Class timings are TBA.
There will be a book release party of David's new book, Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa: Movement, Breath, and Posture, on either Friday or Saturday night. This event is free and open to the public.
Introduction to the Vinyasa Positions of the Primary Series
Mysore and Pranayama
Ashtanga's Dynamic Vinyasa Dimension
Yoga Sutras on Book 1, Sutra 20
A fast-paced class that will teach you the vinyasa positions and breaths that make up the foundational postures of the Primary Series. At the end of the class, you’ll understand the purpose and benefit of each vinyasa position.
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.
This asana class will focus on how proper vinyasa knowledge extends beyond memorizing the number of positions of the asana; you are also meant to know the vinyasa positions dynamically within your body. There is a great art to understanding the subtle progressions of movement that bring you into and out of each asana, exploring this refinement is what brings you into readiness, poise, beauty and alignment in your postures. We'll look at how such vinyasa knowledge helps you understand how to refine your awareness and to learn to see the practice as chiefly dhyana, meditation
This class is a comprehensive look at the backbends in the Primary Series: Upward Facing Dog, Purvottonasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana, and Drop Backs. You will learn what actions make-up a back bend and a practical method for how to put the oppositional forces in to play each time you backbend. Lastly, you will understand how to counter the fears that often come up in backbends with position action and consciousness.
Study of the Yoga Sutras offers key insights on how to better work with your mind in your daily asana practice. David will give a talk on book 1, sutra 20; this is one of the most famous sutras in Patanjali’s, Yoga Sutras, and talks about the 5 qualities to cultivate for progress in practice.
Prajna—AWAKENING OF WISDOM OR INSIGHT
Found in Yoga Sutra 1-20, this unique combination of qualities are meant to be cultivated and are the gifts of your practice. They can be thought of as 5 jars that you want to fill and keep filling. David will discuss each one of these powerhouse words in this talk.
$175 early bird