Yoga Chikitsa:

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Complete Course

14 classes in 7 weekends

from September 21st to November 3rd, 2019

(Unlimited classes from September 21st to November 21st is included in the cost)

 

This complete course is designed to gain understanding on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as a healing sequence, at the end you will have the tools to use the postures of the Primary Series to bring health and balance to body and mind. It will be divided in 14 sessions of 4 hours each starting September 21st until November 3rd (check specific dates and time, and read the topic covered in each class below). If there are any classes you are unable to attend they can be made up in the following course.

To maintain very personalized instruction the course will be limited to 10 students. Minimum of 4 students signed up will be require for the course to run (full refund will be given if minimum required students are not reached).

Unlimited pass to all of the Mysore and Led classes of our schedule from September 21st to November 21st is included in the cost.

  • Material and Cost

    Material and Cost

    At the beginning of the Course you will be provided with a personalized binder and every class will be supported with guides to add to it. At the end you will have a complete informative book to use for future references.

    Certification of assistance will be provided (Minimum of 13 sessions must be complete to receive the certification).

     

    $1,600 early bird through the month of June.

    $1,800 full payment (after June 30th).

    $500 to reserve now.

  • The Practice: Alignment and Adjustments

    The Practice: Alignment and Adjustments

    The postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga will be covered in detail: benefits, anatomy, modifications, alignment, adjustments and mythology.

    The practical classes will be taught by Aura Reverol, read about her here.

     

    Unlimited pass to all of the Mysore and Led classes in our schedule from September 21st to November 21st will be provided through the duration of the course so you can practice during the week what we learn on the weekends.

  • The Theory: Yoga Sutras

    The Theory: Yoga Sutras

    All the Yoga Sutras will be taught by Sudheera H.M., a Sanskrit teacher from Mysore, India. We will have online video conference calls to complete 12 hours on the Yoga Sutras throughout the duration of the course.

    Sudheera M.H. is one the most comprehensive and qualified teachers in Mysore. He speaks great English and is able to communicate these complex traditions and knowledge in a simple way, making a difficult topic accesible to everyone. Read about him here

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

Origins of Yoga

Sep, Sat 21 8:00am - 12:00pm

Origins of Yoga

INTRODUCTION Welcoming, goals of the course, what to bring to classes
HISTORY OF YOGA The origins of yoga from the Pre-Classical Yoga to the present Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system, an overview of the evolution of Yoga through the following texts:
  • Vedas
  • Upanishads
  • Bhagavad-Gita (Pre-Classical Yoga)
  • Yoga Sutras (Classical Yoga)
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Post-Classical Yoga)
  • Yoga Makaranda (Modern Yoga)

ASHTANGA YOGA: The yoga of the 8 limbs with emphasis in Yamas and Niyamas and how to apply them in your yoga practice.

THE LINEAGE: Understanding the lineage and the different styles of yoga.
Tristhana

Sep, Sun 22 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tristhana

TRISTHANA Drishti, Breathing system, and Asanas
Three places of attention for three levels of purification: mind, nervous system and body. The tristhana method is what sets apart Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from any other system of yoga, turning a physical exercise into an spiritual practice to create self awareness. Steadiness of mind and body is the result.
  • Drishti: How to use the gaze during the practice to calm the mind.
  • Ujjayi breath+ Bandhas: How to use the energy to create a flow practice.
  • Asanas: The importance of purifying the body trhought physical postures.
Samadhi Pada An overview of the first chapter of the Yoga Sutras.
  • What is Yoga.
  • How to attain a peaceful mind.
  • Obstacles to overcome.
  • Method to overcome the obstacles of the mind.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Sep, Sat 28 8:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Yoga Sutras: The theory that support our physical asana practice.
  • A complete study of the Yoga Sutras related with the eight limbs of Yoga.
All the Yoga Sutra classes will be taught by Sudheera H.M., my Sanskrit teacher from Mysore, India. We will have online video conference calls to complete 16 hours on the Yoga Sutras. (Don’t miss this opportunity to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with a Sanskrit scholar direct from Mysore, India)

 

Alignment of sun salutation and standing postures

Sep, Sun 29 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Alignment of sun salutation and standing postures

Surya Namaskar
  • Origins and history of Sun Salutations in the Indian tradition.
  • Modifying Sun Salutations for various levels of experience, different body types and/or injuries.
  • Alignment in Sun Salutations A and B.

