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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Intro to Mysore-Style Ashtanga Yoga with Veronica Cruz Next held on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Fri Dec 1, 2017
Monday, Nov 27th through Friday, Dec 1st 9-10:30am. (Also offered on Dec 4-8 and Dec 11-15).

1 Week Introduction. Monday and Friday 9-10:30am. Must attend 1-3 more Mysore classes the same week. $99 (includes FREE Month of Mysore classes). Pre-registration required. Please email info@downtownyogashala.com to confirm your start date.

Curious about the Ashtanga method and what goes on in the early mornings in our Mysore Room? Have you been wanting to try it, but unsure of what to do, and how to start? Mysore-style is considered by many to be the most effective and gratifying ways to learn and develop one’s personal yoga practice and sustain it over the long term.

Join us for this workshop, designed to give you an orientation and introduce you to the method of Mysore style Ashtanga yoga.  You will be introduced to the poses and sequence of Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga gradually and guided steadily over time, to enable you to progress at the appropriate pace and understand how to make it a part of your regular daily practice.
 
WORKSHOP FEE INCLUDES 1 MONTH OF DAILY MYSORE PRACTICE to help ease yourself into the practice and directly experience its benefits first-hand. At least 2-3x/week Mysore classes recommended.

After this workshop, you will know the basic etiquette and guidelines for practicing at any Mysore class anywhere it is offered, regardless of your level of experience.  Come join our growing Ashtanga community, and experience how empowering and transformative your own personal practice can become, on your mat and as it flows into your daily lives.
 
 
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Crystal Sound Meditation with Jessica Neideffer Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

 
MONTHLY GROUP SOUND HEALING MEDITATION
(EVERY 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH)

Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a space for healing of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. To become “healed,” simply means to become “whole.”By coupling our intention with sound we are able to elevate our vibration to restore harmony within our BEing. By surrendering to the highest good, we ourselves become that conduit for peace, healing, change and growth.

 

As you meditate and lie still or sit on your mat, we will work with the sounds and intention to help the body heal on a cellular level. During a session each person is receiving perfect frequencies through the playing of crystal instruments re-harmonizing the body back to its natural tones.

 

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE


Price: $20

 

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FREE Info Session 200+ Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Adarsh and Heleen Williams Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

ALSO! To experience the teaching of Adarsh and Heleen, attend an Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series class on Staurday, Dec 9th, from 10:30-12noon! Please RSVP online to reserve your spot.
 
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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200+ Hr Yoga Teacher Intensive Program with Adarsh and Heleen Williams Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

NEXT FREE INFO SESSION:
Saturday, December 2, 12:30-1:30pm

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 meet Heleen and Adarsh, at our FREE Information Sessions will be held at Downtown Yoga Shala. We will cover the specifics of the program -- dates, times, course overview, application and registration, and answer any additional questions you may have.

200+ Hr Yoga Alliance-Certified TEACHER INTENSIVE PROGRAM (JANUARY - APRIL 2018)
8 Weekends over 4 Months

Downtown Yoga Shala (DYS) 200+hr Yoga Teacher Intensive Program led by E-RYT 500 and Authorized KPJY Ashtanga Teacher Adarsh Williams and Heleen Williams, is a four-month intensive program 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.
 

This is a very unique program in its depth and breadth and substance, which has its roots from a traditional source and lineage, and is the very foundation of all the "styles" of modern yoga we see today.

Our approach has its roots in traditional Ashtanga Yoga, and we present 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

After successful completion of the program, all participants receive a Certificate of Completion. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be eligible to register as teachers with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.

WHY DO A YOGA TEACHER INTENSIVE?
• Follow your passion for Yoga
• Dive deeper into Yoga philosophy, history and the Yoga lifestyle
• Learn all about asanas, the anatomy of a posture, alignment, modifications, risks and benefits
• Learn Yoga from the traditional perspective, from which you will then understand the contemporary forms of Yoga
• In depth anatomy knowledge of the body in Yoga
• Learn all about different levels of students and how to approach them
• Learn hands on and verbal adjustments
• Study, refine and deepen your own Yoga practice together with like minded people
• Learn how to share your passion with others
• Practice teaching and ongoing mentorship

A Yoga Teacher Intensive enhances one's own personal growth. Yoga can be a tool for self-discovery/development and helps to expand your view of the world. It can transform your life into a happier, healthier and more whole one. The best yoga teachers are students first. Gaining more knowledge of yoga through our Yoga Teacher Intensive will ground you in your own practice and your understanding of it. It will bring confidence in sharing it with others.


