Quantum Yoga

Lara Baumann

Sri Lanka

MA, E-RYT 500

Lara Baumann teaches the Quantum Method® of Yoga to all levels of students both publicly and privately worldwide. Her powerful relationship with yoga and a strong interest in Eastern philosophy is the result of her upbringing in India and Japan, which subsequently led her to complete an MA in Religious Studies at SOAS, University of London. As an apprentice, she has studied with Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, as well as BKS Iyengar in Pune. In May ’05 Lara took the Jivamukti 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training, and in July ’09 she completed the 500-hour certificate with Tripsichore. Her main teachers are Edward Clark, Danny Paradise and Clive Sheridan. In January ‘09 Mandala Publishing released Lara’s book & DVD “Quantum Yoga, Creating Your Ideal Practice from an Ocean of Possibilities”. Mandala has now published the new expanded edition of this successful book with the new subtitle “Quantum Yoga, The Holistic Approach to Creating Your Ideal Practice”. The author has also presented several yoga documentaries and writes features for yoga magazines, as well as making a regular appearance on Body In Balance TV. Lara runs Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training courses in the UK, India and Sri Lanka. From October ’08 till March’12, Lara has been intermittently on world tour, teaching the Quantum Yoga workshop series in yoga hubs of the USA, Asia and Europe. She has now settled in Galle, Sri Lanka, where she and her husband are building an upmarket eco-retreat. Lara has published three Quantum Yoga double audio-CD’s of the Basic sequences that regulate each Ayurvedic dosha (body-mind constitution) in turn. The Quantum Master Sequence DVD came out in June ’09. In October ’11 she launched a trilogy of Advanced dosha-regulating Quantum Yoga sequence DVD’s. This year’s releases are the final three Beginner’s sequence video downloads. In November ’12, Lara shot the Quantum Yoga pregnancy DVD, which is still in post-production. Lara’s objective is to guide people in developing an optimal, powerful, healing and sacred practice that leads to health, happiness and enlightenment.

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays 09:00 - 10:30 Villa Santosi
Tisara Villas, Duwa Road, Habaraduwa, Galle
Drop-in All Levels http://www.tisaravillas.com

Fridays 09:00 - 10:30 Amangalle
10 Church Street, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
Drop-in All Levels http://www.amanresorts.com/amangalla/home.aspx

Workshops

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Tri, Koggala Lake, Galle, Sri Lanka
23rd Aug - 23rd Aug 2015
PAMPERING SUNDAYS AT TRI

Lara Baumann Drummond will launch the special events at Tri on the 23rd of August with the first of hopefully many Pampering Sundays, which includes a 2.5hr Quantum Yoga workshop (assisted by Judith Daniel), one massage and a super delicious healthy lunch (non-alcoholic beverages incl), plus use of all Tri facilities throughout the day. This will give the local community, as well as visitors at other hotels and villas, the opportunity to lift their spirits and improve their health in the most amazing surroundings. Come and check out this architectural and artistic feat and return relaxed and inspired! For more retreat info & to book, please go to www.quantumyoga.com or e-mail lara@quantumyoga.com. To read about and see photos of Tri, please visit www.trilanka.com.

 

8:30am Welcome to Tri Tea served by water feature

9am Introduction to the Quantum Method of Personal Practice Optimisation

9:30am Dynamic Vinyasa Flow

11am Pranayama, Meditation and final relaxation

11:30: workshop end

 

11:45am onwards: massages staggered at varying allocated times depending on group size. Use of steam room optional.

 

1pm Lunch

 

Afternoon: relaxing by the infinity pool, boat trips and walks.

 

 

Price: $110


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Yotopia, Covent Garden, London
30th Aug - 30th Aug 2015
Optimising personal practice with Ayurveda

Quantum Yoga is a method of personal practice optimisation using Ayurvedic assessment tools. The focus is on dynamic asana (posture) – vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) and pranayama (breathing exercises).

           

SUNDAY, 30th August 2015, 2 till 5pm Beginner to Intermediate Level

The workshop will begin with an introduction to Quantum Yoga, i.e. how to gain the ability to ultimately spontaneously create your ideal flowing, dynamic yoga sequences. Each participant will be given a Prakriti (Ayurvedic “nature”) assessment test, with which they will discover how the three doshas (body-mind constitutions) are distributed in their own body-mind complex. Next we will investigate how outer circumstances affect what tendencies manifest, and thereby how our requirements can vary from day to day. Finally, using the quantum method, yogis will learn how to adjust their yoga practice in accordance with changing needs to achieve optimal results. The group will then decide/vote which of the 3 dosha-regulating intermediate sequences to choose to practice: Birds (vata-regulating), Heroes (pitta-regulating), or Lotus Mandala (kapha-regulating). All three are flowing vinyasa sequences, with the emphasis in turn being on grounding, strengthening, stabilizing (vata-regulation), cooling, soothing, balancing (pitta-regulation), or energising, invigorating, and stimulating (kapha-regulation). Each sequence can be accompanied by music composed specifically to support the desired energetic effect. Time permitting, we will end with a Q & A session. 

Please visit www.quantumyoga.com to find out more information, and to do the Prakriti (Ayurvedic “nature”) assessment test if you prefer to have completed it before coming to the workshop.

COST: £40 

Note: Massive discounts will be given on the day to workshop participants, who would like to purchase the Quantum Yoga CD’s or DVD’s of the Series. Bring cash or cheque please!

Bookings please straight through www.yotopia.co.uk.


