workshops & events
ASHTANGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP with DAVID GARRIGUES
April 12-14, 2019
*** ALL LEVELS WELCOME ***
This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in Ashtanga with a motivation to learn. David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. In weekend workshop’s, he offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.
*** ABOUT DAVID ***
David Garrigues is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David met Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and over the next 16 years he traveled to Mysore India to study with the great yoga master. In 1996 Pattabhi Jois granted David a teaching certificate. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that ‘ANYONE CAN TAKE PRACTICE’, a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David’s mission is to help others flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga.
In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail. Mysore, chanting and kirtan classes are also frequently included in a workshop. During the weekend David weaves together studies of asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, chanting, bhakti yoga, yoga sutra’s and other elements to help develop Ashtanga Vidya (knowledge).
*** SCHEDULE OVERVIEW***
ASHTANGA’S DYNAMIC VINYASA DIMENSION THROUGH SURYA NAMASKARA
9am-10:15am: EXTRACTING STRENGTH THROUGH STANDING POSTURES
10:15-11:30am: LEARNING HIP INTELLIGENCE THROUGH SEATED POSTURES AND INVERSIONS
1 hour Break
12:30-2:00pm: PRECISION, PURIFICATION, AND PRANAYAMA
9:30-11:00am: MYSORE CLASS
11:00-noon YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20
***FULL WEEKEND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION***
ASHTANGA’S DYNAMIC VINYASA DIMENSION THROUGH SURYA NAMASKARA
This asana class will focus on how proper vinyasa knowledge extends beyond memorizing the number of positions of the asana; you are also meant to know the vinyasa positions dynamically within your body. There is a great art to understanding the subtle progressions of movement that bring you into and out of each asana, exploring this refinement is what brings you into readiness, poise, beauty and alignment in your postures. We'll look at how such vinyasa knowledge helps you understand how to refine your awareness and to learn to see the practice as chiefly dhyana, meditation.
EXTRACTING STRENGTH THROUGH STANDING POSTURES
In this class we’ll explore how the cultivating a combination of dynamism and stability in the standing postures provides you a perfect means of entrance into the internal practice of Ashtanga Yoga. We’ll explore the importance of using the feet, legs, and hips to create strength, stamina and concentration. Better understand how the standing postures are an essential key to building a strong asana foundation. Learn to better access to mula and uddhyana bandhas (locks), see how the grounded support of the lower body can awaken the breath and the spine and lead the way to steady gazing (dristi) and to dynamic meditation (dhyana).
LEARNING HIP INTELLIGENCE THROUGH SEATED POSTURES
In this class David will teach skillful ways to open up your hips safely. There is an integrated thinking process about the action in the hip joint and the transfer of energy through the leg from the hip to the foot that you want to draw from in your approach to opening your hips. You learn to call on the frog like circular action of external rotation, to explore animal like movements that show you the playful and practical possibilities of what your hips can do, and thus you begin to safely reclaim and to discover the natural range of motion of your hip joints without straining your knee or ankle joints.
1 HOUR BREAK
PRECISION, PURIFICATION AND PRANAYAMA
This class is devoted to pranayama, chanting, and discussion of the central role breathing plays in attaining success in practice. This class will utilize breathing exercises, retention, and discussion, to help you better centralize your awareness on breath during practice.
We’ll study how to use breathing to build powerful strength in your asanas and to effect nadi shodana, purification of the pranic channels. Prana Vidya, knowledge of prana, helps you to progress towards subtlety as you concentrate your mind and better direct the power of the internalized prana. We’ll discuss how cleansing is not limited to the tapas that you create during practice, but rather how purification is a central theme that encompasses all aspects of your life. We’ll explore how to access awareness of your more subtle energy channels through breathing and how to better direct this energy both on and off the mat.
Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice. The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.
YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20
Study of the Yoga Sutras offers key insights on how to better work with your mind in your daily asana practice. David will give a talk on book 1, sutra 20; this is one of the most famous sutras in Patanjali’s, Yoga Sutras, and talks about the 5 qualities to cultivate for progress in practice.
