matthew sweeney

vinyasa krama workshop in pamplona-iruña (spain)

September 2023 / 15-17 weekend worshop / 18-21 self practice classes

Xarma Yoga and Denen Yoga are very proud to offer this wonderfull workshop with Matthew Sweeney, our main teacher and source of inspiration. It is a unique opportunity to study with Matthew in Spain.



weekend workshop

THE MOON SEQUENCE - friday night (5:30-8:30pm)

The Moon Sequence is a gentle flowing form that combines yin yoga with vinyasa. Chandra Krama was originally designed as a counterbalance to dynamic practices such as the Primary Series. Although it is intended as a support practice versus your main sequence, it also helps practitioners to balance all aspects of Yoga by applying some key universal principles: here and now awareness, letting go, balancing Rajas and Tamas to become Sattva, meditation, and a therapeutic and individual approach. Chandra Krama is intended to be gentle, flowing, light, and graceful. Come along to experience it for yourself!


THE sunshine SEQUENCE - saturday morning (8-11aM)

Although originally modeled off the Primary Series, Atapa Krama has a few significant differences: a scaled and individual approach so students of almost any ability can apply what is appropriate for themselves. Secondly, there are a number of variations in standing postures (versus the same set sequence every time), a more balanced approach to forward bends, balanced hip opening, and scaled back bends, gradually increased over time. Atapa Krama is balanced, dynamic, strengthening, and accessible.


back-bending and the stages for drop backs - saturday afternoon (2-5pM)

Taught in a step-by-step manner, these techniques have been developed over many years. Students who have fear of back-bending, or pain of various levels can find ease and structure to help support their way into back-bending harmony. Includes Uddiyana Bandha, and final discussion of Mula Bandha at the end of the class. Use of props, blocks, and wall space is recommended, plus plenty of time for Q and A and troubleshooting.


the lion sequence - sunday morning (8-11aM)

Simha Krama is also one of the four foundation sequences that Matthew teaches. It includes a whole range of standing postures designed to improve alignment and propiocepción – a lot of work on the side body. The sequence includes leg strengthening postures, shoulder opening postures, and a range of back bends designed to improve your overall practice. Simha Krama has great variety; it is challenging, opening, and fun. Come prepared to roar like a Lion, don’t be shy!


vinyasa krama pranayama - sunday afternoon (2-5pM)

Beginning with a general discussion on Pranayama, some of the pros and cons of modern traditions, and where VK Pranayama is generally superior. Then the group will be taken through a set of four Pranayama in sequence, and then from memory practice all four via a 30 min self-practice routine. Great for students needing to start – or re-start and reinvigorate their Pranayama practice.


self practice classes

four classes monday-thursday (7-9am)

For students of Matthew's authorized teachers or his direct students only. It is necessary to do the full weekend workshop to attend these classes and to write to Matthew first.




Matthew Sweeney has been practicing Yoga for more than 30 years, and teaching for 25 years. He has developed a number of Vinyasa Sequences - called Vinyasa Krama Mandiram - to suit people of any age and ability. Although this method is movement based, it is easily applied for students as Yoga-therapy - individual application without losing your adventurous spirit. VKM will enhance your well-being with the prospect of continuing to practice decades into the future with real harmony and joy.


Matthew has also spent the last 30 years practicing different forms of self inquiry, including Meditation, Tantra, Gestalt Therapy, Transforming Cellular Memory, Buddhism, and Advaita Vedanta. All of these have contributed greatly to his understanding of Yoga and the connection between the body, mind, and indivisible Self.


Matthew is the author of Vinyasa Krama Mandiram, Ashtanga Yoga As It Is, various Yoga DVDs, and many articles on Yoga and consciousness.






Early bird, before first of February:


340€ Weekend Workshop 

110€ Self Practice Classes 

450€ Total


After first of February:


380€ Weekend Workshop

120€ Self Practice Classes

500€ Total


Refund policy: If you cancel within one month of start time, you only get 50% back.  For the Self Practice Classes, you can only get a refund once we find someone to replace you.  No refund if we don´t have time to find replacement.



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