Greg Nardi and Juan Carlos at BFree Yoga Friday, September 18- Sunday, September 20, 2015
Greg Nardi, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, has spent years of dedicated practice under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In 2003, he was given authorization to teach from Pattabhi Jois, and in 2009, he completed a level 2 authorization course from Sharath Jois. He is currently learning the advanced series under Sharath’s guidance at the KPJAYI.
Greg perpetually studies and practices Yoga, Eastern Philosophy and Sanskrit mantra chanting. He participates in Georg Feuerstein’s Traditional Yoga Studies course and has studied with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute.
Greg founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, a resource which strives to explore the traditions that give rise to modern Yoga methods, to maintiain the Ashtanga Yoga system as taught by Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, and to make these traditions and methods intelligible to the Western practitioner.
Juan Carlos Galán started practicing Ashtanga in 2008. He continuously studies with Sharath Jois at the source of Ashtanga in Mysore, India. He studies closely with KPJAYI-level 2 authorized teachers Greg Nardi and Fiona Stang. He teaches Mysore style daily. His intention is to honour his teachers and the Ashtanga traditions while sharing this Yoga with anyone inspired to seek it.
Friday evening 9/18: Philosophy talk 5:30pm - 8:00 p.m.
Yoga Beyond Asana
This workshop will explore concepts from the Upanishads that shape the eastern worldview. This paradigm is the contextual framework out of which yoga is born. As a modern yoga practitioner, you will be able to fit contemporary yoga practice into an ancient wisdom tradition. We will explore yogic theories and concepts such as conditioned living, the causes of suffering, the means of liberation, and the purpose of life. Come with an open mind, and you will leave inspired.
Saturday Morning 9/19 : Mysore 7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.
If you are new to Mysore practice please email us, subject line: "Mysore workshop" so we can schedule your time accordingly.
Saturday Afternoon workshop 9/19 : Backbends 2:00p.m.-4:30p.m.
Explore the fine art of backbending. We will work through a progressively challenging series of backbends that will educate you about the finer points of spinal extension. Learn how to distribute energy through the entire body during your backbends to avoid overloading the lower back. . If you are challenged by the process of deepening your backbends, or are just beginning to explore advanced backbending, this workshop is not to be missed.
Sunday Morning 9/20 : Mysore 7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.
If you are new to Mysore practice please email us, subject line: "Mysore workshop" so we can schedule your time accordingly. Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Afternoon workshop 9/20 : Breaking down the Intermediate Series 2:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Nadi Shodhana, translated as nerve cleansing by Pattabhi Jois, is the challenging intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. It builds on, and complements the postures of primary series and prepares students for the practice of pranayama, or yogic breath control. In this workshop we will utilize props, research poses, and modifications to safely explore this sequence of poses. After deconstructing and exploring the sequence, we will put short sections back into the classical vinyasa format to experience how they flow together. Proficiency in primary series is required.
Mysore Practice $30 each day
Backbend workshop $40
Intermediate Series workshop $40
Philosophy session $40
Full weekend $150
Please Pre-register HERE UNDER THE WORKSHOP TAB