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Mysore Intensive with Taylor Hunt

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

Join us at The Shala for a 3 day mini-Mysore Intensive with KPJAYI Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga Instructor Taylor Hunt.  

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga, a system of yoga originally transmitted by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The system is now transmitted by his teacher, Sharath Jois, in Mysore, India.  Taylor was the first Ashtanga teacher in Ohio granted Level II Authorization to teach from the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. He is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the country. He is also the author of the recently published book, A Way From Darkness, and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction.


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings (March 24, 25, 26):  

Mysore 7am to 9am followed by Pranayama, Chanting, Sutra Study 9am to 10:30am

Friday, March 24 1pm to 3pm  Tristhana Method:  Breath, Bandha, & Dristhi

Come prepared to explore the basis of the Ashtanga method known as tristhana. Tristhana means the three places of attention: breath with bandha (internal energy locks), asana, and dristhi (gazing point). When practiced simultaneously, the tristhana method becomes a tool to steady the mind transforming the physical practice into a moving meditation. In this workshop, we will explore the internal elements of the practice while taking a deeper look at the fundamental poses of the vinyasa sequence.

Saturday, March 25 1pm to 3pm      Ekam Inhale, Dwe Exhale: Learning the Count

The Ashtanga practice has a specific vinyasa count for each movement. The count is intended to keep the practitioner focused on the breath and in the present moment. By extending the length of each inhalation and exhalation to match the vinyasa count, internal heat is produced which purifies and detoxifies the body. This workshop gives the opportunity to learn the proper count in order to better facilitate a meditative practice. This is a fun and interactive workshop for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the practice.

Sunday, March 26 1pm to 3pm           Intro to Second Series

The second series is called nadi shodana which means to cleanse the nervous system. The series works on the subtle body by opening the channels allowing prana to move freely. In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Second Series from alignment of the physical postures to the energetic qualities. Learn how to safely approach these challenging postures.  Open to all levels but be prepared to work!

Registration will be by day, not by individual sessions


All 3 days (Fri, Sat, Sun):  $300        Individual Days:  $110/day

***Please note 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 teachers.***

**Cancellation policy:  We must receive 72 hours written notice to for cancellation to receive full refund.  Otherwise, workshop is not refundable.  Workshop is non-transferable**

Earlier Event: December 4
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