DAVID WILLIAMS

Ashtanga Yoga for the rest of your life

thu. 26. - sun. 29. 9. 2019

David Williams has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. In 1972, David met K. P. Manju , the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw him demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda's Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his 6 month Yoga teachers training course certification. 

In 1973, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians to be certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas and one of the very few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga pranayama.

David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju to America and the western world when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California, in 1975.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today's leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Cliff Barber, Batiste Marceau, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Clifford Sweatte, Tracy Rich, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kathy Cooper, and Andrew Eppler.

This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to study Yoga with the man who brought Ashtanga Yoga out of India.

schedule:

Thursday: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Discussion of how David thinks Ashtanga Yoga should be taught and practiced based on his 40 years of daily practice and teaching. This class is the foundation for all students, and particularly teachers, who want a greater depth of understanding of the "big picture" of the most beneficial way to practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga. 1st series practice led by David.

Friday: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Continuation of 1st series led by David with thorough explanations of every step.

Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1st series led by David with less interruption by commentary.

Saturday: 4 pm - 6:00 pm
History of Yoga, description of the lineage of teachers of Ashtanga Yoga, David's travels and adventures in Yoga, and his bringing Ashtanga Yoga to America and its eventual spread to the entire world. Introduction and practice of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama, as taught by Pattabhi Jois, led by David.

Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An introduction to 2nd series in a way that everyone at all levels can try and enjoy. 2nd session of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama led by David. 

full workshop: 300€
250 euros, if paid 2 weeks in advance and earlier.

The place of venue will be PRAKRITI - Ashtanga Yoga Shala Bratislava, Údernícka 11/6083, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Register now: yoga@prakriti.sk!