AYVs Autumn Sangha will be on the last moon day of the month, Wednesday October 24th @ 7 PM. Come meet the AYV teachers and the community of practitioners on this special evening of sharing knowledge and inspiration. Family and friends are welcome to attend!
Assigned Reading #1: “Yoga Mala” by Sri K Pattabhi Jois
Did you miss the first meeting of AYVs Book Club? Not a problem! Join the group of readers next moon day, Wednesday October 24th, arrive 5:15-5:30 PM. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving (Statutory holiday) is on Monday, October 8th 2018. There are NO CLASSES; the Shala is closed. Mysore class schedule resumes as normal on Tuesday, October 9th 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 email@example.com
About the teacher: 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.
A 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
To register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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.
These workshops are suitable for the absolute beginner, those making the transition from other yoga disciplines, or more experienced practitioners willing to go back to the basics to shift practice habits and patterns.
Join us for one of the following introductory workshops. We have one day weekend courses which include bonus Mysore classes on the week following the course.
Cost: $100 + GST
Payment is available via the following ways:
1) PayPal: Please see link below
2) Etransfer: Please email us with the following information: name of person attending + email address of attendee + date of workshop attending. Etransfer of $105.00 (includes GST) can be sent to email@example.com, please set the password to be ashtanga.
3) In Person: Please email us directly if you prefer to drop off payment at our studio location. Arrangements can be made if payment is being dropped off during our non-class hours. Cash or Check only.
An email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours of us receiving payment via PayPal, Etransfer or Cash/Check. Please keep this email for your reference as it will also include information to know prior attending the workshop (ie what to bring, parking, etc).
*Bonus Mysore classes are valid for weekdays immediately following the course. No extensions please.
Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
After each workshop you will be able to start attending any of our Mysore style classes.
Class Schedule May 10 – 13, 2018
All regular scheduled classes will be cancelled during Sharmila Desai’s workshop, Thursday, May 10 – Sunday May 13.
The following classes will be added for students not participating in the workshop:
Thursday May 10th
Led Primary 12 Noon
Friday May 11th
Led Primary 12 Noon
Saturday May 12th
Led Primary 12:30 PM
Sunday May 13th
Mysore Lunch 12:30 PM
Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga
Sharmila was first introduced to Ashtanga yoga by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois when she visited Mysore in 1997. She is one of few worldwide to be Certified by KPJAYI to teach the Ashtanga yoga system and is the co author of Yoga Sadhana for Mothers. Believing in the importance of Seva as part of spiritual practice, Sharmila has also taught yoga therapy workshops. This Fall, Sharmila opened her shala in Goa, India. Sharmila continues to make regular pilgrimages to study in Mysore cherishing her time to be a student and to go deeper into the ocean that is yoga. She most enjoys sharing the practice in the way it was imparted to her over the years within a healing transformative environment.
Workshop includes four Mysore style classes held mornings May 10-13. Email us to find out if there is any availability. All sessions include Sangha, optional nature walk and Women’s conference. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
We have a spot in Session 3. Please email us if interested.
Thursday & Friday 5:15 AM (finish practice by 7 AM)
Saturday & Sunday 6:15 AM (finish practice by 8 AM)
Thursday & Friday 7:15 AM (finish practice by 9 AM)
Saturday & Sunday 8:15 AM (finish practice by 10 AM)
Thursday & Friday 9:15 AM (finish practice by 11 AM)
Saturday & Sunday 10:15 AM (finish practice by 12 PM)
Thursday: 2:00 PM Welcome / Nature Walk. All attendees invited. Meet at entrance to The Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Address: 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. We will walk down to the beach and meet Sharmila. If weather is not agreeable (pouring rain), check the website around 1PM for alternative information.
Thursday: 5:30-6:45 PM – FREE EVENT for women. Female Ashtanga practitioners invited.
Friday: 5:30-7 PM Sangha
Saturday: 3-4:30 PM Sangha
If is is pouring rain, please check the website by 1PM on Thursday.
For out of country participants, please register using the Pay Pal Link.
For Canadian participants, please email us with your session preference. For Canadian residents, we prefer cheque transactions or INTERAC e-transfer to reduce unnecessary costs. Registration may be made by cheque (made out to Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver) or cash (in person) or e-transfer.
Workshop Cost: $360 plus 5% GST = $378
ALL SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE EMAIL US TO BE PUT ON A WAITLIST.
NOTE: No refunds or cancellations on or after April 1, 2018. . Please do not request a refund after this date.
All workshop registrations contain a $50 non-refundable booking fees. Please bear that in mind before booking. Absolutely no exceptions.
There is 2 hour street parking on 10th and 11th. There is also two hour parking on Cypress right by the school between 10th and 11th. There is a parking garage under Bed Bath and Beyond. You can enter on Burrard Street. There is street meter parking (check time restrictions in the morning) on Broadway.
What to Bring:
- Waiver: Please fill out and sign.
- Yoga Mat
- Cotton / towel for yoga mat (the studio gets warm so please bring a cotton or microfibre mat to cover your rubber mat)
- Small Towel
Workshop is held at the studio: 2515 Burrard Street, Suite 201
Due to limited space in the foyer, please arrive at the start time for your mysore session, not earlier. Thanks for your understanding.
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