Join Jonathan for an in depth look at the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. The Primary Series, known as Yoga Chikitsa in Sanskrit or Yoga Therapy, is meant to stabilize and open the body, cleanse the organs of perception and digestion, integrate the organs of action with their cores, and cleanse our sinews and tissues in a progressive and therapeutic manner. Working within the framework of the Primary Series we will see how bringing awareness to the breath and linking it with movement can have a beneficial and healing effect on body and mind. Over the weekend we will break things down and learn ways to modify the postures that are most challenging to students.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of student and teachers.
Jonathan Austman directs the Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Program at Yoga Public. He has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1978 and teaching since 1994. Inspired by his daily practice, he approaches teaching as an act of service; working patiently, compassionately, and respectfully with each student. Jonathan seeks to make the practice methods of Ashtanga yoga accessible to all and sees a disciplined and focused yoga practice as being integral to robust health and a well-balanced and happy life. Students find his well-informed and direct method of teaching both challenging and rewarding.
Workshop registration includes:
Talk on Yoga: Overcoming Obstacles
Friday, Mar 23 — 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday, Mar 24 — 9:00am-12:00pm / 1:00-3:00pm
Sunday, Mar 25 — 9:00am-12:00pm / 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $200 + gst