KEY COMPONENTS
The asana study program includes postures of the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. There is an overview of forward + backward bending, twists + side bends and inversions, including arm balances. In addition, healthy adaptations and modifications, including wellness sequencing based on current physical therapy protocols are covered. Students learn alignment in postures based on applied anatomy practices including self adjustment and learning to “see” students’ bodies. The language of modern yoga alignment including loops, rotations, pose and counter pose are taught and with this knowledge, the student knows how to prevent their students from asana vulnerabilities and keep them practice yoga safely.


CURRICULUM
ASANA & VINYASA
• Primary & Intermediate level asana & traditional Vinyasa Krama
• Yoga anatomy & alignment – in depth study of the crucial body functions in yoga
• Yoga wellness, adaptive yoga, prop work & restoratives
• Contemporary Vinyasa sequencing & research poses
BREATHWORK AND PRANAYAMA
• Yoga cleansing techniques (Kriya)
• Yoga breath (Pranayama)
• Bandhas
YOGA AND MEDITATION
• Sitting & walking technique
• Comparative thinking on meditation
PHILOSOPHY
• Origins, history of yoga
• Comparative schools of yoga
• Yoga as a lifestyle & Ethics of yoga
• Study of the yoga sutras
• Sanskrit chanting
• Forming a personal philosophy
TEACHING METHODOLOGY
• Yoga traditions
• Sequencing
• Physical and verbal adjustments
• Counting vinyasa in sanskrit
• Asana pronunciation
• The seat of the teacher
YOGA LIFESTYLE
• Teacher self care
• Diet
• Sustaining your practice
• Yoga off the mat
• Finding inspiration


HOW TO APPLY: In addition to the Online Registration, we require that all the training candidates complete an Application Form. Please email info@downtownyogashala.com to receive the form.

PRICING: Registration is now open for our January 2018 session. Earlybird rate is $2850 ($500 discount) before  September 1st; $3150 ($300 discount) before December 1st, $3350 after. Spots are limited, please register early.
*Training Manual included in prices. Recommended reading list purchased separately.

Refund policy: $300 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. No refunds after start date of the program.

DATES AND TIMES
Training is held on alternating weekends, for 8 weeks over a 4-month period.
Jan 26/27/28
Feb 10/11
Feb 24/25
March 9/10/11
March 24/25
April 7/8
April 21/22

Fridays 9-5 (Jan 26th and March 9th only)
Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30am-5pm

ABOUT ADARSH: Adarsh Williams teaches a contemplative style of yoga that embraces both modern innovation and traditional wisdom. Since 1995, Adarsh has been engaged in the field of natural healing and has received certifications in therapeutic massage and active isolated stretching. He continues as a student of Ashtanga Yoga and its sister sciences of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and Bhakti. Adarsh has continuously traveled to Asia since 2001 for study and pilgrimage and has received teaching Authorization by his late Guruji Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Adarsh directs the Monterey Yoga Shala in Monterey, CA specializing in progressive instruction for beginner through advanced levels. Through in depth study of human anatomy and physiology and formal training as a massage therapist, Adarsh is highly regarded for his sensitive yet deep adjusting style. He has experience working with a wide variety of students of diverse abilities, ages, and backgrounds. With a deeply held belief that anyone can develop a personal yoga practice, Adarsh is an energetic teacher who infuses his enthusiasm for practice and hard work in his students. www.AdarshYoga.com | www.SmartStretch.com

ABOUT HELEEN: Heleen started practicing yoga in 1992 during college in the Netherlands. For 8 years she practiced Sivananda Yoga and eventually completed the TT (teacher training) at the ashram in upstate New York. Shortly after, Heleen moved to London to pursue life as a yoga teacher, which in turn led her to a position of General Manager at one of London's best known dance and holistic centres. During this time, she studied Ashtanga Yoga with Liz Lark and John Scott. John inspired her to go to Mysore and study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. After meeting Guruji on his world tour in 2001 she traveled to India the following year to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and returned there every year until she became pregnant with her first child in 2007. Heleen is passionate about Ashtanga Yoga and has a fascination for thought patterns and how they can be changed from negative into positive. To her Yoga is a process of diving within, finding a way to connect with ones Self, being in the present moment and acknowledge where one is at. Heleen is now the mother of two children, Evan and Maya, teaches Yoga and is co-owner of the Monterey Yoga Shala in California. Heleen has also created a Kids Yoga curriculum for Kids in schools that is being taught at elementary and middle schools around the Monterey Peninsula. www.HeleenYoga.com www.KidsYogaFun.com

 

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