Pranayama: Understanding the Art of Breathing

June, Saturday 29th
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $30
In this workshop we will explore different aspects of the breath in order to understand its value in our asana practice and our lives. We will learn about the anatomy of breathing, the purpose of the breath within our practice, how to harness it, and how to utilize it in both stillness and movement. Yogi’s of all levels from Beginner to advanced are invited to discover or re-discover the power of their breath in this special two hour learning experience!

Weekend Immersion: Practicing Wisdom

July, Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th
Cost: $140
From the eight limbs of yoga, the first two: yamas and niyamas are the foundation of yogic thought, ethical guidelines that teach how to skillfully choose thoughts, attitude and actions towards the fulfillment of our lives. The last three limbs of Ashtanga Yoga: Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are high stages of internal concentration that happens after our senses are disconnected from external stimulation. The three limbs left: asana, pranayama and pratyahara are the limbs where all the obstacles of life get accumulated, therefore we take practices to remove the blockages formed in these three limbs.
In this serie of three workshops we will explore these three limbs and how to put them together to create a correct asana practice that involves pranayama and pratyahara. Guides to support the information will be provided.
Saturday 13th 8:00am to 11:00am: Wisdom to Asana Practice 
There are anatomical actions that are common to all of the asanas, we will simplify the postures and dissect the three most important anatomical parts from which ANY posture can be built.
Saturday 13th 12:00pm to 3:00pm: Wisdom to Pranayama Practice 
The breath happens by itself even when we are not thinking about it, but when we get to understand how important is the rol of the breath within our lives we start to become more conscious about it. We will explore the anatomy of the subtle body by getting familiar with concepts like: prana, nadis, chakras, bandhas, vayus, as well as learn and practice the most important pranayama techniques.
Sunday 14th 12:00pm to 3:00pm: Wisdom to Pratyahara Practice 
In any yoga practice it is important to create an inward movement of the senses so we can pay attention to the internal subtle actions that happens within us while doing asana. We will learn yogic meditation technique, which is different than Buddhist meditation, as well as different internal visualizations that can be use to avoid distractions when practicing postures.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

July, Saturday 27th
8:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: $35
The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali is an ancient text which is the foundation of yoga philosophy and practice, it lays out the why and how of yoga as it is a philosophy that it is meant to be practiced.
In this 4 hours workshop we will dive into this classical yoga text and discuss why this text is important to our lives, yoga practice and teaching of yoga. We will focus on the first two books, understanding the layout of the text, and deepening into the translation of a selection of the Sutras most useful for our individual growth and support of our practice.
A list of all the sutras from the first two chapters translated from Sanskrit will be provided.
We will have 30 min break.