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Weekend with Tim Feldmann


  • The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga 3519 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)

Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga's traditional method."The body is the way to our spirit, to a truer Self. That's what asana is for”. A near fatal falling accident in 1992 led Tim on the yogic path. His teaching integrates extensive studies of F.M. Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests. Tim's humorous, straight forward yet profound teaching style makes him a cherished teacher, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

FULL WEEKEND: Includes all workshops listed below for $270

Please email us at info@theshalapittsburgh.com to register for the whole weekend at this discounted price (you must also create an account through MBO with credit card so we can process the charge).

Sign up for individual workshops through the links provided below.

Detailing the Primary Series

Friday, 5/31/2019 6pm - 8pm $50

In this class we takes it’s spring in a traditional Primary Series guided class. Following this immaculate practice form we will allow for occasional inspired off-springs into technical detail and useful hints for moving your practice along, potentially bridging spiritual gaps between your body, the practice and how it applies to our lives off the mat. We will explore anatomical mechanics for a deeper, injury free and more informed practice, as well as touching on the background of the Ashtanga method. Tim's sincere, down-to-earth and humorous teaching style makes for a fun, focussed and reverent evening.

Mysore Style Class

Saturday, 6/1/2019 8am - 10am $40

Named after the city where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, this is is the classic way Ashtanga Yoga is taught. A melting pot of yoga practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, this class sets out to offer personalized guidance to every practitioner at exactly where you need it most. Build relationship with yourself, your practice and your teacher in this inspiring energy. Come experience and honor the Ashtanga Yoga's five thousand year old lineage of teachers, sages and gurus, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, his son R. Sharath Jois and every Ashtanga practitioner today.

Flying Low - Five simple steps to jump-throughs & jump-backs

Saturday, 6/1/2019 12pm - 2pm $60

In this session you will learn how to apply strength to your practice. Understanding simple anatomical mechanics along with healthy pointers of alignment will allow you to take your practice to a new level in a fun and exciting way. You’ll leave this class with a refreshed perspective on your capacity, integrated jump through/back or clear steps to be doing it soon. All levels welcome.

Talk on Ashtanga Yoga followed by Q&A

Saturday, 6/1/2019 2:30pm - 4pm $50

In this talk Tim will address what it is we are supposed to be doing when we are doing yoga on our mat according to Sri Patanjali. The ancient, yogic goals of health & liberation to our bodies, minds and hearts sometimes gets lost in our modern attempts of mastering yoga postures. Did you ever wonder how bending your back and jumping back-forth is possibly going to elevate your mind, release deep psychological patterns and lead you to a freer, happier state of living? Come learn what classic yogic texts says about Ashtanga practice and how to apply it to your own yoga practice for long term benefit.

Mysore Style Class

Sunday, 6/2/2019 8am - 10am $40

Named after the city where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, this is is the classic way Ashtanga Yoga is taught. A melting pot of yoga practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, this class sets out to offer personalized guidance to every practitioner at exactly where you need it most. Build relationship with yourself, your practice and your teacher in this inspiring energy. Come experience and honor the Ashtanga Yoga's five thousand year old lineage of teachers, sages and gurus, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, his son R. Sharath Jois and every Ashtanga practitioner today.

Sthira Sukham & Backhanding

Sunday, 6/2/2019 12pm - 2pm $60

Develop your ‘sthirasukha’, your firmness and comfort, for success and health in your yoga. The practice starts with directing your mind towards the essential. Cultivating your approach to your practice determines your success. We will look at what it takes to bend backwards with no fear. The key to deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and accurate activation of your inner body. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to an enhanced flow of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential for deep backbends with simplicity, safety, support and enthusiasm. The workshop aims at developing tools to a personal and balanced practice. All Levels Welcome.

You may sign up for individual workshops through the links above. If you would like to attend the full weekend for $270 total (discounted price), please make sure you create or have an account with a credit card saved through our MindBodyOnline site AND email us at info@theshalapittsburgh and we will get you signed up for the discounted full package price!

***Refund policy: Written notification of cancellation of any portion of the workshop series (full weekend or individual workshops) must be sent to info@theshalapittsburgh.com no less than 72 hours prior to the start date/time of the workshop in order to receive a refund. Workshop is non-transferable.

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