The term Ashtanga yoga originates in Patan- jai’s Yoga Sutras that describe the eight-limbs of Ashtanga yoga. These include yama ( socially oriented moral observances), niyama (personally oriented observances), asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sense withdrawl), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (peace). The actual asana practice of Ashtanga yoga comes from the life and teaching of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who dedicated his life to the dissemination of this ancient lineage.
Join Jade Skinner as she shares the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and her passion for this beautiful practice with you. Be introduced to the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as it is taught today. Learn about the three aspects that distinguish its methodology from other styles of yoga. And grace yourself with the magical beauty of Mysore Practice.
Spend the ENTIRE WEEKEND, May 1st – 3rd, with JADE for only $140!
Friday, May 1, 2015 ~ $35
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
The most intimate, personal and developed way of practicing yoga is also the most traditional, time-honored and historic method.
We will begin the weekend with a brief history on the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. This will deepen your understanding of why we practice this method of yoga and how it flows over into our everyday life.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 ~ $35
Led 1/2 Primary Series
While Half Primary classes move more slowly than Primary Series classes, you’ll build up heat in your body, sweat and detoxify. This class moves at a slower pace, which allows for more instruction, introducing some of the more advanced poses in an approachable way. The class is appropriate for anyone who is working toward the Primary Series, as well as experienced Hatha yogis who want a taste of Ashtanga. The Half Primary is truly a mixed level class that attracts new students and experienced Primary Series students who value slowing things down a bit from time to time. Modifications are encouraged.
2:00pm-4:30pm ~ $45
The basis of the physical practice of Ashtanga yoga as taught is founded in the Tristana method. This three-pronged approach uses Breath (ujjayi), Asana (postures and bandhas) and Drsti (fixed gaze). These three tools put together and in place are used to train, strengthen and calm your mind while conditioning and detoxifying the body through movement. When you calm the breath you are able to control your state of arousal and bring the body and mind to a place a stillness.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 ~ $45
The ‘Mysore Style’ method is named after the city where Ashtanga teacher, Sri K. Sharath Jois lives and teaches, continuing this teaching style from his teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his teacher, Krishnamacharya. In this special class, you learn to take individual responsibility for your yoga practice and develop a deeply trusting relationship with your teacher. With proper skill and dedication, this approach is perhaps the safest way to learn more advanced asanas or postures. By committing yourself fully to one yoga style, one teaching method and a regular practice, you open the door to deeper levels of your body, mind and spirit.
Students will be scheduled a start time according to there knowledge of the series.
Please note that it is not required of you to know any of the Primary series to attend this class.
I started to study yoga when I moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida in 2002. Back then I didn’t know yoga would become my way of life. One day, my teacher told me, “Yoga will change your life forever!” and she was absolutely right. Yoga not only changed my life, it soon became so much more…To me, Yoga now is my lifestyle. I can’t image my being without it. It helped me not only trade my bad habits for good but to look out from under the veil to see all that the world has to offer. Through personal change, I became extremely passionate to share this knowledge with others. That’s when I decided to become a yoga teacher.
I later discovered Ashtanga Yoga while learning and teaching Vinyasa. It immediately captivated me. Through my years of practicing and teaching different methods of yoga, Ashtanga is where my heart remains. Ashtanga is intriguing in so many ways. It brings clarity to every state of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. My own personal experiences on the mat have deeply humbling to the core of my being. A reminder that change is impermanence and adaptation is acceptance. And now my purpose is to share, teach and help my students grow on their journey with Ashtanga Yoga.
- Teacher at The Body Electric Yoga Company
- Mysore/Ashtanga & Vinyasa
- Yoga Alliance ERYT 200
- Manduka Ambassador
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