Workshops

 

ASHTANGA YOGA WEEKEND WITH TAYLOR HUNT
March 8.9.10

 
 

Study Ashtanga with this extremely talented, popular, and down-to-earth teacher...

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga yoga, and is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the country. He continues to inspire others through his accessible approach to the practice and story of personal transformation detailed in his recently published book, A Way From Darkness. Taylor is also the director of the Trini Foundation, which brings the life-changing practice of Ashtanga to those struggling with addiction. 

All segments of Taylor's workshop can be signed up for individually or you can hop onto the whole weekend...and all classes are appropriate for all levels (for Mysore Class, it is suggested that you have some prior experience with the Ashtanga Yoga practice).  


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday, March 8 6:00pm-8:00pm - Led Primary Series and Intro to Pranayama
Saturday, March 9 8:00am-10:00am - Mysore
1:00pm-3:00pm - Foundations: Clean It Up

Sunday, March 10 8:00am-10:00am - Mysore
1:00pm-3:00pm - Exploring Backbends

WORKSHOP FEES (see below to enroll and pay)

Full Weekend Registrant: $250 (pay 2-16-19 and beyond)
Individual Sessions: Led Primary $45
Mysore $40
Afternoon Workshops $65

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Led Primary Series Class and Introduction to Pranayama (Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm / individual class - $45)
Full Led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskrit count followed by a brief introduction to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body.

Mysore Style Class (Saturday 8:00am-10:00am / individual class - $40)
Join Taylor for a unique opportunity to receive individual attention and deepen your practice in a Mysore-style practice setting.
(some experience with Ashtanga yoga suggested)

Foundations: Clean It Up (Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm / individual class - $65)
In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga method while discussing Surya Namaskara and the standing poses of the Primary Series. These poses play an integral role in beginning the process of purification, realigning the skeletal system, and toning the leg muscles. We will spend ample time exploring proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. Come with questions about the poses you’re working on and Taylor will break it down in this interactive session. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Mysore Style Class (Sunday 8:00am-10:00am / individual class - $40)
Join Taylor for a unique opportunity to receive individual attention and deepen your practice in a Mysore-style practice setting.
(some experience with Ashtanga yoga suggested)

Exploring Backbends (Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm / individual class - $65)
Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward folds of the Primary Series. Learn proper alignment and technique to safely approach backbending. We will explore a diverse collection of backbends from the Primary and Second series designed to open the front of the body and realign the spine. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners.


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Taylor Hunt is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In 2013, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach and has had the honor of assisting at KPJAYI on several occasions. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others and providing a community where practitioners can find support in their practice and daily lives. Seeking to preserve the traditional method, Taylor teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction. He continues to inspire others through his story of personal transformation and accessible approach to the practice.

To learn more about Taylor’s story and life’s work, please visit www.awayfromdarkness.com and www.trinifoundation.org.


 
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VIDYAA YOGA AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
with Cassandra Kish

Sunday, March 3, 2019…1:00 - 2:30pm / $35 per person pay by 3-2…$40 day of workshop

12 years ago I was staying at a friends house in East London. One night when I was going to sleep I noticed a book called “Ask and It Is Given” sitting on the bed.  I started reading it and was shocked to learn that I was creating all that was happening in my life.  Right then and there I was introduced to the law of attraction.  I stayed up for hours reading that book and then read it again over for the next few days.  I thought that I understood how to use the Law, but after years of practicing and learning I finally understand that it is about feeling great.  It is easy to just say that “I know and understand that how I think predicts what will show up”, but to put the ideals  into practice is another thing. Being able to constantly redirect your mind towards good feeling thoughts can be a chore at first.  But we quickly learn how to pivot towards something positive and it gets easier and easier. The purpose of asana or physical practices is to ride you of physical distractions, so you can focus on being happy.  When our physical aches and pains diminish, we have more brain power to direct our thoughts toward fun things.  When we combine the Law of Attraction with our yoga practice, focusing on one breath , one movement, the results in our lives are mind blowing.  When we learn how to refocus the mind towards things that bring us joy, we can pivot anytime that a difficult situation presents itself.  We will be    doing a yoga practice and have a discussion on the practical application of the law of attraction.

Topics covered:
*How energetic wanting actually pushes what you want away
*Put all your desires into the vortex then stop thinking about it completely
*Pre-paving
*Pivoting
*Eating and building a good relationship with food


 
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ASHTANGA YOGA BASICS … a 6 week course
with Shari Simon

Tuesdays, March 12 - April 16, 2019…5:30-6:45pm / $80 for six weeks l $70 ‘YB Repeats’

Join us for a six week beginning journey of yoga….designed for those brand new to yoga, or just wanting to brush up and get back in the game. We’ll start with learning safe alignment and breathing practices, and move through the warm-up sun salutations that are the cornerstone of the Ashtanga Yoga practice.  After that we’ll move through energizing standing poses and then go to the floor to address seated postures and the finishing, cooling down portion of the practice. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a healing, energizing and fun yoga practice.  We’ll offer modifications for all postures so you can make the practice work specifically for you and your body.  And…you receive a discount on a class pass or membership at the end of the course for future classes!