MATTHEW SWEENEY – Moon Sequence – Chandra Krama Workshop
Sunday 17th October | 11.00am UK | 6.00pm Bali
2 hours | 14 day replay
Matthew Sweeney’s Moon Sequence is renowned and adored. It is a gentle flowing form that combines yin yoga with vinyasa. Chandra Krama was originally designed as a counterbalance to dynamic practices such as the Ashtanga Primary Series. It is intended as a support practice rather than a replacement for your main sequence.
In addition, it helps practitioners to balance all aspects of yoga by applying some key universal principles:
- here and now awareness
- letting go
- balancing yin and yang (or Sattva)
- a general therapeutic and individual approach.
In other words, the sequence can and should be modified by all practitioners, depending on age, ability, injuries, and conditions. It includes variations in standing and sitting postures, with an emphasis on opening the hips, taking pressure off the wrists and shoulders, and allowing for more time holding some postures. Come along to experience it for yourself!
Matthew discovered yoga when he was a teenager. In 1990 he took a 3-year course in Zen Shiatsu, after which he took a yoga teacher training. In 1993 he discovered Ashtanga yoga and took his first trip to Mysore in 1994. For the following three years he stayed for 6 months each time, and returned regularly up until 2006. Since 1998 his personal practice has included “Advanced B”, or 4th Series.
He began teaching Ashtanga Yoga in 1996 and continued to do so for more than 15 years. Over the last decade however his teaching style has shifted somewhat from a standard orthodox approach to something that he sees as more holistic. Rather than adhering to one single viewpoint he does his best to connect to every student as authentically as he can.
Matthew has spent the last 20 years practicing different forms of self inquiry, including Meditation, Tantra, Gestalt Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy, Transforming Cellular Memory, Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta. All of these have contributed greatly to my understanding of Yoga and the connection between the body, Self, and the Divine.
This is truly a workshop and experience not to miss.
NOTE: ALL STUDENTS WHO SIGN UP TO THIS WORKSHOP MUST AGREE DURING THE BOOKING PROCESS NOT TO TEACH THIS SEQUENCE BASED ON THIS WORKSHOP.
Cost €30 approx £25 | US$36