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February 25th & 26th, 2017
Ashtanga Yoga Austin
2112 Robert Browning Street
Austin, TX
78723


Join us for a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga Sadhana with KPJAYI Certified Teacher, Sharmila Desai. A student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri R. Sharath Jois since 1997, Sharmila’s teachings are rich in the wisdom and experience that come from daily devotion and the direct transmission from guru to shishya over many years. Her warmth, humility, and reverence for yoga as a way of life will leave you with a true sense of the profoundly spiritual path of Ashtanga Yoga. It will be an experience unlike others, come and bask in the light of parampara.


Class Schedule

Saturday:

Mysore Practice 8-10 am; 10 am – 12 pm (practice time to be assigned)
Traditional self-practice for students with an established Ashtanga practice. Beginners who are comfortable in a Mysore setting are welcome to attend this practice session.

Guided Practice for Beginners  12:15 – 1:45 pm
Sharmila will lead students who are new to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga in this special guided class. Great for beginners.

Chanting and Talk on Yoga Sadhana, followed by Q&A  3 – 5 pm
We will regroup after a lunch break and resume our session with some chanting, followed by a talk on yoga sadhana. Sharmila will share her own experiences on being a direct student of the Jois family in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition over many years and offer guidance on cultivating a spiritual practice for longevity. She will discuss how and why we develop our living principles and inner observances within the yoga system as well as explore with us overcoming difficulties we may face on our path. She will also share insights from her book, Yoga Sadhana for Mothers, an area where she has spent much time guiding students and teachers for the journey into motherhood and beyond. We will conclude with ample time for questions.

Sunday:

Mysore Practice 8-10 am; 10 am – 12 pm (practice time to be assigned)
Traditional self-practice for students with an established Ashtanga practice. Beginners who are comfortable in a Mysore setting are welcome to attend this practice session.

Chanting and Talk on Yoga Philosophy, followed by Q&A  1 – 3pm
Once again, we will regroup after a lunch break and resume our afternoon with some chanting, followed by a talk on yoga philosophy. Drawing from a few of her favorite books on yoga philosophy, Sharmila will explore with us how to embody sthira and sukha both in our posture and in life. Topics include approaching spiritual discipline with simplicity and joy, balancing effort and surrender, respecting our natural life cycles as well as cultivating the qualities of inner faith (shraddha) and dedication. We will conclude with a final Q&A.

Space is limited. Early registration is advised.

Saturday:

$75/ $65 for registration before January 25, 2017

Sunday:

$75/ $65 for registration before January 25, 2017

Full weekend:

$150/ $130 for registration before January 25, 2017

Cancellation policy:

No refunds can be issued for this workshop.


Please direct any questions to Priya at info@ashtangayogaaustin.com.


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