Ashtanga Yoga Fundamentals Workshop
Ashtanga Yoga Fundamentals Workshop January 20th from 2 – 5 pm. Ashtanga Yoga is a vigorous style of yoga that promotes health and overall wellbeing using breathing, postures and gaze points to create a sensation of presence on the here and now.
This system has been used for centuries by the Indian sages to heal decease and guide man on his path into illumination.
Been a modular and progressive yoga style, it builds upon itself and is completely adaptable to the practitioner’s level, which mean the practice of Ashtanga Yoga truly becomes yours, and the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, or Yoga Chikitsa, is the ideal place to start.
Come join us for an exploration of the Ashtanga Yoga Method and learn the basic tools you’ll need to begin, deepen or expand your practice. We will see the history, philosophy and essential aspects of the practice as well as the correct method of each fundamental āsana
We’ll take a look at what is Ashtanga Yoga and how does this method really works. Looking closely into our breathing, we will learn to coordinate movement with breath into vinyasa. We’ll learn and what are bandhas and how to effectively use them. Finally after learning our gaze points we will look into the Sun Salutations with their correct vinyasa counts and we’ll learn how to get into and out of all the fundamental postures with their correct distances and alignment.
About the teacher:
Student of the KPJAYI, José Luis Vélez has practiced Ashtanga Yoga since 2008 and has studied under the guidance of R. Saraswathi Jois since 2016. He has studied Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit at Mysore, India with teachers such as Lakshmish Bhat at the KPJAYI and Vidvan Prof. H.V. Nagaraja Rao of the Mysore University and The Maharaja’s Sanskrit College. He has also studied Ayurveda with Vaidya Nixia Lino and Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage at the Suyoga Ayurvedic Massage Center in Mysore. José travels every year to Mysore, India to study with his teachers, reconnect and learn directly from the source.
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