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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Ashtanga Weekend with Peg Mulqueen with Peg Mulqueen Next held on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 3, 2017 - Sun Nov 5, 2017
(Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, 2017)

Advance registration recommended. Earlybird Registration EXTENDED TO OCT 15tht, 10% discount. 


Friday morning 6 and 7 am start: Mysore
Friday evening 6 - 8:00 pm: FUNdamentals of Transitions

Saturday morning 6 and 7am start: Mysore
Saturday afternoon 1-3:30 pm: Back Strong: Tour of Intermediate

Sunday morning 6:30-9am: Led Primary+Intermediate + Talk
Sunday afternoon 1-3:30 pm: Hip and Stable

(Friday and Saturday, 6am and 7am start, 2 sessions $60 or $40 drop-in)

Mysore is a self-practice, where you move through a fixed-order of postures at your own comfortable pace. The class is not led as a whole and instead, students are given personalized instruction according to their ability. Beginners are welcome and should allow 45 minutes for their first practice. Beginners should also be willing to attend each session of weekend to build a solid foundation for self-practice. Peg’s energy is uplifting and caring and no matter who you are in the Mysore room, she will meet each student where they are - no matter where that is.

LED PRIMARY+Intermediate + Talk Psychology of Movement - Sunday 6:30-9am - $40

It was a long time before the first western students of Pattabhi Jois realized that the Sanskrit words he was saying through class were numbers! Ekam inhale, Dve exhale, Trini inhale … their teacher was counting their movements with breath. You see, that’s not how they originally learned to practice. Because traditionally and still today, the series is taught individually by a teacher, with each pose allowed to be fully developed before being taught the next. We call this self-practice or the Mysore method. But there is enormous benefit for both mind and body by practicing the movements in a led counted style, emphasizing the vinyasa. The intention is to lead students toward a more balanced practice through a series they are already familiar with. And why this class is intended for students who have had exposure to the Ashtanga practice, though do not necessarily need to be proficient


FUNdamentals of Transitions - Friday, 6-8pm, $40
Transitioning in and out of postures in Ashtanga is as important, if not MORE important, than the posture itself. And yet, to practice with precision, these counted positions are also even more challenging! This workshop will focus on moving from your center and moving effortlessly through the challenging but also FUN transitions of Ashtanga yoga - with a very special emphasis on chaturanga, of course!


Ashtanga’s second series is certainly a trip - and one you should take! So hop on this train as we travel along rivers of backbends, discover deep twists and hips, climb strongly into the mountains of arm balances and headstands, before coming back into the station with our closing sequence. During this tour, there will be times we stop, get out, and do our own exploration - while other times, we might just have a quick look before moving on. So all aboard! This tour of Ashtanga's Intermediate Series is open to everyone!

HIP & STABLE - Sunday, 1-3:30 pm, $40

Hips are central to so many yoga poses because the pelvic area that includes the hips, is where we harness most of our bandha power. This workshop emphasizes not only the opening of the largest joint in the body, but also a strong emphasis on keeping the pelvis stable, through a combination of standing and seated postures. You will gain a greater understanding of your hips and increase your range of motion in all directions and include asana work in the Marichasanas, Supta Kurmasana, Baddha Konasana and Lotus.


Full Weekend (2 Mysore and 4 Workshops) - $200
2 Mysore Sessions: $60
Each Mysore or Workshop: $40

DYS Mysore Members: $100 Full Weekend Workshop

About Peg:
With a master’s degree in psychology and nearly two decades of yoga study, Peg Mulqueen has always found myself drawn to any practice of change. As the founder of Ashtanga Dispatch and the host of the Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast, she is an enthusiastic ambassador of this particular method and enjoy sharing this passion with all fellow seekers on the mat – and not just those who practice Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Her intention is for all students to leave classes and workshops feeling uplifted and with a renewed sense of understanding and empowerment to bring back both into their own personal yoga practice but perhaps more importantly – into their lives.

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FREE Info Session 200+ Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Adarsh and Heleen Williams Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Adarsh and Heleen Williams for a free information session about our 200+Hr Yoga Teacher Intensive Program, a 4-month, 8-weekend prorgam, starting Jan 26th through April 22, 2018.

It is designed to equip students with a strong and sound knowledge and experience base, from which they can practice, teach and live their yoga off the mat and in their lives. Comprehensive in its depth, breadth and substance, Adarsh and Heleen teach from many decades of dedicated personal practice, from a method that has its roots from a traditional source and lineage, the very foundation of all the "styles" of modern yoga we see today.
Our approach presents the “method of Yoga” rather than a particular Yoga “style.” We will explore the philosophy and methods of classical Ashtanga Yoga as well as contemporary modalities of Yoga, science and wellness. You will:
• Learn to teach unique yoga sequences including Traditional Ashtanga, Contemporary Vinyasa and Yoga Wellness
• Integrate comprehensive study of yoga technique, theory and philosophy
• Gain intensive practice experience
• Experience professional and personal growth
• Hold a certification that meets and exceeds requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT – 200
Upon successful completion of this program graduates will be eligible to register as teachers with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.

If you are even remotely curious about what this program can do for you, and how it can change or enhance in your life, please come! More details, and further questions will be answered by Heleen and Adarsh, so hope you can come!

SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE TT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.downtownyogashala.com/teacher-training

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