Visiting Cuba with Krista
Experience Culture, Art, & Yoga with Krista Shirley. You will stay in Cuba’s historic capital city, Havana and participate in a day trip to the rural town of Viñales, known for incredible views and beautiful organic farms. Krista will offer daily, morning yoga classes that are open to participants at all levels. Our team will be by your side to assist you for the duration of your Cuban cultural adventure. Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a professional Cuban guide. Cuban Cultural trips provide private transportation, lodging in a casa particular (Cuban style B&B accommodations), daily ground transportation, meals at the top private restaurants in Cuba and many more meaningful experiences. Experience the real Cuba with Cuban Cultural Trips.
Program - Ashtanga with Krista Shirley | April 26 - May 01 2018
April 26 - Mysore | 6a.m. - 8:30a.m.|
April 27 - Mysore | 6a.m. - 8:30a.m.| Workshop Surya Namaskara | 6:00p.m. - 8p.m.|
April 28 - Mysore | 7a.m. - 9:30a.m.| Workshop Opposition of Force 1 | 10:00a.m. - 12:30m.d |
April 29 - Pranayama & Meditation | 9am. - 11:30m.d.| Moonday - Full Moon.
April 30 - Mysore | 6a.m. - 8:30a.m.|
May 01 - Mysore | 6a.m. - 8:30a.m.| Workshop Break It Down, Build It Up: Intermediate Series: Pāśāsana - Kapotāsana | 9a.m. - 12m.d | (Holiday in Panama).
Private Sessions are possible at april 26, 27 or 30 after Mysore.
* Fast Registration - Full Immersion | $350 | December 15 / 2017 to January 15 / 2018
* Early Bird - Full Immersion | $375 | January 16 / 2017 to February 15 / 2018|
* Normal Price - Full Immersion | $425 | February 16 / 2018 Onwards|
* Sessions Prices | February 15 to March 15|
Single Workshop - $60.
Single Full Day Pass - $90.
* Sessions Prices | March 15 2018 Onwards|
Single Workshop - $70.
Single Full Day Pass - $105.
Address: Ancón, Panama City.
Grace & Guts - May 19-20, 2018
When we look around the country during the seasonal changes from winter to spring, we see lessons that can be transferred to our own lives. The seemingly finished trees and flowers create magic in their roots, push past the dirt, stretch out their limbs and continue to grow. Join Krista in a weekend workshop inspired by the mirror the earth turns toward us and how we can bring that with us on the mat. However, don’t be fooled by the flowery metaphors, you’ll be working hard - just like the flowers do.
Saturday 8am-10am - Mysore
10am - 12pm Meditation & Q&A
1pm-3pm Finding Strength & Stillness through Balance - Like A Tree
Spend the day exploring balancing asanas of
primary and second series. From Utthita Hasta Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana, Bakāsana, Ṭiṭṭibhāsana and
Pinca Mayūrāsana we will learn how to create stability in the body needed to acquire and
maintain balance in postures that challenge us to tap into inner and outer strength. Be prepared to break a sweat, have fun, and work hard in this session with Krista as we explore the postures
that teach us how to find and maintain balance both on and off the mat. Suitable for all levels. 2
Sunday 8am-10am - Mysore
Ashtanga Strength Elements
From the gross to the suble, this is what Yoga is about. To do that we start with the physical body using asanas and movement to create a fit and strong body, which gives us the framework to cultivate a fit and strong mind. Ashtanga Yoga method is brilliant as it helps us cultivate physical strength while at the same time helping us evolve our mental and spiritual realm. The asanas themselves become more and more challenging as you work through the first and into the second and third series’. This workshop is designed to assist practitioners on the physical plane focused on fundamental techniques that will aid in building strength and a solid physical foundation that will assist the student in their Ashtanga asana practice, and their overall spiritual journey. Spend the day with Krista learning how to cultivate strength and steadiness of body and mind by exploring
alignment, isolated strength building exercises, meditation techniques, positive thinking, affirmations, and much more! Suitable for all levels. 2 hours
Join founder of The Yoga Shala, Krista Shirley, for a week long yoga intensive and adventure retreat in Summer 2018. Krista's retreats create a rejuvenative rhythm for in-depth Ashtanga practice, meditation, pranayama, and optional private sessions while exploring a Greek island of wonder and beauty.
Saturday, July 21st spend the day with Krista learning to engage the "fun" yoga muscles. We'll do handstands, arm balances, learn to jump through gracefully and much more.
10am-12pm - Lats: Psoas of The Upper Body:
In this session, you will learn about the true ‘core’ of the upper body and how to bring awareness to the lats during our asana practice. We will dissect simple anatomical mechanics of the lats and how use of the upper body’s ‘core’ will allow you to gain a deeper level of control over your body, breath, and bandhas. Join Krista in learning how to take your practice to a whole new level. Suitable for all levels.
1pm-3pm - Air Time : Handstand + Forearm Balance + Headstand Variations
Learning handstand, forearm balance and headstand takes time and a bit of strength. Learn how to safely learn and grow in handstands and forearm balances. Once you’ve warmed up and refined the basics, you’ll learn to transition more confidently and gracefully into a handstand, forearm balance, and headstand. You’ll go up with one leg, two legs and lay the foundation for “pressing” into these poses. If you’re stuck or scared of handstands and going upside down, Krista will help you build strength and confidence for these postures with a step-by-step approach that you can do on your own at the wall! Just in case things get ugly, you’ll learn how to safely fall out of these poses without hurting yourself or impaling your neighbor.
Make Like The Leaves - October 6-7, 2018
A Yoga A Workshop on Letting Go & Letting Light In
Saturday, October 6th
8am-10am - Mysore Practice
10am-12pm - Meditation and Journaling
12pm-1pm - Lunch Break
1pm-3pm- Deconstruction Before Reconstruction: Intended for students with a daily practice. We go through phases in our practice…In the beginning, it feels good, and we feel good for doing the practice. But as you get deeper into your practice the honeymoon phase ends as you start to uncover deep-seated physical and emotional blockages. These blockages must be dealt with in order for us to let go of that baggage we hold deep within our bodies and minds. This can be extremely uncomfortable both physically and mentally and this is often the point where people either choose to face themselves and dig deep, keep practicing but on a very surface level or walk away from yoga altogether. In this workshop, we will learn how to deal with the discomfort we face in our yoga asana practice. Muscles and bones and nerves, emotional scars and fears and hurts….They all come to the surface with daily asana practice. Join Krista in a discussion about deconstruction before reconstruction. Suitable for all levels.
Sunday, October 7th
8am-10am - Mysore Practice
10am-12pm - Break It Down, Build It Up Part I: Spend the weekend with Krista learning how to safely, effectively and efficiently work on, work through, understand and master the postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Seated asanas - Bhujapīdāsana through Supta Koṇāsana
12pm-1pm - Lunch Break
1pm-3pm- Break It Down, Build It Up Part II: Spend the weekend with Krista learning how to safely, effectively and efficiently work on, work through, understand and master the postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Seated asanas - Dandāsana through Nāvāsana
This program requires considerable energy, dedication, and commitment. You will leave with a thorough education, dedicated personal practice, heightened awareness, and an abundance of inspiration and passion! Students will also observe, and later, assist in adjustments and teaching at The Yoga Shala with Krista.