Prajna—AWAKENING OF WISDOM OR INSIGHT
This unique combination of qualities are meant to be cultivated and are the gifts of your practice. They can be thought of as 5 jars that you want to fill and keep filling. David will discuss each one of these powerhouse words in this 1 hour talk.
Mala Making Workshop with Ray Ilyse
Saturday December 1st : 12-3pm (possibly may go over a smidge)
with Midtown Community Yoga
The Mala was originally created in India over 3000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. Mala is a term Sanskrit meaning “meditation garland”. The Mala is a string of 108 beads. The 109th bead is called a guru bead and symbolizes gratitude and connection to the divine. Originally, malas were used for a style of meditation known as Japa, which means “to recite”.
$108:Pricing includes all supplies, group seated meditation, and an incredible unique experience.
We will be using Genuine Raw Crystal Beads
Pre-Registration required :) Max 10-15 students
Mala Workshop: $108/Person
Early Bird Pricing : Save 10% if pre paid by 11.22
3 Hours: Includes all Supplies, seated meditation, and intention setting.
A Beginner’s Introduction to the Different Styles of Yoga Offered at Midtown
4 Wednesdays 6-7:15pm
Interested in Yoga, but confused where to start? Join owner, teacher and student, Ellie, in this 4 week series designed to give you the foundations you will need to get your yoga practice started. You’ll leave the series armed with knowledge and experience in basic postures (asanas), linking breath per movement (vinyasa), and using props to make safe modifications for your body. This semi-private group setting allows for plenty of individual attention and opportunity to ask questions. We’ll go over the different styles and sequencing of practices we offer here at Midtown, so that you can feel comfortable and confident choosing a yoga class that works for you.
4 Wednesdays: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, & 12/19. 6-7:15pm.
$88 commitment. Space is limited to 6 students.
Interested in yoga, but confused where to start? Join owner, teacher, and yoga student, Ellie, for 4 weeks of yoga basics, introducing you to the fundamental principles of a yoga class and giving you information on what to expect from the different styles of yoga that we offer here at Midtown. This semi-private group instruction will get you all caught up on the foundations of yoga, including basic postures (asana), moving with the breath (vinyasa), and how to use our props to make safe modifications for your body. You’ll leave the series armed with knowledge and experience to choose which styles and practices you want to explore, with confidence to be comfortable in class.
4 Tuesdays: 10/15, 10/23, 10/30, & 11/6 — 7:00-8:15pm
$88 Commitment. Limited to 6 students.
Deepen your practice and learn to teach yoga, using the traditional lineage of Ashtanga Yoga in this 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification.
10/12-10/14 | 10/26-10/28
11/2-11/4 | 11/16-11/18
11/30-12/2 | 12/14-12/16
Study Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Tristhana Method, Yoga Sutras, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Safe Assists and Adjustments.
Carol has been dedicated to the practice and study of Ashtanga Yoga for many years, learning from founding teachers, including Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, and she recently returned to Reno from India, where she studied with Saraswathi Jois. She continues to study extensively with her teacher Tim Miller at Ashtanga Yoga Center, Encinitas and has completed in depth trainings with Tim in each of the Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Carol leads the Ashtanga program here at MCY, teaching Mysore Classes weekday mornings, and led classes during the week.
$2000 total commitment can be paid in full:
OR pay $500 Deposit, and set up a payment plan with Carol
Taylor Hunt is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher from KPJAYI. He is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction.
$250 for Full Weekend. $55 per Class.
Friday night 5:30-7:30 ~ Philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga & Mysore Style
Saturday 9-11am ~ Led Primary
Saturday afternoon 1-3pm ~ Functional Anatomy
Sunday morning 9-11am ~ Mysore Style Class
Sunday afternoon 1-3pm ~ Sutra Study for Modern Living
NEXT SESSION BEGINS Tuesday 5/1
PHILOSOPHY 5/5 & 5/19 @7am
Monthly Beginner Sessions in Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
Learn more about this traditional lineage, and establish a practice in Ashtanga Yoga with Carol Curry.
