One of the most important aspects in learning and teaching the Ashtanga Yoga method comes in the form of assisting. In fact, in the Ashtanga Yoga system, the art of assisting is a craft in itself. A skilled teacher’s assist can provide invaluable support in the practice of asana. Knowledge of asana alignment and safe and effective adjustments are incredibly beneficial for developing a safe personal Yoga practie. This knowledge is also a fundamental skill of a quality Ashtanga Yoga teacher.
If you are an Ashtanga Yoga teacher wanting to hone your teaching craft and improve your assisting skills; or a practitioner interested in advancing your practice you should definetely join David Robson, a KPJAYI Level 2 Authorized Teacher, and Jelena Vesić for this very rich 2 week intensive in Zagreb, Croatia! This is the first time David & Jelena offer this type of intensive outside of their home shala in Toronto!
Each student who enrolls in the whole intensive will also have an opportunity to assist David and Jelena in the Mysore shala on one of the practice mornings.
It is possible to only attend the weekend workshop!
PURPOSE OF THE ASSISTING INTENSIVE*
The goal of this 2 week program is to communicate a thorough knowledge of the Ashtanga Yoga technique and increase skill of Ashtanga Yoga adjustments and alignments.
This course is built on David’s 20 years experience of practicing Ashtanga Yoga and teaching in a Mysore setting to 100s of students of different body types and their unique needs and challenges- offering an invaluable wisdom on how to make Ashtanga Yoga accessible to all.
If you are a teacher or are in training to become a teacher, this course will provide you with invaluable skills in hands-on adjusting that will enable you to work with students through a safe, inspiring and precise method.
If you are a practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga, you will take your practice to a new level by practicing daily with David and Jelena through learning about key aspects of physical and energetic alignments in Ashtanga Yoga.
Another important aspect of the course is the application of Ashtanga Yoga method therapeutically. We will explore how to better see and understand the mind-body connection, and listen to the needs of the practitioners.
The focus of the course is on Primary and Intermediate Series of the Ashtanga Yoga system.
*This is NOT a teacher training course. David Robson will NOT provide any credentials or certificates that state you are a teacher. If you want to be Authorized to teach Ashtanga Yoga, you need to go and study with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India.
The course is open to Ashtanga Yoga teachers, teacher trainees and dedicated Yoga students with at least 6 months of regular Ashtanga Yoga primary series practice (you are not required to do every asana in its fullest expression).
Also accepted are students who have attended a weekend workshop with David Robson and Jelena Vesic before.