David Robson Workshop
Learn to Float - Sep 15-17th, 2017
Focus on the Primary Series and the foundations of the asana practice.
- Bring lightness into your practice
- Learn to float your jump throughs
- Deepen your daily practice
Full Workshop $255
Schedule and Pricing
Friday 7-9p: Learn to Float
When breath and movement are in union, our practice becomes graceful and filled with ease. Focusing on the vinyasas of Surya Namaskara, the Sun Salutations, this workshop will provide you with invaluable techniques to help you bring lightness into your practice. All levels are welcome to attend.
Saturday 8-10a: Detailed Led Primary
David will lead you through Ashtanga's Primary Series with the traditional Sanskrit count, and include some detailed instruction along the way. Prepare to work very hard! Suitable for all levels.
Saturday 1-3p: Perfecting fundamental Asanas
Take a deep and detailed look at the alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence. Study the exact vinyasas that connect each of the postures, and Learn ways to deepen the work and progression of your daily practice.
Saturday 4-6p: Knees, Hips & Forward Bends
Ashtanga’s Primary Series is full of forward folds and knee bends. Correct technique and alignment is important in order to avoid injuring the hamstrings, lower back, or knees. This workshop will explore the different aspects of the Primary Series forward bends with the goal of keeping the body safe. Great for all levels.
Sunday 7-9a: Mysore
Mysore is the traditional format for practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Led classes are a fantastic way to learn about the vinyasa, but Mysore-style is where you follow your own breath and deepen your focus and meditation skills. David leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs at his home studio.
Sunday 1-3p: Jump back & Through
Jump Backs and Jump Throughs are the transitional movements that link Ashtanga's sitting poses together. These vinyasas provide a bridge to carry our focus between asanas, and also build a purifying heat in the body that is said to boil the blood. This workshop will go over the actions and movements of the jump-back and jump-through in close detail, and provide invaluable instruction useful for all levels of practitioners.
Full Workshop $255
Individual Sessions: $50
David Robson is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. After completing a degree in Comparative Religion,
David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, and initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching, and since 2007 has been an Authorized Level 2 teacher.
In addition to running his Mysore program in Toronto, David teaches workshops and retreats around the world, and he has released a popular series of instructional videos on Ashtanga called Learn to Float.