Our introductory workshops provide a supportive and inclusive environment to begin your Ashtanga Yoga journey or revisit the foundations of the practice.
During the Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga workshop we lay the groundwork for the Mysore classes in a manner that is available to all. We research the subtleties of free breath and movement through Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and some fundamental postures.
This workshop will prepare you to join the Mysore Ashtanga Yoga classes at Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide. In fact, this introductory workshop includes bonus Mysore classes on the week following the workshop so that potential students can get a real and integrated experience of what it is like to practice Mysore style.
All levels are welcome to attend this workshop.
The next introductory workshops are on October 28th, November 11th, and December 2nd. Click here to register.
Amanda Palermo is teaching a Women’s Workshop for Ashtanga Yoga practitioners. It will be Q&A Conference style going over ladies holiday, body image, diet, pregnancy, menopause, and any other topics relating to being a female Ashtangi. Bring your questions and we can explore and discuss these topics in an intimate and safe environment exclusively for women. This workshop will be on Saturday, December 2nd from 1PM to 3PM. Click here to register.
Opening the weekend with short Sanskrit verses from Ayurveda and Yoga texts we will use sound to initiate our learning. Rita (aw-rhythm) and Yajna (offering, joyous sacrifice) will be our tools to go deeper into the meaning of practice. We will learn to unite purification and balance as one practice for daily transformative Sadhana. Ayurveda and Yoga have been given to us to balance our lives, enrich ourselves, and through detoxifying impurities deliver us into the meaning of life. This workshop will be on Friday, February 9th from 6PM-8PM. Click here to register.
This workshop will teach us how to use the wisdom of Ayurveda to perceive and enhance energy (Prana), light (Tejas) and immunity (Ojas) within the mono-diet of Ashtanga Yoga. Practicing the same sequence of poses each day is meant to take the practitioner deep within to discover their source of Prana, Tejas and Ojas. Repetition of the same sequence of asanas can also turn the practitioner on auto pilot and give a chance for all the same conditioning to continue as in unmindful activities. This can be frustrating and make us wonder why we began this yoga journey. The practice is the path of total freedom. As we learn to go under the surface of body and mind to the layers of wind (Prana), light (Tejas) and stability (Ojas) in the asanas, we recharge the awareness of the power and joy of Yoga. This workshop will be on Saturday, February 10th from 9AM-11AM. Click here to register.
Daily routines enhance well-being when they are balanced with Mother Nature. A strong regular repeated pattern of movement, sound, food, digestion and sleep provide the platform for balance between the micro and macro cosmos. This interfacing between the individual and the surrounding community creates a flow of intelligence, artistry and joy. In this workshop, listening and encouragement to follow the inner truths of rhythm through a basic examination of the practice of Ayurveda will be introduced. Learning the basics of the holistic science of Ayurveda offers the information to heal oneself with nature as one’s guide and friend. This workshop will be on Saturday, February 10th from 1PM-3PM. Click here to register.
Lisa began her studies of yoga in 1985 with David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1992. She made her first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in 1993. After several trips to Mysore, Lisa received Sri K Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach in 1997. In 1998, Lisa moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and began an Ashtanga program there. She taught daily until she relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. She began a formal Ayurveda practice and taught healing practices from both sciences. In 2012 she founded Ashtanga Yoga Tucson.
While in Mysore, India in 2009, Lisa was blessed to be with Sri K Pattabhi Jois just days before he left his body. During this trip she received authorization from R. Sharath Jois to teach the full intermediate Ashtanga series. She continues to visit India regularly to continue her studies. Lisa is the only Authorized level 2 teacher in Arizona blessed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
With over 18 years of experience in Ayurveda, Lisa is a seasoned practitioner and has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr Anil Kumar and Dr. Robert Svaboda. In addition, she holds a Yoga Therapy Certificate from B.K.S. Iyengar which was granted in 1996. Lisa is extremely grateful to her teachers and their teachers for passing on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Lisa will be teaching Mysore class on Sunday, February 11th from 9AM-11:30AM. Click here to register.
Many diseases today whether they be personal, social and or universal levels may have been started from something good that went wild. Inflammation in our bodies, minds, bank accounts, country and spiritual practice can be the source of good gone bad. What are the steps to move out of an inflamed place toward the response of calm and kind attention? This workshop will focus on practices from Ayurveda and Yoga to reduce inflammation and settle down into SELF care. This workshop will be on Sunday, February 11th from 1PM-3PM. Click here to register.