the fundamental sub-actions of a big action, such as say, a press to handstand etc is extremely critical to confidence in the practitioner’s mind, which helps them to stay in the process of progress.

It’s in the context of all the above mentioned that we announce the first workshop of 2019

For the first time ever, we are dividing the workshop into two. One 2 day workshop exclusively covering the basics, and another 2 day where we go bit beyond the basics. Both workshops are open to all levels.

What you will learn at:


Understanding flexibility training- These are the practices we generally undertake in the classes titled ‘relax’, or ‘restorative’ or ‘flexibility’. We will explain the different ways to work here, as well as an understanding of the bio mechanics involved.

Understanding mobility training- These are the practices which we do under the pulsation classes, as well as vinyasa. In the workshop we will train you in depth the various drills which will help you achieve great functional range of movement in the different joints, especially hips and shoulders. Component work on sun salutations, Manasa’s kalari movements, different core series, drills which will help you to work towards headstand, forearm balance, handstand and much more will be covered here

Understanding stability training- This will involve drills which help you hold positions from a point of view of strength and length, and the training will be different from the other two.

Prop based practice- Props help us in the stability-flexibility training. Its especially helpful in holding backbends for a longer time than otherwise. Its important to understand the usage of the block, chair as well as the ropes.

Breath-work- Fundamentals of techniques of practicing the different breathing techniques we employ at Manasa


First day- New elements in mobility and strength training will be taught.  External object training- Generally in yoga mat practice, we use our body as the tool of movement or holding. In this training, you will be learning some stick movements. This will help you in your coordination skills, concentration, left-right brain synchronicity etc

Second day- Focus will be on alambana, or prop support practices on advanced positions.

Breath-work- We will also analyse the existing breathing practices, and add a few more elements to it.


Saturday, March 2, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
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