Workshops & Events

Intro to Ashtanga

IMG_2679-3431732845-O4-week sessions run every month

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 3.30-4.30pm : October 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15

Thursdays 6-7pm :October 9,October 16,October 23,October 30

Saturdays 9.30-10.30am :September 20, September 27, October 4 , October 11

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.



Date Added: August 6, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 7:10 pm

Exploring the Yoga Sutras with Ram Vakkalanka: A 6 part course

Yoga Philosophy with Ram Vakkalanka

The Yoga Sutras’ of Patanjali is a great compendium of the principles and practices of Yoga. It is one of the most authoritative and time-tested texts on Yoga and has been guiding millions of practitioners over thousands of years. In this workshop we are going to learn to chant the Yoga Sutras in their original language of Sanskrit, with brief explanation of their meanings so as to benefit from the energizing sounds of Sanskrit. Sanskrit being a language of sacred vibrations, chanting the Sutras in Sanskrit can be a fulfilling experience and add authenticity to the Yogic style of life. Insights into Sanskrit will be offered as necessary.

Schedule
Tuesday 9th September

Tuesday 16th September

Tuesday 23rd September

Tuesday 30th September

Tuesday 7th October

Tuesday 14th October

Time : 1.45-3pm

Pricing
$80 for full course/$15 for drop in

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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Perfecting The Fundamental Postures

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Saturday, October 11, 3 – 5.30p

$60

Take a deep and detailed look at the alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence. Study the exact vinyasas that connect each of the standing postures, and learn new ways to deepen the work and progression of your daily practice.

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.

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.


Date Added: August 3, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 8:22 pm

An Evening of Transformational Breath and Sound

With Serah Ruth Goldberg & Darren Austin Hall

Journey deep into vast expanse of you through breathwork and the healing vibration of crystal bowls 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.

Saturday October 18th: 6-8pm

Pricing
$50

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.

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

Register Online



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Ayurveda with Kyle Roberts

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Sadhana , Practicing within the Dharmic Pursuit
Friday October  24, 5-7pm 

From the ageless practice of ayurveda and yoga the practitioner is always reminded to realign themselves within bliss. By focusing on  values within yoga and ayurveda ,one will be able to continually live a life of true purpose , which is the intention of personal dharma .

$40

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.

Register Online

Ayurveda and the Immersion into Prana
Saturday October 25, 5-7pm

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Prana is the quality of one’s electrical charge as well as the intensity of individual life force. through the methods within ayurveda special instructions are expressed as to how to cultivate and preserve the vital life force that bestows optimal energy. Special consideration will be given to the use of sound as mantra and improving the quality of breath through pranic breathing .

 

 

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.

Register Online

 


Date Added: December 26, 2013 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 9:54 pm

Kino Macgregor: Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Series

Assisting the Primary Series for Teachers

Friday , Nov 7th 1.30p– 4.30p

$100

Location: Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto

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In this workshop for teachers you will learn how to approach some key postures in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. You can only share what you directly experience so the process of teaching, assisting and guiding students includes your personal level of awareness.  While there is cookie cutter method that applies universally to all people in all situations, you will experiment with communicating through hands-on assists during your teaching and during your yoga practice.

 

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds cancellations made before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.

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

 

Yoga Talks & Book Signing & Chai with Kino

Friday , Nov 7th 6 – 8p

$25

Location: Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto

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In this seminar, explore a contemporary approach to Yoga Philosophy. Experience how this ancient tradition holds many life lessons in the postures and technique. For example, openness in the body relates to acceptance as a state of mind. See how life on the mat and life off the mat are often one and the same. Ask questions & discuss the inner journey openly with Kino. Kino will also be available to sign copies of her new book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga.

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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.

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

Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series

Saturday,Nov 8th AM  8.30a – 10.30a

$60

Location: Dovercourt House

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Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.
Register Online Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

 

 

Breathe & Bandha: The Magic Carpet Ride

Saturday ,Nov 8th 12.30p – 2.30p

$60

Location: Dovercourt House

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Inhalation and exhalation are two sides of the inner body. In this class learn how breathe is the key to unlocking the mysteries of inner strength and accessing a calm, meditative mind. Only by mastering the breathe will you gain true access to the power centers deep within your pelvis, often referred to as the “bandhas”. These energy locks are both physical muscles that you can access and spiritual doors that you can walk through. Often the missing key to a flowing practice, the integration of breathe and bandha lead the way to the discovery of limitless power and lasting peace both in your yoga practice and in your life.
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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.
Register Online Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.
 

