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Date Added: August 9, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 7:10 pm

1-week Primary Series Intensive

July 2-8, 2016DavidRobson_JanuaryImmersion_010115

Join David Robson at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto for a 1-week Intensive in the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

Please note that this is NOT a teacher certification course. Only R. Sharath of the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, can grant Authorization and Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

This week is all about learning the proper technique to practice Ashtanga’s Primary Series. Each day will be based around morning mysore-style or led practice with David. The rest of the day will be devoted to workshops in:

  • Learning the traditional vinyasa count for the Primary Series
  • Philosophy and theory of Ashtanga Yoga and The Yoga Sutras
  • Functional anatomy
  • Sanskrit in the practice
  • Asana clinics
Course Dates

July 2 – 8, 2016

 

Schedule

Sat Jul 2: 9.3oa – 11a Led Primary, 12 – 3p Workshop

Sun Jul 3: morning Mysore, 12 – 3p Workshop

Mon Jul 4: (moon day), 12 – 3p Workshop

Tue Jul 5: morning Mysore

Wed Jul 6: morning Mysore, 12 – 3p Workshop

Thu Jul 7: morning Mysore, 12 – 3p Workshop

Fri Jul 8: morning Mysore, 10.30a – 12p Workshop

 

Pricing:

$750 + HST (13%)

A $300 + HST non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required upon acceptance into the course. The remaining balance will be due on or before June 25, 2016. There are no refunds or credits once full payment is accepted.

Reading List

Yoga Mala by Sri K Pattabhi Jois

Ashtanga Yoga Anusthana by Sri R Sharath Jois.

An Ashtanga Immersion Manual by David Robson will be included in the cost of the workshop.

 

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


Date Added: July 27, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 4:10 pm

Anatomy For Yogis

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Thur Jul 14th-Sun Jul 17th 2016 
This course is designed for yoga students and teachers who are interested in learning the anatomy involved in key movements of the yoga practice. No previous anatomy study is required, however it is helpful. The focus is on anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. Additional relevant esoteric, psychological and philosophical topics are woven throughout to give a holistic approach. This course will directly and immediately impact your practice and your teaching.
Topics covered include: 
• Biomechanics of the major movements involved in asana including: forward folding, back bending, hip and shoulder rotation.
• Actions & Counter-actions of asana; using the Ashtanga Vinyasa Asana system as a reference, plus injury prevention.
• How the body moves as a whole and an introduction to the fascial lines in yoga practice, as well as a dedicated lecture to the Almighty Psoas.
• Tricks and tips on how to access complex and challenging asana.
• Spinal biomechanics and the do’s and don’ts of spinal movement in asana.
• The anatomy and energetics of bandhas in asana and their link to the breath.
Dates:
Thur Jul 14th 1-4pm
Fri Jul 15th 6-8pm
Sat Jul 16th 11-5pm
Sun Jul 17th 10-4pm
Registration:
Registration in the program is completed with full payment.
Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.
Cost: $350 plus HST.

Refund Policy:
Full payment is required to reserve your spot in the course. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made before July 1st 2016. There will be no refunds on or after July 1st 2016. Registration is non-transferable .


Date Added: July 26, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 2:56 pm

Assisting School

Shara drops backJul 9 – 24, 2016

 

This is a course for those interested in the Ashtanga Yoga system, and who want to learn more about the tradition of Ashtanga and the Mysore-style of practice. This is NOT a teacher training course. This course will NOT provide any credentials or certificates that state you are a teacher. If you want to be Authorized to teach Ashtanga Yoga, you need to go and study with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India.

The goal of this program is to communicate a thorough knowledge of the Ashtanga Yoga technique, a keen eye for anatomy, and safe assisting practices. The focus of this course will be hands-on adjusting techniques and working in the mysore room. The course will also offer training in functional anatomy taught by Arielle Nash, and a section on learning how to actively listen to and help students taught by mind-body psychotherapist Sandra Pribanic.

The pre-requisite for this course is AYCT’s Ashtanga Primary Series Intensive.

Enrolment in Assisting School includes an Unlimited Membership to practice at AYCT for the duration of the course.

Registration is limited to 14 participants.

 

Course Structure:

Adjustment Techniques –

This section is the focus of Assisting School: gaining the tools to assist and adjust students. These workshops will cover different techniques and options for assisting. David will also focus on how to assist and support students with back, knee, shoulder and hip injuries and spotting issues that might lead to discomfort or pain.

 Practicum; Assisting in the Mysore room –

Under the guidance of David Robson, you will have the opportunity to use what you have learned in Assisting School in the Mysore room. Learning from David in the busy AYCT studio is excellent training in helping a variety of levels of practitioner, establishing trust, and problem solving adjustments.

 Anatomy –

Proper knowledge of movement mechanics and integrated anatomy will help you to give safe and effective individual adjustments with confidence. This portion of the course goes beyond basic muscle and bone anatomy, covering all the body’s systems and introduces the fascial lines. This segment provides a holistic understanding of how the body functions and responds to specific adjustments. This portion of the course will be taught by Arielle Nash. 

Additional Skills in Listening and Helping –

A unique part of Mysore style practice is the dialogue that opens up between teacher and student. Psychotherapist and Ashtangi Sandra Pribanic will lead series of classes on creating a safe space for practitioners and using listening techniques to create awareness of student’s needs.

