3-Day Weekend Workshop with David Robson & Jelena Vesi
in Vienna June 16-18 2023

We are very excited to welcome David & Jelena for their 3-Day Weekend Workshop in Vienna. It´s an honor to host the internationally renowned Ashtanga teachers, well respected and charismatic yoga-couple and being able to practice with them.

We can´t wait to meet you ALL!

Registration is open.

Fri June 16 – Sun June 18

€ 320 Early Bird until Feb 28 (Full Weekend)
€ 360 Regular Price (Full Weekend)
€ 65 per Workshop
€ 60 per Morning Class plus Pranayama & Meditation

Feldenkrais Institut Wien
Taborstrasse 71, 1020 Vienna

Marija +43 699 171 098 83
E-Mail: info@yogamelange.at

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FRIDAY June 16

 Workshop: Moving Breathing System
17:30 -19:30

The vinyasa system provides the defining structure for the Ashtanga practice. David and Jelena will provide an overview of the goal of Ashtanga and the vinyasa meditation, and also show you 5 transformational techniques to help you work on deepening the vinyasa in your practice.


Class: Led Primary Series
9:00 – 10:30

Using the traditional Sanskrit count and focusing on the rhythm of the breath, David and Jelena will lead us through the entire Primary Series, with lots of helpful cues along the way.

 Class: Pranayama & Meditation
10:30 – 11:15

David will begin the session by leading you through some gentle pranayama, seated breathing exercises. Jelena will then guide you through a seated Mindfulness Meditation practice.

Workshop: Surya Namaskar
14:00 – 15:30

The Sun Salutations contain Ashtanga’s prototypical vinyasa sequence and foundational postures. Working correctly in each of  the postures is essential to the healthy longevity of your practice. David and Jelena will provide an in-depth look at healthy alignment and tradition coordinates for these key pose.

 Workshop: Jump backs and Jump Throughs
15:45 – 17:15

Jump Backs and Jump Throughs are the transitional movements that link Ashtanga’s sitting poses together. These vinyasas provide a bridge to carry our focus between asanas, and also build a purifying heat in the body that is said to “boil the blood.” This workshop will go over the actions and movements of the jump-back and jump-through in close detail, and provide invaluable instructions useful for all levels of practitioners.

SUNDAY June 18

 Class: Mysore (2 time slots)
7:00 – 9:00 & 9:00 – 11:00

Mysore style self-practice is the traditional format for practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Led classes are a fantastic way to learn about the vinyasa, but Mysore-style is where you follow your own breath and deepen your focus and meditation skills. This is a unique opportunity to practice in a room full of devoted Ashtanga students, and experience adjustments and guidance from teachers who lead one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India..

 Pranayama & Meditation
11:15 – 12:00

Workshop: Pain Free Backbends
14:00 -16:00

Backbends don’t have to hurt. This workshop will explore the alignment of Ashtanga’s Primary & Intermediate Series backbends. We will learn about 4 techniques that can take the pain out of backbends and help you to find your way deeper into these transformative postures.

Workshop: Q & A
16:00 -16:30

A chance to ask Jelena and David questions about topics covered over the weekend, or anything else you want to know about Ashtanga.


Single Session

€ 65

1 Workshop

€ 60

1 Morning Class plus Pranayama & Meditation

Full Weekend

Early Bird Price until February 28

€ 320

4 Workshops

1 Led Class

1 Mysore Class

2 Pranayama & Meditation Classes

Full Weekend

€ 360

4 Workshops

1 Led Class

1 Mysore Class

2 Pranayama & Meditation Classes

About David

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching. In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization.

David has become known globally on social media for his educational and entertaining yes/no tutorials. Through these videos he’s become one of the most recognized and respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide. David teaches the morning mysore program at Ashtanga Toronto, and leads
workshops and retreats around the world with his wife Jelena.


About Jelena

After four years of doing her PhD (Political Science, York University, Toronto), Jelena decided to walk away and dedicate herself to teaching Ashtanga Yoga full time. She’s been teaching since 2014, and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT. Alongside her husband, David Robson, Jelena teaches workshops and retreatsin Toronto and around the world.

Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

Jelena has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for over a decade. She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois. In addition, Jelena also considers herself to be a student of Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and clinical psychologist. She’s completed his and Tara Brach’s “The Power of Awareness” course, and is now enrolled in their two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

Lastly, Jelena’s true passion lies in promoting rescue and adoption of (street) dogs. You can often find her sharing her love for #adoptdontshop on her IG, and sharing the joys of living with her two fur-babies, Boksoon and Khani, both celebrities in their own right.