COURSES

ASHTANGA YOGA PRACTICE
& PHILOSOPHY APPRECIATION PROGRAMME

with KPJAYI level 2 authorised teacher Nea Ferrier

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September 2022 – February 2023
Saturdays once per month (second Saturday of the month)
11:00-3:00pm

One theory lecture
One practical asana workshop (primary series) per month

Requirements
Open to students of all levels. Beginners included. The only requirement is maintaining a regular practice of a minimum of four times per week (3 mysore classes, 1 led class) for the duration of the programme.

Note: this programme is required for any students wanting to apply for the Ashtanga Apprenticeship (assistant teaching) programme which will start in March 2023. However participation in this programme does not guarantee a place in the apprenticeship programme.

Theory lecture topics

  • History of Yoga
  • History and Methodology of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Intro to Yoga Sutras
  • Intro to Bhagavad Gita
  • Opening & closing mantras
  • Ayurveda for Ashtangis
  • Building a practice for the long term

Practical Workshop Topics
These workshops will focus on thoroughly learning the asanas of the primary series including Sanskrit asana names, vinyasa count, alignment and modifications

  • Breath, bandhas & Surya Namaskar
  • Foundation Postures
  • Standing Postures
  • Seated Postures to navasana
  • Seated postures onwards
  • Urdhva dhanurasana and closing sequence

PRICING

EARLY BIRD PRICING AED1950 until June 30
Afterwards AED2500

*Shala fee is additional. Students enrolling in this program by June 30 may avail a 15% discount off the 3 or 6 month pass.

After this date, the passes for students in this program will be AED2500 for 3 months and AED4500 for six month.

For inquiries or registration please email nea@ashtangayogadubai.com

INTRO TO ASHTANGA YOGA
COURSE LEVEL 2 (EVENINGS)

WITH ZAINAB HAFIZJI

INTRO TO ASHTANGA YOGA COURSE LEVEL 2 (EVENINGS) WITH ZAINAB HAFIZJI
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:15-7:15pm
May 17,19,24,26,31 & June 2

AED580

Over these six sessions, you will be introduced to the postures beyond Parsvottanasana. The Primary series of Ashtanga yoga begins from Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana and we will learn until the seated postures (Janu Sirsasana), incorporating modifications as needed.

You will learn eleven new postures of the Ashtanga yoga practice in addition to the Surya Namaskar, standing postures, closing postures, and relaxation and we will revisit the correct breathing technique and incorporate it into our practice mindfully.

We will also, progressively learn the technique for the transitions in between each side as well as in between each of the seated postures which consist of jumping back and jumping through.

This course is the ideal preparation for attending self-practice classes (Mysore-style) on a regular basis.

This course is for

  • Graduates of Introduction to Ashtanga level 1
  • Returning students wanting a refresh
  • Students wanting to prepare for attending Mysore classes

Gayatri Mantra and Led Primary Class

This video includes 20 minutes of Gayatri Mantra chanting followed by a full led primary class which starts at minute 30.
50% of the sales from this class will be donated to Three and a Half Acres Yoga, supporting yoga for Trauma Relief.