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David Garrigues Weekend Workshop


w/ David Garrigues

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

In a weekend workshop David offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail according to the tastes of the workshop host. These investigative classes help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.

David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. He offers Mysore and Pranayama classes and also chanting and yoga philosophy discussions.

Sample Workshop Schedule

Friday, September 28

5:00 – 6:30pm
Led Primary

[15 minute break]

6:45 – 8:15pm
Precision, Purification and Pranayama

Saturday, September 29

9:30 – 11:45am
Mysore and Pranayama

[1 HOUR BREAK]

12:45 – 2:15pm
Ashtanga's Dynamic Vinyasa Dimension

Sunday, September 30

1:00 – 2:45pm
Mysore

[15 minute break]

3:00 – 5:00pm
Yoga Sutras Talk on Book 1, Sutra 20

PRECISION, PURIFICATION AND PRANAYAMA

This class is devoted to pranayama, chanting, and discussion of the central role breathing plays in attaining success in practice. This class will utilize breathing exercises, retention, and discussion, to help you better centralize your awareness on breath during practice. We’ll study how to use breathing to build powerful strength in your asanas and to effect nadi shodana, purification of the pranic channels. Prana Vidya, knowledge of prana, helps you to progress towards subtlety as you concentrate your mind and better direct the power of the internalized prana. We’ll discuss how cleansing is not limited to the tapas that you create during practice, but rather how purification is a central theme that encompasses all aspects of your life. We’ll explore how to access awareness of your more subtle energy channels through breathing and how to better direct this energy both on and off the mat.

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MYSORE & PRANAYAMA

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity. (Mysore class 1 hr and 45 min, pranayama class 30 min)

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ASHTANGA’S DYNAMIC VINYASA DIMENSION

This asana class will focus on how proper vinyasa knowledge extends beyond memorizing the number of positions of the asana; you are also meant to know the vinyasa positions dynamically within your body. There is a great art to understanding the subtle progressions of movement that bring you into and out of each asana, exploring this refinement is what brings you into readiness, poise, beauty and alignment in your postures. We'll look at how such vinyasa knowledge helps you understand how to refine your awareness and to learn to see the practice as chiefly dhyana, meditation.read more

MYSORE

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

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YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20

Study of the Yoga Sutras offers key insights on how to better work with your mind in your daily asana practice. David will give a talk on book 1, sutra 20; this is one of the most famous sutras in Patanjali’s, Yoga Sutras, and talks about the 5 qualities to cultivate for progress in practice.

Sraddha—FAITH
Virya—ENERGY/STRENGTH
Smrti—MEMORY
Samadhi—MEDITATION
Prajna—AWAKENING OF WISDOM OR INSIGHT

Found in Yoga Sutra 1-20, this unique combination of qualities are meant to be cultivated and are the gifts of your practice. They can be thought of as 5 jars that you want to fill and keep filling. David will discuss each one of these powerhouse words in this 1 hour long talk. There will be a short 10 minute chanting portion in the beginning. This is an excellent introductory way to experience the sound vibration of the sanskrit language as a means to meditation.

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There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made one week in advance. 
There are no refunds for cancellations made less than one week prior to the workshop.