Tim Miller Ashtanga Weekend, back by popular demand! ● The Essence of Sadhana

October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016

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Location: Miami City Ballet

Phone: (305) 534-8988

Email: workshops@miamilifecenter.com

Website: http://www.miamilifecenter.com

The Essence of Sadhana — A Weekend with Tim Miller

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.” 

FRIDAY
morning  Pranayama $30
morning  Mysore Practice $50

evening  Taming the Mind $50    
“Roots and Wings—The Mysterious and Elusive Bandhas”. 
Foundational to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga is the application of Mula Bandha and Uddhiyana Bandha to bring steadiness and lightness to the body, length and smoothness to the breath, and concentration to the mind.  Through an exploration of different asanas and pranayamas we will discover how the proper application of the bandhas can take our practice to the next level of “Mindfulness” by tempering the excessive Rajasic quality of our minds. (Light practice, suitable for anyone)
                                 
SATURDAY
morning Pranayama $30
morning Enlightening the Body $50
“The Primary Series of Asanas—An Archetype of Sadhana”. 
A brief synopsis of Sadhana Pada (Chapter Two of the Yoga Sutras) followed by Yoga Chikitsa (Primary Series), a systematic and profound methodology for reducing Tamas by detoxifying the body, removing excess Apana from the system, and quite literally, bringing us to our senses.  The class will conclude with the Hanuman Chalisa—40 verses in praise of the embodiment of perfect Sadhana (Hanuman). (Strong practice)
 
afternoon Consulting The Jungle Physician $50
Good teachers and practitioners recognize that the practice of yoga involves work on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels of the human being.  Tim brings 35 years of practical experience as a yoga teacher, extensive study of anatomy, pranayama, yoga philosophy, Indian mythology, Jyotisha (Vedic astrology), mantra, and kirtan to better assist his students in their Sadhana.  This will be an open forum to ask yoga related questions—on therapeutics, biomechanics, evolution of practice with age, history of ashtanga yoga, pranayama, yoga philosophy, etc. (No practice)

SUNDAY
morning Pranayama $30
morning Enlightening the Body Even More $50
“Nadi Shodana—An Introduction to the Intermediate Series of Asanas”
An explanation of the purpose of the second series and its relationship to the Pranamaya Kosha (Energy Body), the Chakras, and the Kundalini Shakti, plus an introduction to Nadi Shodana that includes an in depth preparation for some of the more challenging poses, like bhekasana, kapotasana, and eka pada sirsasana (strong practice)
 
afternoon Unveiling the Spirit $50
“Polishing the Mirror—Pranayama, Mantra and Kiran”
An exploration of the practice of Pranayama and Mantra to cultivate the Sattvic quality and awaken the Buddhi (the awakened mind), and a grand finale of Kirtan to take us Nirguna (beyond the Gunas) and into the Anandamaya Kosha (the abode of bliss) (No asana)
* All sessions except pranayama are 2.5 hours. Pranayama is approx 45 minutes. Exact Times TBD
 
FEE: Full Workshop: $350  

Call us (305) 534-8988 or email: info@miamilifecenter.com

NOTE: "No refunds or cancellations within one month of the workshop start date. All workshop registrations contain a 10% non-refundable booking fee to cover administrative costs. Please bear that in mind before booking. Absolutely no exceptions."

SOLD OUT! Ashtanga 6 Day Workshop with Tim Feldmann • Limited to 30 students

October 25, 2016 - October 30, 2016

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Location: Miami Life Center

Phone: 305-534-8988

Email: workshops@miamilifecenter.com

Website: http://www.miamilifecenter.com/

Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method.

“The body is the way to our spirit, to our true Self. That’s what asana is for”.

A near fatal falling accident in 1992 led Tim on the yogic path. His teaching integrates extensive studies of F.M. Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests. Tim’s humorous, straight forward yet profound teaching style makes him a cherished teacher, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

Tuesday
7-8 Pranayama 8-10 AM Mysore 3-5 PM Workshop
Wednesday
7-8 Pranayama 8-10 AM Mysore
Thursday
7-8 Pranayama 8-10 AM Mysore 3-5 PM Workshop
Friday
7-8 Pranayama (self practice) 8-10 AM Mysore
Saturday
6:30-7:30 Pranayama 7:30-9:30 AM Mysore 3-5 PM Workshop
Sunday
6-8 AM Mysore 8-9AM Pranayama

FEE: SOLD OUT!!!
No single sessions. Full workshop: $400

NOTE: "No refunds or cancellations within one month of the workshop start date. All workshop registrations contain a 10% non-refundable booking fee to cover administrative costs. Please bear that in mind before booking. Absolutely no exceptions."