This five-day intensive will give you a deep link into Ashtanga Yoga’s Primary Series including such aspects as asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, transitions, adjustments, modifications, and more.
Below are descriptions of the five central themes for this In-Depth Study:
1) Personal practice in the Mysore class
The Mysore class will provide you with an excellent opportunity to work one on one with David, to become immersed in David’s unique approach to asana study within the ashtanga lineage. This is the key session of the day, where you build the foundation for your entire study of yoga both as a student and teacher. You will receive intensive guidance and direction from David to help you develop maturity and soul in your practice.
This will be a concentrated study of the traditional ashtanga pranayama sequence as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Participants will gain knowledge of pranayama, the fourth yogic limb, and lay a foundation for establishing a personal breathing practice. The classes will include the basic elements for developing ujjayi (victorious breath), and practicing such techniques as viloma (interrupting the breath), and khumbhaka (retaining the breath). These rigorous daily sessions aim to help you breathe with more skill and awareness in your asana practice.
Chanting is an experiential, breath-centered practice that combines the following aspects of yoga study: asana (posture), pranayama (breath control), dhyana (meditation), japa mantra (repetition of sacred sounds), and jnana (intellectual study). The chanting portion of this class emphasizes the use of the above combination of techniques in order to expand your awareness of the potential breadth of knowledge that is available to you through your daily practice. Working with your breath, voice, and the internal vibratory sound qualities of chanting can teach you how to apply the foundational principles of practice with more subtlety and accuracy.
4) Asana study and theory
A variety of different topics chosen by David, including adjustment clinics, restoratives, asana study and theory, Asana Kitchen, talks by David, mantra and music, modifications (prenatal, etc.), and diet. This session will end with Sanyama – a time to investigate deeper and at your own pace the techniques introduced during the In-Depth Study.
Thursday – Sunday, August 3 – 6
7:45 – 9:30: Mysore
9:45 – 10:30: Pranayama
10:30 – 12:30: Break
12:30 – 2:00: Asana Study and Theory
2:00 – 2:45: Sanyama Study
Monday, August 7
7:30 – 9:15: Mysore
- Full Series
- $975 (Regular)
- $800 (Members / Early-bird by July 1st)
- Individual Day (Thursday through Sunday)
- $240 (Regular)
- $215 (Members / Early-bird through July 1st)
- Monday, August 7th Only
- $80 (Regular)
- $60 (Members / Early-bird through July 1st)
*Non-refundable payment is due upon registration.
“I am offering to teach, as accurately and soulfully as possible, what I have learned and continue to learn from this lineage. We will all work together, practicing with faith and energy in order to truly understand the Ashtanga method and to create the same type of opportunities for bhakti (devotion) and tapas (intensity) in yoga study as exist in Guruji’s yoga shala in Mysore India.” – David Garrigues
We apologize, but we do not offer refunds on workshops.
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