Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Gabby's Studio (map)

Thursday, October 5

Mysore 5:30pm-7:30pm

Friday, October 6

Led Primary 5:30-7:00 pm

Pranayama & Meditation Workshop 7:15 pm - 8:50 pm

Spend an evening with Krista learning how to incorporate pranayama into your life, which benefits our moods, our bodies, and our Yoga practice. This session will help us better understand our breath, which is the most vital process in the entire body, for it is the link to all aspects of our human experience. Pranayama practice helps us to learn how to deepen our control of the breath, which enables the practitioner to control prana (energy). The control of prana through control over breath is Pranayama, and consistent practice will open the door to our ability to control the body, mind, and soul. We will end our session with seated meditation practice, exploring ways to calm and quiet the mind and body.

Saturday, October 7

Mysore 9am-11am

Workshop 11:45am-2:45 pm -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 9am-11am

Workshop 11:45 am -1:45 pm - 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 back bending can help you infinitely deepen your physical understanding of back bending. 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 $250

Led class $30

Pranayama $40

Mysore class $40

Saturday Workshop: $60

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

Israel

Israel

Ella Yoga (map)

Ashtanga weekend workshop with Krista Shirley (Florida)

Friday-Saturday October 27th-28th 2017

Krista Shirley is a dedicated student and practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga. She was introduced to this practice over fourteen years ago and immediately embraced it as a daily part of her life be-cause she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. For the last eleven years Krista has rolled her mat out each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is.

Ashtanga Yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others. Krista began making yearly, long term, visits to Mysore, India in 2006 to study with the late Sri K.Pattabhi Jois, Guruji, in order to fully connect to this lineage and embrace and surrender to a teacher that could help facilitate her growth and provide a deep source of inspiration.

Workshop content:

Digging Deep into Backbends // Friday October 27th 3-6pm

 

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

Jumping through & Jumping Back // Saturday October 28th 1:30-4pm

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

 

Pranayama and Introduction to Second Series // Saturday October 28th 5pm-7:30pm

Pranayama practice helps us to learn how to deepen our control of the breath, which enables the practitioner to control prana (energy). The control of prana through control over breath is Pranayama, and consistent practice will open the door to our ability to control the body, mind, and soul. 

The second series of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition is called Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing). The asanas of second series are comprised of backbends, powerful and strong balancing postures, hip openers and deep twists that thoroughly cleanse the nervous system.

Students currently practicing second series and beyond will gain greater understanding of the form and purpose of these postures and take their practice to another level. Students still working through primary will find tremendous inspiration for what comes beyond primary series. All students are welcome and all students will truly find a greater appreciation for this yoga method, the sequences of the series’ and a new found level of gratitude for their personal daily practice. It ishighly recommended that all who attend have an established practice in the Ashtanga Yoga method.

Cost

                                        Ellayoga members   //   Guests

Single workshop                      210                           240
Additional workshop               170                           200
Full weekend                            500                           590

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)

Join Krista at The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga for for Mini-Myosre Intensive and deepen your yoga practice with 3 Morning Mysore sessions and 3 afternoon workshop sessions with this inspiring authorized teacher!

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, but it is recommended you have attended Mysore class at minimum once prior at The Shala. 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. 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.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Mornings Nov 10, 11, 12, 2017 8:30am to 11am

Investment: $40 each session

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 this yoga altogether. In this workshop, we will learn how to deal with the discomfort we face in our yoga asana practice. Muscles, bones and nerves, emotional scars, 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.

Friday, November 10, 2017 12pm - 2pm

Investment: $45

Ground It Down, Twist It Out
A phenomenal and eye opening session of all levels of practitioners. Once we can truly root and stabilize the body we can take any twist infinitely deeper in asana practice. Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring how to better stabilize the body through the hands, feet and pelvis, which then allows us to tap into opposing forces as we ground down and lift and twist up and out. You will be truly amazed how much deeper you can take any of your twists once you can safely, steadily, and strongly root your body and your mind.

Saturday, November 11, 201712pm - 2pm

Investment $45

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 back-bending can help you infinitely deepen your physical understanding of back-bending. 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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 12pm - 2pm

Investment: $45

Register for the WHOLE WEEKEND package at a discounted rate of $210!

***This is NOT a teacher training. No credit hours or certificates are issued as a result of your attendance. Attending this workshop does not qualify you to teach Ashtanga Yoga. This workshop series is designed to deepen your yoga practice, whatever that may entail for you. Please enjoy this rich opportunity to study with one of the lineage's authorized instructors.***

***72 hour advance written notification to info@theshalapittsburgh.com is required to receive a full refund for cancellation. Workshops are non-transferable.***

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

Phoenix

Phoenix

Urban Yoga (map)

Urban Yoga Phoenix

December 8-10, 2018

Friday 12/8 | 4:30-6pm

BBD: Breath, Bandhas, Drishti.

 

Saturday12/9 | 10-12:00pm

Opposition of Force 1: Standing Sequence Suitable for all levels but be prepared to work! 2 hours.

 

Saturday12/9 | 1:00-3:00pm

Opposition of Force 2: Seated and Finishing Sequence A very physically challenging session, be prepared to break a sweat 2 hours

 

Sunday 12/10 | 8:00-11:00am

Mysore: “Mysore style”

 

Sunday 12/10 | 12-2:00 pm

Lats – The Psoas of the Upper Body: Suitable for all levels. 2 hours

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Sunday 12/10 |3:00-5:00 pm

Digging Deep into Backbends: Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.