Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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.
Current students are encouraged to spread the word and invite friends, family and neighbors!
8:00am to 11:00am
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Led Full Primary Series + Pranayama
IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is intended for students who have a solid foundation in basic standing, and a few seated asanas of the primary series. However, the mastery of full primary series is not a pre-requisite for attending.
In this 3 hours workshop you will be led through all of the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga following the traditional counting in Sanskrit. Led Classes reinforce the proper vinyasa system – the correct way of inhaling and exhaling as we move in and out of each posture. This class is an important complement to a regular Mysore practice. It is an opportunity to ensure that each vinyasa is being learned and practiced correctly and it also increases internal and external strength, discipline and mental focus. All students move as one, creating a strong group energy and inspiring atmosphere within the class.
The class will be followed by a Pranayama practice where Aura will offer a practical, safe and accessible approach to the principal techniques of Pranayama that will enhance your asana practice. Since the mind (Citta) is closely connected to the breath, observing the breath brings consciousness to stillness, allowing for a meditative state to naturally unfold. In this session we will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and it’s significance in yogic practices and philosophy.