Workshop Schedule

Winter 2015

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March 2, Weekly Vedic Chanting Begins
March 2, Ashtanga 101 Course Begins (SOLD OUT)
March 5, Weekly Ayurveda Class Begins
March 15, Restorative Yoga Practice with Liz
March 20, Weekly Prenatal Class Begins
May 1-3, Ashtanga Weekend Workshop with Tim Feldmann

Ashtanga Yoga 101
with Rebecca Roth
Mondays at 6:45pm
five 1-hour sessions
March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Course fee: $99. Advanced registration is required. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. The course fee includes unlimited Mysore-style practice for the month of March
The traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga is introduced during this 5-week course. This class is designed for students new to yoga, the Ashtanga system and/or those interested in deepening their understanding of the practice. You do not need to have any yoga practice experience to participate. Learn, in-depth, the fundamental aspects of this extensive system while being guided through the traditional sequence of postures. This course builds gradually each week, providing you with a solid foundation for your journey into Ashtanga Yoga.
This course has sold out! Thank you all for your enthusiastic response to this offering. We will run the course again soon (perhaps at another day and time) so email Val at info@theyogashalact.comto get your name added to the “interested students” list.

The Art of Vedic Chanting
with Leslie Freyberg

Mondays 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Drop-ins welcome. $10 donation suggested Texts from the Vedas, a body of literature which is thousands of years old, are presented in the Sanskrit language. The wisdom imparted from the Vedas (a Sanskrit word meaning knowledge of the highest order) is still relevant to the modern world. The act of chanting is what brings these profoundly insightful texts to life. The chanting brings vitality to the person who chants these texts as well.

Some of the benefits of chanting include helping the practitioner to:
• Find and refine one's own voice
• Reduce mental and emotional agitation
• Improve focus, memory and mental discipline
• Balance energy
• Improve listening and communication skills
• Strengthen breathing function
• Increase sensitivity to the more subtle aspects of well being

In these weekly 45 minute sessions, Leslie will introduce the fundamental aspects of Vedic chanting.
No previous experience is required.
Leslie Dillingham Freyberg is a student of Sonia Nelson, acclaimed teacher of Vedic chanting and a long time student of T.K.V. Desikachar. Leslie recently returned from Chennai, India, where she joined Ms. Nelson and Deborah Kuryan for a two-week intensive course of study with the Desikachar family at the Sannidhi Krishnamacharya Yoga Center.
Dhanvantari, the god of Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurveda in Practice with Nora

Thursdays from 11:30-12:30pm
***regular class fees apply***

This class can be applied to all levels of Yogic practitioners. Ayurveda, which literally translated means “the science or knowledge of life” is the traditional medical system of India. This class is meant to teach the wisdom of Ayurveda that can be applied practically to every day living and to harmonize with consistent yoga practice.

Ayurveda has widespread life-improving benefits. In this class you will learn how to empower yourself by embracing the rhythm of nature and apply ancient, organic Ayurvedic techniques to facilitate balance in your mind and body and to enhance your yoga practice.

Included in this class:
*Ayurvedic philosophy to enhance your quality of life
*Ayurveda to enhance your yoga practice
*Abhyanga (self oil application)
*Ayurvedic psychology
*Pranayam (breathing techniques)
*Practical Ayurveda for daily self-care routine
*Practical Ayurveda for loved ones
Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Practice
with Liz Wendel
Sunday, March 15

To relax is to rest deeply….This rest is different from sleep.
The session begins by bringing awareness to our breath and a guided pranayama emphasizing internal observations. Followed by a slow, easy movement to feel and notice our body relative to our surroundings. Then we move to fully supported rest, where with the aid of our props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move towards balance. Each pose is held for a period of time, and each pose creates physiological responses that are beneficial to our health. Savor the feeling of the deep relaxation of a restorative practice…give yourself this opportunity to fully surrender.
Class is held with a minimum advanced registration of 6 students.
Class size is limited to 14 students. Register online or at the shala.

Class Registration


Ashtanga Yoga
A Weekend Workshop with Tim Feldmann
Friday to Sunday
May 1-3, 2015

Tim Feldmann Session Times and Descriptions
Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and Matt Tashjian. 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. 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, alignment 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.

Tim Feldmann Workshop