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Ty Landrum: 5 days in Moscow 2018 April 7-11

Ty Landrum: 5 days in Moscow 2018 April 7-11

Ty Landrum is the director of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the open and exploratory style of his mentors, Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman. With a PhD in Philosophy, Ty has a special touch for explaining the theory of yoga with color and creativity. His passion as a teacher is to share the brilliance of yoga with anyone who wants to learn.

For more info please visit:
www.tylandrum.com and www.yogaworkshop.com

THE FLOW OF BREATH - AN ASHTANGA INTENSIVE

In Ashtanga Vinyasa, we work with opposing forces of breath to open ourselves to the wonder of embodied experience.  Using precise sequences of movement and posture, we gather the breath into the base of the pelvis and draw it upward through the hollow center of the spine.  As the breath ascends, it breaks through the psychical boundaries that limit our experiences, opening up our experience of the body, and exposing us to an effusion of sensation both excessive and sublime.  In holding space for sensation, we cultivate compassion, as perfect openness to reality.

In this special five day intensive, we explore some simple but potent techniques that bring the Ashtanga practice alive—tracing internal currents of breath, balancing subtle patterns of sensation, moving our bodies from the inside, and allowing the streams of our minds to flow.  These techniques help us bring consciousness deep into the body, where we engage ourselves, shadows and all, with true intimacy. 

PROGRAM

Mornings:
Mysore 6.30 - 9.30 am
Pranayama 10 - 11.30 am

Afternoons:

Workshop 2 - 4 pm
 

WORKSHOP THEMES

APRIL 7

Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar means “Salutations to the Sun".  In the context of yoga, the Sun is not only the celestial body that gives us warmth and daylight, but the radiant center of the human body, where our vital forces converge.  In Surya Namaskar, we are propitiating to this center, inviting our vital forces to rise up from the altar of the pelvis and burn away the sediment of our conditioning, giving us insight.  This session introduces the basic movement vocabulary that we will work with throughout the intensive, while giving you potent new insights into this familiar form.

APRIL 8

Mula Bandha

Some say that mula bandha is the toning of the pelvic floor.  Other say that mula bandha is the experience of non-duality.  Still others say that mula bandha is the awakening of the feminine divine.  What do these disparate things have in common?  This workshop aims to clarify.  Observing the subtle breath within our bodies, we discover a thread of sensation that reaches from the pelvic floor to the soft palette, a thread that connects us to the source of our vitality.  By awakening our love and admiration for where that thread leads, we can invite some of the finer experiences of mula bandha to arise.

APRIL 9

Vinyasa - Coiling and Uncoiling

Ashtanga Vinyasa tones our internal currents of breath.  With assiduous practice, we can learn to ride these currents, gliding on them with elegance and grace.  In this workshop, we explore the internal techniques of coiling and uncoiling with the breath that underlie this ability, and we apply them to some of the more dynamic movement patterns of the Ashtanga system, including lifting, piking, and floating in sun salutations, jump throughs, jump backs, press ups, and more.

APRIL 10

Backbending

Backbends are among the most potent of postures.  When done with internal support, they can lift our moods, inspire our creativity and awaken compassion for ourselves and for other beings.  When done without support, they can make us anxious and ungrounded, and cause us injury and pain.  In this workshop, we learn to work with breath and the steady flow of awareness to support our backbends from the inside.  With the techniques introduced in this workshop, we learn to backbend with depth and grace.

APRIL 11

Tasting the Poison

Yoga practice is said to be the antidote for samsara, the poison of conditioned existence.  When the practice starts to work, the poison comes to the surface, darkening the waters of our minds.  This experience can be disconcerting, but our practice is to embrace it, as an essential moment in the process of yoga.  In this session, which is an exploration of philosophy, and contains no formal practice as such, we talk about meeting these experiences with compassion, and turning poison into insight.

PRICE

Till Feb 1 - $260
After Feb 1 - $320

Drop-in classes booking will start after Feb 1.

