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ASHTANGA YOGA INTENSIVE with TAYLOR HUNT 11-15 July 2018 Karma Studio Turku (Finland)

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga yoga with a Level 2 Authorization to teach from KPJAYI. Taylor makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus, and offering workshops around the world. He continues to inspire others through his accessible approach to the practice and story of personal transformation detailed in his book, A Way From Darkness. Taylor is also the director of the Trini Foundation that brings the life-changing practice of Ashtanga Yoga to those struggling with addiction. 

Join Taylor Hunt for this unique 5-day ashtanga intensive to deepen your yoga practice in a small group setting of max. 20 students. In addition to the daily yoga sessions there will be extra activities such as Finnish sauna, hiking in the National Park and visits to the city’s many sights. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy yoga and Finland in a relaxed urban, yet close-to-the-nature, setting.

Welcome to Taylor's ashtanga yoga intensive in Turku, Finland!

YOGA SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY 11 JULY

8-10 Mysore Join Taylor in this unique opportunity to receive individual attention in a small group setting to deepen your yoga practice.

18-20 Foundations: Ground Your Practice (workshop) In this workshop, you will take an in-depth look at the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method while exploring the foundational poses of the Primary Series. The standing and seated poses lay the groundwork for the Ashtanga Yoga method and are designed to strengthen the legs while opening the hips and hamstrings. They create a grounded and stable base to further progress in the practice. You will spend ample time exploring proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

THURSDAY 12 JULY

8-10 Mysore Join Taylor in this unique opportunity to receive individual attention in a small group setting to deepen your yoga practice.

18-20 Transitions: Lifting Up and Jumping Back (workshop) 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. You 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.

FRIDAY 13 JULY

8-10 Mysore Join Taylor in this unique opportunity to receive individual attention in a small group setting to deepen your yoga practice.

18-20 Led Primary Series Class & Intro to Pranayama Full led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskrit count followed by a brief introduction to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body.

SATURDAY 14 JULY

9-11 Mysore Join Taylor in this unique opportunity to receive individual attention in a small group setting to deepen your yoga practice.

13-15 Deepening your Backbends (workshop) Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward folds of the Primary Series. Learn proper alignment and technique to safely approach back bending. You 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.

15-17 Dharma Talk Join Authorized Level II teacher, Taylor Hunt, for a discussing the philosophy behind the Ashtanga Yoga method. Taylor 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

SUNDAY 15 JULY

7-9 Mysore Join Taylor in this unique opportunity to receive individual attention in a small group setting to deepen your yoga practice.

11-13 Introduction to Second Series (workshop) 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, you 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!

PRICES

  • 5 days 550 € / Early Bird 500 € until May 15th
  • half intensive 1 (Wed + Thu + Fri morning) 250 €
  • half intensive 2 (Fri evening + Sat + Sun) 300 €
  • Single Mysore / Led / Dharma Talk 46 €
  • Single Workshop 80 €

TO SIGN UP FOR…

  • all five days for Early Bird price register latest on May 15th. 
  • half intensive, the spots are given out in order of registration starting on May 16th.
  • single sessions,  the spots are given out in order of registration starting on June 15th.

LOCATION

Karma Studio, Eerikinkatu 38, Turku, Finland. 

Karma Studio is a small and cozy yoga shala located in the Turku city center. There are many hotels and raw food / vegan / vegetarian restaurants within walking distance.

You can reach Turku by train, bus or plane from Helsinki, and by boat or plane from Stockholm, and there a also direct flights from Riga and Gdansk to Turku. If you need any help with accommodation or travel plans, please contact jatta@karmastudio.fi

 

REGISTRATION

To book your place fill in the form below, or email to jatta@karmastudio.fi.

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • This intensive is to be sold out, because there are only 20 places available! 
  • Places are filled in the order of registration and payments. 
  • Your registration is confirmed once you have made the payment. 
  • Travel costs, accommodation and extra activities are not included in the price. 
  • Karma Studio is not responsible for any injuries or medical conditions before, during or after the intensive. We recommend everyone to have a travel insurance that covers any medical help needed. 
  • All payments are final and non-refundable.
  • Schedule is subject to change.

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