Drishti: An invitation to look inward – Saturday, October 20th 2018

Where your attention goes your energy flows … Join Maria Whittaker (KPJAYI Authorized) in this special workshop on of one of the important elements of Trishtana, Drishti. Learn how having the correct gazing point in your Ashtanga practice can deepen your connection with your breath and within each asana. Feel free to bring a notebook to take notes along the way. Please bring your yoga mat as a practice component is included as we apply the principles learned.




*** September 24, 2018 UPDATE *** The workshop is currently over 60% full!

DATE:  October 20th 2018 @ 930 AM – 12 PM

Early registration by September 28th 2018 $80 +GST.  Thereafter, $100 +GST.  Registration can be made via Cash, Check or Etransfer.

TO REGISTER:  Please email maria@ashtangayogavancouver.com

About the teacher: FullSizeRender (1) Maria Whittaker is KPJAYI Authorized and has been teaching Mysore-style at Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver since 2014.  She continually travels to Mysore, India and studies directly under the guidance of Sharath Jois (Director) at the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Institute.  She is a devoted student of Fiona Stang and learns everyday from her students and the surrounding community.  Maria is passionate about the healing and therapeutic aspects of the practice and the study of Ayurveda.  Off the mat, she enjoys being in nature and being outdoors with her family.  She draws inspiration from her teachers and is dedicated to sharing knowledge to those around her.

Ladies Holiday Workshop with Veronica Berezowsky

Ladies HolidaysjpegA special class dedicated to touch up on issues women encounter with their ashtanga practice:  menstruation and fertility.
Our female body is cyclical and changes throughout the month according to the phase we are in our mentrual or in our life cycle.
understanding this wisdom allows our yoga practice to support and not disturb our female body.

Join Veronica Berezowsky as she shares her shakti wisdom with us.
Full Moon September 24:  6:30-9PM
Investment:  $25

To register:  Email vberezowsky@gmail.com

AYV Book Club! Starting this month!

AYV is starting its own book club!  It will be held on the next full moon day, Monday September 24th @ 5:00 – 6:15 PM.  Dive deeper into your practice with discussing various philosophies, theories and thoughts on yoga with your fellow practitioners. The first meeting will be a brief meet and greet of members and a reading assignment will be provided.



Ashtanga Workshops with Fiona Stang

Mulabandha, Breath, Buoyancy & Meditation… An exploration with Fiona Stang
Return to the root of ashtanga yoga – the breath and bandha.  Re-assess your connection to Mulabandha and approach the practice with new eyes, focusing on energetic movement, buoyancy and meditation.  Build a yoga practice for your life.  We will explore surya namaskara and vinyasa and uncover the timelessness of buoyancy.
Date:  Saturday November 3rd

Time:  9:30-12:30
Cost:  $100 plus GST (2 workhops for $175 plus GST)

Unlocking the Hips.  An Exploration with Fiona Stang
How do we unlock the hips?  Time, patience and some technique.  In this workshop, discover ways to use the ashtanga practice as a healing therapy for your hips.
Date:  Sunday, November 4
Time:  8:30-11:30
Cost:  $100 plus GST (2 workhops for $175 plus GST)

Both Workshops includes chanting and meditation

Please email to register.  Cheque, Interac E Transfer or Cash acceptable in person.  

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver
2515 Burrard Street
Suite 201, Vancouver

About the teacher:
Fiona Stang first journeyed to Mysore in 1999 where she met her teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy.  Fiona continued to study with Guruji to receive his teachings of devotion, grace, faith, compassion, patience, and yoga.  In 2000, Fiona was authorized to teach by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and in July 2009, she was the first group of 40 students worldwide to receive Level 2 Authorization.  She is blessed by KPJAYI to teach the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  In 2006, Fiona met John Scott. His teachings and inquisitive nature have greatly influenced her understanding and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga.  Fiona is grateful for the community of teachers at AYV that support her practice and keep her teachings fresh and innovative.  Without Guruji, this would not be possible.  Thank you Guruji.