Illuminate Your Yoga Practice through Meditation and Philosophy

Students will learn and practice different forms of mediation while exploring essential yoga philosophy and history through interactive lectures and storytelling. Modules are designed with the yoga teacher in mind, providing tools and instruction on how to incorporate meditation and philosophy into classes, but are suitable for the novice Yogi as well.

About the Instructor

Michael Stasko was born and raised in Miami and earned a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2007, Michael was deeply moved by a series of spiritual experiences that prompted him to leave his career as an analyst for Boeing Satellite System and begin an inward journey. For the last eleven years, Michael has dedicated his life to serving his Guru and Spiritual Master, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi, learning yoga, philosophy, pranayama, meditation, ritual worship and other Vedic practices.

Meditation & Philosophy Workshops


Guiding Essentials for Every Yogi. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm        Yoga Linage, Basic Sanskrit, Meditation Orientation

Sunday, September 9, 2018

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Meditation Practice, Basic Sanskrit (continued), Yoga Sutras

Friday, September 14, 2018

 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Four Paths of Yoga, Meditation Practice


Rejoicing in the Yogi Spirit. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm    Asana with Dawn, Meditation Practice, Hindu Deities and Philosophy, Essential Mantras

Sunday, September 16, 2018

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Meditation Practice, Essential Mantras (continued), Chakras, Nadis, Shakti, and Chanting

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm        Chanting, Tantra, Yantra


Exploring Yogi Traditions and Text. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Meditation Practice, Mantra Yoga

Sunday, September 23, 2018

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm        Meditation Practice, Stories and Lives of Great Saints, Puranas

Friday, September 28, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm        Vedic Luna Calendar, Planets, Jyotish, and Vastu

Saturday, September 29, 2018

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Ethics and Teaching Yoga, Malas and Murtis, Gems, and Bhagavad Gita


Please call 305 456 5339 to select individual week, weekend and daily packages.

FULL-PACKAGE*    $400    


All modules September 8 – 21*    $285



OPTION 1 All modules on September 8, 9, 14    $155    

OPTION 2 All modules on September 15, 16, and 21*    $165



OPTION 1 All modules on September 8, 9            $120    

OPTION 2 All modules on September 15, 16*      $130



OPTION 1 September 8             $45    

OPTION 2 September 15*         $65

*Price includes asana practice with Dawn on September 15

Daily Meditation Classes


In addition to the workshops, there will be a meditation class held daily at Ahana Yoga. Michael will be leading the meditations and will give a brief insight on this practice. Dress comfortably to sit for the duration of the meditation.