Morning Mysore at AWC

cropped-yoga-1883321_960_7201.pngEvery Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, a group mysore practice is available at Abundance Wellness Center, located at 325 John Knox Rd #1. Participants pay a small monthly fee to cover costs for space rental. Currently, practitioners are asked to pay $5 for a drop in single visit. If you have questions about the mysore practice, please contact Dawn Carr at dawncelestecarr@gmail.com. Like our page on Facebook, and you can receive updates.

If you’ve never practiced mysore-style ashtanga, you can read about how it is practiced in traditional form in Mysore, India here. Mysore is a guided self practice. Although there is not currently a regular teacher guiding the morning mysore practice, new students are encouraged to come, and regular practitioners and teachers who participate are available to help. If you are new to mysore or to yoga more generally, it is beneficial to email or reach out through the Facebook site so that you can have helpful information to get started.

Important Information

Make sure you bring a yoga mat. The room is kept at about 85 degrees, so you may find a towel to be helpful as well. Water is available (and disposable cups), but traditionally water is not consumed during practice. Although talking to one another is generally avoided to help stay focused on breathe and movements, if you are new to the practice or are learning and have questions, the more seasoned practitioners are always happy to answer questions or help you, just ask!

All practitioners must conclude their practice no later than 8 am, so it is generally wise to arrive no later than 6:45 or 7:00.

Directions

AWC is somewhat difficult to find the first time. Turn into the office buildings at the stop light opposite Trousdale Aquatic Center, and when the road ends, AWC is located on the left. Drive down the driveway to the back of the building where there is a parking lot. Enter through the back gate, where you’ll find the back door. The practice is held just inside the back door.

Map to AWC

 

 

Harmony Slater Workshop (Sept. 12-16, 2017)

Week of Mysore and Workshop

With KPJAYI Certified teachers

September 11th  12th – 16th, 2017

Please join us at Abundance Wellness Center (325 John Knox Rd #1, Tallahassee, FL 32303) for a week of ashtanga yoga. Harmony Slater, a KPJAYI Certified teacher, and a surprise KPJAYI Authorized Level II guest teacher will be teaming up to teach a week of Mysore classes and two weekend workshops.

SunAltaRemix-13Mysore Classes (Sept 1115 12-16)

Each morning (Monday – Friday Tuesday – Saturday) will be a self-led mysore-style practice. If you’ve never practiced mysore-style ashtanga, you can read about how it is practiced in traditional form in Mysore, India here. Mysore is a guided self practice. This is a personal teaching style designed for your background in yoga. All skill levels are welcome — the studio will be open and available for you to come at your convenience during the session times in which you have signed up (either 6:00 am – 7:30 am or 7:30 am – 9:00 am). If you’ve only practiced ashtanga with a teacher providing cues for each pose, this practice is different in that teachers will guide you to practice by memory.

In addition to mysore practice, there will be two workshops on Saturday, September 16th. The first session will be from 9:00 am -11:00 am, and the second will be from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Workshop #1 (Sept 16, 9:00 -11:00 am)

The Nine Vinyasa of Surya Namaskar

This workshop is an extremely detailed look at the fundamentals of the sun salutation. From the dropping of the palette to the opening of the Vagus Nerve, the elements of Flight and the sphinx like nature of the Thoracic spine all the essential elements of Surya Namaskar can make your next vinyasa intrinsically dynamic.

Workshop #2 (Sept 16, 12:30 -2:30 pm)

The Myth of Back Bending: Fundamentals for a Pain-Free Backbend

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In this workshop we will look at what is Yoga Chikitsa & Nadi Shodana and how we can purify our energy channels, and explore the kinds of physical & psychological preparations we need to do to prepare for Intermediate Series. We will explore some back-bending enhancements: looking at the principles of opening the heart, being vulnerable, and the importance of cultivating great strength in the foundation of our lives (and legs). 

harmony-4Harmony Slater Bio:

Harmony Slater has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore method for over a decade. She was first introduced to Yoga in 1995, and began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. She always had a keen interest in spirituality and the art of physical movement, which culminated in fifteen years of dance training and two BA degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies. 

In 2002, she traveled through China researching Buddhist meditation and in 2004 she made her first trip to Mysore, India. That same year she moved to South East Asia where she began a journey of teaching Yoga Internationally, which allowed her to spend long periods of time practicing with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, now the KPJAYI.

Harmony was given Authorization by Guruji in 2006, and was granted Certification by Paramaguru Sharath Jois in 2015. Over the years she co-founded two traditional Ashtanga Yoga Schools in Canada. The first was established in 2009, in Victoria BC, and the other is found in Calgary AB, where she currently teaches and resides. With the birth of her son Jediah, life became full and sweet, and she experienced the dawning of yoga within every aspect of daily living.  

Teacher #2 Bio:

Email Dawn Carr (dawncelestecarr@gmail.com) for more information.

Buy A Pass

** Student rates are available only to individuals actively enrolled secondary or higher education classes and who can show evidence of their student status.

Week of Mysore and Both Workshops: Sept 11 12-16
Pay: $185 (non-student)     $160 (student)       6:00 am – 7:30 am (mysore)
Pay: $185 (non-student)     $160 (student)       7:30 am – 9:00 am (mysore)

Week of Mysore only: Sept 11 12-16
Pay: $120 (non-student)     $105 (student)        6:00 am – 7:30 am
Pay: $120 (non-student)     $105 (student)        7:30 am – 9:00 am

Workshop only: Sept 16
Pay: $40 (non-student)   $32 (student)      9:00 am – 11:00 am only
Pay: $40 (non-student)   $32 (student)      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm only
Pay: $70 (non-student)   $60 (student)      9:00-11:00 am / 12:30-2:30 pm

Mysore: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday only (Sept 13, 15, 16)
6:00 am – 7:30 am:    $80 (non-student)    $70 (student)
7:30 am – 9:00 am:    $80 (non-student)    $70 (student)

Mysore: Drop-in
6:00 am – 7:30 amTues***Wed***Thurs**   Fri          Sat
6:00 am – 7:30 am: $30 **** $30 **** $30 ***** $30 **** $30
7:30 am – 9:00 am: $30 **** $30 **** $30 ***** $30 **** $30

 

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Location

The mysore classes and workshops will be held at Abundance Wellness Center (AWC), which is located at 325 John Knox Rd #1, 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.

Map to AWC