Ashtanga Yoga Fundamentals
The most important component in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is not flexibility, but awareness - AWARENESS of the BREATH and the body. From this awareness comes control, and from control comes grace and beauty. This workshop is open to ALL levels of practitioners of any system.
Friday, November 17
- 9-11AM: Mysore for Ashtanga Practitioners, $20
- 5–7pm: Workshop begins! Suryanamaskara A & B, looking closely at physical form with each Vinyasa and how we make shapes around the breath.
- 7-8pm: KIRTAN (Free!)
Saturday, November 18
- 8 – 11am: Suryanamaskara, standing & seated asanas, philosophy & history.
- 2–4pm: Seated asanas, & exploration of the shoulders & hips in backbending.
Sunday, November 19
9AM–Noon: Led primary, Pranayama, Invocation, & Closing Mantra
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a type of Hatha Yoga made up of a six series sequence. When teaching Ashtanga, Randa uses 8 basic principles to guide students towards building a sustainable practice: namely to focus attention, to be aware of breath, to take the time to build strong foundations in postures, to learn safe transitions into and out of postures, to honor any suggestion of pain, to have a consistent and regular practice times, and to cultivate patience. Randa hopes to give students a glimpse of the big picture of what a daily practice provides for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies
Randa was introduced to Yoga in 1987. For the last 18 years she has studied and practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She has taught in Bozeman since 2002 and began teaching internationally in 2009. Randa has spent 10 winters in India practicing and assisting her teacher, Lino Miele. Randa teaches with a skillful eye, humor, and love of the practice.
Randa hopes to give students a glimpse of the big picture of what a daily practice provides for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.