Indianapolis

Indianapolis

CITYOGA (map)

Ashtanga has roots that grow deep and spread wide. Join Krista Shirley at The CITYOGA for a weekend that explores the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga. Explore the opportunity to fine-tune and continuously grow your practice.

PRICING - Full weekend $180 (savings of $35); Workshops sessions $45 and led primary $35

 

Friday, August 11 @ 6pm | BBD: Breath, Bandhas, Drishti. Deep breathing with sound gives us body and mind control. Bandhas are internal muscular and energetic centers, that, when activated and engaged pulls our attention within. Mastery of bandhas enable us to gain strength from the inside out, which, over time, gives us complete body control. Drishti’s are gaze points to direct our attention during asana practice. In order to successfully progress in our practice, we must understand the concepts and learn how to apply them in our asana practice. But how? Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring these invaluable concepts in depth, and learn how to apply them in the asanas of primary series. Serious work and some serious fun! Suitable for all levels. 2 hours

 

 

Saturday, August 12 @ 8 – 10am| Mysore: “Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providinghands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequenceuntil it is committed to memory. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide. 2 hours

 

Saturday, August 12th @ 11:00am – 1:00pm | Opposition of Force 1: Standing Sequence - Hands down one of the most valuable workshops you will ever attend! Every balance has a counter balance, every push has a pull, every extension a flex- ion. The Ashtanga Yoga practice is a full syllabus of opposing forces. Using the Ashtanga standing sequence postures we will break down each posture in order to see, feel, understand and apply the concept of opposition of force. A very physically challenging session, be prepared to break a sweat, shake, squirm and learn! Suitable for all levels but be prepared to work! 2 hours. 

 

Sunday, August 13th @ 9am | Led Primary Series

 

Sunday, August 13th @ 12:30 – 2:30pm | Jumping through & Jumping Back: Want to learn how to safely and gracefully execute vinyasas? We will explore using the bandhas, the lats, the core, body positioning, breathing, hands, head position and the pelvis in order to paint a full portrait of the art of jumping back and jumping through. The key to jump backs and jump throughs isn’t momentum, it isn’t about the length of your arms or the amount you weigh! Spend the afternoon with Krista learning how to skillfully jump back and through. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.

 

Orlando

Orlando

Spend the weekend with Krista learning safe, unique and effective adjustments for select postures of the primary and intermediate series. 

This workshop series is suitable for any Ashtanga Yoga students, and extremely useful for Ashtanga Yoga teachers.

 

 

 

Schedule:

 

Primary

Friday, 18 | 5 pm : Primary Series Adjustments

Spend the evening with Krista learning safe, unique and effective adjustments for select postures of the primary series. This workshop series is suitable for any Ashtanga Yoga students and extremely useful for Ashtanga Yoga teachers.

 

Intermediate

Saturday, 19 | 9am Intermediate Pt. 1 - Pasasana - Kapotasana

 

Saturday, 19 | 12pm Intermediate Pt. 2 - Supta Vajrasana - Yoga-Nidrasana

 

Sunday, 20 | 9am Intermediate Pt. 3 -Tittibhasana - Vatayanasana

 

Sunday, 19 | 12pm Intermediate Pt. 4 -Parighasana -

Baddha Hasta sirsasana

 

Mysore

Mysore with Krista will be held Saturday & Sunday at 6:30am

 

Pricing:

FRIDAY NIGHT: $60

SATURDAY FULL DAY: MYSORE & WORKSHOP SESSIONS $144

SUNDAY FULL DAY: MYSORE & WORKSHOP SESSIONS $144

FULL WEEKEND: $320

INDIVIDUAL MYSORE: $40

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP SESSIONS: $65

Albuquerque

Albuquerque

Thursday August 24 | Mysore | 6:30-8:30am

Friday, August 25 | Mysore | 6:30-8:30am

Workshop | Jumping through & Jumping Back: Learn how to safely and gracefully execute vinyasas. | 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday, August 26 | Mysore | 8-10am

Workshop |Grind it down, Twist it out: Once we can truly root and stabilize the body we can take any twist infinitely deeper in asana practice.  | 10:30-12:30pm

Sunday, August 27th | Mysore | 8-10am

Workshop | Opposition ofForces : We will break down each posture in order to see, feel, understand and apply the concept of opposition of force.|10:30-12:30pm

Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Ashtanga Yoga Shala Of The Keys (map)

Friday October 6

Led full primary 5:30-7:00pm

 

Saturday October 7

Mysore 8-11am

Workshop 12-3pm -Milestones of the Primary Series: Spend the afternoon with Krista breaking down the asanas of the primary. Learn the correct form and purpose of each posture in the primary series. Students will also learn lots of tips on how to work toward mastery of some of the more difficult postures such as Marichyasana B and D, Bhujapidasana, and Supta Kurmasana. This session will help you in your efforts to master Yoga Chikitsa. Educational and eye opening for students of all levels! Will begin and end with chanting. 3 hours

 

Sunday October 8

Mysore 8-11

Workshop 12-2 - Digging Deep Into Backbends: Spend the afternoon with Krista digging deep into your waist, your back and your heart. Understanding the emotional and physiological connection to backbending can help you infinitely deepen your physical understanding of backbending. Utilizing various back bends from the Ashtanga series’ we will explore the use of the waist, the heart and the spine in back bends and look into how emotions help or hinder our growth. Leave this session with a new found love of back bends, a new appreciation of our own ‘perceived’ limitations, and tools to take your practice to a new level. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours. 

