Kovalam, India

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Friday, March 2, 2018
David's Kovalam Mysore Intensive is a nonresidential intensive.

David's Kovalam Mysore Intensive is a nonresidential intensive. Students find their own lodging and food at any one of the dozens of hotels and restaurants. It is easy to find accommodations that suit your budget.


Mysore Intensive Track 1 or Track 2

There are two tracks to the Kovalam Mysore Intensive.

Track 1

Track 1 includes daily Mysore class, Sunday Talk, Pranayama, and Yoga Sutra classes and five additional asana theory classes.  

The Pranayama class meets Mondays and Fridays after the daily Mysore class and Led class for an hour. The first half hour is dedicated to students new to pranayama and the second half hour is dedicated to students with a pranayama practice.  Students are invited to attend both sessions.

The Yoga Sutra class meets for 1 hour on Wednesdays after the Mysore class. 

Four additional classes, including the folowing topics: 
Samasthithi, Surya Namaskara, Standing Postures and Inversions. Exact class dates TBA.

The fee for Track 1 is:

$775/4 weeks

$675/3 weeks

$550/2 weeks

$350/1 week

Please note advanced registration via the application is required for Track 1.  Students who have never studied with David before and want to do Track 1 must start at the beginning of the course, February 4th-7th.  They will not be eligible to start in the middle. The reason for this is because the extra classes are taught in a learning progression week by week.  If you have never studied with David before and need to start in the middle of the course then you are eligible for Track 2. 

David highly recommends that you purchase the following book, The Certainity of Freedom, from the American Sanskrit Institute as soon as possible. It could take 3 months to ship internationally. 

Track 2

Track 2 includes daily Mysore class and the Sunday event which could be either a Conference, a Q and A session or a community gathering. The fee is:

$625/4 weeks

$525/3 weeks

$400/2 weeks

$200/week

Payment Details

‚ÄčAll students from Track 1 and Track 2 must complete an application form and make their payment before their first day of class.

Payment must be made within 24 hours of acceptance to confirm your spot. Please note there are no refunds or cancellations.


Mysore Intensive Schedule

Times subject to change. Classes will be held at Golden Sands. If your practice is longer than two hours you will begin at 6:40am.

Sunday
7:00-9:00am: Mysore
9:00-10:00am: Conference, Community Gathering, or Q and A (Track 1 & Track 2) 

Monday
7:00-9:00am: Mysore
9:00-9:45am: Breathe and Bandhas (Track 1)

Tuesday
7:00-9:00am: Mysore

3:30-5:00pm: Asana Theory (Track 1)

Wednesday
7:00-9:00am: Mysore
9:00-10:00am: Yoga Sutras Chanting and Philosophy (Track 1)

3:30-4:30pm: Sanyama Studies (Track 1)

Thursday
7:00-9:00am: Mysore

Friday
7:00-8:30am: Led Primary Series
8:30-9am: Pranayama (Track 1)


Traveling to Kovalam

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala and has both domestic and international airports, so there are many options for incoming flights to India. 


Lodging

There are many lodging options with different price ranges. Below you will find a list of hotels where students from last year's course stayed and recommended. The Lonely Planet Guide is also a resource for researching lodging options.

  • Golden Sands (This is the hotel where the shala is located. They will offer students of David's intensive a special price.)
  • Aruno Dhaym
  • Peacock Hotel
  • Orion Hotel
  • SJ Holidays
  • Surya Nivas
  • Maharaju Palace
  • Island Motel
  • Leela Palace (most expensive)

Ayurvedic Treatments

Lastly, the state of Kerala is known for its study of Ayurvedic medicine. Kovalam has many Ayurvedic restaurants, clinics, and spas that students can utilize. Last year many of the students had daily Ayurvedic treatments and took advantage of this resource to bring additional benefit to their practice. Arya Ayurvedic is an example of a popular Ayurvedic treatment facility.


Apply for David's Kovalam Mysore Intensive

All students from Track 1 and Track 2 must complete an application form and make their payment before their first day of class.  Payment must be made within 24 hours of acceptance to confirm your spot. Please note there are no refunds or cancellations. 

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