Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Workshops

Wednesday to Friday:
6:30 - 9 am Zazen and Mysore
10 - 1 pm Technique and Practice
2:30 - 4:30 pm Uhr theoretical foundations and the bascics of human Anatomie

Saturday:
9 - 12 pm Zazen and Mysore
1 - 5 pm Technique, Practice and Theorie

Sunday:
9 - 12 pm Zazen and Led class
13 - 4 pm Technique, Practice and Theorie

This Intensive is both part and a requirement for the upcoming Teachers Trainings with Andrea. You can also book this Intensive independently of the teachers training if you wish to deepen and refine your own practice.

In this Training Andrea will be supported by Aris Kapetanakis, renowned Ashtanga Yoga teacher from Athens and director of Porta Pandana, (www.ashtangayogaathens.com). The combination of their teaching and knowledge will ensure an intensive and valuable experience for everybody who attends.

Focus of this Intensive:

  • Zazen
  • Mysore and Led Class
  • detailed Technique and Alignement of each Asanas in the Primary Series
  • Energetic aspects of the pracitice
  • Breath and Bandhas
  • Introduction in human Anatomy
  • Introduction in Yoga History and Philosophy

Zazen is a seated method of meditation and will be led by Aris. The essential element is the goal to achive and maintain physical and mental calm. The combination of Zazen and Ashtanga Yoga helps to deepen the Practice.

The Lectures in Anatomy will be given by Andrea Kohler, Osteopath and longtime practioner of Ashtanga Yoga. Her classes will mediate a sense for the functional principles of the entire organism in order to facilitate the development of an overall understanding of the body.

The Lectures in Yoga History and Philosophy will be held by Dr. Oliver Hellwig. The Intensive has 45 TU (teaching units) in total.

To apply for the intensive you need to have a regular and established Ashtanga Yoga Practice of the full Primary Series for at least one year. Please write in your application your previous experience (and knowledge of) Yoga in general and write in detail about your experience with Ashtanga Yoga.

costs (incl.VAT 19%):
480 euro,
for Students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin or Porta Pandana Athens: 420 euro.

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Saturday:
14:00 - 16:30 Uhr
Sunday:
14:00 - 16:30 Uhr

This workshop offers an introduction to the practice and theory of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Its essential principles and foundations will be imparted in a comprehensible and practical way.


  • the basics of Ashtanga Yoga (also in comparison to other traditions)
  • Sunsalutations in detail
  • alignment of the standing sequence
  • the first sitting asanas with Vinyasas in detail
  • finishing sequence
  • techniques of Ashtanga Yoga (Ujjayi breath, Bandhas and Drishtis)
  • structure of the "Primary Series" of Ashtanga Yoga
  • advice for a safe and self-dependant practice
  • tradition of Ashtanga Yoga (history and difference to othere traditions

Also for students already practising Ashtanga Yoga since a while, this workshop will help to deepen the practice and understanding of Ashtanga Yoga in all its aspects.

Costs: (incl. 19 % Ust): 60 €
50 € reduced

For beginners we have a special offer including this workshop in combination with unlimited classes for the following 4 weeks at 130€, 120€ reduced.

(The reduced prices are for students, unemployed persons and for members of the Ashtanga Studio)

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Nancy Gilgoff is one of the pioneers of Ashtanga Yoga and the first western women introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. She began practicing Ashtanga Yoga over thirty years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. As result of their long and close association, Nancy is able to teach with a style and touch that comes directly from Pattabhi Jois. When Nancy asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to „teach the way I taught you“ - advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today. Her home is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where she founded "the House of Yoga and Zen" twenty years ago and where she continues to teach to this day.
Nancy’s studies, over the years, have also led her to other teachers, including Baba Hari Das and for asana, instructors of Iyengar. In addition, she has and continues to pursue the dharma teachings of the Dalai Lama.
Nancy spends much of her time touring the United States, Europe and Asia, teaching with a view to fostering loving-kindness and to share her love and experience of yoga.

10/11 May, Weekend Workshop
Saturday 10am-1:30pm
Led class: full Primary, little break (30min), light Pranayama, discussion, Q&A
Sunday 10am-1:30pm
Led class: half Primary, introduction to Intermediate Series, little break (30min), Loving Kindness Meditation, discussion, Q&A

The workshop will offer two led classes in traditional Ashtanga Yoga. On Sunday Nancy will lead us through the Primary series up to Navasana and followed by an introduction to Intermediate series. After the practice Nancy will focus on the history and methodology of Ashtanga Yoga, will give an introduction to Pranayama and the Zen Loving Kindness meditation. There will be time for questions and answers, stories and to share experiences. If you have questions concerning the practice, philosophy and history of Ashtanga Yoga, feel free to use this opportunity to ask Nancy. The workshop is open to everybody with good experience in Ashtanga Yoga.

Costs (incl. 19% vat): 130 €
for students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin with a valid contract: 120 €
Places are limited. Payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve your space

If you need accommodation write us an e-mail and we will send you links for affordable private rooms and apartments in the area.
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Nancy Gilgoff is one of the pioneers of Ashtanga Yoga and the first western women introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. She began practicing Ashtanga Yoga over thirty years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. As result of their long and close association, Nancy is able to teach with a style and touch that comes directly from Pattabhi Jois. When Nancy asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to „teach the way I taught you“ - advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today. Her home is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where she founded "the House of Yoga and Zen" twenty years ago and where she continues to teach to this day.
Nancy’s studies, over the years, have also led her to other teachers, including Baba Hari Das and for asana, instructors of Iyengar. In addition, she has and continues to pursue the dharma teachings of the Dalai Lama.
Nancy spends much of her time touring the United States, Europe and Asia, teaching with a view to fostering loving-kindness and to share her love and experience of yoga.

