Yoga at the Village Master Class Series*
The Study of Ashtanga Yoga
with Ann Austin
Sunday, March 12, 2017
TEACHERS: Earn 3 continuing education units toward your Yoga Alliance renewal.
The word Ashtanga is Sanskrit for “eight limbs” and Vinyasa is “breath and movement combined for a specific purpose”. The Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a specific set of postures linked by the breath and always practiced in the same order. Physically the practice realigns the skeletal system, develops strong muscles, flexible joints, and improves the health of the practitioner on the inside and out. By focusing on the breath the yogi gains the ability to concentrate. This system of yoga is was introduced to western students by the late Sri K Patthabi Jois, know to this students as “Guruji”.
The term “Ashtanga yoga” come from the second chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. In the Sutras he defined yoga in practical terms and explained how to use yoga practice to over come afflictions of the mind, reach a state of detachment and attain enlightenment. The eight limbs are giving as a practice to help the yogi cultivate a state of yoga.
Ann Austin has been dedicated to the practice of yoga for 20 years. Her classes are inspired by her own practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Ann creates a space that is safe yet challenges her students to move beyond what they think is possible. Yoga is about transformation and to practice with Ann students experience this firsthand.
Trained to teach yoga in 2000, Ann received a certification by the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland California and is registered at the 500 hour level. Continuing her yoga education is very important to Ann; she has participated in many different teacher trainings and workshops.
As a student of all types of yoga, she has studied with senior Iyengar, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teachers. She is very grateful to her Ashtanga yoga teacher John Smith, for his support over the last 15 years.
*TEACHERS: Earn 3 continuing education units toward your Yoga Alliance renewal.
Space is limited. Reserve by phone or in person.
Workshop Fee: $45
Space is limited