EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

ASHTANGA YOGA | Primary Series Part 1

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

1st HALF – 1st SERIES (in English)

Saturday, October 8th

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | Fundamentals

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

THE BASIC STUFF

Saturday, November 19th

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | 1st half 1st series

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

GREGOR MAEHLE

May 19th – May 21st 2023

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | 1st half 1st series

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

MONICA GAUCI

June 6th – June 8th 2023

ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT | Summer 2022
ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT

SUMMER 2023

August 18th – August 26th 2023

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

1. HALF – 1. SERIES

(in English)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | Primary Series Part 1

The First Series (Yoga Chikitsa Yoga Therapy is the first of six series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. To get a deeper understanding of the correct execution of the first series asanas, I offer two workshops on the first series.

In this workshop we dedicate ourselves to
the first half of the first series
: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana to Janu Sirsasana C. We also talk about the handstands, as well as the jump-back and the jump-through.

We cover the correct alignment of the individual asanas and discuss possible variations if an exercise cannot (yet) be performed correctly. You learn to adapt the practice to yourself and not to emulate a perfect fit – the focus is on individual execution. In the workshop, we combine these intensively with the principle of movement: The connection of asanas in a special way (Vinyasa).

In addition, we dedicate ourselves to the system of Tristana: breathing (pranayama), energetic closures (bandhas) and viewpoints (drishtis), should accompany your practice more and more over time and eventually become a self-evident component, also as a basis of dynamic meditation: for me one of the most important goals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Money should not stand in the way of regular participation in Ashtanga courses or in my workshops. For this reason, AYRFhas always adhered to the principle of solidarity.

Participation: 125,00 €

Drinks and fruit included.

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ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

THE BASIC STUFF

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | The basic stuff

What we practice in the classes is only part of what Ashtanga Yoga is all about. That’s why I regularly teach a basic stuff workshop. On the one hand, it is about the origin, the meaning and the practical tools for deepening your practice (Pranayama, Tristana, Vinyasa, etc.), other interesting basics and my personal view of the Ashtanga Yoga System: a basic understanding of Ashtanga Yoga.

The only requirement for participation is an existing, consolidated and independent Ashtanga Yoga Mysore practice of at least the fundamentals.

Money should not stand in the way of regular participation in yoga classes or workshops. For this reason, ASHTANGA YOGA RAUM FRANKFURT has always adhered to the principle of solidarity.

Participation: 108,00 €

Drinks and fruit included.

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ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

GREGOR MAEHLE

(in English)

MAY 19th – MAY 21st 2023

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | Gregor Maehle

Pranayama and Kriya

Imagine how great it would be to have a switch that, when operated, would enable you to consciously choose between your right and left brain hemispheres, intuitive and analytical intelligence, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, fight/flight reflex and rest/relaxation, and between the male and female, solar and lunar, aspects of your psyche.

How great it would be if, when required, you could switch from being compassionate to doggedly determined. Or from charged with energy to completely relaxed within a few minutes. Or from extrovert (physically present, expressive and outgoing) to introvert (reflective and absorbing) within a short time. This switch does in fact exist and it is not at all hidden. It is the prominently protruding olfactory orifice right in the middle of your face: your nose.

Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.

The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities. They aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, biological and electromagnetic sources.

Yoga Sutra, and Sanskrit chanting

“The Yoga Sutra entered my life 39 years ago and since then it’s been a constant companion. It took me a long time to completely understand it but once this had happened it ended all confusion I had about yoga.

Understanding the Sutra gave me complete confidence in how to apply my practices diligently and that I would succeed in due time. The Sutra changed yoga for me from a faith and hope-based system to a science with predictable and repeatable outcomes. It is exactly this confidence and certainty that I would like to pass on to my students. The workshop will be interactive, with ample time for participants to ask questions.”

The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life.

Friday, May 19th

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Mysore-Class

2 p.m. 5 p.m.: Kriya & Pranayama

Saturday, May 20th

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Mysore-Class

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Kriya & Pranayama

Sunday, May 21st

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Mysore-Class

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Yoga Sutra

Participation: 460,00 AU$
(ca. 315,00 €)

Early bird booking 420,00 AU$ up to February 19th
(approx. 285,00 €)

You can book through

Gregor ́s page

directly or send us an
email
.

