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David Garrigues-Second Series In depth Study May 14-17, 2020

No Prior Experience with Second Series required.

David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. During in-depth studies, there are four central themes:

1: Mysore Class
2: Asana study (both practical and theoretical)
3: Ujjayi Breathing and Pranayama (both practical and theoretical)
4: Study of sacred texts (including Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita and Bhagavad Gita).

This in-depth study will have a focus on Ashtanga Yoga’s Second Series or Nadi Shodhana. The 4 day intensive will provide the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series.

In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail. Mysore, chanting and kirtan classes are also frequently included in a workshop. During the weekend David weaves together studies of asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, chanting, bhakti yoga, yoga sutra’s and other elements to help develop Ashtanga Vidya (knowledge).

Normal cost: 420,00 euros.
Early bird: 380,00 euros. (until 30/3/2020)
Registration is already open.
Info and Reg: info@ashtangayogaathens.com

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Thursday, May 14
7:15am – 9:00am — Mysore Class
9:00am – 9:45am — Opening Talk, ‘Why Second Series?’
9:45am – 12:00pm — Break
12:00pm – 1:45pm — Backbend Sequence in Second Series
1:45pm – 2:30pm — Secrets of Mula Bandha: ‘Bandha Control is Mind Control’

Friday, May 15
7:15am – 9:00am — Mysore
9:00am – 9:45am — Ujjayi Breathing and Pranayama
9:45am – 12:00pm — Break
12:00pm – 1:45pm — Learning Hip Intelligence Through Eka Pada Sirsasana
1:45pm – 3:00pm — Yoga Philosophy

Saturday, May 16
7:15am – 9:00am — Mysore
9:00am – 9:45am — Pranayama
9:45am – 12:00pm — Break
12:00pm – 1:45pm — Arm Balances and Inversions in Second Series
1:45pm – 3:00pm — Yoga Philosophy

Sunday, May 17
7:15am – 9:00am — Mysore
9:00am – 9:45am — Pranayama
9:45am – 12:00pm — Break
12:00pm – 1:45pm — Second Series Twists
6:00pm – 7:30pm — Celebration of Ashtanga Lineage


FULL WEEKEND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

MYSORE

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

 

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SECRETS OF MULA BANDHA: ‘BANDHA CONTROL IS MIND CONTROL

In this class we’ll look into how the ‘flying up gesture’, can be the source of continual renewal and insight into the universal alignment of your asanas. Understanding uddiyana bandha can help you find the grounded ‘immovable spot’ in each pose. We’ll also explore the tantric imagery that highlights the importance of the relationship between uddiyana bandha, mula bandha, and the central axis.

 

UJJAYI BREATHING AND PRANAYAMA

Participants will gain knowledge of pranayama, the fourth yogic limb, and lay a foundation for establishing a personal breathing practice. The classes will include the basic elements for developing ujjayi (victorious breath), and practicing such techniques as viloma (interrupting the breath), and khumbhaka (retaining the breath). These sessions also aim to help you breathe with more skill and awareness in your asana practice. There will also be a concentrated study of the traditional Ashtanga pranayama sequence as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

 

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ASANA KITCHEN

This will be our last class together as a group. If there are any asanas that you want extra help on or any other question you might have regarding Second Series it will be answered during this session.