Workshops & Events

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

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Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. In this four week course students will learn Sun Salutations and the fundamental standing asanas (postures), breathing techniques, and philosophy of the Ashtanga yoga system. This course will also teach you all about the Mysore style approach to learning. Class size is limited to 8 students to allow for more individual attention.

Upcoming Sessions

Saturdays 9:30-10:30: February 28, March 7, March 14,March 21

Saturdays 9:30-10:30:  March 28, April 4, April 11,April 18

Thursdays 6-7pm :March 26, April 2 , April 9, April 16

Cost: $100/4-week session

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.



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Pain-free Backbending

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Sunday March 8th

Join David Robson for a 2 hour workshop focusing on back bending.

Backbends don’t have to hurt. This workshop will explore the basic alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s Primary Series backbends. By learning correct technique for the poses, take the pain out of backbending and allow your body to safely go deeper into the postures. This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels.

4-6p

Cost: $60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 


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Alignment Clinic : Staying Safe in your Practice

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Join David Robson for a 2 hour workshop focusing on the key principles of alignment.

This workshop offers a survey of some of the classic issues that can arise in the practice of Ashtanga’s Primary and Intermediate Series. Many injuries can be avoided by understanding some key principles of alignment. By learning these simple rules and integrating them into your practice you can stay safe while continuing to go deeper into your asanas.

1-3p

Cost:$60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 


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2 Weeks in Goa, India with David Robson

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Breathwork Experience

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Friday March 27th

Join Serah Ruth Goldberg for a 2 hour breath work experience .

Journey deep into vast expanse of you through breath work. Breathwork is a conscious connected breathing tool used to literally cleanse your cellular structure and aide in bypassing the mind and it’s judgments in order to release any physical and emotional blocks that you may be holding onto. With this release comes permanent shift in your inner landscape providing space to recreate new pathways and new patterns for your authentic you.

Open to your breath. Improve physical health. Find emotional freedom. Connect deeply.

7-9 pm

$45

Register Online 

Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.
Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 



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Restorative Yoga meets Thai Massage Workshop

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Come spend the evening melting away stress and tension with Katie Phang and Risa Alt.

This 2 hr specialty class moves you through a series of fully supported restorative yoga poses held for at least 10 minutes each. Props are used extensively to create a physically supportive environment to promote a deep sense of relaxation.
To further deepen your sense of healing and release, Thai massage is incorporated into this workshop. Thai massage is a therapeutic form of body work involving gentle passive stretches and presses. The gentle adjustments and massage are applied to help deepen the pose and quickly bring the mind and body from a state of stress to calm.

-Limited space to ensure lots of individual attention
-All levels 
-Wear layers of comfortable clothing, socks 

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Katie Phang is a registered yoga teacher with over 450 hours of trainings so far, as well as a certified Thai Yoga massage practitioner. She has always loved nurturing beings and before stepping into yoga world, taught nursery school for 12 years. She has been teaching mainly Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes at various studios as well as privately and for corporations for over 4 years. Katie has been practicing at AYCT for almost 4 years. 

 

 

240215_katiephangrisaRisa Alt is also a registered yoga teacher and certified Thai Yoga massage practitioner. After working as a graphic designer for 2 years, she started doing yoga to help reverse the negative affects from being slumped over a computer. Risa has completed a 250 hour yoga teacher certificate and continues expand her knowledge and teaching skills by taking workshops in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and mostly recently Budukon yoga.

6-8pm

$60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.


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1-week Mysore Immersion : Asana & Adjustments

April 18-25, 2015DavidRobson_JanuaryImmersion_010115

Please note that this is NOT a teacher training. It is nothing like a teacher training. Only R. Sharath of the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, can grant Authorization and Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga. This week is for students and teachers interested in learning more about Ashtanga and the Mysore-style of practice.

Spend one week studying with David Robson at AYCT. Each morning will begin with your own mysore-style practice. Afternoons will offer workshops on the practice of asana, the tradition of mysore-style teaching, and an in-depth exploration of hands-on adjusting techniques.

The week also includes a Breathwork workshop with Serah Ruth Goldberg,and a workshop on Mindfulness Body-centred Psychotherapy with Sandra Pribanic.

Schedule:
Sat, Apr 18
am: Mysore practice
12 – 5p: Workshop with dr
6 – 8p: Workshop with Serah Ruth Goldberg

Sun, Apr 19
Rest Day – no practice
1 – 4p: Workshop with Sandra Pribanic

Mon, Apr 20
am: Mysore practice
1 – 4p: Workshop with David Robson

Tue, Apr 21
am: Mysore practice
1 – 4p: Workshop with David Robson

Wed, Apr 22
am: Mysore practice
1 – 4p: Workshop with Anna Chao

Thu, Apr 23
am: Mysore practice
1 – 4p: Workshop with David Robson

Fri, Apr 24
am: Mysore practice
1 – 4p: Workshop with David Robson

Sat, Apr 25
8 – 10a: Led Primary
12 – 5p: Workshop with David Robson
6 – 8: Closing Dinner

Pricing:
$995 + HST

A $300 + HST non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required upon acceptance into the training. The remaining balance will be due on or before April 10, 2015. There are no refunds or credits once full payment is accepted.