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ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

MONICA GAUCI

(in English)

JUNE 6th – JUNE 8th 2023

ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP | Monica Gauci

HEALING ADJUSTMENTS

The Art & Science of Adjusting Wisely

with Dr. Monica Gauci

Chiropractor, Yoga Therapist

As Yoga Teachers we still have the privilege to place our hands on students. Some say that ‘adjustments’ should be left to chiropractors. As a chiropractor I know and value the profound power of touch that we all have access to. I am passionate to teach yoga teachers how to adjust in a way that educates, transforms and heals.

There are many different ways to adjust a yoga posture. There are fewer ways to adjust that are safe, respectful, effective and anatomically sound.

  • Learn what makes an adjustment safe and sound and the ingredients that make up a quality adjustment.
  • Appreciate the differences that effect student’s abilities and limitations and learn how to respectfully accommodate these.
  • Understand the differences between visual, auditory and kinesthetic (touch) cues as a form of somatic communication.
  • Recognise the profound power of touch to educate, transform and heal.
  • Know when it is appropriate to use verbal instruction, the guidance of light touch, hands-on corrections or body-weight adjustments.
  • Learn adjustment principles that can be applied to a variety of postures, whether primary or advanced, from the same āsana groups, eg: back bends, forward bends, twists, etc.
  • Discover which postures are unsafe to adjust and understand why.
  • Learn variations of adjustments to accommodate different body proportions and student abilities.
  • Practice the art and science of adjusting on fellow yogis.
  • Feel confident to guide, assist and enhance your student’s practice with beneficial, quality, safe and effective corrections!

Touch is the only sense we cannot live without! Touch communicates, educates and heals. Learn to use this vital tool with confidence.

In this workshop Monica uses a professional and experienced approach to touch and adjustments. She draws on adjusting principles from her professional education as a Chiropractor combined and over 40 years of personal yoga practice. Her insights as a therapist make this workshop powerfully relevant. Her teaching is guided by her passion to help others.

10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. with 1h break

Participation: 460,00 AU$
(ca. 315,00 €)

Early bird booking 420,00 AU$ up to February 19th
(ca. 285,00 €)

You can book through
Monica ́s page
directly or send us an email.

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ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT

SUMMER 2023

AUGUST 18TH – AUGUST 26TH 2023

ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT | Summer 2022

THE ACCOMMODATION:

The property is close to Ericeira, a fishing town popular with yogis and surfers on the Portuguese Atlantic coast. The property consists of several houses and offers comfortably furnished double and single rooms: Casa ‘colorful’. If you leave the yoga room in the morning after the practice, you can make yourself comfortable directly in the large garden, on the sun terrace or at one of the two pools. The accommodation is 2.5 kilometers from the nearest beach (25 minutes walk or a few minutes by car).

CATERING:

We offer a balanced, vegetarian breakfast as well as dinner with vegan options. In addition, fruit, juice, water, tea and changing sweets are included. We regularly drive to the supermarket and like to buy what you still need. The only exceptions are meat and alcohol.

THE DAILY PRACTICE:

07:30 – Mysore Practice

9:30 a.m. – Brunch

5:30 p.m. – Theoretical and practical units

6:30 p.m. – Dinner

20:30 –

Meditation and Mantra

ARRIVAL:

I recommend the earliest outbound flight (usually around 6am), so we can all gather at the airport, go to Ericeira together and enjoy a relaxed arrival day.

THE DEPARTURE:

Check-out is on Saturday after brunch, but we can still spend the day on the premises and end the retreat in peace; depending on the return flight option (usually at 6 pm).

THE COSTS:

€ 1.440,00 person in a single room.

€ 1.260,00 per person in a double room.

€ 900,00 per person in a double room without yoga, e.g. for partners or friends.

Prices are exclusive of travel costs.

THE CANCELLATION COSTS:

Until the April 30th, 2023, 25% of the total cost will be retained as cancellation costs until May 31st it is 50% until June 30th it is 75% and from July 1st it is 100%.

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AYRF | Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2022 - House 1
AYRF | Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2022 - House inside
AYRF | Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2022 - Room 1
AYRF | Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2022 - House 2
AYRF | Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2022 - Pool
AYRF | Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2022 - Room 2