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September 2020 – Ηow to Teach Ashtanga Yoga with Leela Miller

                                                 How to Teach Ashtanga Yoga

A practical, non-dogmatic approach

The body loves to move. Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga’s undisputed popularity among yoga practitioners despite its controversies illustrates this. The merging of insightful movement with powerful subtle and supported breath creates a feeling of mental and physical strength, focus and positivity few other practices can match.

Many great opportunities exist to practice Ashtanga all over the world in the presence of world-renowned seasoned yogis. The opportunities to learn to teach it safely and effectively pale in comparison. This leads to many Ashtanga teachers relying on other teacher trainings of Hatha yoga and even other physical disciplines such as dance or martial arts in order to teach Ashtanga. This course commits to redress this imbalance.

This 40 hours course

  • Teaches you how to teach Ashtanga regardless of how you learned it and from whom, and disconnected from the noise and restriction that can come from branding and unquestioning adherence to certain practices and authority that may not support the ultimate goal of yoga: freedom, bliss and a quiet mind
  • Provides the space for you to teach, supervised by someone with nearly 30 years’ uninterrupted years of Ashtanga teaching, including led, private, total beginners and Mysore self-practice
  • Honours the principles of the Krishnamcharya lineage as interpreted by his various students through the medium of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in a way that makes practical sense with regards to the body and in the social context in which we live.
  • Aims, through inquiry and investigation, to tear down any artificial boundaries created by branding and factions.
  • Puts principles above personalities to celebrate this amazing healing system.

Over the course of two weekends, you will participate in:

Daily full led primary series practice

Daily practice teaching sessions

Daily focus:

  1. Context:
    1. Branding versus lineage and
    2. Verbal Cues
      1. What are the key alignment issues of each pose?
      2. How to communicate them succinctly and effectively
  2. Working with the body
    1. Adjustments –the art of intelligent touch
    2. Modifications – because it’s insane to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result
    3. Props – when and how
  3. Complete beginners – Start at the very beginning
  4. Mysore self-practice – How to teach
  5. What to do when the moon, the body or the mind says no
    1. Moon Days
    2. Vinyasa Yoga
    3. Restorative
  6. How Ashtanga heals –Ashtanga is dedicated to healing. What inherent in the practice allows this to occur physically, emotionally and energetically?

Suitable for yoga teachers with a working knowledge of the Ashtanga Primary Series. Non-teachers May attend as practitioners.

25/9/20: 9.00-12.00 & 13.00-16.00

26/9/20: 9.00-12.30 & 13.30-17.00

27/9/20: 9.00-12.30 & 13.30-17.00

2/10/20: 9.00-12.00 & 13.00-16.00

3/10/20: 9.00-12.30 & 13.30-17.00

4/10/20: 9.00-12.30 & 13.30-17.00


(24% V.A.T is not included)

Cancellation policy: No refunds, one month prior to the event.
To register please contact: Anima Studio
23, Sot.Petroula str. Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
anima@animastudio.gr, / Tel.: +30 2310 383993

About Leela

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Leela was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by the late Derek Ireland in a loft a New York City in the late 1980’s. She later went on to study with Danny Paradise from 1988. She has taught a range of abilities and formats including led classes, Mysore-style and one-on-one classes, and has used Ashtanga to expedite healing of her own injuries. Leela integrates her study of other Yoga styles such as Iyengar and Shadow, as well as her experience as a Craniosacral Therapist into this demanding and rewarding style in a non-dogmatic, practical approach that is disciplined, respectful and joyful.

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