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Mini Mysore Intensive with Krista Shirley

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

Krista Shirley is a dedicated student, practitioner, and level 2 Authorized teacher of traditional Ashtanga Yoga.   Krista began making yearly visits to Mysore, India in 2006 to study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Guruji, in order to fully connect to this lineage and embrace and surrender to a teacher that could help facilitate her growth and provide a deep source of inspiration. Since Guruji’s passing in 2009 Krista continues to make the yearly pilgrimage to India to study with Guruji’s grandson R. Sharath Jois who has dedicated his life continuing the work of Guruji.

Krista’s dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring because she lives this yoga daily and experiences tremendous fulfillment in helping people find and deepen their growth in this practice. Krista continues her trips to Mysore each year to continue her own studies because she believes it is very important all students have a teacher, a guide, to aid and inspire along the path.

Join Krista at The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga for for Mini-Myosre Intensive and deepen your yoga practice with 3 Morning Mysore sessions and 3 afternoon workshop sessions with this inspiring authorized teacher!


"Mysore style" is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga Yoga originated and was taught by Sri k Pattabhi Jois for many years.  Anyone is welcome to come to this class, but it is recommended you have attended Mysore class at minimum once prior at The Shala.  Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed.  Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice yoga.  It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Mornings Nov 10, 11, 12, 2017    8:30am to 11am

Investment:  $40 each session

Deconstruction Before Reconstruction 

Intended for students with a daily practice.  We go through phases in our practice.  In the beginning it feels good, and we feel good for doing the practice.  But as you get deeper into your practice the honeymoon phase ends as you start to uncover deep seated physical and emotional blockages.  These blockages must be dealt with in order for us to let go of that baggage we hold deep within our bodies and minds.  This can be extremely uncomfortable both physically and mentally and this is often the point where people either choose to face themselves and dig deep, keep practicing but on a very surface level, or walk away from this yoga altogether.  In this workshop, we will learn how to deal with the discomfort we face in our yoga asana practice.  Muscles, bones and nerves, emotional scars, fears and hurts...they all come to the surface with daily asana practice.  Join Krista in a discussion about deconstruction before reconstruction.  Suitable for all levels.

Friday, November 10, 2017    12pm - 2pm

Investment:  $45

Ground It Down, Twist It Out

A phenomenal and eye opening session of all levels of practitioners.  Once we can truly root and stabilize the body we can take any twist infinitely deeper in asana practice.  Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring how to better stabilize the body through the hands, feet and pelvis, which then allows us to tap into opposing forces as we ground down and lift and twist up and out.  You will be truly amazed how much deeper you can take any of your twists once you can safely, steadily, and strongly root your body and your mind.

Saturday, November 11, 201712pm - 2pm

Investment $45

Digging Deep Into Backbends

Spend the afternoon with Krista digging deep into your waist, your back, and your heart.  Understanding the emotional and physiological connection to back-bending can help you infinitely deepen your physical understanding of back-bending.  Utilizing various back bends from the Ashtanga series, we will explore the use of the waist, the heart and the spine in back bends and look into how emotions help or hinder our growth.  Leave this session with a new found love of back bends, a new appreciation of our own "perceived" limitations, and tools to take your practice to a new level.  Suitable for all levels.

Sunday, November 12, 2017   12pm - 2pm

Investment:  $45

Register for the WHOLE WEEKEND package at a discounted rate of $210!

***This is NOT a teacher training.  No credit hours or certificates are issued as a result of your attendance.  Attending this workshop does not qualify you to teach Ashtanga Yoga.  This workshop series is designed to deepen your yoga practice, whatever that may entail for you.  Please enjoy this rich opportunity to study with one of the lineage's authorized instructors.***

***72 hour advance written notification to is required to receive a full refund for cancellation.  Workshops are non-transferable.***



Earlier Event: October 7
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Series
Later Event: February 11
Yoga Philosophy Series