Full workshop $175

Led class $25

Mysore class $35

Saturday Workshop: $55

Sunday Workshop $45

Charleston

Charleston

Join Krista Shirley for an intimate and restorative Yoga B&B Personal Retreat in one of Americas most charming cities.

This restorative and restful 6-night yoga retreat in Charleston, South Carolina starts out each day with morning mysore and meditation with Krista at a local studio. Our Yoga sessions will be off site from the property so we will take practice each day and head back home to enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast by one of charleston's elite chefs.

Outside of morning sessions you will have most of the day free to do as you wish. Krista will offer optional meditation and journaling and pranayama sessions select afternoons throughout the week and will be making time for private sessions for those who wish to spend some one on one time with her during the course of the week.

All but one breakfast will be provided for you each day on site, as will one lunch and four dinners.  Each meal at the property will be made with love and fresh, organic ingredients.  We've selectively organized the meals in such a way that you have ample time to spend with fellow participants at the house over meals, and ample opportunities to eat some of Charleston's world famous cuisine at local downtown restaurants.  

We will be staying in a beautiful 4,000 sq foot property in the heart of downtown Charleston. It is centrally located and only a brief walk to Upper King Street and within walking distance to all the cities' finest restaurants and bars. With a desire to make this domestic Yoga vacation a unique experience, we are limiting the retreat to a maximum of 12 students. This will provide 6 students with single occupancy rooms and 6 students with double occupancy rooms in our gorgeous eight bedroom property. 

This is your Yoga vacation. We are taking all the planning out of the process for you. Just book on and enjoy built in Yoga practice each morning, a gorgeous place to stay, excellent food prepared on site in our kitchen, and wonderful like minded people to enjoy free time and explore the gorgeous city of Charleston. With the light daily schedule, each day you will find there is plenty of time to relax and explore.  Alternatively, spend your days soaking up precious moments in the crisp South Carolina air on the beautifully landscaped backyard... or simply relax the day away in a hammock, lounge chair or sofa scattered in and around the retreat property, sipping freshly brewed organic herbal tea and snacking on fresh seasonal fruit, as you spend time journaling and reflecting.

While here, you may consider dedicating time to working one-on-one with Krista, dedicated Ashtanga, pranayama and meditation teacher and life coach.

 

Double occupancy: $1599 per person

Single occupancy: $1899 per person

Cyprus

Cyprus

The Yoga Room Cyprus (map)

Mysore Classes @ Nicosia 

10/30-11/2 | Mon. - Thurs. -6:30am-8:30am 

Ashtanga Workshops @ Nicosia | 11/3 & 11/4

Friday 8am Primary

Friday 5pm-7pm Deconstruction B4 Reconstruction Saturday 9am Primary Saturday 11am-2pm Milestones of primary 

Ashtanga Workshop @ Limassol |11/5

Sunday 10am Primary

Sunday 12pm-2pm

Jump back&through

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga (map)

Greenwhich

Greenwhich

Kaia Yoga (map)

Ashtanga Primary Series - Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy):

Fri, Nov 17th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This traditional sanskrit counted class will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Method in a led/guided classroom setting.: The Vinyasa system, expanding the breath, and the principles of the bandhas and drishti. Experience continuous movement with breathe learning the harmonious flow of the first series in its traditional form. Primary Series will cover the Sun Salutation, standing postures, seated postures and all finishing postures from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition.

Mysore

Sat, Nov 18th from 7:00am - 10:00am

“Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequence until it is committed to memory. At that point, you will come in daily, do your sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures on your own, under the guidance of your teacher. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide. Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!

Opposition of Force

Sat, Nov 18th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Every balance has a counter balance, every push has a pull, every extension a flexion. The Ashtanga Yoga practice is a full syllabus of opposing forces. Using the Ashtanga standing sequence and some seated postures we will break down each posture in order to see, feel, understand and apply the concept of opposition of force. A very physically challenging session, be prepared to break a sweat, shake, squirm and learn! Suitable for all levels but be prepared to work!

Mysore

Sun, Nov 19th from 7:00am - 10:00am

“Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequence until it is committed to memory. At that point, you will come in daily, do your sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures on your own, under the guidance of your teacher. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide. Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!

Diving Deep into Backbends

Sun, Nov 19th from 11:00am - 1:00pm

Understanding the emotional and physiological connection to backbending can help you infinitely deepen your physical understanding of backbending. Utilizing various back bends from the Ashtanga series’ we will explore the use of the waist, the heart and the spine in back bends and look into how emotions help or hinder our growth. Leave this session with a new found love of back bends, a new appreciation of our own ‘perceived’ limitations, and tools to take your practice to a new level. Suitable for all levels.

 

Panama

Panama

Ashtanga Yoga Panama (map)

 Friday

Led Primary & Pranayama | 6-8am | $60

Saturday

Mysore | 7-9am | $40

Asana Adjustment Clinic: First half of Seated Asanas of Primary Series - Students will learn how to go deeper into these asanas, how to work towards mastering them and how to adjust them | 9:30-12:30pm | $60

Sunday

Mysore | 7-9am |$40

Asana Adjustment Clinic: Second half of Seated Asanas of Primary Series - Students will learn how to go deeper into these asanas, how to work towards mastering them and how to adjust them | 9:30-12:30pm | $60

Monday

Mysore 6-8am |$40

 Tuesday

Mysore 6-8am |$40

Asana Adjustment Clinic: 1st half of Intermediate Series - Students will learn how to go deeper into these asanas, how to work towards mastering them and how to adjust them | 8:30am-11:30am |$60