David Keil: The Matrix of Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga is much more than doing a set of postures in a particular sequence. This workshop is aimed at those who have an open mind and a desire to understand the Ashtanga system in a way that enhances and deepens their practice.
Type of Event
Evening workshop from 6:30p to 9:00p.
Early bird enrollment if paid in full by February 6: $48.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is perhaps one of the most misunderstood styles in the yoga world, even though so many other styles are influenced by it. In this workshop we will address some of those misunderstandings. First, we will understand the context within which the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method came to be.
Then we will discuss the essential elements (vinyasa/breath, bandha, dristhi, and asana) that make it a distinct and extremely internal practice. Along with the lecture, we will be doing a traditional, counted portion of the primary series, with a breathing focus, that will give you an actual experience of these elements we have discussed. Skepticism and preconceived notions are welcome as we explore why this method is so often misunderstood.