Beginners to Mysore Style Ashtanga start the 1st of each month. These Introductory sessions will include individual instruction in the Mysore Room, which is open to you Monday through Friday 5:30-8:00am, and 2 philosophy discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 7am. You will learn about the history and the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga and many other topics including: pranayama (breath control), bandhas (energy locks) and other subtleties to deepen your knowledge and experience. Students will come to early morning practices with Carol to learn sequencing and postures individually, progressing as you're ready, growing at your own pace. With special attention to basics, these beginner sessions are a great way to prepare you to integrate into the Mysore Room. Regardless of your level or experience, Carol will meet you right where you are. You will learn to practice at your own pace, moving with your own breath, while learning the Tristhana method, becoming fully integrated and established as an Ashtanga Practitioner.
Practice will be about 30 minutes to start and expand to as long as an 90 minutes with experience.
$150 commitment includes one month of unlimited yoga at Midtown, with specialized beginner instruction, TWO Philosophy Sessions, and lots of personal attention.
The Mysore Room is open Monday through Friday 5-:30-8am Still have questions? This traditional method can be confusing at first so please don't hesitate to call or email Carol directly. She is happy to provide more information and answer any questions you may have. om shanti
March 3rd Saturday, from 4-6pm $25
Join Sarah Hannala for a 2-hour immersion in love and community. With yoga translating to union; we will practice coming together as vulnerable humans, as well as tying together the loose strands of the mind. We will break down the walls surrounding our hearts and open ourselves up to a space of surrender through pranayama, meditational movement and expressions of love. We come together, in order to find ourselves.
Purchase Pass Here:
FALL TRAINING STARTS IN AUGUST
ASHTANGA YOGA IN DEPTH STUDY
200Hr Teacher Certification
February 9, 10, 11 ~ February 23, 24, 25 ~ March 9, 10, 11 ~ March 23, 24, 25 ~ April 6, 7, 8 ~ April 20, 21, 22 ~ May 4, 5, 6 ~
Get more information by emailing Carol directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
$2000 Commitment. $500 Deposit due at registration.
This Saturday February 3rd
HAPPY MINDS YOGA PARTY!
3pm - 6:30pm
Community Yogi and Right at Om Yoga present...
Happy Minds Yoga Party!
an event to benefit NAMI
(the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
• Make new friends while sampling tea from Sol Kava Bar!
• Create your own beaded Mala to jumpstart your meditation practice!
• Learn about mindfulness from healer and speaker Leigh Hurst!
• Experience the benefits of yoga for mental illness in a yoga class for beginners! Class taught by experienced teacher of yoga for mental health - Jennifer Duvall.
JANUARY 5th 5:30-6:45pm
All Levels Yoga lead by Megan with sweet musical accompaniment from our very own Rachael.
$10 drop ins for non-members. Included in class packs and memberships.
Donations welcome for Rachael.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st! From 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm.
Designed by a breast cancer survivor to be therapeutic to the needs of the student currently going through treatment or in recovery. This gentle yoga class will stimulate muscles, increase blood flow, balance the glands and enhance the lymphatic flow in the body. Resulting in enhancing your body’s internal purification process and helping to relieve tension and anxiety. You will feel a sense of well being after each class. Please call Susan @775-772-3892.
Join Kim Arnott one Sunday per month for her Arm Balance and Inversion Workshops and Intensives, exploring helpful topics to help you get upside down and all of that.
3 WORKSHOPS will be Sundays from 11-1:30, covering helpful topics of balancing and inverting. $30/each or $75 for all 3. 2 Continuing Education Credits can be earned at each workshop, with a total of 6 credits if attending all 3.