 

Strength: Yes, You Can!

Saturday,Nov 8th PM 3.30p – 5.30p

$60

Location: Dovercourt House

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If you think you’ll never be able to lift up, or if you want to take your lifting up to a new level, this class if for you. This class integrates the elusive “bandha” and core work in a way that is accessible for everyone. By using natural and scientific principles, like gravity, weight distribution, and mind-body connection, you will gain a new understanding of the potential for natural strength in your body. You will leave this workshop with tools you can apply to reach a new level of strength, presence and awareness. All levels.
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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.

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

Intro to Second Series 

Sunday,Nov 9th 8.30a – 10.30a

$60

Location: Dovercourt House

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Ashtanga Yoga’s Second Series, called Nadi Shodhana, works to cleanse the nervous system through a series of rigorous strength, backbending, twisting and hip opening postures. This class makes the challenging postures of the Intermediate series accessible and approachable to all interested practitioners. The inspired beginner will find easy, fun and approachable techniques to some of Ashtanga yoga’s most challenging postures, while the avid practitioner and seasoned veteran will find new techniques to inspire their practice to new levels of precision. Prior experience with Ashtanga yoga recommended.
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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.
Register Online Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

 

Open Your Hips

Sunday ,Nov 9th 12.30p – 2.30p

$60

Location: Dovercourt House

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Gain access to the energy centers deep within the pelvis and learn to relax andrelease your hips into freedom. With a careful anatomical understanding of themuscular and skeletal activation needed to access the natural external hip rotation available to everyone you will have fun exploring the interior spaces of your hip joints.Make contact with your hips and unlock their potential for movement!
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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.
Register Online Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

 

Handstand Lovers

Sunday, Nov 9th, 3p – 5p ***new time!

$60

Location: Dovercourt House

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No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength andsteadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands.  Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your handstanding journey.
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 before October 15th . There will be no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made after October 15th .Please note that registration is non-transferable.
Register Online Or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.
 


Date Added: December 25, 2013 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 12:09 am

One Week Primary Series Immersion

IMG_2732-2-3431739855-OJanuary 10 – 16, 2015

Join David Robson for an intensive, week long Immersion in Ashtanga Yoga’s Primary Series.

Please note that this is NOT a teacher training course. This is a week of mysore-style practice and workshops on the Primary Series of Ashtanga. Only R. Sharath Jois of the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, can grant Authorization and Certification to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

This Immersion is for people that love to practice Ashtanga. The focus of this week is learning about the traditional system. With daily morning mysore-style practice, technique and posture workshops, learning the traditional vinyasa count, and dedicated study of Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras, each student will be able to deepen and enrich their practice.

Course Outline

  • Daily Mysore-style practice with David Robson
  • Asana and alignment clinics
  • Learning the vinyasa count for the Primary Series
  • Sanskrit, Philosophy, and Theory of Ashtanga Yoga

Schedule

  • Sat, Jan 10: 8 – 10a Led Primary, 12 – 5p workshop
  • Sun, Jan 11: 2-hour morning mysore, 12 – 5p workshop
  • Mon, Jan 12: 2-hour morning mysore, 12 – 5p workshop
  • Tue, Jan 13: 2-hour morning mysore, 12 – 5p workshop
  • Wed, Jan 14: 2-hour morning mysore, 12 – 5p workshop
  • Thu, Jan 15: 2-hour morning mysore, 12 – 5p workshop
  • Fri, Jan 16: 2-hour morning mysore, 9 – 10a wrap-up

Pricing
$995 + HST

A $350 + HST non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required upon acceptance into the training. The remaining balance will be due on or before December 31, 2014. 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.



Date Added: November 1, 2013 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 7:03 pm

2 Weeks in Thailand : Practice and Philosophy w/ David Robson & Ram Vakkalanka



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