INSPIRED TO DONA HOLLEMAN’S
CENTERED YOGA METHOD
HELD BY FRANCESCA PETRILLI
FROM 24 TO 28 JUNE 2022 IN VALLE D’AOSTA
At the base of Mont Blanc in the welcoming Maison Le Champ B&B, Luciana will attend to our every need, from vegetarian meals through to making sure that breaks and free time can be savoured to the maximum. There’ll be five days of intense practice immersed in nature, an essential element of the Dona Holleman’s philosophy.
The 8 Vital Principles, and the spirit of the method itself, will be experienced through yoga practice. The principal asana groups of traditional Hatha Yoga will be treated and revisited looking at the laws of anatomy, reawakening and stimulating the natural intelligence of the body. Working on positions and exercises either in couples or in small groups, we’ll try out different ways of helping one another deepen understanding using innovative techniques developed and refined by Dona herself. Breathing will be especially highlighted, particularly the mula bandha breathing, an ancient technique which Dona has since reinvigorated so that the action of reawakening the Kundalini is more energetic.
Day 1: BREATHING: Padmasana and the bandha
DAY 2: ROOTING DOWN: Standing positions
DAY 3: ALIGNING MIND WITH BODY: Forward bends
DAY 4: INTENT: Twists and backbends
DAY 5: BALANCE: Balancing on the hands
Every afternoon we’ll work on Sirsasana, Halasana and Sarvangasana together with their variations. The mornings, meanwhile, will see us start the day with a silent meditation in the forest.
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