“Ashtanga yoga is for all people: old people, young people, fat people, skinny people...the only people who cannot practice are lazy people."
--Sri K. Pattahbhi Jois
We are hosting Daylene Christensen for a weekend of Yoga workshops.
Details to come, but here is a teaser....
Workshop: ASHTANGA 1% THEORY
Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, the guru of Ashtanga yoga and a scholar of Sanskrit and Yoga, said yoga is "99% practice... 1% theory." Despite his education, he understood that the true transformative power of yoga is in the practice and not in the philosophy. As a long time student, I know that for whatever energy you put in to your practice, the practice will return to you exponentially.
So, we begin with practice. throughout the course of this 2 hour workshop, we will DISCUSS THE THEORY THAT SUPPORTS THIS PRACTICE. This workshop will focus on the Fundamentals, the What, and PERHAPS equally important then, the How.
Despite the debates, confusions, and misconceptions that Ashtanga is "too hard" or only for the"young" and "athletic", the practice of Ashtanga Yoga is literally for every body. Guruji said, “Ashtanga yoga is for all people: old people, young people, fat people, skinny people...the only people who cannot practice are lazy people." WHAT MANY OF US MISS IS THAT THE PRACTICE IS MEANT TO BE LEARNED AND DIGESTED SLOWLY OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. SO RATHER THAN JUMPING INTO PRIMARY SERIES WITH TWO FEET, AS MANY OF US OFTEN DO, WE WILL EXPLORE THE PRACTICE, ONE TOE IN AT A TIME, WITH PATIENCE AND PERSERVERANCE.
This workshop is for everyone and anyone who has ever had the thought, the inclination, OR the desIire to try Ashtanga yoga or yoga in general. It is for those who have not yet begun, and for those who have practiced many years. All are welcome.
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