Drew’s Upcoming Yoga Events:
Sept 2 Bikram Yoga Vienna Schottenring 11am
Sept 13 – Nov. at Bikram Yoga Tallinn Estonia and Bikram Yoga Riga Latvia.
Sadhu Drew Bio: Drew Rouse is a experienced Bikram Hot Yoga teacher with 15 years of experience teaching countless beginners & advanced Bikram classes, posture/asana clinics, Yin Yoga classes, “Therapeutic Flying Workshops”/Partner Stretching aka: Acroyoga, “Hips & Thoracic Spine Opener Workshops”, “Master Classes” & seminars to thousands of students Worldwide. He also offers “Hatha Yoga Alignment & Philosophy talks”. Plus “Rawkin Raw Food” preparation classes!
Drew consulted and developed the beautiful Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa raw food spa menu & hot yoga retreats!
Yoga Retreats: Drew’s Yoga & Native Horsemanship Retreat. Or you can book Drew to come teach Yoga, Therapeutic Flying & Raw Food preparation at your retreat, just contact Drew direct at: bookingdrewrouse(@)gmail.com
Drew also does eco~yoga studio building design and green operation consulting. Check out the Eco Bikram Hot Yoga Studio Drew designed and built in Ventura, CA. at: hotyogaventuraca.com
Drew’s Basic Yoga Workshop: is a mixture of practical and theoretical hatha yoga. With attention to classical yoga alignment (practical) and understanding asana as a ancient & sacred geometry of the body (theoretical).
~The class begins with pranayama breathing to oxygenate, gentle open and warm the body.
~Then moves into sun salutations and other light restorative asana, again to warm the body but also to allow Drew to see what the students require of the class.
~Then some trust building with partner stretching and also a basic introduction to Therapeutic Flying (aka: Acroyoga) Drew offers both the active and the original restorative versions.
~Then some simple, basic but deeper hip and thoracic spine opening asana which moves directly into an intermediate “flow” class. The flow is within each asana, not from asana to asana.
~The class ends with a quick kapalabhati cleansing breath and floating into a final shavasana:)
~Drew has become well known for his inspirational yoga classes and what he calls, “Mind Triggers”. These are phrases, spoken amongst the asana commands in a certain way, intended to spark a shift in consciousness, mindfulness & awareness. Such as: “The consciousness is only rising because we are lifting it”
“We are 100% responsible and liable for our actions, reactions, inactions and even our interactions. The century of the victim must end, because victims only make more victims.”
“You are mostly made of water, water is not rigid or tight is it? No its not. Then what makes the body rigid and tight? The mind. How do you release the minds grip over your body? Through the breath, in through the nose out through the nose, every breathe taking you deeper into a state of active meditation. Once you reach a deep state of active meditation this yoga class will go by like a beautiful little dream”
“You come hear to be reminded of what you already know. I give you nothing. Why? Because you have everything already. All I can teach you is how to access that which you already have been given. Once you learn how to access it, you must use it”
“You are floating in a sea of prana, life-force, oxygen, energy. Like the endless energy from the sun we are bathed in free energy. We must learn how to fully absorb it and only then will we truly know freedom”
“Strength and flexibility, opposite equal, 50/50, simultaneously and always the same. Like love & respect, one is no good without the other”
“What is love? Love is compassionate actions”
“Never let your ideology overtake your humanity”