Previous Workshops

Workshops allow you to focus on different aspects of yoga.  Blow is a select list of previous workshops held at Chevron. To see our Upcoming Workshops, click here.

 2018

Asana Before the Class

This workshop is suited to anyone who regularly attends classes in a Centre and or have a home practice.  At the beginning of each class, considerations should be given to conditions and or injuries that you are currently managing and how best to prepare yourself before the class commencement; in particular shoulders, knees, back, neck, hips, blood pressure and mensuration complaints.  This workshop will provide you with a maturity to your self care as a yoga practitioner.


Asana with the Ropes

In this workshop, we explored the freedom the ropes give you with specific asanas, how to successfully use the ropes for these asanas and how to explore the depths the ropes can create.  At the end of this workshop, you will feel at ease with using the ropes and have a deeper understanding of how to specifically tie, hold and structure the ropes.


Three Day Workshop: YOGA & DIGESTION: Cultivating Organ Health

This workshop explored how to best support the digestive system through our yoga practice.  The digestive system can be compromised through diet, stress, lifestyle & sleeping habits, addictions, work, and postural holding patterns. The first part of the workshop incorporated a sequence of asanas that were designed to support digestion. Students learned correct asana alignment and how to balance muscular tone and release, which are key in achieving optimal digestive health. The second part of the series was based on cooling the nervous system through restorative and pranayama techniques to calm and reset digestion.


2016

Annual Workshop with Senior Iyengar Teacher Caroline Coggins

Each year Chevron Yoga Centre hosts a three day workshop led by Senior Iyengar Teacher Caroline Coggins. The workshop is open to all students of yoga and over the three days, time and space will be created to quiet the mind and observe what comes from 3 consecutive days of yoga.


Workshop 1 – Ground Up – Feet/Ankles/Knees and everything in between

Here we will look at the yogic anatomical position, how asana can be improved with individual needs and the effects to the human system through the feet. We will look at remedial complications and how to best use props where necessary and how the feet are used to access the Torso in yoga asana and pranayama.


Workshop 2 – Move the Hips – Femur/Hips/Groins/Lower back

Here move up from the previous workshop, building the growth of the yogic anatomical postures, the importance of the shin to femur (upper leg) placement. How the digestive, reproductive, respiratory system are improved with correct alignment in the asana. We will look at remedial issues that arise with individuals and how to best use props where necessary to improve postures. Here will will also address the Spine in Backbends and Inversions.


Workshop 3 – Open Your Chest – Thoracic/Shoulders/Neck

Here we move to the very complicated and delicate issue of the Thoracic and Shoulders. We will look at how Society has changed our structure and poor health is developing quickly here in the West. The importance of the movement of the arm for good thoracic chest function. Great health can be accomplished through the correct alignment of yoga to the upper chest. How with good alignment we can overcome or have tools to address heart, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems. Remedial issues will also be address in this workshop and how best the individual uses props to improve the human system.


 2015

Annual Workshop with Senior Iyengar Teacher Caroline Coggins

Chevron Yoga Centre will be a hosting a three day workshop led by Senior Iyengar Teacher Caroline Coggins. The workshop is open to all students of yoga and over the three days, time and space will be created to quieten the mind and observe what comes from 3 consecutive days of yoga.

The word workshop conjures up feelings of grunt and push, and yet this is not what these sessions are about! They are to do with concentrated focus, like a mini retreat in daily life, were time is put aside to pay attention, directing your whole self to a finer point, becoming present to the present. What happens then is that space is made, and our minds, like a pebble dropped into a pool, sinks into that quietness. We come home to ourselves. Caroline Coggins


November | Developing a Restorative/Pranayama Practice

August | Winter Practice Workshop

March | Developing A Home Practice

February | Women’s Health Clinic

January | New Year Intensive