Friday, 1st June
18:00-20:30 INTRODUCTION, LED PRIMARY SERIES AND Q&A
Led Primary series is traditionally counted (in Sanskrit) in a rhythmic fashion to invoke a sense of flow and concentration as we breathe and move in a unified manner. This will be a full Led Primary Series class from start to finish in celebration and honor of the immeasurable lineage of Ashtanga yoga. Time will also be taken afterward for discussion and Q&A.
Saturday, 2nd June
8:00-10:00 Ashtanga MYSORE STYLE (Guided Self Practice)
11:30-14:00 DYNAMIC TRANSITIONS
Learn the dynamics of flight. In this class experience helpful techniques accessing the sometimes-daunting part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, the jump-back, and jump through. Though challenging, need not be elusive to the practice, and believe it or not, the primary series prepares one to do so. Time will be taken to break down the parts and give useful tools to build inner strength and allow vinyasas to naturally become fluid and graceful. Building upon the jump through we will also experiment with jumping into and exiting out of postures such as bhujapidasana, bakasana, tittibahasana, astavakrasana, and vrksasana for example. Open to all who enjoy a little challenge and fun experimentation!
Sunday, 3rd June
8:00-10:00 Ashtanga MYSORE STYLE (Guied Self Practice)
11:30-14:00 THE GATEWAY POSES OF PRIMARY SERIES AND INTERMEDIATE SERIES
All postures in the sequences of Ashtanga yoga are essential. However, in this workshop, we will take a closer look at the core the postures in both Primary and Intermediate series that are integral to opening and strengthening the body-mind to set the stage and foundation to more intelligently grown and evolve in the practice.