Presentatörer - Stockholm February 9-11 2018

Jared McCann

Jared McCann, Brooklyn NY, Honolulu Hawaii

Jared undervisade i Sverige för första gången på Yoga Games i Göteborg 2017 och efter det enormt stora beröm han fick är vi nu stolta att han även kommer till Stockholm snart!

Jared McCann is an international yoga teacher and holds an advanced E-RYT 500 designation. He is the two time national and 2013 world asana champion.  Jared has studied yoga extensively with Dharma Mittra, Anna Forrest, and Mary Jarvis. He has decades of practice in Ashtanga, Bikram, Dharma, Forrest, and Iyengar yoga combining all disciplines together in his vinyasa series. He continually studies new and old traditions and implements them to both his practice and teachings.

Jared believes that yoga is a powerful tool which assists human progress, allowing each individual to peel off layers of their "identities" in order to uncover their own true nature. He believes that through yoga, practitioners feel part of something larger than themselves, and are better able to see their own divine place in the universe.

Jared is the founder of Lighthouse Yoga School in Brooklyn, New York.  He loves his students and leads teacher trainings year round.

Instagram @wearejared

Stockholm 9-11 februari 2018

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12:00 : Backbending Your Entire Spine (Studio 6 Riddarsalen)

This 3 hour workshop focuses on backbending techniques designed to heal, open, and strengthen your entire spine.

The workshop begins with a strong vinyasa sequence that includes abdominal exercises, standing postures, and inversions. After the warm up, we will flow into classical backbending postures with an interactive lecture focusing on alignment and technique. Jared will focus on explaining bandhas (energy locks) in the pelvis and abdomen to enhance stability and awareness.  We will also discuss the function of hips, shoulders, abdominals, and limbs in creating a strong and supported backbending practice.  The workshop ends with exercises that unwind the spine, savasana, and meditation.

This class is designed for all levels. Beginners are welcome!

About Backbending

Backbending is a healing practice. The compression of vertebral discs hydrates and brings nutrients to the spine, allowing practitioners to keep their spine healthy as they age. Backbending balances the nervous system and opens the front of the body, generating energy and emotional awareness.


09:00 : Sun Salutations (Studio 2 Mälarsalen)

This class explains Surya Namaskara A, B, and C in detail.  The movements in the Sun Salutations encompass many transitions prevalent in Vinyasa Classes.  The transitional movements create strength and lightness in the physical body, and are the cornerstone of yoga asana.  Understanding these nuances creates a safe and strong foundation for students of vinyasa yoga.

16:15 : JM Vinyasa (Studio 2 Mälarsalen)

This is Jared’s signature open level vinyasa class. Jared McCann Vinyasa classes aim to break attachments, create energy, vitality, and purify both mind and body. Breathing becomes a meditation and is utilized to create space from the inside out.  Jared’s class blends many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Forrest, and Dharma yoga. JM Vinyasa bridges gaps in yoga traditions, and creates a practice that is modern, accessible, and allows practitioners to learn from all styles. Every class includes standing postures, hip openers, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions. Classes can also include mantra, pranayama, kriya or meditation. All levels are welcome


11:30 : Hips and Forward Folds (Studio 5 Magasinet)

This workshop will explain Mula Bandha, Swadisthana Bandha, and Uddiyana Bandha which are energy locks in the pelvis and lower abdomen.  Understanding these techniques help to release hamstrings, lower back, and hips - bringing ease into forward folding postures.  We will also bring attention to the feet and variations of Pada Bandha (foot lock), and Janu Bandha (knee lock) which creates ease and stability in forward folds.

The workshop will begin with a vinyasa sequence covering standing poses and then transition into different forward bending and hip opening asanas.

All levels welcome.

14:00 : Kriya Yoga (Studio 5 Magasinet)

Kriya means action.  And Kriya Yoga combines mantra, movement, and focus to create a shift in energy.  The Kriya yoga system consists of varying levels of pranayama, mantra, and mudra-based techniques used to accelerate spiritual realization.  Mantra practice creates a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind.  Kriya (moving meditation) brings clarity. Pranayama destroys the veil of ignorance. This class allows students to explore the higher limbs of yoga in a safe and supportive environment.

All levels welcome.