Online Led Classes

I am aiming to start some international online led classes, sometime in May 2020. I am planning to use the zoom app.

 

May 18: Level I: Ujjayi Essentials and Back Breathing plus 1/2 of the Moon Sequence (Rome 10am)

May 20: Level II: Sunshine Sequence (New York 7am)

May 22: Level III: Advanced Sequence - for specific VK students only (Denpasar 10am)

 

May 25: Level I: Moon Sequence (New York 7am)

May 27: Level II: Lion Sequence (Denpasar 10am)

May 29: Level III: Advanced Sequence (Rome 10am)

 

June 1: Level I: Viloma Pranayama, with Bhastrika/Kapalabhati and Sama Vayu plus 1/2 of the Moon Sequence (Denpasar 10am)

June 3: Level II: Sunshine Sequence (Rome 10am)

June 5: Level III: Advanced Sequence (New York 7am)

 

June 8: Level I: Moon Sequence (Rome 10am)

June 10: Level II: Sunshine Sequence (New York 7am)

June 12: Level III: Advanced Sequence (Denpasar 10am)

 

I am catering to three different time zones:

Europe @ Rome time zone

The Americas @ New York time zone

Asia/Australia @ Denpasar time zone.

 

This is to give the most people the most options for practicing. You can join any class from any location however :)

 

Prerequisites:

  1. There are no prerequisites for attending the Pranayama classes and the Moon Sequence classes.

  2. To attend the Sunshine Sequence led class (a liberated version of the Primary Series) either you have to have done a course with me, OR attend at least 4 Moon Sequence led classes online, and 1 of each of the Pranayama classes, as above. This includes putting those sequences into self practice at home, in between the led classes, so you start learning them thoroughly.

  3. To attend the Lion Sequence led class, you have to have done a minimum 4 week course with me (within the last 5 years), OR you have to do at least 4 Moon Sequence classes, 1 of each of the Pranayama classes, and 4 Sunshine Sequence classes above, before this class will be open to you. This includes putting those sequences into self practice at home, so you start learning them thoroughly.

  4. The Advanced Sequence classes are only available to students who have done multiple courses with me, on a case by case basis.

 

All classes will be approx 2 hours (or 2.5) for the guided Vinyasa/Pranayama, and 30 minutes or so for Q & A at the end (up to 3 hours long!) so please be prepared for that length of time.

The fee for classes: $20 USD per person per class, plus monthly fee yet to be decided, depending on overall interest.

 

When you start learning the Level I Pranayama and the Moon Sequence, you will be expected to practice each technique / sequence twice per week (minimum) in self practice. You will also be expected to give me some feedback via email that you’ve been learning the sequence thoroughly. If you don’t think you can manage to practice each sequence yourself (at home with the cheat sheets), after doing the online led class with me, it won’t be possible for you to progress to the next sequence. Please be disciplined about this. Focus on learning every detail of each sequence.

 

For this reason I also recommend buying the new book above, and printing it out, so you can have handy cheat sheets, and take notes, so each section of each sequence becomes clearer and manageable for your body. The book will also give you great background on what each sequence is about, what the Pranayama is for, and how to integrate it all.

 

If you are interested in these online classes please write to me and I will put you on the list. When you write this email please include the following, written exactly as below:

 

  1. Your full name

  2. What country you are presently in

  3. If you have done a course with me in the last 5 years (minimum 2 weeks).

  4. Which class(es) you are intereted in

 

Write to: bendsalot@gmail.com

 

Om Shanti
Matthew Sweeney