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TRIPSICHORE INTENSIVE STUDY COURSE
June 13 - July 8, 2016

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INTENSIVE STUDY COURSES
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR PRACTICE 
 

Next Courses:
  
** INTENSIVE 2016 **  June 13 - July 8, 2016
 
** SPECIALIST Course**    August 8 - 12, 2016
Inversions Backbends Unusual Asanas (see the bottom of the page) 
  

PLEASE NOTE:  We have made the decision to change our previously programmed 500 hour Teacher Training into a month long Tripsichore Intensive.  Our reasons for this change are numerous, but, in substance, amount to our strongly held feeling that what we offer in an Intensive is of far greater worth.  We feel that the physically and philosophically complicated practice that the Tripsichore style offers is not something that can be mastered from a teaching perspective in the time allotted and respecting the requirements the Yoga Alliance makes for a 500 hour teacher training.  In our opinion, the work on the specifics of the practice itself are of greater importance to a prospective Tripsichore teacher.  In short, people who are seeking to improve their teaching skills are better served for the hours spent in the studio, time in London, and the money invested in our course by working in depth on their understanding of the Tripsichore practice.

The challenge of the Tripsichore Intensive is to understand and articulate the philosophical orthodoxies of a difficult and advanced vinyasa practice in the context of yoga as it has been practiced in the distant past as well as how it is done today.  We feel that those who take up this challenge will find it rewarding for themselves as both practitioners and as teachers.  It is also, perhaps, worth noting that it removes the pressure, both to ourselves and to the participants, of determining worthiness of certification.


The course will now be from June 13 – July 8, 2016 and runs from 10:00 – 4:00 Mondays through Fridays.  We will only be accepting 10 participants and it is on a first come first served basis.
 

We are giving this course in response to our perceived need for a form of yoga training that addresses aspects of yoga with an intensity that goes beyond what happens in a studio class, workshop, retreat or on a teacher training. 

Curiously, at present, the most intensive training these days occurs in teacher trainings, but these, rightly, consider the needs of a teacher rather than the practitioner.
 We recognise that many people seek a profound yoga training to enhance their abilities as teachers, but that there are others who are not concerned with becoming or improving as a teacher.  Also, we wish to ensure that the standard of our futureTeacher Trainings attract people of high calibre and feel this standard cannot be met unless people have had the opportunity to study the Tripsichore techniques in the depth the Intensive Course provides.

The Intensive Course is for those who already have a well developed practice and it should be stressed that it is an extremely challenging course.  Those who are wondering what that might entail are advised to look at the Tripsichore Yoga DVD (available at
www.pranamaya.com) .  The Intensive Course addresses the REGULAR Practice.  The Intensive Course is designed to examine the techniques of vinyasa yoga from the Tripsichore perspective.  While it is intended to be a physically challenging course with attention paid to the methods used to attain difficult inversions, back bends, etc., it is equally concerned with the philosophical reasons for doing so.  The subjects of pratayahara, dharana, dhyana, and drishti within a vinyasa context will be considered and developed. We are endeavouring to develop yogis who wish to have both amazing physical and contemplative practices. 

Intensive Courses

13 June - 8 July, 2016

Cost:  £3,250

Requirements
:

Comfortable in freestanding Headstand with leg variations
Some knowledge of pranayama
A regular yoga practice

 

Location: 41 Roundwood Road, London NW10 9TP UK

 Please apply to: tripsichore@msn.com



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Some reviews for the TRIPSICHORE TECHNIQUE in its DVD set:

“For the past 15 years [Tripsichore] has developed its own unique brand of asana...the practices are a joy to watch and, along with the workshops, a treasure trove of intriguing ideas.”

— Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal--


“Thanks to this challenging and compellingly creative instructional DVD, advanced yoginis can finally skip a class or a self-practice. In the two-disc set, Edward Clark, a student of yoga since 1978 and founder of the UK-based Tripsichore performance group (www.tripsichore.com), reveals to the public for the first time the Tripsichore Yoga techniques that have dazzled onlookers for decades.”

