February 8th - 10th
Jen René has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 15 years. Her practice and teaching are mainly influenced by Tim Miller, who has been her teacher for the past decade. Other sources of inspiration in Jen’s teaching and practice include Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor and David Garrigues – all of whom she’s logged hundreds of hours of study with.
Jen built and continues to direct a Mysore program she started seven years ago in Washington, DC. The thriving program sees about forty students a morning in all their sweaty glory. A team of teachers trained by Jen lead the program in her absence. Jen has taught students all of the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A asana. But beyond asana, her biggest goal (and greatest reward) is to instill in students a devotion, faith and enthusiasm for the practice. Jen believes wholeheartedly that Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone – it can be beautiful, but usually it’s much more of a beautiful mess. You can read more about Jen at www.jenrene.com
Friday, Mysore Style I 7-9am
Saturday, Led Full Primary I 7:30-9:15am
Sunday, Mysore Style I 7-9am
Friday, Ashtanga Essentials I 5:30-7:30pm
This workshop will focus on the Ashtanga essentials - Tristhana, Vinyasa and Sun Salutations. Tristana loosely translates into three standing places - in Ashtanga this is the breath, posture, and gazing point. These important places of action should always be a part of the asana practice. Vinyasa is the breathing and moving system. This generates heat and cleansing. The perfect example of when vinyasa occurs is with the sun salutations. The sun salutations - stringing together body, breath, mind and soul. Sun salutations connect our breath and our movement and begin the practice of yoga and meditation.
Saturday, Core for Yogis I 12-2pm
Looking to give your yoga practice a boost? Can’t quite figure out how to activate your low abs or lengthen your low back? Do you experience pain in your back or SI? Try some more core to help you collect yourself, stabilize yourself and prevent injury.This workshop focuses on some key Pilates and core strengthening movements that will help you build strength in your asana practice. A little ab work can go a long way. You’ll leave this workshop knowing a few key exercises to do on your own. Expect an emphasis on core strength, controlled movement, and correct muscle activation. The precision of these core movements rehabilitates, stabilizes, and strengthens making for a more aligned and strong asana practice.
Sunday, Transitions & Inversions I 12-2pm
In yoga transitions can be more difficult than the pose itself. This workshop is designed to break them down and make them more accessible. In their simplest form, transitions are just physics - it’s all about transferring your body weight and knowing when to lift. This workshop will focus on moving from your center and moving effortlessly through the transition like sun salutations, jump backs and jump throughs. The mechanics of transitions sets the foundation for inversions. In this workshop we will begin to experiment with transitioning our weight into our hands - and going upside down.
Individual Workshop: $45
Individual Practice: $30
Full Weekend (3 Practices & 3 Workshops): $185 prior to January 25th, $210 thereafter