Weekend of Ashtanga with
KPJAYI Certified Teacher John Bultman
May 17th – 19th, 2019
Please join us at Abundance Wellness Center (325 John Knox Rd, Building T, Tallahassee, FL 32303) for a weekend of ashtanga yoga: early bird rate is $108 for the full weekend (prior to April 15), full rate is $130 (April 16th and later). Prices for individual sessions listed below.
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LED ASHTANGA CLASS
Friday May 17, 5 pm – 7 pm: Led Ashtanga Vinyasa Class with Insights and Delights $35
The traditional counted led class can set the sail of prana in us and allow for detachment with sublime effort. In this class we will allow for the placed (nyasa) breaths to metrically move our unexamined parts while also taking time to pause and investigate interesting places in the Ashtanga series along the way.
Saturday May 18, 9:30 am – 11:30 am:
Stiram Sukkham: Insights from the Yoga Sutras on how to practice with effort: $35
Themes in expansion and contraction: Here we will explore details of the traditional series, finding power in the transitions and new alignment and depth in old poses. We will investigate breathing themes, which transcend several scales in postural yoga and apply gross and subtle components to primary, intermediate, and advanced postures. Learn common extremes and exaggerations of movement patterns and better ways to approach.
7:30-10 am (Sunday May 19th), $35
John will teach a self-led mysore-style practice on Sunday morning. If you’ve never practiced mysore-style ashtanga, you can read about how it is practiced in traditional form in Mysore, India here.
Mysore: The term “Mysore style” refers to the way Ashtanga Yoga is taught at KPJAYI in the city of Mysore, India. In Mysore style class, each student is taught individually (he or she is given a one-on-one lesson within a group setting). This method of teaching is appropriate for both experienced practitioners and those new to yoga.
10-10:30 *Mysore is for all levels, however, if you have never done this style of class before please arrive at 10AM we will cover a Brief Introductory Course to develop a practice catered to you that you may take with you for the rest of your life.
Sunday May 19, 10:30 am-11:30 am:
Chanting and pranayama $25
We’ll discuss how to fine tune our body/instruments so that they better apportion life-force (prana) well and explore stress reducing pranayama techniques. We’ll briefly cover the meanings of chants common to this Ashtanga yoga lineage (i.e. opening and closing mantra, shanti mantras..more if time) and Chant them together. Finally, we’ll close with a simple and sweet pranayama for stress relief that everyone can do.
John Bultman is one of 30 KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teachers worldwide and has made 11 trips to India where he continues his studies. Drawing from the variety of contemplative traditions as well as internal insights he has experienced throughout his life John teaches the Ashtanga vinyasa method of yoga as learned from his teacher, Shri R. Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, Krisna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, in Mysore, India.
John is the Ashtanga Yoga Program Director at the University of Virginia and has been working for the Contemplative Science Center since it began 7 years ago. Before that John taught Geology full time at a college in Asheville, North Carolina for 7 years. He has completed the ten Asian Classics Buddhist courses; studies on Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads; and various courses on Buddhist Tantra, Sanskrit and logic. John received a BS and MS in Geology with a focus on structure and tectonics. He hopes to share what his gracious teachers have taught him with humility, warmth, and patience and laughter.
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- Friday May 17th, 5pm-7:00 pm (Led Ashtanga class: $35)
- Saturday May 18th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Workshop: $35)
- Sunday May 19th, 7:30 am – 10:00 am (Mysore Class: $35)
- Sunday May 19th, 10:30 am-11:30 am (Workshop: $25)
**If you plan to pay when you drop-in, cash is preferred. If you plan to write a check, please address it to Dawn Carr.
The mysore classes and workshops will be held at Abundance Wellness Center (AWC), which is located at 325 John Knox Rd, Building T, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Turn into the office buildings at the stop light opposite Trousdale Aquatic Center, and when the road ends, AWC is located on the left. You can drive down the driveway to the back of the building where there is a parking lot. Enter through the back gate.