GHOSH YOGA MASTERS COME TO BONFIRE
Scott Lamps and Ida Jo are yoga scholars and practitioners of asana/postures, pranayama/breath control, and meditation. They are the head teachers of Ghosh Yoga in the West.
They were awarded the title Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, an ashram founded by Swami Vishnudevananda. They hold Master’s degrees in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS University of London.
Their approach balances a deep knowledge of history and tradition; the most up-to-date scientific knowledge about the body and mind; and commitment to personal practice.
They treat every student they meet with individual care and attention, striving to bring health, perspective, information and peace.
Full Weekend $200/ $175*
*Members enjoy a discount. Not a member yet? Consider converting your package to an auto-debit or year membership for discounted admission to the Ghosh immersion weekend, as well as our other workshops!
Friday Dec 9th
Foundations of the 26 & 2- 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday Dec 10th
8:00a – 9:30a Hot 90 (26 & 2) Taught by Ida & Scott
10:00a – 12:30p Modifications: Find a Therapeutic Approach
2:00p – 4:30p History of Modern Yoga including Ghosh Lineage
5:30p – 7:30p Teaching: Seeing & Speaking
Sunday December 11th
Ghosh Yoga: Foundational Practices + Pranayama 8:00a – 9:30a
Reducing Stress & Improving Sleep 10:00a – 12:30p
Advancing your Practice 2:00 – 4:30p
26 & 2 Foundations
Friday December 9th, 5-7:30pm
In this workshop, we refine the basics of our practice to make sure we are on the right path. We will look into how to practice for maximum gain. After talking about practice techniques, we will focus on how to breathe correctly and how to correctly use our muscles. You will leave with your postures feeling easier, a better understanding of where to focus your effort and with an understanding of how to make progress. This workshop will include a lecture, a chance for questions and a full practice. All levels.
Modifications: Find A Theraputic Approach
Saturday December 10th, 10-12:30pm
We are always practicing something. Sometimes we are building bad habits, working against ourselves, or practicing the wrong things. In this workshop, we refine our practice to make sure we are on the right path. We will look into how to practice for maximum gain, modifying or adjusting as we go. This workshop will include a lecture, a chance for questions and a full practice. All levels.
A History of Modern Yoga
Saturday December 10th, 2-4:30pm
Explore the history of Ghosh yoga beginning from its origins in Kolkata, India. Learn how this lineage evolved out of body building and therapy to what is practiced today. You will become familiar with the great students of Bishnu Ghosh and explore concepts recognizable to practitioners of modern yoga.
Teaching: Seeing & Speaking
Saturday December 10th, 5-7:30pm
Teaching us requires us to know what to say and how to say it. In this workshop for teachers, we tackle what to look for when we’re teaching and how best to communicate that to our students. We will talk about general concepts, take specific questions, and work on teaching exercises to make us a more effective communicator.
Foundational Practices and Pranayama
Sunday December 11th, 8-9:30am
Get back to the basics with this all-levels 90-minute class. Leave feeling empowered.
Reducing Stress & Improving Sleep
Sunday December 11th, 10am-12:30pm
Therapeutic exercises are simple body movements to improve functional health, strength and range of motion. This workshop will focus on bringing stability and relief to the spine, especially the lower back. Also we will focus on calming the body, breath and mind, reducing stress and creating a restful state. Learn how to recognize and manage pain in your everyday life, and also how to calm yourself at bedtime or in stressful situations. This workshop is ideal for beginners, elders, non-yogis and yoga teachers. Bring your family members or friends who have injuries or pain. All levels.
Advancing Your Practice
Sunday December 11th, 2-4:30pm
Progress beyond beginning practices and concepts with this 2.5 hour immersion. We will discuss what it means to be an intermediate and advanced yogi, including practice philosophy and how to use the body and mind with more detail. Asana practice work toward Arm Balancing & Inversion, Full Backbending, and Leg Behind the Head. Practice will conclude with Pranayama: breathing exercises that are the next step beyond Asana in a yogi’s progress. This workshop is for experienced practitioners.