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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga workshop with Eleftheria Lagoudaki  / KALAMATA /Peloponnese , Greece

May 2-3-4 ,  2014

History | Philosophy | Practice | Evolution


Eleftheria Lagoudaki is dedicated to the practice and teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for the last 14 years. She tought the Ashtanga Vinyasa in numerous places in Athens and in 2002 she founded Om Studio|Ashtanga Yoga in Athens , the only shala in Athens that transmits exclusively the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.


Eleftheria teaches everyday Mysore classes as led classes too and has introduced hundrends of people to this beautiful method making it approachable to all , through her special way of teaching.


The goal of this workshop is to introduce the Ashtanga method to completly beginners and also help the ones that are already practicing Ashtanga to deepen their practice, clarifying myths and stories around it, through discussion and, of course, practice.


Days and Hours


Friday


17:00pm-18:00 pm


Lecture : Historical and Sociological approach | Philosophy


18:00pm-20:00pm  Practice | Led class for all levels


‘Concrete Foundations for a Joyful practice’


Saturday


Mysore style self-practice  8:00 am-10:30 am


Beginners : entrance time 8:00am


Experienced : entrance time 8:30 am


12:00pm – 14:00 pm Embodied anatomy


Sunday


Mysore style self-practice 8-11 am


Beginners entrance time 8:00am


Experienced entrance time 8:30am


12:o0am- 13:30 pm  Meditation in Motion | Exploring the methods of Vinyasa and Tristana


The workshop is suitable for those with no experience at all and for experienced practitioners too. Lectures will be in the greek language and can be easily translated in english if it’s necessary. 

Cost: 70 euros

contact: eleftherialagoudaki@gmail.com or Armonia Yoga Studio

    Om Studio | Ashtanga Yoga in Athens
    is H a p p y and H o n o r e d to host

      EDDIE STERN in Athens, Greece

for a 5-day workshop, June 25th -29th, 2014.

eddie sternEddie Stern is a phenomenal teacher. He is the only western teacher that has been so close to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for two decades.
Eddie has been guided by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to the beauty of Ashtanga Yoga having studied next to him Asanas, Pranayama, Chanting and Rituals.
His workshops are heart and mind blowing as Eddie reflects, teaches and transmits with love, humor and generosity
the Essence and the Profounds of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga .
Most of his work is based on how a traditional eastern method can be applied to everyday modern life and how all people can benefit the most from this ancient practice, the Ashtanga Yoga.
Eddie Stern has only recently “broke” his Manhattan teaching borders and we are very happy that he will share all of his precious knowledge with us here in Athens.
For those interested in ‘labels’, he is Certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.Eddie is a charismatic and inspirational teacher and this will be a very useful and ‘juicy’ workshop for practitioners of all levels.
Description of the workshop by Eddie:

YOGA AS A CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE

[contemplative in greek:στοχαστικός,περισυλλογιστικός]

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the renowned Ashtanga yoga master of Mysore, once famously said:
‘when the mind is quiet, the asana is correct’.
In his view, and the view of the ancient texts, the goal of yoga is to quiet the mind so that we may have a deep experience of consciousness, and the method that Pattabhi Jois taught to experience this was through bodily postures, breathing and concentration.

Though he had a wide range of methods that he had at his command, his asana sequences are by far the most well known.During this five-day workshop, we will practice Pattabhi Jois ‘s traditional approach to yoga, but also practice some of the other dimensions that he taught and practiced himself, including chanting, pranayama, and discussion of philosophy.
These practices, taken together, allow us to enter into a wonderful world where yoga exists as an internal practice, and helps us define for ourselves
what it is to engage in a truly contemplative practice, and how a truly contemplative practice will lead us to engage with the world.Eddie Stern is a yoga instructor raised in New York City. He studied Ashtanga Yoga, chanting, philosophy and ritual under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, from 1991-2009,
and is the founder of the Broome Street Ganesha Temple. He co-publishes Namarupa , Categories of Indian Thought , a Hindu art and philosophy magazine
and runs the Urban Yogis project that brings yoga and meditation to young adults and youth in disadvantaged and at risk-to-violence communities
in New York city with his collaborator Deepak Chopra. He has published several books on Pattabhi Jois and Ashtanga Yoga,
including a translation of Pattabhi Jois’ s 1960 treatise, Yoga Mala.
Workshop details:

SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY
7am-10am Mysore practice
4pm-6pm Lecture*

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
8am -10am Led class
10:30am –11:30am Lecture
4pm-6pm Yoga Therapy

*Lectures will include different thematics on the philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga, Chanting and Pranayama.

WHERE:
Om Studio | Ashtanga Yoga in Athens
15 Kalamiotou & 4 Skouze str.
Syntagma Athens
Greece
www.omstudio.gr
www.facebook.com/athensashtanga

COST:
Early bird registration: 220euros (till the end of March)

After the 1st of April the cost of the workshop will be 250euros.

Cancellation policy:
For cancellations till April the 30rd, 2014 |full refund
For cancellations till May the 31st , 2014 |half refund
After the 1st of June |no refund.

Practitioners are recommended to participate in all classes as Eddie’ s workshops are a multidimensional experience and act like this as a whole.
More details about the entrance in the morning mysore classes will be given personally.

Some modifications on times might be announced in the future (for example an earlier start time at the morning mysore class)
and also options for drop-in or weekend participation.Please reserve your space the sooner and contact us for payment options and accommodation if you are coming from abroad. We are not a travel agency but we will be very pleased to help you if you want to start or continue your visit to Greece with some special holiday.

Info:

Eddie Stern:
www.ayny.org
www.namarupa.org

Om Studio|Ashtanga Yoga in Athens:
www.omstudio.gr

Contact Eleftheria at:
eleftherialagoudaki@gmail.com

* For those visiting from abroad : Eleftheria can give you some advice in case you want to spend some more time in Greece either in Athens or to one of our beautiful islands.

Peace | Love | Justice | Awareness
Eleftheria Lagoudaki

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