Govinda Kai: Morning Mysore & Weekend Workshop
Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga Morning Class
November 9-13, 2009
Every Morning 06:30-08:00 & 08:00-09:30
Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga is a fully supervised style of class that incorporates the very best of a solitary self-practice and a fully guided class. In this style of teaching each student goes through the set traditional sequence of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system in his or her own pace while being carefully watched over and observed by an extensively experienced and trained instructor.
There is no requirement to have memorized the set sequence, as each student is taught each posture one by one until the correct posture and sequence is memorized. For example, if a complete beginner arrived to the class, he or she would only be taught the first several postures one by one until those postures had been performed and memorized correctly. When those first several postures are memorized then additional postures are added on. In this way, the student learns the correct postures and sequence in a very organic and powerful way. As such, a very powerful capacity to self-practice is established.
As the learning continues, the instructor continues to work with and closely watch over each student assisting them to go much deeper and to understand themselves much more deeply than would be possible otherwise.
The Mysore style of class is an immensely powerful way to learn yoga. For those who have never tried it, please take the chance and try it out. For many who try it, there is no other way to practice! To get the maximum benefit from this style of practice, it is recommended that students sign up for the entire series or for as many days in a row as is possible.
Led Primary Series Class & Lecture
November 14-15, 2009
Every Morning 08:00-10:30
Workshop space limited. Confirmation by advanced booking only.
This will be a traditional led primary series class led and counted as it is at the main yoga shala in Mysore, India followed by a short lecture on yoga philosophy as it relates to the one's overall yoga practice and life. There will be very careful attention paid to connecting the practical elements of life and practice with some of the deeper meaning and theories of traditional yoga philosophy. All levels of students are welcome, even those with very little Ashtanga experience.
November 14th: How to apply elements of yoga philosophy to day-to-day life in the big city
November 15th: What is love according to yoga philosophy?