Learn the basic tenets of the Ashtanga Vinyāsa Yoga method in addition to the Mysore style of practice as taught by Paramaguru Sharath Jois

Delve inside the transformational attributes of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method during this 6 day retreat centered around connecting conscious movement with conscious breath, cultivating the inherent, meditative qualities of the practice.

Starting with the three important points of attention: posture, breathing, and gaze, otherwise known as Tristhānam. We will learn how to unite all three elements in which the practice effortlessly flows, and feelings of lightness, fluidity and strength are combined into one.

Participants will first and foremost learn the importance of breathing as the gateway to a healthier, more energized relationship with the body, as the mind begins to calm and center. The practice on the outside looks to be dynamic and challenging, however, it is a powerful tool for inward exploration. In other words, the practice assists those in living a more heart-centered, conscious life, allowing one to feel more alive and focused in daily activities.

The Mysore style of practice will be stressed and thoroughly covered.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is Mysore practice and Mysore practice is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Mutually, both are one and the same, and perhaps is the best way for students to advance thoroughly and safely with proper skill. This method of practice at first feels intimidating, however throughout the retreat we would like to dispel those myths for it is a time-honored tradition of practice that is for people of all levels of experience, all ages and backgrounds. No one is excluded. All can learn this practice, and the Mysore experience allows students to learn each posture with the careful guidance of a qualified teacher, step by step, building upon conscious awareness and internal alignment.

Benefits of practice include: Increased strength, improved digestion, improved sleep, increased energy levels, improved posture, greater well-being, increased health, calm mind and beyond.

All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to learn!

Day 1

Intro to Mysore 08:00 – 10:00

Vinyasa Integration WS 16:30 – 18:45

During this workshop we will thoroughly go through SURYANAMASKARA A&B and the Standing sequence. And experience a deeper understanding of Tristhānam, Vinyāsa and Drsti.

Day 2

Mysore – 08:00 – 10:00

Bandhas & Core WS 16:30 – 18:45

In this workshop the Primary Series get introduced. As well as the significance of Bandhas and Core integration.

Day 3

Mysore – 08:00 – 10:00

Day 4

Mysore – 08:00 – 10:00

Twisting WS 16:30 – 18:45

During this workshop will break down the technique for the twisting poses in the Standing and Seated sequence.

Day 5

Mysore – 08:00 – 10:00

Day 6

Mysore – 08:00 – 10:00

Backbending WS 16:30 – 18:45

The focus in this workshop will be on the backbends that are interwoven in the Ashtanga practice. We will also take a close look at the cornerstones of Setu Bandhasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana.


Air Conditioning, Cafe, Massage, Parking, Shower, Store, Toilet, Ventilation, Wi-Fi

Yoga styles

Ashtanga, Beginner

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