Tired, busy, overworked? Developing a regular yoga practice is the perfect way to regain peace of mind and strength in your body, build endurance and become more flexible over time. It’s a powerful tool, that not only works through your whole body, but will eventually help you go through the challenges of life with effortless ease.
In India, where my ancestors come from, yoga is traditionally being practiced daily. Imagine the amplified benefits and the transformational process you’ll go through when implementing a daily yoga practice. Ashtanga Yoga, the mother of power yoga, is just that. I help you develop a daily routine; a self-practice that you can always fall back on.
All over the world Ashtanga Yoga practitioners practice and build on the same yoga sequence. A set series of poses, practiced in a specific order. There are six sequences in total. Everyone starts at the primary series, beginner or advanced yogi, but will progress through the series at their own pace.
' I am bringing this intelligent yoga method to Bonaire.'
Students receive individual instruction from their teacher and build on the sequence, every morning prior to work, 6 days a week with one rest day.
The shala, or yogastudio, is open daily from 6 am-9 am as an open practice space. You can walk in at any time before 8 am to roll out your mat. You practice in silence while I am there to assist, instruct and teach you the next asana in the sequence when your body is ready. Some asana’s take more time to learn than others. Just trust the process and your teacher. As a beginner Ashtangi, your practice may be as short as 20 minutes, but over time as you progress in the series, it will take up to 90 minutes.
Not familiar with the Ashtanga Yoga sequence yet? Here is your opportunity to start.
The 21 day Poweryoga challenge
We kick off with a Fundamentals of Ashtanga workshop in a small group of maximum 12 students. I will explain a little bit about the origins of Ashtanga Vinaysa Yoga and teach you the tristana method; how to use your breath (pranayama) while engaging the energy locks (bandha’s) in the core of your body as you move through the sun saluations (the warm up of the sequence) with focussed attention (dristi).
After this you are ready for day 2 - 21 of the challenge. You start your self-practice in the open practice space, the shala, anytime between 6 am and 8 am. I will be there to guide you individually.
When does it start?
Sunday January 9th 2022 9:30 am -11:30 with a Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga workshop.
You commit to a daily practice with one rest day per week on Sunday and an extra rest day on full moon and new moon (January 18th Full moon)
If you are unable to make it to the shala for practice, you practice at home. It is advised to come to the studio at least 3 times a week, in order to receive individualised instruction and develop progressively in your practice.
The last day of the challenge is on Saturday the 29th of January 6:30-8:00 am.
You can choose to continue your ongoing journey after this with the Mysore Program.
What do you get?
A 120 minute workshop Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga worth US$ 40
Daily practice* in the open practice space or shala at Smiling Buddha Yogastudio Bonaire Mon-Fri 6:00 - 9:00 am worth US$120
3 verbally led classes on Saturdays 6:30-8:00 am (we go for community coffee/breakfast afterwards, at your own cost)
motivation and inspiration via private online community
Weekly group check-in
Ashtanga Yoga reference sheet worth US$10
FLXBL yogamat worth US$79
*) excluding rest days (Sundays and full/new moon days)
US$ 220 Early bird until January 1st 2022
US$ 239 from January 2nd 2022