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A week of Mysore Ashtanga and Workshops with Level ll Authorized teacher, Taylor Hunt.

  • Ekam Yoga and Wellness 1115 Jordan Lane Napa Ca 94559 usa (map)

We are proud to welcome Level ll Authorized Ashtanga teacher, Taylor Hunt back to the studio for a week of Mysore Ashtanga classes, Led Classes, workshops and a donation based class and talk to support the Trini Foundation

Taylor is a devoted student of Ashtanga, a system of Yoga originally transmitted by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Taylor was the first teacher in the state of Ohio granted Level ll Authorization to teach from the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute ( KPJAYI ) in Mysore, India.  He is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore Classes at his shala, Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the country.

Dates Taylor Will be with us - March 15 - 19 2017 

Class descriptions are listed below.

Wednesday March 15

  • 5:30am - 8:30am: Mysore Ashtanga for students with a regular Mysore Practice

Thursday March 16

  • 5:30am - 8:30am: Mysore Ashtanga for students with a regular Mysore Practice

Friday March 17

  • 5:30am - 8:30am: Mysore Ashtanga - For students with a regular Mysore Practice

  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Trini Foundation Donation Class - Join Taylor for a complimentary Half Primary Series class. Appropriate for all levels of Yoga practitioner. All donations will benefit the Trini Foundation and will be used to provide Yoga Scholarships and support to students in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

  • 7:15pm - 8:45pm : Dharma Talk and Trini Foundation presentation - Join Taylor 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! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Trini Foundation Class - Complimentary *Suggested minimum donation $25

Dharma Talk - Complimentary *Suggested minimum donation $25

Saturday March 18

  • 7:00 - 8:45am: Led Primary Series and Introduction to Pranayama - Full led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskrit count followed by a brief introduction to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body. *This class will be challenging for complete beginners
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm: Functional Anatomy in your Yoga practice - in this workshop, we will take a look at the construction of the body as it relates to functional anatomy and basic movements that arise in Ashtanga. This course is designed for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the major muscle groups, skeletal structure, and ligaments that are used in our daily practice. We will pay special attention to the areas that often restrict movement and cause the most dysfunction. With increased clarity on how the body works, the practitioner is able to perform the repetitive motions of the practice in a more informed manner in order to avoid injury and sustain long-term practice.

Sunday March 19

  • 6:00 - 8:30am: Mysore Ashtanga - for students with a regular Mysore practice ** Following this last Mysore practice, we will have a community pot luck breakfast downstairs in the studio
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm Deepening your Backbends - Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward folds of the Primary Series. Learn proper alignment and technique to safely approach back bending. We will explore a rich collection of backbends from the Primary and Second series designed to open the front of the body and realign the spine. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners