Get that very first taste of Ashtanga
We’re admittedly a bit behind on this.
There are always practical tips offered such as his “Physics of Flight” class in which he breaks down the dynamics of vinyasa into minute details. In another class he may explore what he calls “Equality of Opposition and the Six Directions”. Here he explains how to seek balance through uniting the opposing forces that form every asana as well as the world around us. On a philosophical level he offers practical insights into Patanjalis Yoga Sutras in a class entitled “Eight Limbs and Daily Life”. David sheds light onto the more ethereal areas of the internal practice through explorations of pranayama and the energetic realms of bandhas. Whether new to Ashtanga or a seasoned practitioner all are sure to gain benefit from attending the classes. Contact the host of the event if you are interested in finding out more details about the classes David will be offering. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with David. You are sure to return home with greater insights into your practice and a smile on your face.
And, for good measure, he follows that up with both a weekend and a teacher training (which is noted as not being a certification course) in Charlottesville. That city’s sure getting its share of Ashtanga.
My guess is that David’s probably the first taste of Ashtanga Yoga a lot of people (especially in America) get. As I’ve written in the past, a one-day workshop with him probably was when I turned the corner from doing some yoga to doing just Ashtanga as my yoga practice (and then to really just doing Ashtanga as my main physical practice). David’s got a great ability to present the core of Ashtanga practices — both physical and spiritual — in a way that is not at all intimidating (or “weird”) to a neophyte. He makes it not seem too alien or unapproachable. He might be the best at that first course of Ashtanga, among the teachers I’ve studied with.
So, if you’re around LA or Charlottesville and you know someone who you think ought to get an introduction, your very best chances are here.
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