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.