november workshops (2)

Weekend Practice Immersion

NOVEMBER 19 & 20, 2022

Refine your practice during this exciting weekend of practice + workshops with David & Jelena!

Grow Your Practice

Led Primary + Meditation

Saturday, Nov 19/22

  • 7:45am-9am EST - Led Primary Series
    Join David & Jelena for a live Led Primary class leading you through Ashtanga's Primary Series. David will guide you through the traditional Sanskrit vinyasa count and include lots of useful, detailed instructions.
  • 9am - 9:30am EST - Guided Meditation
    Jelena will then guide you through a seated Mindfulness Meditation practice.
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Refine Your Technique

Breathing Moving System Workshop

Saturday, Nov 19/22

  • 1pm - 2:30pm EST - Breathing Moving System Workshop
    The vinyasa system provides the defining structure for the Ashtanga practice. David and Jelena will provide an overview of the goal of Ashtanga and the vinyasa meditation, and also show you 5 transformational techniques to help you work on deepening the vinyasa in your practice.

Ashtanga Fundamentals Workshop

Sunday, Nov 20/22

  • 10am - 11:30am EST- Ashtanga Fundamentals Workshop
    The work of physical precision is embodied focus. In Ashtanga, the focus we create in asana and vinyasa leads us deeper into states of flow and meditation. This workshop will help you sharpen your focus by defining the coordinates and alignment conditions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence of Fundamental Postures.

Jumping Through & Jumping Back Workshop

Sunday, Nov 20/22

  • 1-2:30pm EST - Jumping Through & Jumping Back Workshop
    This workshop offers detailed techniques, alignment and energetic principles that take us towards graceful, weightless transitions between postures in the practice.

Student Testimonials

“Besides great structured classes, clear guidance, dedication in sharing knowledge and experience, patience in answering all of your questions, I’m deeply grateful and inspired by the care, support and kindness of David, Jelena and the AYCT team.”
Manuela K

"David and Jelena are clear, patient, and passionate teachers whose love of yoga is apparent and contagious (in a good way). Taking this course was a truly rewarding and enriching experience. I have grown as an Ashtangi and as a person.”
Jessica M

“Ashtangi’s – these are your people! You will leave each session eager to take a lesson or another element and apply it to your practice with great results.  David and Jelena are excellent teachers who demonstrate dedication, diligence, patience and a sense of humor. The quality of your practice will be enhanced.”
Deb G

Space is limited to 30 students


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Full Weekend Immersion


Saturday Only

$ 105

Sunday Only

$ 160


Breathing Moving System Workshop


Ashtanga Fundamentals Workshop


Jumping Through & Jumping Back Workshop

$ 80

AYCT Members receive a $30 off the FULL WEEKEND Passes.  Purchase at the front desk or email us at to redeem.

About David and Jelena

DR Bio

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.

In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization.

JV Bio

Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

Jelena has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for over a decade. She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois.

Lastly, Jelena’s true passion lies in promoting rescue and adoption of (street) dogs. You can often find her sharing her love for #adoptdontshop on her IG, and sharing the joys of living with her two fur-babies, Boksoon and Khani, both celebrities in their own right.