Ashtanga Yoga for the Rest of Your Life
with David Williams
4 Days, 5 Classes
Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6, 2018
$250 / register before April 19th
$300 / after April 19th
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to study Yoga with the man who brought Ashtanga Yoga out of India.
Thursday- 5:30pm - 8:00pm Talk and practice.
Discussion of how David thinks Ashtanga Yoga should be taught and practiced based on his 45+ years of daily practice and teaching. This class is the foundation for all students, and particularly teachers, who want a greater depth of understanding of the "big picture" of the most beneficial way to practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga. Primary Series practice led by David.
Friday- 5:30pm - 8:00pm Talk and practice.
Continuation of Primary Series led by David with thorough explanations of every step not covered on Thursday.
Saturday- 10:00am - 12noon
Questions and complete Primary Series led by David's commentary.
Saturday- 4:00pm - 6:00pm
History of Yoga, description and the history of Ashtanga Yoga, David's travels and adventures in Yoga, and his bringing Ashtanga Yoga to America and its eventual spread to the entire world. Introduction and practice of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama, as taught by Pattabhi Jois, led by David.
Sunday- 10:00am- 12noon
An introduction to Intermediate Series in a way that everyone at all levels can try and enjoy. 2nd session of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama led by David.
David Williams is 67 years old and has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since 1976.
In 1972, David met K. P. Manju , the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw him demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda's Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his Six Month Yoga Teachers Training Course Certification.
In 1973, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and he became the first non-Indian taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas. He is also one of the few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga pranayama.
In 1975, David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois to America when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California.
David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today's leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Danny Paradise, Cliff Barber, Baptiste Marceau, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Clifford Sweatte, Ricky Tran, Kathy Cooper, and Andrew Eppler.