12-16 May, Intermediate Clinic, 14th is a moon day so no a.m. practice
Monday to Friday:
10:15 am - 12:15 am, Practice
Break
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Adjustment Clinic

In this workshop, you continue to learn the principles of hands-on adjusting, of working therapeutically, and of sensing energy movement and blockage in the body. Focus will be on the Intermediate Series of the Ashtanga system.

The workshop is open to those who have completed a Primary Adjustment Clinic with Nancy Gilgoff. Also accepted are students, who completed the 200h Teacherstraining with Andrea Lutz and have attended a weekend workshop with Nancy before.
All participants must have a daily practice and be practicing the full Intermediate Series regularly.
There will be a practice session and a 3-hour Adjustment Clinic.

Costs (incl. 19% vat): 550 €
Places are limited. Payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve your space

If you need accommodation write us an e-mail and we will send you links for affordable private rooms and apartments in the area.
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19-23 & 25-27 May, Mysore Classes
Sunday: 8 to 10
Monday to Friday: 10:15 to 12:15
Sunday: 8 to 10
Monday to Tuesday: 10:15 to 12:15

Those days have a limited number of practitioners. Previous study with Nancy is required to participate. To register for those classes please write directly to Nancy : hyz0@hotmail.com

Manju Jois will introduce and teach the powerful healing elements and techniques that make up the Ashtanga system. The Primary Series, a series of asanas (postures) known as Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Healing), the Intermediate Series entitled Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing), the Nadi Shodhana Pranayamas (breathing exercises) and the Vedic peace chants (Shanti Mantras).

Manju is known for his healing hands and his precise adjustments. He has over 45 years teaching experience and is a master in Yoga Therapy. These trainings are focused on learning safe and helpful adjustments for each asana of the sequence. We will explore each posture in depth and detail. Manju will show his way of adjusting and assisting people in every position. He will introduce the Vinyasa Count and the correct Sanskrit pronunciation of the asanas and the Opening and Closing Chants.

Manju P. Jois started yoga at age seven with his father Sri K. Patthabi Jois in Mysore and began teaching at age 15. He has taught continuously throughout the world for the last 45 years. Manju Jois' dedicated life-long mission is to provide training for students and teachers in the traditions of Ashtanga Yoga. Manju Jois trains students in the ancient style of yoga, which is a combination of the asanas, Pranayamas and meditation chants. Manju's teaching style is intensive, inspiring and humorous. He is honored to pass along all of the traditional components of yoga to his students, as he encourages them: "Unite with yourself"

» More about Manju
» Manjus Website

Weekend Workshop
28. & 29. June

Saturday/Sunday 10am-1pm
Led Classes to introduce the original Sanskrit counting method, introduction to Pranayama, Vedic Peace Chants, discussion / questions & answers. All levels of experience are welcome, some experience in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga is required.

Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
Weekend Workshop: 130€*

*students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin 120€
Places are limited and allocated when payment has arrived.
Participation is at your own risk.

If you need accommodation please send us an e-mail and we will send you links for affordable private rooms and apartments in the area.

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These trainings are designed for everybody who is seriously interested in the traditional way to teach Ashtanga Yoga. To attend the teachers training for the Primary Series, a regular practice in Ashtanga Yoga (full "Primary Series") should be established.

Manju Jois will introduce and teach the powerful healing elements and techniques that make up the Ashtanga system. The Primary Series, a series of asanas (postures) known as Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Healing), the Intermediate Series entitled Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing), the Nadi Shodhana Pranayamas (breathing exercises) and the Vedic peace chants (Shanti Mantras).

Manju is known for his healing hands and his precise adjustments. He has over 45 years teaching experience and is a master in Yoga Therapy. These trainings are focused on learning safe and helpful adjustments for each asana of the sequence. We will explore each posture in depth and detail. Manju will show his way of adjusting and assisting people in every position. He will introduce the Vinyasa Count and the correct Sanskrit pronunciation of the asanas and the Opening and Closing Chants.

Furthermore, Manju will teach Nadi Shodana Pranayama as well as the Vedic Peace Chants which help to integrate the strong practice in mind and body. There will be time for discussions so that everybody with serious interest in traditional Ashtanga Yoga will benefit from the deep insights Manju can offer out of his live long study and teaching this practice.

» More about Manju
» Manjus Website

"Teachers Training Primary Series"
30. June - 4. July

Monday to Friday 10:15 am - 3 pm

  • Mysore Class in the traditional style with individual help and guidance from Manju P. Jois
  • Adjustment Training
  • Vinyasa Count
  • Nadi Shodana Pranayama
  • Vedic Peace Chants
  • Q&A

Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
"Teachers Training Primary Series": 550€
"Teachers Training Primary Series" and "Weekend Workshop": 650€
People who book the second time the same level Teacher Training with Manju P. Jois in Berlin, receive a reduction of 10 %.

Places are limited and allocated when payment has arrived.

To reserve your place a non refundable deposit of 150€ has to be made, the remaining costs has to be paid latest 4 weeks before the training starts. Participation is at your own risk.

If you need accommodation please send us an e-mail and we will send you links for affordable private rooms and apartments in the area.

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Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Classes
22.-26. September

Monday-Friday 10am-12pm
Only people with an established practice.

Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
1 class: 40€
5 classes: 175€

Places are limited and allocated when payment has arrived.
Participation is at your own risk.

If you need accommodation please send us an e-mail and we will send you links for affordable private rooms and apartments in the area.

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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Crete
7. to 21. of June 2014