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Ashtanga Vinyasa: Internal Forms, Subtle Practices and Technical Skills

Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18
with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor at Westlake


As teachers we have a tremendous responsibility to show up fully and honestly, letting go of formulas and preconceptions while simultaneously observing patterns and drawing new conclusions. Trusting the process. Beneath it all we always remain students: practicing, studying, experimenting, inquiring, relearning, and then practicing some more.

- Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor

Please join us in welcoming yoga pioneers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor to Yoga Yoga for the first time. With over four decades of study each ranging from Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Sanskrit and philosophy, plus direct studies with BKS Iyengar and their primary teacher,  the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard and Mary are regarded with the highest respect amongst their peers and it is our honor to have them share their wisdom.

The weekend is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system but we encourage any students with some vinyasa practice and some familiarity with the Ashtanga series to participate and learn from these teachers.


Friday, February 16
Ashtanga Vinyasa: Moving into Meditation 
6:00 - 8:30pm
“Vinyasa” is the step-by-step careful attention to detail, action and counter action within and between poses. We establish the direction of the posture, dissolve into the breath and release the form to begin again.

This evening, we’ll use the scaffolding of families of poses from the primary and Intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga, and work with the complementary and inter linking forms that transform any practice into a moving meditation. As teachers we use these techniques first in our own practice and then as we teach, assist and continue to deepen the practice with our students.

Over the course of this evening together we will practice asana and work with meditation and pranayama as they apply to our own practice and to teaching others. The last hour of the class will be a philosophy lecture on The Middle Path with time for questions and answers.

Cost:  $45 ($55 after December 16)


Saturday, February 17
Backbending from Head to Toe  (morning  session)
9:00am-  12:00pm
Backbends can be both exhilarating and slightly intimidating as we build a consistent practice. How do we learn to find the maximum stretch without becoming distracted or overwhelmed by emotion? When is it safe to push a little further, and when would it be smart to take a step back? In this class we’ll work on the basics of backbending that allow us to stay strongly rooted in the feet and the core of the body while walking the edge of sensation that allows us to feel the expansive and uplifting quality backbends have to offer without becoming ungrounded.

Twists and Finishing Poses  (afternoon session)
1:30 - 4:00pm
Within the practice, certain patterns of breath and movement keep us grounded and allow subtle layers of intelligence deep within the body to awaken so postures unfold spontaneously on the wave of the breath. When we connect to the apanic sense of rootedness and unification, an exuberant inhaling pattern naturally arises. This conjoining of breath with movement encourages an untangling of habitual patterns of mind and body so that free and smooth twists are easy and comfortable. This linking of breath also brings a deep awareness of the spine and core patterns of movement that is at the root of finishing postures that are calming and integrating.

Saturday: $125 ($140 after December 16)


Sunday, February 18
Opening the Hips into Balance  (morning  session)
9:00am - 12:00pm
In our yoga practice many important movements, energetic points of focus and connecting patterns of prana and apana are centered in the pelvis and hips—where the upper and lower body meet. Learning to work safely and intelligently to develop uddiyana and mulabandhas and, at the same time working with hip flexibility, limitation and integrity is part of the foundation of this work and of a grounded yet open practice. In this class we focus on the patterns and movements that develop such integrity.

Restorative Ashtanga   (afternoon session)
1:30 - 4:00pm
It may sound like a contradiction in terms to have restorative and Ashtanga in the same sentence, however when practiced in conjunction with the internal forms of breathing, bandhas and dristi we find that an Ashtanga based practice that includes stillness and time to soften into the present moment can be profoundly restorative. This class will also include simple pranayama practices that enhance the ability to go deeply into any asana practice.

Sunday:  $125 ($140 after December 16)


FULL PROGRAM:  $245 ($295 after December 16, 2017)



About Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style. Richard is the founder of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado which is his teaching home base. He has numerous practice DVD's and CD's, is the author of The Mirror of Yoga(2010) and travels throughout the world teaching courses, workshops and trainings.

About Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1972, but it was not until 1988 and finding her primary teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system that she felt the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have. She continues to study and practice yoga and Buddhist teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness, with an eye on how the residue that is produced on the mat (and cushion) through these teachings informs and supports all aspects of everyday life. She cofounded with Richard the Yoga Workshop and is the author of What Are You Hungry for? Women, Food and Spirituality, New Vegetarian Classics: Soups and New Vegetarian Classics: Entrees.

Richard and Mary's new writing on Ashtanga Yoga, the Art of Vinyasa has been published in winter 2016.

 

 


 

ADVANCED TRAINING
If you are a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in becoming a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher please contact Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, training@yogayoga.com or (512) 326-2273, to learn how this course can apply. To receive your Advanced Training credit, you will register through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, not through this web page.

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT), apply these hours towards your CEU requirements.

 

YOGA YOGA EVENT & YOGA PLUS CANCELLATION POLICY
If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).
  • No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

Please contact the studio manager where the event is being hosted or the Events Department at 512-707-YOGA events@yogayoga.com to initiate a cancellation.

Yoga Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.

