SURYA NAMASKAR & STANDING ASANAS ASSISTS
In this workshop, we will focus on key principles of assists as they apply to sun salutations and to foundational standing asanas using the Jivamukti methodology as platform.
Jivamukti Master Yoga Class
A classic Jivamukti yoga class with a bit of NYC - you chant you dig the dharma. You breathe. You sweat. You go deep. All in 90 minutes!
BACK BENDING WORKSHOP (OPEN TO ALL)
In this session, we will warm up the shoulders, quads and back; as well as explore heart opening asanas from various angles using applied anatomy & props so as to encourage fearless expansion in the midst of vulnerability.
This is a workshop designed to cover the bases of the main movement patterns in yoga and how we can best develop strength, flexibility, and overall control in our practice, all while avoiding injury. There will be plenty of room for discussion, questions, trial, and demonstration.
A guided primary class is conducted following specific vinyasa counts and the names of each posture called in sanskrit. Following the rhythm of the vinyasa counts is meant to develop physical strength and mobility, mental clarity, emotional calm, and spiritual awakening.
Memory matters in the ashtanga vinyasa sequence. One of the things that distinguishes the ashtanga practice from many other forms is that it is a set sequence of postures. Rather than changing what postures are practiced, what changes instead is the relationship a student has with the postures. Over time and with consistency the practice grows stronger. However before a true connection with the practice can be made, the sequence, pose by pose, should be committed to memory. As a student advances not just the sequence of postures, but then the vinyasas for each posture can be learned.
Mysore style is the traditional method taught by sri k pattabhi jois named after the small city where guruji lived for much of his life. In this style, the method of ashtanga yoga is transmitted from the teacher directly to the individual student through physical adjustments and minimal verbal cueing. Gradually the student is able to commit to memory a series of postures and breaths that comprise the series. Once the student memorizes and becomes proficient at a pose she is then taught the next pose until primary series is complete. Once primary series is complete and the student is firmly grounded in its techniques, she will move on to the intermediate series and on. There are 6 series in ashtanga yoga; at this time there is only one person, r sharth jois, guruji’s grandson, who practices the 6th series of ashtanga yoga.
The workshop will include instruction on pranayama (breath work), how to sit correctly for meditation, what is the subtle body & group meditation.
Michael has devoted his life in service to his Guru Sri Karunamayi . He has spent the last 10 years traveling with her while deepening his practice.
Michael was raised in Miami, went to University of Florida & then got his masters in engineering.
Suggested donation $20 , all proceeds go to the Children’s School at The Ashram
With the rise of yoga, we have all heard of chakras and seen various illustrations showing these energy centers within our subtle body. But despite our intellectual understanding about the chakras, many of us lack ever having any experience of our subtle body, chakras, kundalini, etc. Join us for an evening where we will learn and practice the yogic techniques of pranayama and silent meditation, which allow us to experience the more subtle aspects of ourselves. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome. Proceeds from the event go directly to supporting rural schools in India.
About the instructor: Michael was born and raised in Miami. In 2007 a series of powerful spiritual experiences led him to quit his job as an engineer and move to India. For the last 10 years Michael has served his teacher, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi, and facilitated 3-week long, silent meditation retreats on the chakras. Today, he lives at his teacher’s ashram in India and travels with Her Holiness internationally teaching pranayama and meditation.
There is a vast array of Gods & Goddesses in the Hindu tradition, and in the Bhakti Yoga practice of Kirtan, we celebrate by singing to them! To start off our weekend of Bhakti Bliss, Amah Devi will share stories and songs of Shiva, Sita & Ram, Ganesh, Krishna & Radha, and Lakshmi to help us build greater context for understanding the colorful stories that are the underpinning of the Bhakti path. Sharing the pastimes of the deities is a rich pathway into the Heart of Devotion!
Please join Day Cristensen for a special guided primary yoga class. She is one of our senior teachers who dedicates her time, resources & love to rescuing animals. If your an animal lover, come to this class & make a difference in the lives of animals.
