Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Training
Starting August 13 2021
200 hour Intensive Training
Our program is designed to create competent, articulate, compassionate yogis who carry an authentic understanding of what yoga means, how it works, and how to share it with integrity.
WITH THOUSANDS OF YOGA TRAININGS OFFERED FROM ONLINE AND AROUND THE WORLD WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT???
Our program works directly with senior Sanskrit Scholars in Mysore India, which is the epicenter of all Vinyasa yoga practice worldwide. We aim to give our students a wholistic view of what yoga means and where it has come from.
Some of our lecturers come from a family of Sanskrit scholars that goes back at least 500 years and which belongs to the same sect of Brahmins that Sri Krishnamacharya (the father of modern yoga) came from.
Mysore Yoga Traditions is an insightful documentary which was directed and produced by Andrew Eppler. This film sheds light and perspective on the history and cultural background of the yoga that has come from Mysore which accounts for approximately half of all postural yoga practices in the world.
Comprehensive curriculum including functional anatomy and physiology, ancient philosophy, healing techniques and hands on experience so you walk out with a robust set of skills, and confidence in your knowledge.
You will learn foundational sequences from which you can create customized sequences on the spot if needed. You will also learn to recognize patterns of imbalance in the bodies of students, and be given tools to ensure their safety. While staying grounded in a traditional philosophy and classical yoga sequences we will also explore a global fusion of techniques.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
You will be immersed directly in the history and philosophy of yoga in Mysore India with the people who live there! You will get a whole new perspective on yoga as elders, scholars and spiritual leaders from Mysore India tell the story of Yoga in their community. The more yoga philosophy you already know, the more you will grow through this experience! When philosophy is explained by senior Sanskrit scholars it takes on a whole different light and becomes a direct transmission of world view and life experience.
Our graduates can say with confidence that they have studied a classical form of yoga and that they are practicing in an ancient tradition.
OUR TEACHING METHOD
Learn how to adjust postures with discernment, reading the body language of your students accurately. You will learn how to adjust safely and with confidence! Through careful repetition we will guide you to find and cultivate the center from which your voice comes from when you are speaking about yoga. If you are tuning in remotely, you will need a practice partner to work with during the adjustment portion of the training. You will have access to an online archive of adjustment techniques so you can practice them at your own pace. Whether you are online or in person, there is no substitute for practice!
Our training will include a thorough understanding of the postures, Vinyasa counts, adjustments and modifications in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series. These sequences are highly adaptable and have a strong influence on many other forms of yoga.
The safety aspects of adjusting will be discussed in detail. You will learn how and when it is appropriate to adjust as well as when it is not. We will teach you the anatomical markers by which you can assess a body, whether it is your own or someone else's. You will also learn the language of yoga anatomy and learn about preventing and working with injuries. At the end of the training everyone will have thoroughly memorized not only the Ashtanga Series, but the Sanskrit names of the postures, and all aspects of practicing postures and adjusting them smoothly and safely with confidence.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Do you find it boring to memorize complicated muscles from diagrams? Our approach is to use Functional Anatomy. You will experience what the muscles we are learning about actually do in your body and also what happens if they become too strong or too weak. We give you many tools for assessing the symmetry and stability of your own or anyone else's body and methods of correcting imbalances.
Graduates of the program will have many techniques to work with and an introduction to bodywork that is very useful to help understand posture adjustments. We believe a competent yoga practitioner should be able to correct their practice methods when they are experiencing pain and difficulty in postures. Our training gives you the experience and tools you need to do this. You can then go on to help your students on the same way.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Our Intensive Training has an excellent philosophy and history section. We have a history and philosophy section like no other. We will study the tradition of Nathamuni's Yoga Parampara and learn about the Vishishta Advaita philosophy that Mysore is famous for.We focus on the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Sutras from both eastern and western perspectives so that these classical works take on meaning and become a part of our world view and understanding of yoga.
We want our students to graduate with an articulate and accurate perspective on what yoga means, both historically and today in our own paradigm. We will look carefully at the history of yoga and give you an overview of how yoga has evolved into its current form. You will have a clear understanding of which parts of yoga are ancient and which parts of it are modern, how old the techniques you are practicing and sharing with others are, and where they came from. We give the most current information based on the latest research in this field.
BE RESPECTED AND RECOGNIZED GLOBALLY
Andrew Eppler has been traveling the world teaching yoga for many years and he is known in the international yoga community, particularly among Ashtanga practitioners. Ashtanga Yoga Studio is connected to a global community of serious yoga practitioners and and has hosted guest teachers from all over the world. As a graduate you get access to an extensive international network that can expand your horizons as a practitioner.
Meet The Teachers
International yoga teacher with over 12 years of experience leading yoga classes in Ukraine, leading and organizing yoga retreats and workshops in Europe, Africa and India.
Bryce Delbridge is an advanced yoga practitioner and teacherwith deep insight into yoga therapy and an inspiring story of how he has successfully used yoga practice and therapy in his own battle with scoliosis.
Prof. Lakshmi Thathachar
Professor Lakshmi Thathachar is a legendary Sanskrit scholar and spiritual leader in Mysore. He comes from the same sect and spiritual tradition as T. Krishnamacharya.
WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY
"Ashtanga Yoga Studio is the most authentic and integral school of Yoga I could imagine. I am blessed and fortunate to receive so much from AYS. Andrew Eppler is committed to teaching true Yoga and keeping the lineage and tradition of the Yoga taught by T. Krishnamacharya alive across the world."
FEATURES OF OUR PROGRAM:
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE AND HEALING TECHNIQUES
THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
HIGH QUALITY STAFF OF TEACHER
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS
GLOBAL FUSION OF TECHNIQUES
THIS TRAINING IS REGISTERED WIT YOGA ALLIANCE
OUR CLASSES ARE HELD AT MAGIC FOREST RETREAT CENTER.
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ONLINE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE!
In person spots are limited, but you can attend our training online from anywhere in the world!
(Intensive and Graduation)
Training is held from 10am to 6pm (central standard time)
Get a free subscription to Mysore Yoga Traditions Archive and have access to countless hours of deep philosophy and history of yoga from the Sanskrit scholars from Mysore India, For more info
Access countless hours of online training lectures and practices to deepen your knowledge with while you are attending the training.
Free online Thai Massage Course with detailed explanations of the four classical positions of Thai Massage.
Your yoga training is an investment in yourself and in your yoga practice.
Entire Training: $2,500
PAYMENT PLAN: $900 down payment and four payments of $450 on the first of each month.
ONLINE ATTENDANCE: $750
PAYMENT PLAN: $250 down and for4 payments of $125 on the first of each month.
*for online only students there will be a monthly one on one video call to discuss the training and curriculum. Your diploma will say "online training".
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
The Living Gita by Swami Satchitananda
The Roots of Yoga by Sir James Malinson and Mark Singleton
The Concise Book of Muscles by Chris Jarmey
The Practice Manual by David Swenson
* these books are not included in the tuition and each student will be responsible for purchasing their own copies.
OUR GRADUATE REVIEWS.
"My experience during my YTT at Ashtanga Yoga Studio was beyond that I expected. The Andrew's knowledge is deep in yoga and his teachings are understandable. His passion and love for yoga is contagious, and inspiring to become a good yoga teacher. I highly recommend his Intensive Yoga Training."