 

Dates:
Sat Jul 9– Sun Jul 24, 2016

 

Workshop Schedule:
Week 1

Sat Jul 9: 8-9.30: Led Primary / 12 – 5: Workshop

Sun Jul 10: 12 – 5p: Workshop

Mon Jul 11: AM Mysore

Tue Jul 12: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop

Wed Jul 13: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop

Thu Jul 14: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop

Fri Jul 15: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop/6 – 8p: Workshop

 

 

Week 2

Sat Jul 16: 8-9.30: Led Primary /11 – 5p: Workshop

Sun Jul 17: 10 – 4p: Workshop

Mon Jul 18: AM Mysore

Tue Jul 19: 1 – 4p: Workshop

Wed Jul 20: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop

Thu Jul 21: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop

Fri Jul 22: AM Mysore /6 – 9p: Workshop

Sat Jul 23: 8-9.30: Led Primary 12 – 5p: Workshop

Sun Jul 24: 12 – 5p: Workshop

Practicum hours will be scheduled on the day of the first workshop and will consist of 5 x 2 hour shifts during morning mysore class.

 

Pricing:
$1750 + HST(13%)

A $500 + HST non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance into the course. The remaining balance will be due on or before July 2nd, 2016. There are no refunds or credits once full payment is accepted.

Enrollment in Assisting School includes an Unlimited Membership to practice at AYCT for the duration of the training. Fri Jul 8 – Sun Jul 24.

For both Primary Series Intensive & Assisting School: $2300 + HST(13%).

 

Pre-requisites & Application:
Interested applicants must have previously completed AYCT’s Primary Series Intensive with David Robson. Applicants must also have an established, daily Mysore-style practice.

To apply for the training, please send the following information to info@ashtangatoronto.com with the subject: AS Application

Name:
Address:
Occupation:
Tell us how long you have practiced Ashtanga, and where:
Describe any injuries and/or conditions that would need to be considered when assisting:
Tell us what you hope to gain from Assisting School:

 

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.

 

About Arielle Nash: arielle nash

Arielle is a dedicated Ashtangi with over a decade of teaching experience.  Holding a degree in Sport Science, extensive professional courses and certifications and following a career training pro athletes, Arielle is also well versed in anatomy, biomechanics and movement patterning, and she applies this to her teaching daily.

Over the last 10 years, she has had the opportunity to teach alongside, or study with highly skilled teachers such as David Robson, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor, Sri OP Tiwari, Jeff & Harmony Lichty, Chuck Miller, and Prem & Rahda.  Her primary teachers are Paul Dallaghan (Thailand), and R. Sharath Jois (Mysore, India), to who she travels annually to study.

She is the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Project, who has conducted global research on Ashtanga, gender difference and injury. Arielle teaches continuing education courses for yoga teachers, focusing on women’s anatomy, prenatal yoga (yoga for pregnant women), injury prevention and rehab, and adjustment techniques.

 

About Sandra Pribanic

Knowledge is only rumor until it lives in your bones. (Asaro tribe)

Sandra found Ashtanga “by coincidence” in 2011, and has been inspired by daily practice since.

Her work is about exploring places where mind–body–heart–spirit can experience connectedness (however briefly!), about recognizing what moves and makes one alive, about creating space for what is loud inside (intense/difficult emotions) to quiet down, and what is quiet to get heard. Above all, about making space for all there is.

Sandra is a Registered Psychotherapist, with a private practice in Toronto. Her practice and teaching integrate body-centered, psychodynamic and transpersonal psychotherapy, craniosacral and energy work.

 

 


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5-day Summer Retreat with David Robson

August 11 – 15th,  2016 

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Come spend an idyllic 5-day weekend at sattvic Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island. Located in Ontario’s Thousand Islands, just 3-hours drive from Toronto. Take your time while you practice, and then enjoy a delicious vegan breakfast overlooking the St. Lawrence. Spend the rest of the morning lounging around, swimming, walking, or paddling.

Arrive Thursday afternoon in time for dinner. Each morning, from Friday – Monday, will offer practice, both Led and Mysore-style. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons will feature workshops on Ashtanga practice and technique.

All accommodation is shared. Please email info@ashtangatoronto.com to request accommodations with friends.

Schedule :

Thursday
Arrive after 3p on Thu
8p: Intro talk
Friday
8 – 10a Mysore (2 shifts)
Brunch
4 – 6p Workshop: Perfecting The Fundamental Postures
6.30p Dinner
Saturday
8 – 10a Mysore (2 shifts)
11a Brunch
4 – 6p Workshop: Unique Vinyasas
6.30p Dinner
8p: Ashtanga SatsangSunday
8 – 10a Mysore (2 shifts)
11a Brunch
4 – 6p Workshop: Going Deeper Into Backbends
6.30p Dinner
8p: Bonfire (weather permitting)

Monday
8 – 10a Mysore (2 shifts)
11a Brunch

$849 (+HST)
Price includes shared accommodation, vegan brunch & dinner, and yoga classes & workshops.
Registration closes on August 1st. No single accommodations available.

Non-residential drop-in to morning Mysore sessions, 8 – 10.30a, $30
Non-residential drop-in to afternoon workshops, 4 – 6p, $60

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

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. Registration closes on August 1st. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made on or before August 1st 2016.There will be no refunds after August 1st 2016. Please note registration is non-transferable .

Date Added: July 25, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 2:05 pm

Kino MacGregor: Weekend Workshop

Save the Date!Primary MBO

November 4 – 6, 2016

 

We are looking forward to welcoming Kino MacGregor back to Toronto this coming November! Save the date, and please check back again. Workshop details will be announced here closer to the date.

For more info about Kino MacGregor, please visit: www.kinoyoga.com and  www.miamilifecenter.com

 

Photo by Me & Her Photography.


Date Added: July 24, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 7:30 am