Odinson, the Sheung Wan-based personal training and yoga studio, has launched a semi-annual Enlightenment Series that seeks to give back and create positive change in the mind, body and community.
In support of its network of leading teachers and trainers, the newly opened studio invites them to host dedicated workshops that ultimately benefit a non-profit of their choice.
Seasoned yoga instructor Dylan Bernstein is kicking off Odinson’s Enlightenment Series with a workshop in July focused on Ashtanga yoga, a practice which links a sequence of simple postures with movements led by the breath. An expert in the practice, Dylan will lead students through new challenges and mindful movements, exploring awareness and stillness through spinal extensions (back-bending) and inversions (going upside-down).
Dylan’s Enlightenment Series at Odinson is open to both members and non-members and will benefit Cambodian-based NGO Krama Yoga. Cambodia’s longest running public yoga studio, Krama Yoga seeks to support the underprivileged community by teaching yoga and life skills to children challenged by poverty, abuse, addiction, or lack of familial support. By teaching the importance of cultivating a healthy body and peaceful mind, the NGO aims to provide the tools to stabilise and empower individuals in a changing and disruptive social environment.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching yoga for me is empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Yoga communities, from Krama Yoga in Cambodia to Odinson in Hong Kong, are all based on the shared understanding of mindful living and cultivating a balance in the body and mind. I’m passionate to have the opportunity to give back and inspire others through this workshop,” says Dylan.
Dylan’s next yoga workshop will be 17 July. In addition to leading the workshops, Dylan will be guest teaching at Odinson every Monday and Tuesday in July.
Resolution: Completing Primary
Sunday, 17 July
10.30am – 1pm
The second of the Ashtanga series presents interesting challenges and learning opportunities. The session will incorporate subtleties of specific vinyasa, bandha (body locks) integration, mindful back bending and drop backs, and aspects of Ashtanga pranayama (breathing). This workshop is suitable for those with some Ashtanga experience.
Each class is HKD500 for members / HKD600 for non-members. Visit the Odinson website to book:http://odinson.asia/