Berlin, Germany Mysore Intensive

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - Sunday, May 28, 2023
Berlin
Berlin, Germany Mysore Intensive
$475

Mysore Intensive

Join Certified Ashtanga teacher David Garrigues for a Mysore intensive in Berlin. A Mysore intensive provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience. Over the 5 days the student will develop practical and technical yoga skills while being immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. One focus will be on exploring and learning how to follow the system but at the same time create a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. In addition to the Mysore sessions, there will be pranayama, discussion of Yoga Sutras as well as asana theory classes. Students also receive support from the amazing learning community that gathers at each intensive.


Schedule:

Wednesday, May 24

8:00-9:30am — Mysore    
9:30-10:15am — Breath, Bandhas, and Pranayama    
11:30-1:30pm — Asana Principles 1 and 2 (Single Position and Crouch and Spring) Applied to Surya Namaskara  

Thursday, May 25

8:00-9:30am — Mysore    
9:30-10:15am — Breath, Bandhas, and Pranayama    
11:30-1:30pm — Asana Principles 3 (Foundation First) Applied to standing and seated poses of Primary Series 

Friday, May 26

8:00-9:30am — Mysore    
9:30-10:15am — Breath, Bandhas, Pranayama      
11:30-1:30pm — Asana Principle #4 - (Spinal Gesture) Applied to Backbends

Saturday, May 27

8:00-9:30am — Mysore    
9:30-10:15am — Breath, Bandhas, Pranayama    
12:00-1:15pm — Interconnectedness of Asana Principles in Practice

1:15-2:30pm — Yoga Philosophy

Sunday, May 28 

8:00-9:30am — Mysore
10:00-11:15am — Yoga Philosophy

 

20.5hrs


FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Mysore Class

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice.  The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

 

ASANA PRINCIPLES 1 and 2 (THE SINGLE POSITION AND CROUCH AND SPRING) APPLIED TO SURYA NAMASKARA  

The principle of the Single Position says: One root pose is the source of every pose.  Samasthiti represents this one pose because its form is composed of a single vertical line (known as a Danda or Stick).   By learning to dynamically align your skeleton in a pose that contains only this simple, foundational line, you can learn to express any form with a totality of participation and gain consummate asana expertise.  The second principle says: there is one universal approach to every transition.  It is called the Crouch and Spring because you approach every movement with: 1) a crouch-a formal setup position where you galvanize and get ready for action before taking action 2) a spring-where you launch yourself into motion with a fully committed move and create an instance of pure, supremely confident action.  

This class will show you how the positions and transitions of Surya Namaskara are at once basic enough and yet also different enough to help you learn to base your efforts on the principles of the Single Position and the Crouch and Spring.

 

ASANA PRINCIPLE #3 - FOUNDATION FIRST: LIMBS AS LEVERS

On the wheel of hatha yoga, meditation is the hub around which all techniques as spokes revolve which means every aspect of hatha yoga must inevitably lead you back to the center, to meditation. Remaining closely connected to the foundation of your posture is one means of centering yourself, and staying in the hub of meditation.

 

ASANA PRINCIPLE #4 - OPPOSING FORCES, SPINAL GESTURE 

It can be helpful to think of your asana as a stance of equilibrium, or more specifically as a dynamic expression of a momentary equilibrium. Equilibrium can be defined as “a state of adjustment between opposing or divergent influences or elements”-and this could also serve well as definition of asana. In coming to a state of equilibrium you are working to create an internal order, a unique, physical bodily harmony, a focused mental, inward absorption, and you achieve this order by learning to muscularly, skeletally, and energetically activate parts of the body such as your feet, legs, torso, shoulders and arms. The process of applying these specific asana actions to your body happens by putting into play conflicting and contrary forces. In this workshop, David will teach what these forces are:

 

BREATH, BANDHAS, AND PRANAYAMA - ASANA PRINCIPLE 5 – FREEING THE BREATH – APPLIED TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PRANAYAMA

Part one will be a lecture on the yoga philosophy that leads to the discipline of Pranayama.  Drawing upon such texts as: the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, we’ll discuss the relevance of the asana practice to awakening Kundalini (Coiled) and also the relationship between the Citta Vrtti Nirodha (Cessation of the mind’s activity) and the concept of Prana, the Life Force or invisible Energy that is the hidden matrix of everything in the material world.  Part 2 will be an active Pranayama class that includes breathing exercises, working with the two internal Vayu patterns that are associated with the breath, retention, and introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama sequence.

Highlights include identifying yoga philosophy that is relevant to Pranayama, working with activating Bandhas, awakening Kundalini, and stilling the mind.  

 

Yoga Sutras Study

The intellectual study of yoga is an essential means of ensuring progress and maturity through practice. To be exposed to yoga theory is an important part of using of mind to enter into inward directed states of concentration and meditative awareness. This is the part of the intensive where you begin to learn how to apply the philosophical/theoretical basis of yoga to your practice. You begin to see how the theory and the practice are not separate, but rather are two aspects of the same applied, practical study. Meditating on the theoretical teachings helps bring you into more intelligent, accurate and subtle alignment.

 


Location:

Urbanraum

 


Registration:

This Mysore intensive is hosted by David Garrigues. Please register below. For inquiries and further questions please email dvdgarrigues@gmail.com. If a student needs to cancel full credit will be given for a future event hosted by David Garrigues. 


Investment: 

Regular Price-- $475 USD



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