27 Juli

Matthew Sweeney in Wien

Weekend Workshop plus Mysore Style

27. July – 02. August 2012

Friday 27. July, 18:00 -21:00 – Chandra Krama: The Moon Sequence
The first session will commence with an introduction about Vinyasa Yoga and the practice of Chandra Krama. The Moon Sequence is a gentle flowing vinyasa form accessible for all levels. Although this sequence was originally intended for practice on the full moon, the new moon and during the menstrual cycle, it is appropriate at any time for women or men. This sequence emphasises the hips, groin, lower spine and abdominals, which will feel awake and alive after moving through the postures. It takes pressure off the neck, shoulders and wrists (common from the standard jumps in the Ashtanga series) and is useful as a regular alternative to the intense heat of the traditional Ashtanga. Whether old or young this sequence is great for any age. Some Yoga experience is recommended.

Saturday 28. July, 9:00-12:00 – Jumping Through and Jumping Back
This class will explore the methods and techniques necessary to implement greater ease and ability with jumping through and jumping back. It will begin with a warm up for the wrists and then explore the jumps in Suryanamaskara in a step by step manner. Using these techniques as a platform, the progressive application of the jumps in and out of the sitting postures will be developed – both cross-legged and straight-legged. These useful techniques have been comprehensively developed over many years and are applicable for students of any level.

Saturday 28. July, 14:00–17:00 – Back Bending and Mula Bandha
This class will begin with a short Vinyasa warm up. This will be followed by exploring variations of back bending and drop backs. Simple hands on exercises will be provided to increase awareness of the articulation of the lower spine, pelvic floor and psoas muscles. This session will also include some practical advice for understanding and applying the Mula Bandha, or root lock and will conclude with a group discussion.

Sunday 29. July, 9:00-12:00 – Yoga Chikitsa: The Primary Series
Matthew will guide the students through the Primary Series. Students will be encouraged to attempt the postures to their own particular level of ability to avoid pain and injury and to maximize the sense of joy and ease that is possible in the traditional sequence. An examination of some of the anatomical and physiological outlines of the Primary seated postures will conclude the session. Some Ashtanga Yoga experience is necessary for this class, though students will be encouraged to omit any postures that are particularly problematic.

Sunday 29.July, 14:00-17:00 – Inversions and Beyond
This class will begin with a flowing vinyasa warm-up followed by an exploration of headstand the fore-arm balance and handstand. A combination of easy to follow techniques and a fun atmosphere of learning will infuse this session. This class will finish with a group discussion, some exploration of the subtle aspects of Yoga and a guided meditation to end.

Monday 30. July – Thursday 02. August, 8:00-11:00 – Self Practice Sessions
From Monday to Thursday of the same week Matthew will be conducting four self practice sessions. Students who are new to Ashtanga Yoga and want to immerse themselves in the learning of this wonderful system are more than welcome. Students who have an experienced practice and wish to progress and evolve their practice to new heights are also welcome. In addition students who want to learn the Moon Sequence can continue to do so in self practice for these four sessions. Take this great opportunity to place yourself in the experienced hands of an advanced teacher.
Ideally students who attended all of the weekend workshop should come to these sessions to put all of the technique and advice into practice. Students must commit to all four sessions, no casual attendance is possible. Students who are already committed to Ashtanga Yoga self practice should come to most of the weekend workshop so that Matthew does not have to repeat himself. These four sessions will be limited to 20 students, so be sure to book well in advance to reserve your place.

Matthew Sweeney


Matthew began Yoga as a teenager 25 years ago, and has been learning about Asana, the body, meditation, self development and spiritual practice ever since. He began Ashtanga Yoga in 1992, and has been teaching the traditional method since 1996. In recent years he has also incorporated alternative sequences into his teaching as a support to the standard Ashtanga sequences. All students are encouraged to work to their own particular level and inclination, so that the Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Krama methods can support practitioners of any level. His workshops encompass a broadminded and holistic approach, to keep working towards true connection and spirituality.

More Info: http://www.yogatemple.com



Workshop Costs
Casual Class (weekend only) EUR 50,-
Full Weekend EUR 220,-
Mysore Practice EUR 120,-
Total Workshop EUR 310,- / Early Bird EUR 280,- (paid before May 2012)

Drop-in (weekend only) per class EUR 60,-

Workshop Cancellation Fees
Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to workshop will be refunded 75%.
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to workshop will be refunded 50%.
Unfortunately refunds cannot be issued for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the workshop.
The Workshop Cancellation Fees do not take effekt if you find another participant.

Workshop Place
Yogamelange, Thaliastrasse 2 im Hof, Top 11-12, 1160 Wien

Booking & Info
Marija +43 (0)699 171 098 83
E-Mail: info@yogamelange.at Web: http://www.yogamelange.at

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Workshop Summary

Fr 27. July, 18:00-21:00 – Chandra Krama – The Moon Sequence
Sa 28. July, 9:00-12:00 – Jumping Through and Jumping Back
Sa 28. July, 14:00–17:00 – Back Bending and Mula Bandha
So 29. July, 9:00-12:00 – Yoga Chikitsa – The Primary Series
So 29. July, 14:00–17:00 – Inversions and Beyond
Mo 30. July, – Th 2. August, 8:00-11:00 – Self Practice Sessions


“Take care of yourself, LISTEN to yourself!” – Matthew Sweeney talks about how respecting your body is important (2011)

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