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Taylor Hunt: Weekend of Ashtanga Yoga

Weekend of Ashtanga with KPJAYI Level 2 Authorized Teacher Taylor Hunt

May 25th – 27th, 2018

Please join us at Abundance Wellness Center (325 John Knox Rd, Building T, Tallahassee, FL 32303) for a weekend of ashtanga yoga: $200 for the full weekend, prices for individual sessions listed below. Scroll down to pay now!

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Schedule 

Mysore Practice

9-11 am (Saturday and Sunday), $40 each day
Taylor will teach a self-led mysore-style practice on Saturday and Sunday morning 9-11 am. 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 (including beginners!!) — the studio will be open and available for you to come at your convenience from 8:45 am to 11 am (please arrive no later than 10 am). If you’ve only practiced ashtanga with a teacher providing cues for each pose, this practice is different in that teachers guide you to practice by memory.

 

Workshops

Friday May 25, 6pm-8pm: Dharma Talk, $40
Join Authorized Level II teacher, Taylor Hunt, for an evening discussing the philosophy behind the Ashtanga Yoga method. He will share his story and how the practice helped him find his true path. Learn how this transformational and healing practice can work in your life and how to overcome some of the roadblocks along the way. This is an interactive discussion you will not want to miss!

Saturday May 26, 1pm-3pm: Foundations: Ground Your Practice, $70
In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method while exploring the foundational poses of the Primary Series. The standing and seated poses lay the groundwork for the Ashtanga Yoga method and are designed to strengthen the legs while opening the hips and hamstrings. They create a grounded and stable base to further progress in the practice. We will spend ample time exploring proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Sunday May 27, 1pm-3pm: Sutra Study for Modern Living, $70
This is an interactive discussion on the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali. The Sutras are regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, outlining the eight limbs and offering guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life. Learn how these threads of wisdom are relevant today and how to apply them into your life. Join Taylor has he shares insights gained from many years of study with Sree Aswath, Vedic scholar and cousin to Pattabhi Jois.
2 hour workshop, $70

 

Taylor’s Bio:

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In 2013, after several extended trips, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach from KPJAYI and has had the honor of assisting in the shala in India on two occasions. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the country. He continues to inspire others through his accessible approach to the practice and story of personal transformation detailed in his recently published book, A Way From Darkness. Taylor is also the director of the Trini Foundation that brings the life-changing practice of Ashtanga to those struggling with addiction.

www.taylorhuntyoga.com
www.awayfromdarkness.com
www.trinifoundation.org

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Full Weekend (all workshops and mysore classes): $200

Mysore Class Drop in: $40 per day

Friday May 25, 6pm-8pm: Dharma Talk: $40

Saturday May 26, 1pm-3pm: Foundations: Ground Your Practice: $70

Sunday May 27, 1pm-3pm: Sutra Study for Modern Living: $70

**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.

 

 

Location

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.

Map to AWC

Heather Serna, April 9-14

Week of Ashtanga

With KPJAYI Level 2 Authorized Teacher Heather Serna

April 9th – 14th, 2018

Please join us at Abundance Wellness Center (325 John Knox Rd, Building T, Tallahassee, FL 32303) for a week of ashtanga yoga.

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Classes 

Mysore Practice

Heather will teach Monday-Friday 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 (including beginners!!) — the studio will be open and available for you to come at your convenience from 6 am to 8 am (please arrive no later than 7:15 am). If you’ve only practiced ashtanga with a teacher providing cues for each pose, this practice is different in that teachers guide you to practice by memory.

Led Primary Series

On Saturday (the 14th of April) Heather will teach a guided primary series class from 7:00 am – 8:30 am.

Heather’s Bio

Heather started her journey in yoga during her last year of college, in 2007. After graduating she made her first trip to Mysore, India in 2008 to practice at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Ever since, she has continued her travels and studies to Mysore, to practice under her teacher R. Sharath Jois and assist him at the main shala. In 2012, Heather was blessed upon receiving Authorization from KPJAYI. Over the years, Heather developed three Mysore programs in the United States (Florida), and lately she has been teaching in Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and around the USA. Heather is known to share her love for the practice. Her teachings are in a safe, gentle but firm way, that acknowledges every student’s capabilities in order to start a process of self discovery. It is an honor for her to pass along this sacred practice.

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Full Week Rate: $100

Saturday Led primary series only: $25

Mysore Class Drop in: $25 per day

**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.

 

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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, 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.

Map to AWC

Heather Serna: February 19th-24th, 2018

Week of Ashtanga

With KPJAYI Level 2 Authorized Teacher Heather Serna

February 19th – 24th, 2018

Please join us at Abundance Wellness Center (325 John Knox Rd, Building T, Tallahassee, FL 32303) for a week of ashtanga yoga.

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Classes 

Mysore Practice

Heather will teach Monday-Friday 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 (including beginners!!) — the studio will be open and available for you to come at your convenience from 6 am to 9 am (please arrive no later than 8 am). If you’ve only practiced ashtanga with a teacher providing cues for each pose, this practice is different in that teachers guide you to practice by memory.

Led Primary Series

On Saturday (the 24th of February) Heather will teach a guided primary series class from 7:30 am – 9:00 am.

Heather’s Bio

Heather started her journey in yoga during her last year of college, in 2007. After graduating she made her first trip to Mysore, India in 2008 to practice at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Ever since, she has continued her travels and studies to Mysore, to practice under her teacher R. Sharath Jois and assist him at the main shala. In 2012, Heather was blessed upon receiving Authorization from KPJAYI. Over the years, Heather developed three Mysore programs in the United States (Florida), and lately she has been teaching in Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and around the USA. Heather is known to share her love for the practice. Her teachings are in a safe, gentle but firm way, that acknowledges every student’s capabilities in order to start a process of self discovery. It is an honor for her to pass along this sacred practice.

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

Student Rate: $120

Early Bird Rate: $135 (purchase February 1, 2018 or earlier)

Regular Rate: $150 (purchase February 2, 2018 or later)

Saturday Led primary series only: $30  

 

Drop in: $30 per day (Please bring cash or a check written to Dawn Carr)

 

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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, 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.

Map to AWC

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.

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** 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