David Garrigues is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Yoga Master Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Your first paragraph ...
We are excited that he will be joining us at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria!
As an Ashtanga Ambassador, David Garrigues bases his teachings on the idea that ‘Anyone can take practice’, as said by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
He is dedicated to sharing the beauty and soul of Ashtanga Yoga with everyone!
Students will benefit profoundly by attending this weekend!
You will re-think the fundamentals and see how to better develop the internal practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Learn how to orient on the supporting matrix of the practice and receive the true gifts of health, progress, sustainability, and awakening creative consciousness.
FRIDAY MARCH 23
6:30am - 8:30am
Please note this morning Mysore session is an additional cost of $25
Special Adjusting Workshop for Teachers
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Surya Namaskara, Breath & the Art of Jumping
6:00pm - 8:30pm - for all levels
This is the official start of the workshop for all levels! David will set the intention of our work together, through the integration of breath with dynamic movement.
In this class we’ll work through Surya Namaskara to look at the root techniques that inform the internal practice of Ashtanga Yoga. We’ll explore the creative connection between ujjayi breathing and the vinyasa movement system as well as the role of bandha’s (locks), dristi (gazing), and dhyana (meditation) in the practice.
This class is for everyone, especially those who are
curious about how the most basic Ashtanga practice can lead you to the
heights of Yoga.
SATURDAY MARCH 24
Intermediate Series Part I
8:00am - 10:30am
An energetic, challenging second series class with cues for how to make progress in many of the difficult asanas of this lively series.
We’ll explore backbending principles and look at Kapotasana in detail as well as other favorites such as Eka Pada Sirsasana, Pincha Mayurasana, and Karandavasana.
Intended for students who practice or are learning 2nd series or students that have an established 1st series practice and who are curious and adventurous.
Foundations: Primary Series Part I
10:45am - 1:00pm
Instructed half primary series with in-depth study of the asanas up to Navasana.
This class will build upon the friday night session. We’ll continue to apply the basic techniques that lead to internal centered awareness.
Great for teachers and students of all levels.
Ashtanga Foundations - Discussion
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Reflections On the Inward States of Yoga. Guruji said ‘Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory'
Co-hosted at The Yoga Shala 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Become absorbed in the names of the Divine through creative, devotional chanting.
It is said that when devotion is deep-rooted, the mind will flow naturally and irresistibly towards the true center.
who, in spite of being endowed with the vocal organ, does not sing of
the worshipful Divine, is like the fool who, having got the ladder for
scaling the tower of Moksha, fails to ascend it.” – Bhakti Ratnavali
SUNDAY MARCH 25
Intermediate Series Part II
8:00am – 10:30am
A continuation of the exploration of Intermediate Series as laid out by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
Foundations - Primary Series Part II
10:45am - 1:00pm
The 2nd half of primary series. A detailed breakdown of the Asana’s from Navasana through Urdhva Dhanurasana. Inversions will also be included.
Precision, Purification, and Practice - Discussion
2:00pm - 4:00pm
This discussion will focus on how the concept of Nadi Shodana, cleansing of the pranic channels, can give insights into yoga practice. Prana Vidya, knowledge of prana, is the practice of valuing your energetic pathways, of following precisely where your energy goes in its variety of forms: physical, thought, fantasy, dream, response, and action. We'll discuss how purification is not limited to the tapas that you create during practice, but rather how cleansing encompasses your entire person. We'll explore what sort of states can be open up within you off the mat through the simple step of choosing to work with more precision in your asana practice.
For this workshop David is offering two different tracks.
One that is specifically for those who are new to the practice or want to focus on the Primary Series.
The second for those specifically wanting to work on Second Series.
The two tracks are listed below.
Primary Series Track: Friday 6-8:30pm, Saturday 10:45am-1:15pm & 2:00-3:30 pm & Kirtan Sunday 10:45am-1:15pm & 2:30pm-4pm
Intermediate Series Track: Friday 6-8:30pm, Saturday 8am-10:30am & 2:00-3:30 pm & Kirtan Sunday 8am-10:30am & 2:30pm-4:30pm
FULL Weekend Workshop both Intermediate & Primary Series:
Individual Sessions: $50/Session (+HST)
Kirtan Night Only - $10 (includes HST)
Friday Mysore Morning: $25 (+HST)
Special Friday Afternoon Teachers Workshop: $60 (+HST)
To register please call Ashtanga Yoga Victoria at 250-590-4115 or
register online below, or you can email us with your registration
details and any questions or comments
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We Thank You Very Much & Look Forward to Having You Join This Wonderful Workshop with Certified Teacher David Garrigues!