Videos

Interview with Sofia Xirotyri

sofia xirotyri interview

Sofia is an Ashtanga Yoga level 2 kpjayi authorised teacher based in Athens. She practices into Advanced A series, has tremendous strength and range of motion and is at the same very humble and down to earth. We filmed on the same day workshops on backbending, core and handstands so keep your eyes peeled they will be coming soon!

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Backbending Workshop

backbending with sofia xirotyri

It really is important with backbending to open the shoulders and hips and have a strong core. In this workshop Sofia demonstrates some useful exercises to do just that, with a specific focus on getting ready for Kapotasana. Kapotasana is a very deep backbend and an advanced posture, as in fact are some of the exercises that Sofia uses to warm up, so please be kind to yourself and honest with where you are with your own practice before you…

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Core Workshop

core workshop

A strong core is so important not only for achieving many of the lifts and tricky postures but also for protecting the lower back. In this workshop Sofia Xirotyri shares some of her favourite exercises.

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Handstand Workshop

sofia xirotyri handstand

Time to work on those handstand with Sofia Xirotyri. In this workshop Sofia explains some useful exercises and drills to prepare the body for more stable handstands. She also demonstrates some of the different entries into handstand.

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Fundamentals

vinyasa fundamentals

In this interview and workshop David Robson shares some of his views regarding the importance of trying to stick to the correct vinyasa. The sorts of things that can unconsciously get added or changed are body position, timing, breath and counting. In the workshop part David explains and demonstrates the correct (traditional) vinyasa  of the fundamental standing postures.

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Dropbacks on the Beach

dropbacks on the beach

In this instructional video David Robson talks you through preparing for a doing a dropback, and then doing the dropback itself. As we are on the beach we show you how to use a change in height to make it easier.

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Transitions from Warrior Postures

warrior transitions

Another fun video with David Robson. This time we look at the transitions out of the warrior sequence postures Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana in the Ashtanga Primary Series. Of course we make be happy just to survive the standing postures, but once it starts to get easier it can present a nice challenge to work on more demanding entries and exits. Also a big thank you to my stunt double Jelena Vesić.

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Arm Balances of Ashtanga Yoga Third Series

Ashtanga Arm Balances

In this workshop we look at the arm balances in the third series of Ashtanga Yoga. Even though these come very late in traditional Ashtanga Yoga they are actually within reach for many practitioner, well at least in their simple state without the entry and exit from tripod headstand. The insights that David gives will be useful for any yoga practitioner seeking to improve or introduce arm balances into their practice.

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