Kovalam, India

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Friday, March 1, 2019
Kovalam, India

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. 


Track 1 or Track 2

What's the difference between track 1 and track 2? There are two tracks to the Kovalam Mysore Intensive.

Track 1

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

Asana theory classes including teachings on the following topics: Samasthithi, Surya Namaskara, Standing Postures, Seated Postures, Transitions and Inversions. 

The fee for Track 1 is:

$1150/7 weeks

$1050/6 weeks

$950/5 weeks

$850/4 weeks

$700/3 weeks

$550/2 weeks

$350/1 week

Please note advanced registration via the application is required for Track 1 and Track 2.  If you have never studied with David before and want to do Track 1, David highly recommends that you start the course during the first week, January 13th-18th. The reason for this is because the extra classes are taught in a learning progression week by week.  

David will be using the American Sanskrit Institute's, The Certainity of Freedom, for the yoga sutras classes.  You can purchase the course at the link below. Book can take up to 3 months to ship internationally. 

If you can't purchase this book then please bring your own copy of the Yoga Sutras, any translation is acceptable. 

Track 2

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

The fee for Track 2 is:

$925/7 weeks

$825/6 weeks

$725/5 weeks

$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. 

David Garrigues Kovalam Mysore Application »

For any other questions please use our contact form.


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