Self-Practice is what yoga is all about. Yoga, for thousands of years has been taught from teacher to student on a one-to-one basis taking a student through his or her own development at an appropriate pace. This method is still used in Mysore, India where the “Guru” of Ashtanga Vinya
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is perhaps one of the most misunderstood styles in the yoga world even though so many other styles are influenced by it. In this workshop we first understand the context within which the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method came to be. Then we look at the essential eleme
The bandhas are the most elusive aspect of practice. They’re subtle components of the not very well understood energetic body. What if there were a physical part of them that you could access? What if you knew what these were? Bandha understanding comes theoretically, energetica
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice has it’s main facets of tristana, meaning the synergistic quality of asana, breath, and bandha. Underlying correct breathing is a structured framework known as the vinyasa krama. Many people seem to know what vinyasa is, but few are familiar w
The traditional purpose of the led class is to direct a large number of students through a series that they are familiar with. Ashtanga has an ideal number of inhalations and exhalations done in certain places with associated movements. The lead class offers an opportunity to clarify
I’ve now taught the basic workshop over 100 times since 2000. It is the foundational workshop of all the others. Over 12 hours, it lays the foundation of information that then gets applied in all the other workshops I teach.
One of the most important skills a teacher can have is the skill of observation. Being able to see what a student is doing and or not doing during a class can make all the difference in a particular pose or in the level of sharing possible by a teacher. Therefore a major compon
Adjustments to yoga poses come in a variety of forms including physical, verbal, and even energetic. The basic workshop and the observation workshop support good intelligent adjustments that address the individual as just that, an individual in the moment and what they need to be awar
The advanced anatomy course is is the synergy of all the other workshops I teach. In understanding my own process of development, I first understood the practice and philosophy of yoga. On top of that layer was the understanding of how the human anatomy functions and dysfunctions, dis
Dedicated to helping people understand anatomy more clearly and concisely. The context of yoga is our vehicle to understanding ourselves in totality. Anatomy is just a small part of this but one of the easiest to access. Just close your eyes and breath for a moment. You will feel your physicality at work.