Please join Asheville, NC based Amah Devi for a weekend of Bhakti Yoga bliss at Ahana Studio, Miami! Well known for her uncanny ability to connect with the hearts of her students, as well as for her frank and authentic approach to spiritual concepts, Amah Devi will guide you deep into the joyous heart of devotional yogic practices for a truly ecstatic experience!
Come and explore the transformative power of simple mantras designed to release you from the anxieties of the overactive mind. Get back to your natural state of contentment and clarity through personal mantra practice as well as group chanting (Kirtan) with this amazingly accessible practice. Come discover how the practice of Kirtan has inspired yogis from 6th Century India to Carnegie Hall, NYC to gather together in a celebration of peaceful personal transformation.
Just below the surface of our minds, there is an undercurrent of quiet thought where we feel fully connected to the sublime world around us. Chanting gives us the tools to dispel the illusion of separation and create a lasting sense of calm that we can carry with us off our yoga mats and into our everyday lives.
The tradition of holding conference in the ashtanga lineage began with its founder Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and is continued by his grandson paramaguru Sharath Jois. We as authorized and certified teachers in his lineage on occasion will also hold such conferences for our local students.
Holding conference provides an important channel for exchange of information between students and teacher. This exchange opens the dorr to conversation, questions and answers that there may not be time for, or may not be appropriate in the Mysore room. It provides time for reflection for both the student and the teacher to discuss ideas and concepts within the practice that may fall outside the arena of solely asana practice. With this time and space we are free to discuss a bit of theory, yoga philosophy, modalities for healing methodology in the asana practice and anything that may fall under the umbrella of living the life of a daily yoga practitioner.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED
Kirtan with Madhu & Ananda. They are amazing. You will fall in love with singing. Come let go. You are welcome to come & hang -- no pressure to sing. Really one of the most uplifting experiences EVER! And is FREE -- donations accepted to keep the musicians going
LESS TALK MORE ACTION. WANT TO DO A WORKSHOP THAT WILL CHALLENGE EVERY PART OF YOUR PHYSICAL BEING WITHOUT GETTING TOO HEADY ABOUT IT. THIS IS A PURE WORKOUT INCLUDING EXERCISES THAT I HAVE USED TO DEVELOP STRENGTH, SKILLS, AND CONTROL FOR SOME OF THE MORE CHALLENGING VINYASAS IN THE ASHTANGA SYSTEM. PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK, "IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET STRONGER AT JUMP BACKS?" THE ANSWER IS "YES! YOU CAN TAKE THIS CLASS"
WHAT TO BRING: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOCKS, A HAND TOWEL OR BANDANA, AND WATER. $35
The inspiration and power to create the life you desire is already within you. Embody your creative life-force, connect with your Inner and Universal guidance through intention setting and ritual, and experience miracles unfolding. By creating conscious space, and allowing yourself to be inspired, you are creating a blueprint for a life that is passionate, intentional and purposeful. Ritual is called meditation in action ~ through this practice we allow ourselves to find peace within, and show up for our life in profoundly more empowered and grounded way.
Kirtan is an ancient form of mantra meditation, a component of bhakti-yoga (the yoga of devotion), which has the power to open and purify the heart. This chanting, accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming, brings the audience to its feet in the joy of singing, clapping, and dancing with pure devotion. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states or meditation, bliss, and esctasy.
If you have a harmonium pls bring it to the workshop. If you are shopping for a harmonium, now is your chance to buy. Amah will have harmoniums for sale.
THIS WORKSHOP IS MEANT TO EXPLORE WAYS TO REFINE A SEASONED PRACTITIONER’S SKILLS IN YOGA. WE WILL WORK THROUGH THE MAIN OBSTACLES OR “HIDDEN LOCKS” THAT PREVENT STUDENTS FROM EXPERIENCING THE LIGHTNESS, GRACE AND STRENGTH OF A MASTER. WE WILL WORK ON VARIOUS TECHNIQUES FOR JUMP THROUGHS AND JUMP BACKS, HEADSTANDS, FOREARM STANDS, AND HANDSTANDS, AND MORE. THIS WILL BE A FUN, LIGHT-HEARTED CLASS WITH LOTS OF ROOM FOR EXPLORATION, HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS, AND QUESTIONS.
