Manifest a week of pure yoga magic…
Manifest a week of pure yoga magic…
Hosted by Indada (hyperlink http://indabayoga.com) one of London’s leading yoga studios, this is a new breed of yoga experience. Spend your mornings elevating your yoga practice and deepening your yoga knowledge with advanced yoga teacher Ambra Vallo and your afternoons enjoying ‘la dolce vita’!
This immersion is a light and fun way for students to gain a more in-depth knowledge of all aspects of yoga. Alongside a daily full asana practice, meditation and pranayama, you will learn the correct alignment of poses, focus on anatomy, learn yoga philosophy and explore aspects of yoga such as the energetic and subtle body.
Led by Indaba’s 200hr YTT lead teacher Ambra Vallo, her fun and spontaneous teaching follows the lineages of Dharma, Ashtanga, Forrest and Rocket yoga. With many years of experience teaching yoga, physical movement and coaching athletes to enhance their performance, Ambra has a breadth and depth of yoga knowledge like few others. Â You will explore traditional Hatha Raja yoga and classical philosophy, whilst taking advantage of the many modern scientifically based advancements of asana technique.
7-11am Yoga Practice (Meditation, Pranayama, Kriyas, Full Asana Masterclass, Alignment, Yoga Anatomy)
11am-12pm Organic vegetarian brunch
12pm-1pm Optional Yoga lecture
1pm-7.30pm Free time
7.30pm Organic vegan dinner
You arrive on Saturday and the first class will be Sunday morning and the last class will be the Friday afternoon lecture. The six days of yoga consist of a daily 4 hour class each morning (with a break) and an hour long yoga lecture each afternoon. Each day there will be meditation, pranayama, a full physical practice, kriyas, focus on correct alignment of poses, yoga anatomy and an optional yoga lecture studying topics such as yoga philosophy, mythology and the yogic body.
AMBRA VALLO – BIO:
Ambra is a former Principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well as becoming a hobby she also credits it with helping to enhance and prolong her career. Slowly over the years she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice.
Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (500hrs), Rocket Yoga (400hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Dharma Yoga (800hrs). Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been teaching regularly in teacher training courses, has worked with performers and athletes helping to rethink their traditional training regimes and introduce yoga to drive better performance and increase their enjoyment of sport and performance. Her aim is to guide others so as they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.
Aside from being a facilitator, and a practitioner, Ambra also holds a Masters in Philosophy in Sports Psychology. She is a trainee with the Yoga Sports Science, and loves spending time with her beloved Baxter, a fore-paw standing Border Terrier frequently gracing her Instagram posts (@ambrasana).
FABIO FILIPPI – BIO:
Fabio’s curiosity drove him to travel extensively to remote regions of the world, to find inspiration from people and cultures, while continuously maturing his inner awareness and enriching him with a multitude of experiences. With his backpack and camera always ready, Fabio seeks to seize the unique moments of life as it happens – cultures, religions, people, and countries – reinforcing his belief that exploring the world is the school of life ‘par excellent’, and traveling the best conduit to learning.
During his stay in Nepal, spending most of his time learning from Buddhist monks, he perceived to have lived there before. His experience in the Himalayas deepened his understanding of samsara, which changed his way of thinking and looking at the world.
A devoted disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, Fabio’s journey of enrichment continues through Dharma’s spiritual guidance, practicing daily, sharing classes and workshops of Hatha Raja Yoga. Always enthusiastic and fond of visual communication, Fabio continues working as a photographer and visual designer.