June 4th 11:00a-1:30p ~ USING MULA BANDHA and UDDIYANA BANDHA in Arm Balances and Inversions
September 17th 11:00a-1:30p ~ EXPLORING CHAKRAS in ARM BALANCES AND INVERSIONS
November 5th 11a-1:30p ~ TRANSITIONS AND FLOAT THROUGHS
90 minute Arm Balance &Inversion INTENSIVES will be held during non-workshop months. July 9th, August 6th, October 8th, & December 3rd. 11:00am-12:30pm.
Intensive pricing will be included in Memberships and Class Packs. Non-members can sign up for regular Drop In Pricing.
Tim Miller makes his way to Reno for the first time for a full weekend of workshops!
Reserve your space now, as this workshop is filling up fast. $300 for all 5 sessions, $65 for individual sessions, or $125 for Full Days Saturday or Sunday.
Purchase Individual Sessions by visiting our Schedule Page. Select the Session you are interested in to sign up and pay.
Friday, October 13, 2017 ~ 6-8:30pm
Exploring the Bandhas ~ Light Asana Practice and Pranayama.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 ~ 9-11:30am
Led Primary Series (Strong Asana Practice), Yoga Philosophy, and Hanuman Chalisa.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 ~ 1:30-4pm
(No Asana Practice) Bring your questions regarding asana, anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, and/or Vedic astrology. Hear Guruji stories.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 ~ 9-11:30pm
Intro to Second/Intermediate Series (Strong Asana Practice)
Sunday, October 15, 2017 ~ 1:30-4pm
(No Asana Practice) Pranayama, Mantra and Kirtan, Cultivating Sattva
Tim Miller has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over thirty years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner. “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.” Tim teaches workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad, as well as at his studio, Ashtanga Yoga Center, in Encinitas, CA.
I am so happy to welcome Megan Lee Hislop back to Reno and even more excited that we are going to be teaching therapeutic acro together atMidtown Community Yoga. This workshop is part of a series of classes and workshops we are teaching together between Reno, Nevada and Asheville North Carolina this October.
This workshop in Reno will focus on different aspects of therapeutic touch and intent both on the ground and in the air.
In this workshop you can expect to:
• learn more about different approaches to the healing side of acro
• feel supported wherever you are in your practice / body
• combine aspects of l-base acro, bodywork, and partner stretching into a sequence of poses that balance the body and mind.
• engage fundamental transitions that enable smooth, therapeutic basing and flying
• learn aspects of a flow that can be utilized by bases of all sizes
• come away with skills that culminate in a part of a comprehensive therapeutic flying sequence
• have an opportunity to give, receive, discuss, and ask questions like WHY
• learn from two professional full-time bodyworkers with expertise in different fields
* no partner necessary
** You do not HAVE to attend the all levels Acropeutic prep/intro class Monday October 2nd, 7:30pm at Midtown Community Yoga in order to participate in this workshop, (as long as you have some experience with acro) but you will be missing some specific time spent with a focus on refining our therapeutic touch for acrobats.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Join Susan Hoog Wednesdays 6-7:15p, throughout the month for FREE Yoga!
A benefit event to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Together we can make a difference while bringing awareness to the greater issue at large.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have affected tens of millions of people in the last few weeks. Homes and infrastructure have been destroyed. Tens of thousands of people and animals have been displaced. Crops lost. This event follows a broader trend of increasing extreme events. In just the last year, catastrophic infrastructural damage, deaths and financial losses were caused from floods in the Bangladesh, Niger, Nepal, and Peru; while droughts and fires of El Niño affected 60 million people across the African continent. We can’t stop natural disasters, but we can reduce the impact of poor urban design, preparadness and inequality.
Climate change exacerbates circumstances.
On September 24th we will come together to build a beautiful community; discover tools to restore and rejuvenate the internal ecology of our body, mind and heart; celebrate and act.
• Yoga practice with Heidi Michelle
• Conversation with climate change conservationists and specialists.
