About Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide

Greetings Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide community.  This community is all about you, your growth, and using the tools of Yoga to meet your potential.  

Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide is the product of Greg and his husband Juan Carlos’s experience traveling around the world studying, practicing, and teaching yoga and finally settling down to share yoga within a community that has roots.  We took many extended trips to India learning  yoga in its homeland, and sought out the top living masters wherever we could.   A key to Ashtanga Yoga is parampara.  Literally in a row,  parampara denotes an embodied transmission of the method over time and through consistent practice with a teacher.  It is through this daily contact with our teachers over long periods of time that we have honed our skills and our ability to transmit this method of yoga.  We have gathered one of the finest teams of teachers who all show a deep commitment to practice over a long period of time.  We maintain the highest standards for ourselves and all of the  teachers at AYW.  We truly live what we teach so that we can best serve you.  Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide maintains its focus on bringing this method of Yoga to Fort Lauderdale, helping foster yogic practices and ideals to serve the local community.  We offer daily classes, intensives, and workshops at our Fort Lauderdale locale for floridians to come learn with us, and for those global ashtangis who want to refine their practice at a beautiful sub-tropical beach destination.

Part of the teaching style, particularly in the mysore method includes the use of verbal cues, hands on assists, and visual demonstration to help you find the best way for you to practice the method.  We consider it our honor to pass this method to you, and encourage your participation in the process.  Please give your teacher feedback about your progress and ask questions if there is anything that you don’t understand.  You are always welcome to observe a class before joining to see if this method is for you.

We cultivate our connections to the global Ashtanga community by keeping a schedule of workshops at a network of yoga shalas around the world.  We support emerging communities and build strong relationships by returning over and over.  We also continually seek the advice of our peers and continuing education as we are students as well as teachers.

Our logo is a bit of sacred geometry.  The bindu in the center represents the divine creation, in space and time.  The triangles point up and down to represent the process of manifestation and transcendence.  The circle represents the eternal unity that supports all of creation.  It inspires each of us to focus on both our individual growth and our membership in a universal, collective.

 

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Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide is  based at 1515B E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.