Sunday July 29th 2012 - Friday August 24th 2012
Monday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 AM
Monday-Thursday, 4:30-7 PM
Sunday 8-10 AM
Earlybird: $650 before June 15
Pre-registration required with $200 deposit
Plan ahead to spend August in the beautiful Yukon! Contact us for help finding accommodation within our yoga community. This course is of the calibre of multi-faceted yoga intensives for which one travels away and pays $2000-3000.
This 4-week course is designed to deepen one's experiential understanding of the internal form of the breath and bandhas and how they serve as the thread which pulls together body and mind in the Ashtanga practice. When practicing with continuous awareness of internal form, a deeper layer of intuitive intelligence gradually awakens and guides the experience of a mature practitioner. A deep immersion into daily morning and afternoon practice of asana and pranayama will help bring practitioners towards this experience.
The morning sessions will consist of a led primary series with full vinyasa on Sundays, traditional mysore style practice on Monday-Thursdays and a regular led primary series on Fridays.
There will be 4 afternoon sessions per week, on Monday-Thursdays, where we will practice extra inversions, restorative and breathing/pranayama excercises in order to help cultivate the subtler layers of awareness and control pertaining to breath and bandha. This gradual deepening will then begin to permeate the experience of the morning practice. These afternoon session will also include time for discussion on topics including philosophy, the context of practice within philosophy, and various technical aspects of the practice. Students will be encouraged to submit questions or topics that they wish to delve into in these sessions.
Qualifications: The course requires a significant investment of time, awareness and energy. Students should seriously consider whether they are prepared to do this. As a minimum, students should have completed an Intro to Ashtanga course with us, or gained a basic understanding of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system elsewhere. Students should be maintaining or intend to develop a regular practice of this form of yoga. All levels of practitioner, including beginners with some experience as well as seasoned practitioners will benefit and receive guidance pertaining to their own level. If in doubt, please contact Iain.
About the Instructor: Iain Grysak is an advanced and dedicated practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, which he moved into after an extensive background in the Iyengar Yoga system. Iain has completed the challenging third series and is currently learning the fourth series with his teachers Rolf and Marci Naujokat, whom he practices with each year. Iain is also a long term practitioner of Vipassana meditation and has many years of experience in integrating the practices of asana, pranayama and meditation into daily life. He has been teaching and studying for over 10 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.