VENUE

APNEA Yoga Studio
Arbat 10 (Downtown Moscow)
www.yogaworks.ru

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Eddie Stern: 4 days in Moscow 2018 January 11-14

Eddie and Jocelyne Stern are the co-founders of Ashtanga Yoga New York, the Brooklyn Ganesha Temple and the Broome Street Temple. They studied under Ashtanga Yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until his passing in 2009. Eddie has published several books on Pattabhi Jois and Astanga Yoga, including a translation of Pattabhi Jois’s 1960 treatise, Yoga Mala. Jocelyne and Eddie continue to study with Pattabhi Jois’s grandson and successor, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois, and his daughter, Saraswati Jois.

PROGRAM

Thursday, Jan 11th:

Primary Series Led Class 7-8:30am

The Four Aims of Life: 9-10am
In this lecture we will talk about the four aims of life in the Hindu tradition: purpose, a means to attaining that purpose, the fulfillment of purpose, and freedom from bondage. We will look at verses from the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and Bhagavata Purana that speak about these aims, and how yoga is a practice that helps us in feeling what our purpose is (and how purpose can change).

Evening Puja and Chanting 7-9pm
It is auspicious in the Hindu tradition to begin all undertakings with a Ganesh puja for success, and the removal of obstacles. We will also have our first chanting class, where you will begin to learn the Lakshmi Ashtakam, the eight verses to the Goddess of Prosperity.

Friday, Jan 12th

Primary Series Led Class 7-8:30am

Yoga Mala: More About Dharma 9-10am
In the first line of Yoga Mala, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois wrote that Yoga is an action that is performed without a desire for result, and is coupled with righteousness, or, dharma . In just the first few words of Yoga Mala he sets the stage for the entire purpose and meaning of Yoga. For this morning lecture, we’ll continue the discussion of dharma from day one in light of the teachings from Yoga Mala.

Yoga Therapy: 7-9pm
We’ll begin the evening class with chanting the Ganesha bija mantra and the Lakshmi Ashtakam, followed by a discussion on the different classifications of Nadi Shodana, or, the nerve purifications done with breathing. We will finish the last hour of class with some simple yoga therapy postures that are good for calming the nervous system and preparing you for pranayama practices.

Saturday, Jan 13th

Mysore class 6:30-10:30am

Mysore Journals: 12:30 - 2:30pm
In 1999 and 2000, Pattabhi Jois was giving small talks and question and answer sessions out of his home in Lakshmipuram on almost a daily basis. Sometimes he would sit quietly for long periods of time, or read the newspaper, and sometimes students would ask him questions. At other times, he would speak about whatever came into his mind. At the beginning of 1999, I was in Mysore for my yearly trip, and everyday I would write down everything he said during the afternoon gatherings (that he tongue in cheek called “conference”). In this lecture, I’ll share some of my journal entries with you, that give a glimpse into Guruji’s humor, yogic knowledge and experience of Yoga. We will also chant the Ganesha bija mantra and Lakshmi Ashtakam.

Yoga+Science Conference: 4-8pm
Eddie and Russian yogis will share their scientific explorations on Yoga.

Sunday, Jan 14th

Mysore class 6:30-10:30am

Q&A and closing ceremony 12:30-2:30 pm
We will dedicate the bulk of our final class to Q&A. Please bring any questions with you about material we covered over the weekend, or any other questions that are on your mind. As in each other class, we will chant the Ganesha bija mantra and the Lakshmi Ashtakam, and we will close with a final Ganesha Arati (waving of the lights).

Ganesh Puja at Ashtanga Yoga Cape Town, Jocelyne lighting the oil lamps! @ulrike_lamprecht

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PRICE

till December 1: $290

till January 1: $340

  • Drop-in classes booking will start after December 1.

VENUE

Prana Yoga Studio
Voykovskaya studio,
+7 (495) 617-02-02
http://pranayoga.ru

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