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Ashtanga Weekend Workshop

with David Garrigues

Hosted by:

Cory Bryant of Flow Yoga Center Evening Mysore &

Maggie Lively of Ashtanga Nation

Friday, April 6, 2018

Led Primary

5:00pm-6:30pm

[15 minute break]

PRECISION, PURIFICATION AND PRANAYAMA

6:45pm-8:15pm

This class is devoted to pranayama, chanting, and discussion of the central role breathing plays in attaining success in practice. This class will utilize breathing exercises, retention, and discussion, to help you better centralize your awareness on breath during practice. We’ll study how to use breathing to build powerful strength in your asanas and to effect nadi shodana, purification of the pranic channels. Prana Vidya, knowledge of prana, helps you to progress towards subtlety as you concentrate your mind and better direct the power of the internalized prana. We’ll discuss how cleansing is not limited to the tapas that you create during practice, but rather how purification is a central theme that encompasses all aspects of your life. We’ll explore how to access awareness of your more subtle energy channels through breathing and how to better direct this energy both on and off the mat.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

MYSORE & PRANAYAMA

9:30am-11:45am  

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity. (Mysore class 1 hr and 45 min, pranayama class 30 min)

[1 HOUR BREAK]

ASHTANGA’S DYNAMIC VINYASA DIMENSION

12:45pm-2:15pm  

This asana class will focus on how proper vinyasa knowledge extends beyond memorizing the number of positions of the asana; you are also meant to know the vinyasa positions dynamically within your body. There is a great art to understanding the subtle progressions of movement that bring you into and out of each asana, exploring this refinement is what brings you into readiness, poise, beauty and alignment in your postures. We'll look at how such vinyasa knowledge helps you understand how to refine your awareness and to learn to see the practice as chiefly dhyana, meditation.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

MYSORE

1:00pm – 2:45pm

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

[15 minute break]

YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20

3:00pm-5:00pm  

Study of the Yoga Sutras offers key insights on how to better work with your mind in your daily asana practice. David will give a talk on book 1, sutra 20; this is one of the most famous sutras in Patanjali’s, Yoga Sutras, and talks about the 5 qualities to cultivate for progress in practice. Sraddha—FAITH Virya——ENERGY/STRENGTH Smrti——MEMORY Samadhi—MEDITATION Prajna—AWAKENING OF WISDOM OR INSIGHT Found in Yoga Sutra 1-20, this unique combination of qualities are meant to be cultivated and are the gifts of your practice. They can be thought of as 5 jars that you want to fill and keep filling. David will discuss each one of these powerhouse words in this 1 hour long talk. There will be a short 10 minute chanting portion in the beginning. This is an excellent introductory way to experience the sound vibration of the sanskrit language as a means to meditation.

Full weekend workshop: $240

(Early bird rate - $200 – by October 1, 2017)

There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made one week in advance. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than one week prior to the workshop.

Financing available upon request. Please email info@ashtanganation.com for more information.