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DAY CHRISTENSEN
Delray Yoga Shala
Jan. 8-10th

6 sessions
$35 MYSORE/GUIDED, $45 CLASSES or $220 FOR ALL

DAY CHRISTENSEN BEGAN HER YOGA PRACTICE IN 2004 AFTER RECEIVING HER BFA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO. DURING HER COLLEGE YEARS AS A FINE ARTIST, A LIFELONG INTEREST IN YOGIC PHILOSOPHY BEGAN TO SURFACE. SHE INCORPORATED THE STUDY OF YOGA WITH HER ACADEMIC PURSUITS. THOUGH THE READING OF SACRED AND HISTORICAL TEXTS PROVED TO BE INTERESTING, IT WAS LACKING ONE MAJOR ASPECT: EXPERIENCE. WITH MANY SIGNS POINTING HER IN THE DIRECTION OF YOGA, SHE TOOK UP THE PRACTICE AND BEGAN TO GAIN THE EXPERIENCE SHE WAS MISSING FROM STUDY ALONE.

ASANA REQUIRED A DIFFERENT TYPE OF STRENGTH AND MOBILITY THAT SHE HAD NOT BARGAINED FOR AS A FORMER ATHLETE. DESPITE THE FRUSTRATION AND CHALLENGES SHE OFTEN MET ON THE BEGINNING PATH OF YOGA, SHE CONTINUED AND FOUND A RENEWED SENSE OF VITALITY AND CLARITY.

IN 2004, DAY BEGAN HER FIRST YOGA CLASSES AT MOKSHA YOGA, WHICH ULTIMATELY CONNECTED HER TO THE PROFOUND BEAUTY AND INTELLIGENCE OF THE ASHTANGA VINYASA SYSTEM. TODAY DAY IS AN ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENT OF ASHTANGA YOGA, PRACTICING IN LINEAGE OF SRI K. PATTABHI JOIS, HAVING COMPLETED THE INTERMEDIATE SERIES AND LEARNING THE THIRD SERIES UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF SHARATH JOIS.

DAY’S TEACHINGS ARE BORN FROM HER OWN DISCIPLINED AND DEDICATED PRACTICE. SHE ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO BE CHALLENGED PHYSICALLY, AT THE SAME TIME, BE EASY MENTALLY. SHE IS THRILLED TO SHARE WHAT SHE HAS LEARNED WITH A NEW GROUP OF STUDENTS IN MIAMI AND ON MIAMI BEACH.


Friday, Jan. 8
GUIDED FULL PRIMARY SERIES
6-8pm

A GUIDED PRIMARY CLASS IS CONDUCTED FOLLOWING SPECIFIC VINYASA COUNTS AND THE NAMES OF EACH POSTURE CALLED IN SANSKRIT. FOLLOWING THE RHYTHM OF THE VINYASA COUNTS IS MEANT TO DEVELOP PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND MOBILITY, MENTAL CLARITY, EMOTIONAL CALM, AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. (THIS CLASS IS THE PERFECT END TO ASHTANGA 1% THEORY).

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Saturday, Jan. 9
Mysore
9-11am

MYSORE STYLE IS THE TRADITIONALLY METHOD TAUGHT BY SRI K PATTABHI JOIS NAMED AFTER THE SMALL CITY WHERE GURUJI LIVED FOR MUCH OF HIS LIFE. IN THIS STYLE, THE METHOD OF ASHTANGA YOGA IS TRANSMITTED FROM THE TEACHER DIRECTLY TO THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT THROUGH PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS AND MINIMAL VERBAL CUEING. GRADUALLY THE STUDENT IS ABLE TO COMMIT TO MEMORY SERIES OF POSTURES AND BREATHS THAT COMPRISE THE SERIES. ONCE THE STUDENT MEMORIZES AND BECOMES PROFICIIENT AT A POSE SHE IS THEN TAUGHT THE NEXT POSE AND ON LIKE THAT UNTIL PRIMARY SERIES IS COMPLETE. ONCE PRIMARY SERIES IS COMPLETE AND THE STUDENT IS FIRMLY GROUNDED IN ITS TECHNIQUES, SHE WILL MOVE ON TO THE INTERMEDIATE SERIES AND ON. THERE ARE 6 SERIES IN ASHTANGA YOGA; AT THIS TIME THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON, R SHARTH JOIS, GURUJI’S GRANDSON, WHO PRACTICES THE 6TH SERIES OF ASHTANGA YOGA. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS WORKSHOP SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THE PRIMARY SERIES IS SUGGESTED

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1-3 pm
JUMPING, LIFTING, FLOATING, FLYING
THIS WORKSHOP IS MEANT TO EXPLORE WAYS TO REFINE A SEASONED PRACTITIONER’S SKILLS IN YOGA. DAYLENE WILL DESCRIBE THE MAIN OBSTACLES OR “HIDDEN LOCKS” THAT PREVENT STUDENTS FROM EXPERIENCING THE LIGHTNESS, GRACE AND STRENGTH OF A MASTER. WE WILL WORK ON VARIOUS TECHNIQUES FOR JUMP THROUGHS AND JUMP BACKS, HEADTSANDS, FOREARM STANDS, AND HANDSTANDS, AND MIORE. THIS WILL BE A FUN, LIGHT-HEARTED CLASS WITH LOTS OF ROOM FOR EXPLORATION, HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS, AND QUESTIONS.