• Speakers Kyle Chandler-Isacksen of Be The Change Project
Suggested donation: General ($15), students ($10) or ANY AMOUNT you are able to offer.
All welcome, regardless of your ability to pay or yoga experience. We love the Humans!
Can't make the event? Donate here: https://donate.sbpusa.org/checkout/donation?eid=82630
All proceeds will go to local organization St. Bernard Project working in heavily effected areas in Houston, with low-to-moderate income homeowners, including marginalized groups (children, elderly, disabled), veterans and under- and uninsured. They aim rebuild better, enhancing resilience and innovation to reduce risk. Independently rated 93.66 by Charity Navigator. http://sbpusa.org/
8:00am - 60 minute breath work session, ending with sharing circle.
9:30am until 4:30/5:00pm - Energy Meditation Training with a 60 minute lunch break around 12:30/1:00pm, a 15 minute morning break and a 15 minute afternoon break.
Participants may join at 9:30am, 10:00am at the latest.
Energy meditation training from 8:00am until 4:00pm, with a couple of 15 minute breaks and 1 hour lunch break..
Cost: $100 per person, $40 for full-time students, free for people aged 75 and over...
Bring a friend (or 2) to class FREE ALL WEEKEND!
Celebrating TWO YEARS since our Grand Opening, we are having our 3rd Annual Open House kicking off our THIRD year of Community Yoga in Midtown Reno.
With only the best offerings of Vinyasa Flow, Traditional Lineages, & Specialized Practices check out our schedule, and get in where you fit in!
NOON Ashtanga Lite w/ Carol (All Levels/Higher Exertion)
5:30p All Levels Power w/ Megan (AllLevels/Higher Exertion)
7:00p Blissful Restorative with Therapeutic Essential Oils w/ Joanne (Low Exertion/All Levels)
8:30a Ashtanga First Series (Intermediate/Advance Practice/Higher Exertion)
9:30a It's Just Yoga w/ Jenn (All Levels/Beginner Friendly/Moderate Exertion)
11:00 Intro to Ashtanga (All Levels/Beginner Friendly/Moderate to Higher Exertion)
9:30a Community Yoga w/ Ellie (All Levels/Moderate Exertion)
3:00pm Gentle Bliss Yoga w/ Kathleen (Low to Moderate Exertion/All Levels/ Beginner Friendly)
REGISTER ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
Increase Your Flexibility, Range of Motion, & Sense of Humor.
Join Kathleen Ames for this 2 hour workshop designed to help you safely increase flexibility, regardless of your perceived ability. Learn stable stretching techniques to deepen your range, and laugh a little along the way.
$20 Advance Registration. $25 at the Door.
After 4 car accidents, 3 abdominal surgeries, being diagnosed with an Auto-Immune disease and 17 years of teaching yoga Kathleen Ames has some special and unique insights to increase flexibility. At age 58 she is stronger, more fit and more flexible than she was in her 20's. Although she has had through 5+ teacher trainings (Anusara, Vinyasa, Flow, Vinniyoga, Pre/postnatal and Yin Yoga) pain has been her biggest teacher. After 13 years of being in pain, Kathleen is now pain free. Her zest for life and gratitude for the present moment is infectious.
I believe in a therapeutic, orthopedic, anatomy-based approach to movement in the body. My love for yoga started in 2001 and following my path to teaching, became a certified 200RYT in 2005 from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA through the amazing teachings of Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Not long after receiving my yoga certification I was introduced to the Pilates method. I realized the synergetic relationship Yoga and Pilates could offer to truly connect the body to mindful movement. I then pursued my Pilates training and received my Reformer I, II, III certification through Balanced Body University. After becoming a mother in 2010, I received my children's yoga certification in San Francisco, CA so I could give my daughters and other children the gift of yoga in their lives. I'm always continuing my education and am most recently working on my 500RYT through Yoga Medicine. I am continuing this journey expanding my depth of knowledge and working closely with healthcare practitioners to provide yoga and Pilates as medicine for both the body and mind.