Greg Nardi Workshop August 12-14th 2016

Greg Nardi
Delray Yoga Shala
Aug. 12-14th

5 sessions
$35 MYSORE/GUIDED, $40 CLASSES

Greg Nardi has spent many years of dedicated practice under the guidance of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In 2004, he was given authorization to teach from Pattabhi Jois. In 2009, he completed a level 2 authorization course from Sharath Jois.

Greg founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, a resource which strives to explore the traditions that give rise to modern yoga methods; to maintain the Ashtanga yoga system as taught by Pattabhi Jois; and to make these traditions and methods intelligible to the Western practitioner. Along with managing an online community, Greg operates Ashtanga Yoga Worldwdie yoga shala in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida along with his husband, Juan Carlos. Greg travels internationally to offer workshops on Ashtanga yoga practice and theory. He is also part of the staff at John Scott Yoga helping to mentor and support aspiring teachers.

Greg perpetually studies and practices yoga, Eastern philosophy and Sanskrit mantra chanting. His influences include his numerous trips to Mysore, India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath, and Saraswathi at the KPJAYI, Jayashree and Narasimha of the Ananta Research Center, his studies with Georg Feuerstein of Traditional Yoga Studies, and Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute.


Friday, Aug. 12
Mindful Ashtanga
6-8:30pm

Pattabhi Jois often talked about the importance of mental training in Yoga and how the asanas will lead to a strong mind as well as a strong body. This workshop will look at the practice of ashtanga yoga as a mindfulness technique. We will explore how the right attitude and focus are key to fulfilling the deeper wisdom of yoga. The body is transformed into a vehicle for our awareness and transforms the practice from physical exercise to moving meditation. Please bring a mat and practice clothes.

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Saturday, Aug. 13
Mysore
9-11am

Named after the city in South India where the Ashtanga Yoga Method originated, & the home of its founder, the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and current lineage holder Sharath Rangaswami, this class provides a space where practitioners of all levels may step onto their mat to learn, practice, & fully integrate the teachings of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Method.

Mysore practice is a self practice, yet under the eye of a watchful and skilled teacher; a unique style carrying the heart & essence of Ashtanga yoga. Students are challenged by a consistent & daily practice, one that provides the fertile ground for evolution both in asana, as well as in the deeper aspects of meditation & self realization. In this practice space you will receive hands on adjustments, personal guidance, & the development of a personal practice unique to the Ashtanga Method. Come with an open mind, a compassionate heart, and a spirit of surrender.

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1-3 pm
Ashtanga Therapeutics
The primary series of Ashtanga Yoga is known in Sanskrit as “Yoga Chikitsa” which translates to “Yoga Therapy.” Strict adherence to the Ashtanga Yoga sequence will systematically work through the musculoskeletal system, the different organ systems, and the endocrine system to restore health and bring balance to the body in preparation for more subtle stages of Yoga practice. In this workshop, we will discuss how to engage the sequence intelligently so that we can reap the many therapeutic benefits of the system.

We will discuss:

What are signs of mastery in asana
What are the standards for moving to the next asana
What are the pros and cons of using props, “research poses”, and modifications, and what are some useful ways of implementing them.

This workshop is primarily a discussion, but please wear moveable clothes as we may demonstrate and explore some of the theory under discussion.

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Sunday, Aug. 14
Mysore
9-11am
Named after the city in South India where the Ashtanga Yoga Method originated, & the home of its founder, the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and current lineage holder Sharath Rangaswami, this class provides a space where practitioners of all levels may step onto their mat to learn, practice, & fully integrate the teachings of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Method.

Mysore practice is a self practice, yet under the eye of a watchful and skilled teacher; a unique style carrying the heart & essence of Ashtanga yoga. Students are challenged by a consistent & daily practice, one that provides the fertile ground for evolution both in asana, as well as in the deeper aspects of meditation & self realization. In this practice space you will receive hands on adjustments, personal guidance, & the development of a personal practice unique to the Ashtanga Method. Come with an open mind, a compassionate heart, and a spirit of surrender.

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Backbends
1PM-3PM
Explore the fine art of backbending. We will work through a progressively challenging series of backbends that will educate you about the finer points of spinal extension. Learn how to distribute energy through the entire body during your backbends to avoid overloading the lower back. . If you are challenged by the process of deepening your backbends, or are just beginning to explore advanced backbending, this workshop is not to be missed.

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