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5-7 pm
INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERMEDIATE SERIES
THE INTERMEDIATE SERIES OF ASHTANGA YOGA, OR NADI SHODANA, REQUIRES A DEEPER LEVEL OF MOBILITY AND VERSATILITY THAN ITS PREDACESSOR. THE SERIES OPENS WITH SPINAL EXTENSIONS AND CONTAINS ONE OF THE DEEPEST BACKBENDS IN ASHTANGA. IT THEN MOVES INTO THE WORLD OF DEEP EXTERNAL HIP ROTATION AND SPINAL FLEXION WITH A SERIES OF POSTURES, WHICH INVOLVE PUTTING YOUR LEG BEHIND YOU HEAD. FINALLY THE PRACTICES CULMINATES WITH A SECTION OF POSTURES THAT REQUIRE DYNAMIC MOVEMNTS BETWEEN SPINAL EXTENSION AND FLEXION AND INVOLVE GREAT FEATS OF STRENGTH. IN THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL DISCUSS AND EXPLORE HOW THESE MOVEMENTS ARE POSSIBLE WITHOUT PAIN, STRESS, OR INJURY, THOUGH THE SERIES IS VERY DEMANDING PHYSICALLY, IT IS ULTIMATELY MEANT TO WORK ON THE LEVEL OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, WHERE ONCE ACHIEVED, THE PRACTITIONER CAN HOPE TO FIND A DEEPER AND OVERALL CALM.

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Sunday, JAN. 10
Mysore
9-11am
MYSORE STYLE IS THE TRADITIONALLY METHOD TAUGHT BY SRI K PATTABHI JOIS NAMED AFTER THE SMALL CITY WHERE GURUJI LIVED FOR MUCH OF HIS LIFE. IN THIS STYLE, THE METHOD OF ASHTANGA YOGA IS TRANSMITTED FROM THE TEACHER DIRECTLY TO THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT THROUGH PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS AND MINIMAL VERBAL CUEING. GRADUALLY THE STUDENT IS ABLE TO COMMIT TO MEMORY SERIES OF POSTURES AND BREATHS THAT COMPRISE THE SERIES. ONCE THE STUDENT MEMORIZES AND BECOMES PROFICIIENT AT A POSE SHE IS THEN TAUGHT THE NEXT POSE AND ON LIKE THAT UNTIL PRIMARY SERIES IS COMPLETE. ONCE PRIMARY SERIES IS COMPLETE AND THE STUDENT IS FIRMLY GROUNDED IN ITS TECHNIQUES, SHE WILL MOVE ON TO THE INTERMEDIATE SERIES AND ON. THERE ARE 6 SERIES IN ASHTANGA YOGA; AT THIS TIME THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON, R SHARTH JOIS, GURUJI’S GRANDSON, WHO PRACTICES THE 6TH SERIES OF ASHTANGA YOGA. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS WORKSHOP SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THE PRIMARY SERIES IS SUGGESTED

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THREE STAGES OF HEALING FROM INJURY
1PM-3PM
INJURY IS AN UNAVOIDABLE PART OF PRACTICE AND LIFE. IT IS ONE OF THE OBSTACLES ON THE PATH OF YOGA. WE ALL EXPERIENCE IT, AND WE ALL HAVE FELT A SENSE OF LOSS BECAUSE OF IT. AS A TEACHER, I HAVE OBJECTIVELY GUIDED MANY STUDENTS IN THEIR WORK WITH AND THROUGH INJURIES. BUT AS A PRACTITIONER I RECOGNIZE AND HAVE PERSONALLY FELT THE FEAR, SADNESS, FRUSTRATION, HOPELESSNESS, CONFUSION, AND DEFEAT THAT AN INJURY WILL CAUSE.
FOR MANY STUDENTS, IT IS THE CROSSROADS THAT EITHER MAKES OR BREAKS THEIR YOGA PRACTICE. BECAUSE OF THAT, IF YOU ARE TO COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE, IT CAN ALSO BE ONE OF THE MOST EMPOWERING AND IMPORTANT STAGES OF GROWTH ON THE YOGIC PATH.
JOIN DAY FOR THE SPECIAL DISCUSSION, AND SHE WILL DEMYSTIFY SOME OF THE MOST COMMON INJURIES IN ASHTANGA: HAMSTRING STRAIN, KNEE AND SHOULDER INJURY, AND BACK
PAIN.

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