 

02.16

date & time

Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18
with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor at Westlake


As teachers we have a tremendous responsibility to show up fully and honestly, letting go of formulas and …

location

Yoga Yoga Westlake - 2501 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746. Phone: 512-381-6464

price

FULL PROGRAM: $245 ($295 after December 16, 2017)

contact

For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

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02.16

date & time

02/16/18 6:00pm — 8:30pm

location

Yoga Yoga Westlake - 2501 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746. Phone: 512-381-6464

price

FULL PROGRAM: $245 ($295 after December 16, 2017)

Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18
with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor at Westlake


As teachers we have a tremendous responsibility to show up fully and honestly, letting go of formulas and preconceptions while simultaneously observing patterns and drawing new conclusions. Trusting the process. Beneath it all we always remain students: practicing, studying, experimenting, inquiring, relearning, and then practicing some more.

- Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor

Please join us in welcoming yoga pioneers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor to Yoga Yoga for the first time. With over four decades of study each ranging from Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Sanskrit and philosophy, plus direct studies with BKS Iyengar and their primary teacher,  the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard and Mary are regarded with the highest respect amongst their peers and it is our honor to have them share their wisdom.

The weekend is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system but we encourage any students with some vinyasa practice and some familiarity with the Ashtanga series to participate and learn from these teachers.


Friday, February 16
Ashtanga Vinyasa: Moving into Meditation 
6:00 - 8:30pm
“Vinyasa” is the step-by-step careful attention to detail, action and counter action within and between poses. We establish the direction of the posture, dissolve into the breath and release the form to begin again.

This evening, we’ll use the scaffolding of families of poses from the primary and Intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga, and work with the complementary and inter linking forms that transform any practice into a moving meditation. As teachers we use these techniques first in our own practice and then as we teach, assist and continue to deepen the practice with our students.

Over the course of this evening together we will practice asana and work with meditation and pranayama as they apply to our own practice and to teaching others. The last hour of the class will be a philosophy lecture on The Middle Path with time for questions and answers.

Cost:  $45 ($55 after December 16)


Saturday, February 17
Backbending from Head to Toe  (morning  session)
9:00am-  12:00pm
Backbends can be both exhilarating and slightly intimidating as we build a consistent practice. How do we learn to find the maximum stretch without becoming distracted or overwhelmed by emotion? When is it safe to push a little further, and when would it be smart to take a step back? In this class we’ll work on the basics of backbending that allow us to stay strongly rooted in the feet and the core of the body while walking the edge of sensation that allows us to feel the expansive and uplifting quality backbends have to offer without becoming ungrounded.

Twists and Finishing Poses  (afternoon session)
1:30 - 4:00pm
Within the practice, certain patterns of breath and movement keep us grounded and allow subtle layers of intelligence deep within the body to awaken so postures unfold spontaneously on the wave of the breath. When we connect to the apanic sense of rootedness and unification, an exuberant inhaling pattern naturally arises. This conjoining of breath with movement encourages an untangling of habitual patterns of mind and body so that free and smooth twists are easy and comfortable. This linking of breath also brings a deep awareness of the spine and core patterns of movement that is at the root of finishing postures that are calming and integrating.

Saturday: $125 ($140 after December 16)


Sunday, February 18
Opening the Hips into Balance  (morning  session)
9:00am - 12:00pm
In our yoga practice many important movements, energetic points of focus and connecting patterns of prana and apana are centered in the pelvis and hips—where the upper and lower body meet. Learning to work safely and intelligently to develop uddiyana and mulabandhas and, at the same time working with hip flexibility, limitation and integrity is part of the foundation of this work and of a grounded yet open practice. In this class we focus on the patterns and movements that develop such integrity.

Restorative Ashtanga   (afternoon session)
1:30 - 4:00pm
It may sound like a contradiction in terms to have restorative and Ashtanga in the same sentence, however when practiced in conjunction with the internal forms of breathing, bandhas and dristi we find that an Ashtanga based practice that includes stillness and time to soften into the present moment can be profoundly restorative. This class will also include simple pranayama practices that enhance the ability to go deeply into any asana practice.

Sunday:  $125 ($140 after December 16)


FULL PROGRAM:  $245 ($295 after December 16, 2017)



About Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style. Richard is the founder of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado which is his teaching home base. He has numerous practice DVD's and CD's, is the author of The Mirror of Yoga(2010) and travels throughout the world teaching courses, workshops and trainings.

About Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1972, but it was not until 1988 and finding her primary teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system that she felt the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have. She continues to study and practice yoga and Buddhist teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness, with an eye on how the residue that is produced on the mat (and cushion) through these teachings informs and supports all aspects of everyday life. She cofounded with Richard the Yoga Workshop and is the author of What Are You Hungry for? Women, Food and Spirituality, New Vegetarian Classics: Soups and New Vegetarian Classics: Entrees.

Richard and Mary's new writing on Ashtanga Yoga, the Art of Vinyasa has been published in winter 2016.

 

 


 

ADVANCED TRAINING
If you are a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in becoming a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher please contact Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, training@yogayoga.com or (512) 326-2273, to learn how this course can apply. To receive your Advanced Training credit, you will register through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, not through this web page.

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT), apply these hours towards your CEU requirements.

 

YOGA YOGA EVENT & YOGA PLUS CANCELLATION POLICY
If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).
  • No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

Please contact the studio manager where the event is being hosted or the Events Department at 512-707-YOGA events@yogayoga.com to initiate a cancellation.

Yoga Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.

 

contact

For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

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