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An ashtanga immersion with GREG NARDI, March 11-13, 2016

  • Lotus Yoga 869 Stockton Street, Suite 7 Jacksonville, Florida 32204 (map)
An Ashtanga Immersion with GREG NARDI
March 11-13, 2016
at Lotus Yoga
Prices of individual sessions are set forth below.  
Full weekend investment:  $180; EARLY BIRD:  $165 (payment in full must be received by 1/31/16) [Sorry; no refunds.]
Fri. 3/11:  6-8:30p  Mindful Ashtanga - Pattabhi Jois often talked about the importance of mental training in Yoga and how the asanas will lead to a strong mind as well as a strong body. This workshop will look at the practice of ashtanga yoga as a mindfulness technique. We will explore how the right attitude and focus are key to fulfilling the deeper wisdom of yoga. The body is transformed into a vehicle for our awareness and transforms the practice from physical exercise to moving meditation. Please bring a mat and practice clothes.  (COST:  $40)
Sat. 3/12:  6:30 - 8:30a  Led Primary Series (COST $30)
Sat.  3/12, 12-2:30p  Core, Jumping Back + Jumping Through - We will explore how to utilize the full strength of the torso and bandpass to support our body weight.  This will facilitate the smooth transition of energy necessary for graceful jump backs and jump throughs.  We will also explore the spine as a smooth chain for the rolling poses in the second half of the primary series.  (COST:  $40) 
Sun. 3/13, 6:30-8:30a  Mysore Practice (at least basic knowledge of the sequencing of the primary series is preferred.) (COST:  $30)
Sun. 3/11, 12-2:30p  Backbends - Explore the fine art of backhanding.  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 just beginning to explore advanced backhanding, this workshop is not to be missed.  (COST:  $40)
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 maintain the Ashtanga Yoga system as taught by Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, and to make these traditions and methods intelligible to the Western practitioner.