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Harmony Slater

Harmony Slater has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore method for over a decade. She was first introduced to Yoga in 1995, and began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. She always had a keen interest in spirituality and the art of physical movement, which culminated in fifteen years of dance training and two BA degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

In 2002, she traveled through China researching Buddhist meditation and in 2004 she made her first trip to Mysore, India. That same year she moved to South East Asia where she began a five year journey of living abroad and teaching Yoga Internationally. It was a blessing to spend prolonged periods of time practicing with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, now the KPJAYI.

Harmony was given Authorization by Guruji in 2006, and was granted Certification by Paramaguru Sharath Jois in 2015. She is one less than 20 women in the world to hold this honor.

Over the years she co-founded two traditional Ashtanga Yoga Schools in Canada. The first was established in 2009, in Victoria, and the other is found in Calgary. With the birth of her son Jediah in 2011, life became full and sweet, as she experienced the deeper dawning of yoga within every aspect of daily life. She has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon and openly shares her insights about experiencing the full integration of Ashtanga Yoga during her workshops.

Harmony Slater instructs the following:
  • Mysore Week and Weekend Workshops with Harmony Slater
  • Monday-Saturday, January 14 - 19, 2019
    10% Earlybird Discount through 12/1/18

    Monday-Thursday - Mysore 6-8:30am

    Friday - Led Primary 6-8:00am

    Drop-In Mysore/Led: $35  All 5 Mysore/Led: $160

    M-F 8:00am -8:45am - Mysore Start - Beginner Special 

    $88 - 5 morning classes New-to-Yoga Beginner Special - Introduction

    Do you want to learn yoga, but feel like you don’t have enough time or money to commit? Maybe you don’t know where to go or begin? Are you frustrated by your circumstances? Anyone can practice yoga: young, old, sick, healthy, timid, or strong, if you have the desire or curiosity to try something new. This Special Beginner Introductory Week is your opportunity to learn from a highly qualified teacher. Discover a full system that enhances your ability to breath, move and rest. In a semi-private setting with one-to-one instruction, for five mornings learn at your own pace and at affordable price. By the end of the week, you will have your own personalized practice that you can take with you.

    Saturday Workshops:

    Each Workshop Session: $45

    Handstands Begin in Primary Series (7-8:45am) 
    Leaning to balance on your hands begins right from the first sun-salutation. If you want to start to build up the strength through the arms and core to practice handstands, the foundations are found right in the postures of primary series, starting with every Vinyasa – learning to jump back and jump through.

    Experiments with Reality: The Internal Limbs (1-3pm)
    Discover how sound and breath can change your state of mind. We will delve into a suite of seated practices, including japa, pranayama and different meditation techniques to develop a personalize practice beyond asana.

    Fundamentals for a Pain-Free Backbend (3:30-5:30pm)
    We will look at what is Yoga Chikitsa & Nadi Shodana and how we can purify our energy channels.
    What kinds of physical & psychological preparations do we need to do to prepare for Intermediate Series.
    We will explore some back-bending enhancements: looking at the principles of opening the heart, being vulnerable, and the importance to cultivate great strength in the foundation of our lives (and legs).

    FULL WORKSHOP: ALL Sessions (Mysore/Led + Workshops): $280