Join Stan to be led by the traditional sweet sound of Sanskrit counting through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with emphasis on posture, breathing, and a steady gaze. These three pillars of Ashtanga Yoga help develop the witness inside of us by calming the mind through concentration. Through the witness, we begin to develop Viveka, the ability to distinguish between the real and unreal perceptions and beliefs we have about ourselves, others, and the world around us. With Viveka comes Vairagya, the sense of clear physical, mental, and spiritual discernment.
The workshop will begin with some simple chanting followed by a discussion of the three pillars and how to develop the witness within. Come explore ways to use your daily practice as a means to experience unconditional happiness, nonattachment, and a deeper sense of love!
Stan Woodman is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. He took his first yoga class in 1991 and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1997. Having first met Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in New York City in 2001, Stan eventually went to the source in 2003 to study with Guruji and continues his yearly pilgrimages to Mysore today. An avid extreme sports enthusiast, Stan lives in Connecticut and teaches Mysore programs in Ridgefield and Greenwich. Learn more at allthingsashtanga.com.