Breathing Into Alignment
Ty Landrum | October 28 – 29 | 8am – 4pm
As our practice matures, so does our sense of alignment. What begins as a struggle for postural perfection becomes an endless exploration of the wonder of embodied form. In this workshop, we learn a simple but profound method of exploring postural alignment, based on five distinct patterns of breath. These patterns recur throughout the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, and when we learn to work intelligently with them, we bring new depth and vibrancy to the practice, while softening ever more deeply into the postures themselves. Space is limited. Please register online.
Intro to Mysore
Take our 4-week introduction and join the Mysore community at the Yoga Workshop. Learn the fundamentals of breath, movement and postural form as we help you develop a Mysore practice of your own. Instruction is gentle and sensitive to individual needs. No experience necessary. Beginners are absolutely welcome. Limited to 10 students. Online registration is required. Includes an unlimited 30-day pass.
Megan Powell | Mondays | 11am – 12:30pm | September 18 – October 9
The Primary Series is the foundation of the Ashtanga System. In this 8 session course, we cover every breath, posture, movement, and gazing point in the sequence, to help you practice with precision and clarity. Adaptations are offered where appropriate, and strategies are presented for working with challenging forms. Ideal for people who have already begun to practice Ashtanga and want to sharpen their understanding of the Primary series as a whole.
Stuart Waugh | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 11am – 12:30pm | September 12 – October 5
Siva and Sakti | 3 Studio Talks
Ty Landrum | Sundays, October 1, 8 and 15 | 10:30am-12:15pm
This three part studio talk will explore the symbolism of Siva and Sakti. By unraveling the stories of their ecstatic and often blistering affair, we will uncover profound insights about love, relationship and the crooked path of yoga. These talks are offered pro gratis, and are open to the public.
Note: These talks will be filmed for online release. The filming will focus on the speaker, but there may be occasional shots of the crowd. Anyone who attends implicitly agrees to appear in the film without having any claim to the material or its use.
Full Moon Meditation
Saturday, October 7 | 4:30-6:30pm
Join us each month, on the Saturday before the full moon, for a special evening of practice and instruction in meditation. These events are guided by Gerry Weiner, a senior student and scholar of Tibetan Buddhism and member of the Nalanda translation committee. Through gentle and methodical instruction, Gerry will help you find an appropriate posture to hold when sitting or practicing walking meditation; teach you how to work with thoughts, feelings and emotions while practicing, introduce you to traditional techniques to help bring the mind to a relaxed and clear state; and help you to connect with the natural source of openness and compassion within you. These sessions will also include short discussions of the teachings of the past meditation masters of Tibet and India. The sessions typically include both sitting and walking meditation. Chairs are available for those who have difficulty sitting on a meditation cushion.