Alignment of Standing Postures

  • Two different ways to aligning our postures: The anatomical alignment used in Iyengar Yoga and energetic alignment: Mula bandha, Uddiyana bandha and Jalandhara Bandha used in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system.
  • Anatomy of the feet and its importance as a foundation in standing postures.
  • Standing postures, one by one: vinyasas, alignment, modifications, contraindications, benefits.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Oct, Sat 5 8:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Yoga Sutras: The theory that support our physical asana practice.
  • A complete study of the Yoga Sutras related with the eight limbs of Yoga.
All the Yoga Sutra classes will be taught by Sudheera H.M., my Sanskrit teacher from Mysore, India. We will have online video conference calls to complete 16 hours on the Yoga Sutras. (Don’t miss this opportunity to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with a sanskrit scholar direct from Mysore, India)
Adjustments of standing postures

Oct, Sun 6 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Adjustments of standing postures

  • Mysore The traditional way to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system.
  • Principles of adjustments and how to communicate using our body to help others.
  • Adjustments of standing postures one by one, step by step.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Oct, Sat 12 8:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Yoga Sutras: The theory that support our physical asana practice.
  • A complete study of the Yoga Sutras related with the eight limbs of Yoga.
All the Yoga Sutra classes will be taught by Sudheera H.M., my Sanskrit teacher from Mysore, India. We will have online video conference calls to complete 16 hours on the Yoga Sutras. (Don’t miss this opportunity to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with a sanskrit scholar direct from Mysore, India)
Alignment of seated postures

Oct, Sun 13 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Alignment of seated postures

  • Anatomy of the hips and its importance for seated postures.
  • Seated postures (up to navasana), one by one: alignment, modifications, contraindications, benefits.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Oct, Sat 19 8:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Yoga Sutras: The theory that support our physical asana practice.
  • A complete study of the Yoga Sutras related with the eight limbs of Yoga.
All the Yoga Sutra classes will be taught by Sudheera H.M., my Sanskrit teacher from Mysore, India. We will have online video conference calls to complete 16 hours on the Yoga Sutras. (Don’t miss this opportunity to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with a sanskrit scholar direct from Mysore, India)
Adjustments of seated postures

Oct, Sun 20 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Adjustments of seated postures

• Adjustments of seated postures one by one, step by step up to navasana.

Back Bending -Alignment and adjustments

Oct, Sat 26 8:00am - 12:00pm

Back Bending -Alignment and adjustments

  • Anatomy of the spine, and how to use the breath in back bending
  • Introduction to Second Series as a compliment to Primary Series and its importance for a healthy spine.
Inversions -Alignment and adjustments

Oct, Sun 27 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Inversions -Alignment and adjustments

  • An overview of the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras (Sadhana Pada)
  • Samskaras: mental and emotional patterns.
  • Changing negative habits to positives one.
  • Importance of inversions in the Ashtanga sequence.
  • Learning to be upside down.
  • Adjustments of the postures.
Vinyasa Method

Nov, Sat 2 8:00am - 12:00pm

Vinyasa Method

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Etiquette.
  • The logic of practicing 6 times a week: Creating a routine.
  • Krishnamacharya’s traditional guidelines about moon days, menstruation, cleanliness, Saturdays, time of the day and place to practice, and more.
  • Full vinyasa and half vinyasa: The Ashtanga Vinyasa counting and how it actually works.
  • The importance of the vinyasa system to create a movement meditation.
  • Vinyasa class: techniques in learning how to float.
Closing and 108 sun salutation

Nov, Sun 3 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Closing and 108 sun salutation

  • Revision and closing of the course, questions and answers.
  • Certifications.
  • Practice of 108 Sun Salutations.