Ashtanga Yoga Intensive

Experience Ashtanga Yoga as much more than a set sequence of postures. Deepen your understanding of the structure of this unique method and explore the broad perspective of how this system fits into the larger teaching of Yoga.

Topics Covered:

  • Understand and learn the vinyasa count
  • Explore the interrelationship of the postures
  • Practice asana techniques
  • Practice asana adjustments
  • Learn Sanskrit pronunciation of asana names
  • Experience daily Mysore practice

This course is appropriate for practitioners seeking to deepen their own Ashtanga Yoga practice and for those who are already sharing and teaching the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. Having said that, this is not a complete teacher training. One needs to practice for many years in order to teach. This workshop should be seen as an in-depth look into this particular system.

Ashtanga Yoga is more than practicing a set series of postures in a particular order. Considering the methodology and philosophy that provides the structure of the Ashtanga practice is critical to deepening one’s practice and developing one’s ability to teach. It is from this place that we will dive into the details of practice and explore the context of the Ashtanga Yoga method.

In this intensive, David will share the knowledge he has acquired since 1999 from his practice and studies of the Ashtanga Yoga system. David’s perspective on the practice is informed by multiple trips to Mysore which have led to his authorization to teach the system by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois.