Join Govinda Kai for a practical and comprehensive introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga practice, in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. This introduction weekend workshop will be an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Ashtanga yoga practice.
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga as established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India is a dynamic system that consists of a precise sequence of poses (asana), breath control (ujjayi pranayama), a gazing point (drishti), and internal energetic locks (bandhas). Each pose in the sequence is a preparation for the next, and is traditionally practiced in sequence.
The combination of breath, movement, and focused awareness begins to generate heat (tapas).
We will be exploring the foundational principles of this dynamic practice with time for discussion and questions.
This workshop is open to students of all levels, no yoga experience is necessary.
"Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people, lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga"
-K. Pattabhi Jois
When? Friday Dec 1 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Saturday Dec 2 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Sunday Dec 3 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Where? Casa Bagus
This weekend workshop includes:
- Two 3-hour workshop sessions
- 1 Meditative Talk
- 1 Kirtan
- One Mysore practice on the day of your choice during the following week.
- Fresh fruits, snacks and organic teas
- Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, etc)
The space is limited.
Pre-registration is required
Govinda Kai brings a unique perspective to his teaching. He has been fortunate to have studied with some of the most renowned spiritual teachers of this age, including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Muktananda and Sogyal Rimpoche.
With over thirty years of experience Govinda challenges students not just to improve their physical practice, but, to explore the possibilities of living a truly meaningful life.
Govinda has been to Mysore, India more than 20 times and practiced almost exclusively with Guruji from 1995 to 2007. He was certified to teach ashtanga yoga by Guruji, an honor bestowed on fewer than fifty individuals worldwide.