Attending Pure Yoga’s Michael Sutton’s 7 days of Transformation workshop is indeed as the name suggests – a transformational experience. I am very glad to be able to share it here with @lulubellelifestyle and all of her lovely readers!
As a beginner yoga practitioner and not a morning person, you can imagine the initial pain waking up in the morning for Michael’s 7am classes. On the first day of class, the best part was the Shavasana pose – no problems getting into that pose and fell into total relaxation (i.e. sleeping) very quickly!
But once the first day was over and my body got into the habit of waking up early, the transformation began…
Michael’s classes and approach to yoga is like nothing I’ve experienced before. The practice is as much about the poses and the physical exercise (getting toned arms is always a good idea), as it is the inner transformation, which was remarkable. Michael takes the extra effort to explain how the breathing works, how to focus your Chakra (energy points) on different parts of the body while meditating. He even introduced us to visualization techniques, sacred sounds and chanting to be incorporated into our physical practice! Towards the end of the workshop, we were taking notes and drawing stick figures which is in line with the intention of the workshop – Michael and Pure Yoga wanted us to be able to take the practice out of the mat and studio and into our daily lives.
Michael puts it best “In the beginning we join and practice Yoga for many different reasons and intentions – for weight loss, for strengthening or to learn handstands and full splits but stillness of mind and expansion of Prana (life force) is also necessary to elevate your practice.”
I completely agree with Michael and I would think most can identify with this – I mean who doesn’t want to post awesome photos of themselves doing fantastic yoga poses on Instagram!
Best of all – Michael starts and ends every practice with giving gratitude, respect and love, cultivating what he calls “a loving kindness and compassionate heart full of sincerity” in our yoga practice.
I’m definitely still a long way from attaining all the above that Michael shared through my practice, however I can truly attest to the transformational nature of the workshop and would definitely recommend you to give it a shot and see how you can be transformed!
Allowing time for your yoga practice before work helps to focus your mind for the rest of the day, not to mention the smug grin you will have for knowing you have already been good to your mind and body and the day has only just begun.
If you want to attend one of these workshops or find out more you can check out the upcoming workshops HERE.