— Sara Avant Stover, FitYoga Magazine--


“The DVD set highlighting their performance and practice aptly transfers to the small screen. Even when they are linking together spectacular poses, such as lifting from wheel in handstand to arching variations of handstand to wheel again, or in more simple movements, it is the smooth and watery transitions that create beauty.”

— Felicia M. Tomasko, LA Yoga Magazine-----


“...Edward Clark makes magic and entertains... The awe-inspiring virtuoso on the first disc could absorb anyone... Clark is like the jazz musician of Surya Namaskar, always mixing up the notes, revivifying those who are ready for the challenge.”

— Molly Roemer, Yogi Times---

“...Edward has deliberately made the practice sequences quite challenging to give people an opportunity to investigate their real potential by trying things they otherwise might never do.  Challenging they are. Even the Simple series would be a bit of a reach for most intermediate yoga students, except for those who have an athleticism that combines considerable strength, flexibility and balance. Growing in complexity from strongly intermediate to highly advanced, the sequences all start manageably with a basic sun salutation that has some distinctive Tripsichore movements, such as arm circles in extended forward bend. But in the Regular and Plus sequences, Edward and Eileen really begin to take you into some complex and difficult movements and postures. These are definitely not for beginners--and perhaps even beyond many intermediate-level Ashtanga practitioners. Tripsichore’s techniques are likely to take you beyond your current beliefs about physical, mental and energetic limitations--and perhaps to a deeper realization of the unity and flow of life.”

– Tim Noworyta, Yoga Chicago

 

 

TRIPISCHORE'S

SPECIALIST COURSE

August 8 - 12, 2016

INVERSIONS, BACKBENDS AND UNUSUAL ASANAS


The SPECIALIST COURSE is intended for people who already have previously participated in any of:   a Tripsichore 3 Day Workshop, a 5 Day Workshop, a Crash Course, a Summer Intensive or a Teacher Training.  It is intended both for those who want an opportunity to refine their ability in some of the so-called “high end” moves associated with yoga, but it is also a course intended for people who just want to have a bash at learning how to do some things that they feel they might be able to do if they understood how to better approach them.   If you are already well versed in another yoga technique, we feel that this course will significantly enhance that work.

It is certainly not a frivolous course – it will prove very demanding – but it does not address the questions of yoga a seriously as the full length Intensive Course. (just a note here:  we do feel that if you really want to learn Tripsichore technique, you need to do the Intensive.  That is when we actually do the detailed breakdown of the technique.  It is a very good and unique course that will significantly improve your practice and understanding of yoga…so good, in fact, that here we are giving it a plug in promotion for our other courses)

While the title gives an indication of subject matter, one of the premises of this course is that process is just as important as result.   Just as important as the asana itself is the whole experience of how one gets into and out of it…and how it prepares the practitioner for what comes next.  A great deal of emphasis is placed on the Tripsichore version of Ujjayi breath and it is quite technical, but its function is to keep the mind on what is happening in the moment. 

Part of the delight in gaining mastery of inversions, backbends and unusual postures is that there are so many variations in them and this is something that we feel is worthwhile for the practitioner to investigate.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  Firstly, in attempting something difficult, it is often found that it can make the postures that lead up to it seem easier.  The second reason is that there is a delight in exploration…and, if you consider it, the notion of yoga, in attempting union, will arguably come up against the previously unexperienced.

These are certainly the glory moves of yoga calendars and studio antics, but lest you think that we are fostering an unhealthy showmanship, it should be noted that the accomplishment of these difficult postures is also about technical understanding and rigorous mental and physical discipline.   While there are techniques to guide one, it is important to recognise that everyone negotiates these asanas in their own way.  This course is both about how to fully experience the moment and how to profitably be both critical and self-critical in yoga practise. 

COST:  £750

REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST COURSE:  Previous attendance at: a Tripsichore 3 or 5 Day Workshop, a Tripsichore Crash Course, a Tripsichore Summer Intensive or a Tripsichore Teacher Training  

TIMES: 10:00 – 4:00 Mondays through Friday

LOCATION:  41 Roundwood Road, London, NW10 9TP, United Kingdom

PLEASE APPLY TO:  tripsichore@msn.com   


         

 

 

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A seriously difficult training

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