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SH Century Link, Shanghai, Hong Kong
In 2015, Dou accidentally saw David Swenson's yoga practice video, which deeply touched his heart. He marvelled that yoga was so elegant, light and flexible. This planted the seeds of Ashtanga deep in Dou's heart. Since then, he has gradually tried various schools of practice, taking the first step of his Yoga journey. In 2016, Dou met Alexey Pavlyukov and Nea Ferrier, two authorised teachers in Ashtanga Yoga Dubai and systematically studied Ashtanga Yoga. Under their guidance, he not only refined the yoga style but also gained a deeper understanding of the essence and teaching of yoga. In yoga’s essence of self-awareness, Dou went to Mysore KPJAYI to study under the lineage holder of Ashtanga Yoga Sharath Jois and continues to do so yearly. Dou's teaching style focuses on tradition, precision and pertinence. Through teaching in different countries, we can clearly understand the most appropriate programmes suited to individuals of various physical attributes and conditions. Qualifications • 40-hour Ashtanga Yoga TTC with David Swenson, PURE Yoga Shanghai, 2019 • Clayton Horton Ashtanga Yoga 5-day workshop, 2018 • 300-hour Ashtanga Yoga TTC with Kamal Singh, Tattvaa Yogashala, Rishikesh, 2017 • 50-hour Ashtanga Yoga primary series with Alexey Pavlyukov, 2016
Gentle Evening Stretch
Wind down the evening with this gentle stretch practice. You’ll be able to release tension from your chest, shoulders and hips. It can help you rest and relax after a long day.
A non-vinyasa-based asana practice focused on connecting the body and mind with the purpose of increasing awareness and stability. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included. Suitable for students with some yoga experience looking to have an invigorating experience. No full inversions are included in these classes. Some preparations for inversions and Level 2 postures may be introduced, with options for Level 1 students to ease the transition from Level 1 to Level 2 classes.