Yoganesh

Yotopia, Covent Garden, London
20th Sep - 20th Sep 2015
Optimising personal practice with Ayurveda

Quantum Yoga is a method of personal practice optimisation using Ayurvedic assessment tools. The focus is on dynamic asana (posture) – vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) and pranayama (breathing exercises).

            

SUNDAY, 20th September, 2 till 5pm Intermediate – Advanced Level

The workshop will begin with an introduction to Quantum Yoga, i.e. how to gain the ability to ultimately spontaneously create your ideal flowing, dynamic yoga sequences. Each participant will be given a Prakriti (Ayurvedic “nature”) assessment test, with which they will discover how the three doshas (body-mind constitutions) are distributed in their own body-mind complex (for those who have already completed the test, Lara will be available to answer any general or personal enquiries). Next we will investigate how outer circumstances affect what tendencies manifest, and thereby how our requirements can vary from day to day. Finally, using the quantum method, yogis will learn how to adjust their yoga practice in accordance with changing needs to achieve optimal results. The group will then decide/vote which of the 3 dosha-regulating advanced sequences to choose to practice: Infinity Trees (vata-regulating), Beauty (pitta-regulating), or Leaping Salmon (kapha-regulating). All three are dynamic vinyasa sequences, with the emphasis in turn being on grounding, strengthening, stabilizing (vata-regulation), cooling, soothing, balancing (pitta-regulation), or energising, invigorating, and stimulating (kapha-regulation). Each sequence can be accompanied by music chosen specifically to support the desired energetic effect. Time permitting, we will end with a Q & A session.

Please visit www.quantumyoga.com to find out more information, and to do the Prakriti (Ayurvedic “nature”) assessment test if you prefer to have completed it before coming to the workshop.

COST: £40 

Note: Massive discounts will be given on the day to workshop participants, who would like to purchase the Quantum Yoga CD’s or DVD’s of the Series. Bring cash or cheque please!

Bookings please straight through www.yotopia.co.uk.

Retreats

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Teacher Training, 200 & 500-hour YA

Please go to the Teacher Training section on this website. See Menu top right.


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Tri, Koggala Lake, Galle, Sri Lanka
17th Oct - 24th Oct 2015
Quantum Yoga Retreat

Saturday 17th till Saturday 24th October 2015

With Lara Baumann Drummond

 

This exclusive holistic holiday includes daily morning meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises), followed by a dynamic vinyasa class. Each participant will get the opportunity of finding out their personal prakriti or Ayurvedic “nature”, through a one-on-one consultation in which they will also be advised how this may inform their choice of food, holistic treatments, physical practice and life-style, to ensure optimal health and a calm, positive state of mind. One Ayurvedic massage is included in the package, but there are many more treatments to choose from should you wish to pamper yourself more.

Tri is Sri Lanka’s first contemporary design hotel, which manages to combine a truly sustainable approach with exquisite luxury and comfort for its guests, as well as offering authentic and exciting unique experiences. Koggala is Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake, famous for its incredible lush tropical vegetation and fascinating rare birds and wildlife. Nevertheless, it is only a half-hour drive to Galle centre with its famous Fort (a world heritage site). Tri’s spacious Yogashala is above the library, floating in a beautiful bamboo grove. Tri’s own private beach club is still in development, but guests have access to the land, where they can be taken to by boat in only 15 minutes. Kabalana beach is a gem – beautiful, quiet and ideal for swimming, and even with a famous surf break at the far end.

The Quantum Yoga retreat will be Tri’s opening event. Prices are discounted, because the owners view this as an opportunity to gather valuable feedback from its first guests.

Tri’s gourmet restaurant serves healthy Asian-fusion food with the focus on using Sri Lanka’s wealth of fruits, vegetables, and spices in unusual and delicious ways. Breakfast and lunch on the retreat will be vegetarian, but for dinner there will be an option of fish or meat. Tea at Tri is served by the water feature, along with yummy light snacks.

Visits to the Galle Fort, Buddhist and Hindu temples, museums, fun beach bars and boat trips etc. can be easily arranged. Galle is full of interesting things to see and experience. It is not unusual however, after a full morning yoga program, you may well just be so relaxed, happy to bask in the sun and enjoy the lush, inviting natural beauty of the island lake, and marvel at the artistry and architectural skill that led to the creation of this incredible new recreational haven.

PRICES are all in US$ and include all yoga tuition, 3 meals and afternoon tea (full board), one Ayurvedic massage, use of all Tri facilities (beach club, pool, steam room, spa, library, kayaks, bicycles, and various relaxation zones) and transfers.

- sharing a water tower room (double bed, ideal for a couple) $1250 per person

- sharing the lake suite (choice of double or twin beds) $1509 per person

- sharing the lake villa (choice of double or twin beds, shared private plunge pool) $1617 per person

- sharing the lake villa with private pool (choice of double or twin beds)                $1799 per person

- sharing Tri villa (largest suite, choice of double or twin beds, your own private plunge pool) $2016 per person

- sharing the family villa (choice of double or twin beds, your own shared plunge pool) $1601 per person 

 

-water tower room on your own   $1750

-lake suite on your own               $2268

-lake villa on your own                $2485

-lake villa on your own (private plunge pool) $2849

-Tri villa on your own (your own private  plunge pool)  $3283

-family villa on your own (your own shared plunge pool)  $2629     

 

Please contact lara@quantumyoga.com to book, and for more information about Tri, please visit www.trilanka.com