Ashtanga University

Ashtanga University offers Amāyu affiliated trainings utiilizing the Amāyu learning pathway to support you in your journey from new practitioner to experienced teacher.  It offers a rare, in-depth opportunity to refine your practice and skills as a student and teacher.    We offer options for different students with varying levels of experience and interest.

What is Amāyu?  Amāyu is an organization based on the values of transparency, cooperative working, equality, and ethics of consent and practitioner empowerment.  Amāyu offers practitioners and teachers a long-term, supportive, empowering community to develop your practice with highly skilled, compassionate teachers.


 Amāyu Essentials 1

Date and time: Mar 28-29 and Apr 4-5, 8:00am – 3:00pm

You will leave this course with a full understanding of the practice method for the half primary series of Ashtanga Yoga.  You will learn:

  • Study of the Ashtanga Yoga half primary series asana names
  • Study of the Ashtanga Yoga half primary series vinyasa count
  • Basic breathwork and subtle anatomy principles
  • Functional movement principles
  • The study of the eight limbs philosophy from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • Mindfulness meditation

Register here from a laptop or computer.  Email: contact@ashtangayogaworldwide.com or amanda@grassrootsyogafl.com for assistance

Location: Urban Namaste, 918 NE 20th Ave Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304


 Amāyu Essentials 2

Date and time: Apr 27-May 2, 8:00am – 3:00pm

This course builds on Essentials 1.  You will leave this course with a full understanding of the practice method of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series.  You will learn:

  • Study of the Ashtanga Yoga half primary series asana names
  • Study of the Ashtanga Yoga half primary series vinyasa count
  • Continued breathwork and subtle anatomy principles
  • Technique of the finishing sequence of asanas
  • The study of the history and philosophical texts of yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation

Register here from a laptop or computer.  Email: contact@ashtangayogaworldwide.com for assistance

Location: Urban Namaste, 918 NE 20th Ave Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 


Amāyu Experienced Practitioners Course

A special course for Ashtanga practitioners who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Ahstanga Yoga .  This course can stand alone or prepare you with the skills to move into our mentorship program.

The Experienced practitioner course curriculum will consist of the following:

Weekly meetings on teaching theory, assists, practicum, and/or philosophy

Ashtanga Therapeutics (tailoring the sequence for specific conditions)

Amāyu teaching methodology

Chanting

Breathwork

Working with beginners

Homework

Anatomy (online)

Required texts

“A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” – Peter Connolly

“Upanishads” – Eknath Easwaran
“Bhagavad Gita” – Eknath Easwaran
“The Essence of Yoga” – Bernard Bouanchaud

Dates:

Module 1: June 14-19, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Module 2: Aug 23-28, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Module 3: Aug 30 – Sep 4, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Module 4: Dec 13 -18, 8:00am – 3:00pm

 


Philosophy Course

This course will follow the development of Yogic thought through the ages with a special emphasis on how it informs Yoga as practice in a modern context.  This course will help you contemplate and evaluate your relationship to your practice, and the context and theories from which practice arises.   We will be attempting to discover our own biases as well as the cultural and historical biases implicit in Yoga theory.  This course is for students interested in a critical review of the history and literature associated with modern yoga practice.

Cost

$500 paid in full by start of course on Jan 14, 2020

2 payments of $275 ($550) First pymt due by Jan 14, 2020.  2nd pymt due on Feb 14th.

cost does not include text books

Required texts

“A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” – Peter Connolly

“Upanishads” – Eknath Easwaran
“Bhagavad Gita” – Eknath Easwaran
“The Essence of Yoga” – Bernard Bouanchaud

This course requires in depth reading, lecture and discussion, critical thinking, and 3 writing assignments.  Class participation in discussions is strongly encouraged.

Dates and times:   10 sessions between Jan 14 and June 2, 2020

Jan 14, 6-8pm

Jan 28, 6-8pm

Feb 11, 6-8pm

Feb 25, 6-8pm

Mar 31, 6-8pm

Apr 14, 6-8pm

Apr 28, 6-8pm

May 5, 6-8pm

May 19, 6-8pm

Jun 9, 6-8pm

If you miss a session you will receive a recording to be watched in your own time.

Register Here