Registration
Registration in the program is completed with the payment of the deposit.

Register Online

Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550. Our reception staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about this program.

Photo Credit : MeghanPowell Photography


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Laruga Glaser : Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd

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Friday May 1st

Through consistent practice our time on the mat can develop into a work of art, creating stillness in motion. Reaching a flow state in the practice comes from uniting all internal elements to then rest in awareness within our physical being. In this workshop you will explore how to more deeply un-derstand how your own practice can become a work of art in motion, developing awareness and strength throughout the body, mind and soul. You will first start by cutting away excess energy draining movements as well as connecting to downward and upward flows of energy to then sit in a space of simplicity and concentration. This will be an inspiring workshop giving space to explore and express the beauty of yoga in every movement and every breath.

3-5pm

$60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 

Ashtanga Demonstration and Talk 180215_LarugaPrayer

Friday May 1st

Join Laruga for an Ashtanga Demonstration and Talk . Chai tea will be served .

6-8pm

$20

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 

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Saturday May 2nd

Join Laruga for traditional Mysore class.
There will be 2 shifts for the mysore class .

The first shift will begin at 8am ,the second shift will begin at 9.30am .

Experience with Mysore style practice REQUIRED.

8-11am
$40

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 

Dynamic Transitions 180215_LarugaBekasana

Saturday May 2nd

Learn the dynamics of flight. In this class experience helpful techniques accessing the sometimes-daunting part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, the jump-back and jump-through. Though chal-lenging, need not be elusive to the practice, and believe it or not, the primary series prepares one to do so. Time will be taken to break down the parts and give useful tools to build inner strength and allow vinyasas to naturally become fluid and graceful. Building upon the jump through we will also experiment with jumping into and exiting out of postures such as bhujapidasana, bakasana, tittibahasana, astavakrasana, and vrksasana for example. Open to all who enjoy a little challenge and fun experimentation!

3.30-6pm

$60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 

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Sunday May 3rd

Join Laruga for traditional Mysore class.(MAX. 10 participants)
There will be 2 shifts for the mysore class .

The first shift will begin at 8am ,the second shift will begin at 9.30am .

Experience with Mysore style practice REQUIRED.

8-11am
$40

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 

Arm Balance with Power and Grace timthumb.php

Sunday May 3rd

Experience the exhilaration of arm balances in a playful and explorative way, while learning the basic elements and foundational techniques to successfully construct an arm balance practice. Proper alignment, strength building as well as energizing the subtle body will be addressed in this inspiring and informative workshop for all levels.

 1-3.30pm

$60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

 

Backbending with EaseIMG_4415

Sunday May 3rd

The paradox of backbending is that we must be firm and soft at the same time, uniting the energy of strength and surrender. Learn the basic components of backbending with integrity to the natural flow of the body. In addition, learn to understand the concept of active release. When actively releasing, we experience the use of grounding mechanisms to establish the downward flow of energy while fully utilizing the breath to then be able to expand and deepen. In this workshop learn the foundational techniques that allow the body to find its depth and strength while at the same time letting go. For all levels.

4-6.30pm

$60

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.


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1-week Intermediate Series Immersion

Jul 4 – 10, 2015DavidRobson_JanuaryImmersion_010115

Please note that this is NOT a teacher certification course. It is nothing like a teacher training. Only R. Sharath of the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, can grant Authorization and Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

Join David Robson and the teachers of Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto for an intensive, 1-week Immersion in the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Each day will begin with mysore-style or led practice. The rest of the day will be devoted to workshops in:

·       Asana clinics

·       Sanskrit in the practice

·       Learning the traditional vinyasa count for the Intermediate Series

·       Philosophy and theory of Ashtanga Yoga and The Yoga Sutras

In order to get the most benefit from this course, participants should be practicing Intermediate Series up to at least Dwi Pada Sirsasana. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact AYCT.

Schedule:

Sat, Jul 4

am: Led Primary:

12 – 5p: Workshop

 

Sun, Jul 5

Rest Day – no practice:

12 – 5p: Workshop

 

Mon, Jul 6

am: Mysore practice:

12.30 – 4p: Workshop

 

Tue, Jul 7

am: Mysore practice

12.30 – 4p: Workshop

 

Wed, Jul 8

am: Mysore practice

12.30 – 4p: Workshop

 

Thu, Jul 9

am: Mysore practice

12.30 – 4p: Workshop

 

Fri, Jul 10

am: Mysore practice

9 – 11a: Workshop

 

Pricing:

$995 + HST

A $300 + HST non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required upon acceptance into the training. The remaining balance will be due on or before June 26th,2015. There are no refunds or credits once full payment is accepted.

Registration
Registration in the program is completed with the payment of the deposit.

Register Online

Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550. Our reception staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about this program.

Photo Credit : Meghan Powell Photography

 

 


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Moon Day Massage Madness

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