August 6-8 2021
Friday, August 6th
Philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga & Mysore Style
Why do we commit to a consistent practice? How do we apply the lessons that are learned on
our mat? Join Taylor to dive deeper into the philosophy behind the Ashtanga method. Learn
about the therapeutic benefits and how the practice translates into our daily lives.
Saturday, August 7th
Mysore Style Class
Join Taylor for a unique opportunity to receive individual attention and deepen your practice in
a Mysore-style setting.
Foundations: Clean it Up
In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga method while discussing
Surya Namaskara and the standing poses of the Primary Series. These poses play an integral
role in beginning the process of purification, realigning the skeletal system, and toning the leg
muscles. We will spend ample time exploring proper alignment and techniques to work through
restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.
Sunday, August 8th
Led Primary Series Class & Introduction to Pranayama
Full led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskrit count followed by a brief introduction
to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the
practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body.
Tristhana Method: Breath, Bandha, & Dristhi
Come prepared to explore the basis of the Ashtanga method known as tristhana. Tristhana
means the three places of attention: breath with bandha (internal energy locks), asana, and
dristhi (gazing point). When practiced simultaneously, the tristhana method becomes a tool to
steady the mind transforming the physical practice into a moving meditation. In this workshop,
we will explore the internal elements of the practice while taking a deeper look at the
fundamental poses of the vinyasa sequence.