devoted Yoga practitioner, teacher and educator
«Lack of awareness can only be removed by practice, not study or theory. Study will remove a lack of knowledge, but this is not the experience. Our awareness only changes through the doing of the practice itself.» – O.P. Tiwari
Stephen Thomas is a devoted Yoga practitioner and teacher, leading regular Yoga classes, workshops and immersions as well as Teacher Training programs in Asia and Europe. His teaching is rooted in the traditional Hatha Yoga practices of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Asana as the other major part of Stephen’s teaching has been influenced by the Alignment principals of Iyengar as well as the Anusara methods, but even more of his self-experienced transformational elements of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. His intention in the physical realm is to present asana in an alignment-based, dynamic form, designed to suite the individual growth of the student as a way to purify and stabilize the system, before one gains the ability to expand its full potential. Stephen’s integral teaching emphasizes the re-discovering of the merge between body-movement & breath as a gateway into the deeper realms of the practice.
A 3 hour workshop that focuses on a passage through the Koshas (layers of existence). Focusing on Asanas which open the power and freedom of the breath body. Before/After a strong Asana practice, the workshop will explore traditional Kriyas and Pranayamas that create stability and ease in the nervous system and cultivate a more clear, […]
A 3 hour Workshop / Asana class with views on integrating progressive breath work into a classic Asana practice. Detailed review, conversation and de-mystified techniques and clarity about bandhas (how/why/when/where), breath timing, synchro movements with breath and sound. *Asana focus will be Pain-Free backbends, Inversions and breath work into Savasana. (English)