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Taylor Hunt Workshop Weekend

  • The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga 4319 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga, a system of yoga originally transmitted by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The method of practice taught in Ashtanga Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressively challenging series of postures. The combination of breath, asana (posture), and dristhi (gazing point) helps to stretch and strengthen the body, release impurities, and focus and calm the mind. Taylor 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 had the honor of assisting in the shala for a month. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others.  He continues to inspire others through his own dedication and accessible approach to the practice.

Join Taylor October 2 - 4, 2015 for a truly education weekend that will deepen your yoga practice.  Choose from 5 workshops listed below, OR, join him for the whole weekend at a discounted rate!

Full Weekend Early Bird Package (by 9/26/2015):  $200

Full Weekend Package (after 9/26/2015):  $225

Dharma Discussion  Friday, October 2, 2015  6pm - 8pm

Join Taylor and get to know him during an evening discussion on 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!

Investment: $40

Led Primary Series  Saturday, October 3, 2015  9am - 11am

Taylor Hunt has spent extensive time in Mysore, India practicing and is a Level 2 authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher.  Join him and surrender to the practice, his count and his touch as he leads you through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with the traditional count and sanskrit names.  

Investement:  $40

Transitions in Ashtanga Yoga  Saturday, October 3, 2015   1pm - 4pm

In the Ashtanga system, the vinyasa is the thread that links each posture like the beads of a mala. While lifting up, jumping back, and jumping through may seem daunting at first, this course lays the groundwork to begin building the core strength and bandha awareness that allows you to float through the transitions. Learn how to begin moving through these transitions with ease to bring grace and fluidity to your practice. We will also spend time looking at the vinyasa count to further cultivate the meditative aspect of the practice. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners.

Investment:  $55

Deepen Your Backbends   Sunday, October 4, 2015  9am - 12pm

Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward bends 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.

Investment: $55

Adjustment and Alignment Clinic   Sunday, October 4, 2015  1pm - 4pm

This course is designed for anyone familiar with the Ashtanga Primary Series that wishes to take their practice to the next level. Participants will learn proper alignment and adjustment techniques to go deeper in the postures with safety and greater awareness.
Topics include:
• Maintaining and progressing your personal practice
• Philosophy of Ashtanga and Mysore-style
• Working through and helping to prevent injuries with proper alignment
• Reading bodies and learning safe adjustment techniques

Investment:  $55