Workshops & Events

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

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

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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2 Weeks in Goa, India with David Robson

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Laruga Glaser : Weekend Workshop

The Art of Ashtanga Yoga

Friday May 1st

180215_LarugaBaddhaKonasanaThrough 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

Friday May 1st

180215_LarugaPrayerJoin 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 Mysore Immersion : Asana & Adjustments

April 18-25, 2015DavidRobson_JanuaryImmersion_010115

Please note that this is NOT 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 an in-depth exploration of hands-on adjusting techniques and the tradition of Mysore-style teaching. This will be a great week for teachers that want to work on assisting.

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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John Bultman : Weekend Workshop

Vinyasa in Ashtanga Yoga Talk and Chanting

Friday June 12th

DGR_4823 Vinyasa refers to sequenced movements coordinated with breath and posture in yoga practice. By learning to flow through the practice without breaks, each vinyasa becomes graceful and light, making your practice truly a moving meditation. “the Ashtanga practice is a breathing exercise – the rest is just bending!” You will establish yourself firmly in the foundations of breath with a clear physical understanding of the use of the bandhas/ body locks.

All levels welcome.

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.

Mysore with John Bultman

Saturday June 13th

john_doorwayJoin Level II Authorised teacher,John Bultman for a 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.
(Max. 10 participants )

John Bultman was Authorized (Level II) to teach primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga by his teacher Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India, where he is currently learning 4th series. He is the principal instructor for the University of Virginia’s Ashtanga Yoga program in Charlottesville, VA, USA. He has studied various scientific and spiritual practices his entire life and hopes to share the fruits of what his teachers have graciously taught him with humility, warmth, and patience.

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.

 

Ashtanga Fundamentals : Themes in contraction and expansion

Saturday June 13th

DGR_4621Here we will explore details of the traditional series, finding power in the transitions and new alignment and depth in old poses. We will investigate breathing themes, which transcend several scales in postural yoga and apply gross and subtle components to primary, intermediate, and advanced postures. Learn common extremes and exaggerations of movement patterns and better ways to approach.

3.30-5.30pm

$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.

 

Mysore with John Bultman

Sunday June 13th

john_doorwayJoin Level II Authorised teacher,John Bultman for a 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.
(Max. 10 participants )

John Bultman was Authorized (Level II) to teach primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga by his teacher Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India, where he is currently learning 4th series. He is the principal instructor for the University of Virginia’s Ashtanga Yoga program in Charlottesville, VA, USA. He has studied various scientific and spiritual practices his entire life and hopes to share the fruits of what his teachers have graciously taught him with humility, warmth, and patience.

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.

Ashtanga Fundamentals :Inner Methods

Sunday June 14th

tarikasana2Setting your intention as a means for milking the most out of your yoga practice as well as a look at the bandhas and their correlation with breath and movement through a few fundamental poses of Primary series. We will also slow down and have a closer inspection into essentials of Finishing postures including back bending and emphasizing the details which make them feel really good.

1-3pm

$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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5-day Summer Retreat with David Robson

August 6th-10th

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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. The 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 August 6th
Arrive after 3p on Thu
8p: Intro talk

Friday August 7th
8 – 10a Mysore (2 shifts)
Brunch
4 – 6p Workshop: Perfecting The Fundamental Postures
6.30p Dinner

Saturday August 8th 
8 – 10.30a Mysore (2 shifts)
11a Brunch
4 – 6p Workshop: Unique Vinyasas
6.30p Dinner
8p: Ashtanga Satsang

Sunday August 9th
8 – 10.30a Mysore (2 shifts)
11a Brunch
4 – 6p Workshop: Going Deeper Into Backbends
6.30p Dinner
8p: Bonfire (weather permitting)

Monday August 10th
8 – 10.30a Mysore (2 shifts)
11a Brunch

Pricing:
$849 (+HST)
Price includes accommodation, vegan brunch and dinner, and yoga classes and workshops.
Registration closes on July 27th. 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

For more information on Shanti B&B http://www.shantiretreat.ca/

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 July 27th. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made before July 27th 2015.There will be no refunds after July 27th 2015.Registration is non-transferable .

 


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Moon Day Massage Madness

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