April 02, 2016 at Zazen in San Francisco.
– Saturday, 4/2, 1 – 4PM. Workshop, Part 1
– Sunday, 4/3, 9AM – 12PM. Workshop, Part 2
– Monday – Friday, 4/4 – 4/8, 6 – 9AM. Mysore Classes
$295 for the whole week.
*Space limited to 18 students per session
David received his certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga from Pattabhi Jois in 2002, one of forty or so teachers worldwide to receive that distinction.
David has been studying movement for fifty-two years. Major influences in his life’s study include the tradition of Martha Graham in dance, the tradition of Masahiro Oki in yoga, and the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya in yoga (as taught to him by Sri Pattabhi Jois and Sri Sharath Jois, Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, and Eddie Stern, as well as 1st and 2nd generation disciples of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, including Shandor Remete, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, Ramanand Patel and Judith Lasater. It was Shandor, now known as Xander, who instilled in David the love and precision of asana as well as the need to remain open to the ineffable quality of Grace.)
Now at age 69, David’s own daily practice focuses on deepening his understanding of the concepts and principles he teaches. He continues to refine ways to marry the sentient experience of his own practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga; Yoga Chikitsa, Nadi Shodhana, and Sthira Bhaga, with the capabilities and experiences of his students. Although his beloved guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois passed away in 2009, David continues to return to Mysore yearly to maintain his connection to the source. Guruji gave David his blessings to teach in 1997, and Certified him by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore in 2002.
David writes: Recently I have been especially interested in the writings and personal photographs of Sri T. Krishnamacharya in his “Yoga Makaranda” as well as in the writings of Thomas Myers’ ‘Anatomy Trains’ and the theory of ‘tensegrity.’ Whatever transpires in the workshop session there will undoubtedly be particular attention to detail. In my estimation God and/or Love is in the detail of our practice and it is the detail that makes the difference between an ordinary yoga practice and one that is illuminated by a sense of Balance, Beauty and Truth.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If Zazen has to cancel the event, you will be refunded 100%. If you need to cancel your enrollment before March 19, you will be refunded 80%. If you need to cancel before March 26, you will be refunded 50%. After March 26 no refunds will be given.
LADIES’ HOLIDAY: Please talk to Sidney (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your options if this may interfere with your ability to participate in any of the sessions.
Please contact Sidney (email: email@example.com) with any questions about this workshop.