A GUIDED PRIMARY CLASS IS CONDUCTED FOLLOWING SPECIFIC VINYASA COUNTS AND THE NAMES OF EACH POSTURE CALLED IN SANSKRIT. FOLLOWING THE RHYTHM OF THE VINYASA COUNTS IS MEANT TO DEVELOP PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND MOBILITY, MENTAL CLARITY, EMOTIONAL CALM, AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. (THIS CLASS IS THE PERFECT END TO ASHTANGA 1% THEORY).
THIS WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS MAINLY ON THE SCIENCE OF VINYASA: THE BREATHS AND HOW THEY ARE CONNECTED TO SPECIFIC MOVEMENTS IN AND OUT OF THE POSTURES OF THE PRIMARY SERIES. THE VINYASAS OR MOVEMENTS ARE TRADITIONALLY COUNTED IN SANSKRIT WHILE THE ASANAS OR POSTURES ARE HELD AND COUNTED IN ENGLISH. THE WORKSHOP WILL CLARIFY THESE VINYASAS AND SHED SOME LIGHT ON SOME OF THE MORE DIFFICULT TRANSITIONS AND POSTURES IN PRIMARY SERIES. THIS WORKSHOP IS IDEAL FOR PRACTITIONERS WHO FEEL THAT ASHTANGA YOGA IS TOO HARD, TOO CONFUSING, TOO COMPLICATED AND HAVE FELT DEFEATED BY THE PRACTICE BEFORE THEY HAVE EVER BEGUN. ALSO IT CAN ALSO BE USEFUL TO LONG-TIME STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GAIN CLARITY AND BEGIN TO MEMORIZE VINYASA COUNTS. EITHER WAY, YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH A NEW UNDERSTANDING.
$35 per workshop
The Mysore method is the traditional way to learn and teach the Ashtanga Yoga practice. In many ways, learning Mysore can appear intimidating, as it required that the student memorize and learn a sequence of postures. However it is one of the most effective ways to learn and improve in yoga, especially as a beginner, because this practice can be tailor-made to fit any and every student in the room. Essentially it is like getting a private lesson in a room full of people. Therefore, with individual instruction, custom-built for the needs and abilities of each student. This 3 day intro workshop, is a friendly way to get the new students feet wet in a room full of beginners.
$35 per workshop
THIS IS A WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO COVER THE BASES OF THE MAIN MOVEMENT PATTERNS IN YOGA AND HOW WE CAN BEST DEVELOP STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, AND OVERALL CONTROL IN OUR PRACTICE, ALL WHILE AVOIDING INJURY. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS, TRIAL, AND DEMONSTRATION.
$35 per workshop
Join Liz and Holly for a total relaxation and restoration experience. We will begin with a nourishing and opening Yin Yoga flow full of hands on adjustments. We will finish with an extra long and yummy savasana complete with acupuncture by Holly. Bring on the self love and self care!
This sound journey will take you on a mental trip with bowls. bells, chimes, & other magical instruments that will leave you feeling high.
This will be an epic Friday night happy hour as we explore yin yoga. kriya and sound vibrations to restore, relax and unwind the body and mind.
What you eat OFF the mat is JUST as important as what you practice ON the mat. How you fuel your body (and mind) all depends on nutrition - specifically, nutrition for weight management - the FLOWLEANUTRITION component. We'll kick off this innovative program with a talk on how to balance your new habit (yoga) with proper nutrition; we'll cover all the basics - carbs, proteins, fats, portion sizes, meal timing, vitamins, supplements, and of course - the FLOWLEANUTRITION do's and don'ts. You'll be trading cookies for chakras in no time. Vegetarian brunch will be provided by DeliverLean
BACK AND BETTER!
Want to do a workshop that will challenge every part of your physical being without getting too heady about it? This is a pure workout including exercises that I have used to develop strength, skills and control for some of the more challenging vinyasas in the Ashtanga system. People always ask "Is there anything I can do to get stronger at jump backs?" The answer is "YES, YOU CAN TAKE THIS CLASS!"
Bring socks, a hand towel or bandana.