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Ashtanga Training for Teachers and students with an established Ashtanga practice
John Scott
5-DAY  course totaling 35 hours Oct 1 - 5 2009.  Every day: 08:30 - 12:30 and 14:30-17:30

This Ashtanga Training for Teachers Course, is a 5 day intensive to share in the teaching and passing on of "The method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga" as taught by Shri K Pattabhi Jois.
John will call upon his 22 years experience to present this;
Advanced Ashtanga Course to current teachers or students who are or would like sharing their yoga practice with others. John's aim for this 35 hr intensive is to share as much information as possible from the Principles of Ashtanga Yoga (The eight Limbs) as past directly to him by his teacher Shri K Pattabhi Jois.
John will focus on the following:

The Eight Steps of Ashtanga Yoga
Methods of Teaching - Vinyasa counting/Self Practice.
Techniques of asana - Breath, bandha and Dristi.
Observation, Foundations, and Adjustments.
The Yoga Text in relation to the practice. 
Breath Control.
Sitting and Stilling the Mind.
and this course will be assessing and meeting the needs of the ‘student’.
John will work to enhance the understanding of the 'Key Asana of the First Series', guiding course participants to develop their own Acute Awareness, Technical Knowledge, Skills of Observation and Communication in order to pass on this practice safely and with integrity.
A certificate of attendance will be presented to all who complete all 35 hrs of the intensive.

with John Scott.
COURSE DETAILS: (Every day: 8:30 - 12;30 and 14:30 - 17:30)
Within the 35 hrs of this Advanced Ashtanga course, John will be presenting through three main categories;
Yoga Theory and Technical Analysis
Asana Practice and Techniques
Experiential Anatomy and Observation
All three-focus areas will be explored in great detail, through instruction, participation and partner work.
Day 1: Full Primary Vinyasa Class, Introducing the Science of Yoga, Fundamental Foundations and Openings / Surya Namaskar, Breath Bandha Dhristi, and learning to sit and regulating the Breath.
Day 2: Vinyasa Technique Class, Yoga Theory, Form Follows Function/Standing Asana, Foundation through the feet and legs. Regulating the Breath, Developing  Concentration
Day 3: Vinyasa Technique Class, Yoga Theory, Forward/Backbend, Foundation through the hands. Basic seated Asana. Techniques to Focus the mind.
Day 4: Vinyasa Technique Class, Seated Asana and their Interrelationship, Twisting and Binding. Yoga Theory. Breath Control and Stilling the Mind. 
Day 5: Vinyasa Technique Class, Inversions, Revision and Merging/Union of Course Material. Course Closing and presentation.
Note: John's experience and knowledge far exceeds a 5-day Intensive and John's challenge as teacher will be to pass on the appropriate amount of material with out overwhelming the student.

The Course will result in being Two Fold:
1. Enhancing Personal Practice and Understanding. 
2. Resource the practitioner with information and experience to support the passing on of the Method and Teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

The applying student must have;
Imagination and an open mind with room for Change
A love and enthusiasm for their personal practice
A great respect for the method of Ashtanga Yoga
A thirst for knowledge
YOGA MALA      Shri K Pattabhi Jois
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ASTANGA YOGA       Lino Miele
Under the guidance of
Shri K Pattabhi Jois
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ASHTANGA YOGA     John Scott
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OF PATANJALI      Shri Swami Satchidananda
To quote Guruji (Shri K Pattabhi Jois) pre-course preparation would be to Practice, practice, practice
100% participation and attendance -  - 5Days
All homework to be completed.
The Ashtanga practice is a strong one, this can deter some people, but this practice can be soft and graceful - without it feeling challenging beyond our means. The practice itself is itself, it is the way that we practice that deems it difficult. If we work too hard and set goals beyond our means then the practice becomes depletive. So we must be receptive to ourselves and gently uncover - 'the way to practice for us' to support our being and our lives in a positive and restorative way.
The breath is everything - it is the key to achieve Sthira Sukha (Steady and comfortable asana with joy).

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¥5000 per person , sign up one month before price ¥4500 per person Pls call 13488823332 /   010 85896474  to sign up, or email to us  The training is from 1st to 5th October. (Every day: 8:30 - 12;30 and 14:30 - 17:30)
 SOHO New Town, Tower A, 5th floor, room 501, Dawang lu, Chaoyang district, Beijing, China 100022

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