Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Workshops

Saturday:
10:00 - 12:00 (Mysore) & 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr (Workshop)

Sunday:
10:00 - 12:00 (Led Class) & 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr (Workshop)

"Only if the core is strong, we can find ease in the practice."

In this workshop Andrea will emphasize the work with the breath and the bandhas to increase your core strength, and to enable the practioner to develop an inherent ease and softness in the practice. You will learn how to use weight and gravity, to progress your inner strength and to release all unnecessary tension in the body.

In the afternoons Andrea will focus on backbending - and balancing Asanas, accordingly to the practioner level. Backbends help us to to release emotional tension and unwanted stress in the body and mind. Balancing positions help us to thrive inner strength, balance and a peacefull mind.

You will find support and ways to master even challenging Asanas. This workshop is only for students who have already established a regular practice.

Cost (incl. 19 % Ust): 130 €
for students of the Ashtanga Studio Berlin (with a valid contract): 95 €

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Saturday:
15:00 - 17:30
Sunday:
15:00 - 17:00

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): 70 €
55 € reduced

For beginners we have a special offer including this workshop in combination with unlimited classes for the following 4 weeks at 125€, 100€ reduced.

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

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Saturday:
2-5pm

In this workshop we will emphasize the practice built up from a strong foundation. We will explore in detail the use of our feet in the standing asanas and during the whole Primary Series. The use of the "Padha Bandha" in the feet has an severe impact to the correlating Mula and Uddiana Bandha.

Andrea will give in this workshop a short introduction into the anatomy of the feet and the legs, to provide a deeper understanding for the connections of the different levels in the body.

The workshop is open and suitable for all levels, experience in Ashtanga Yoga is required.

When: Saturday January 30th, 2-5pm

Costs (incl. 19 % Ust): 60 €
for students of the Ashtanga Studio Berlin (with a valid contract): 45 €

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Schedule
Friday to Monday:
9:15 am - 9:45 am Zazen
10 am - 12 am Mysore / Led Class
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Training: Practice / Theorie / Talk


Focus of this Intensive will be on refining and strenghtening your own practice and will offer a profound understanding of the different aspects of Ashtanga Yoga. The Intensive gives each student the opportunity to explore deeper levels of their own Practice. The small group setting with two experienced teachers, will ensure an individual support and assistance for your practice and will help you overcome „fixed“ limits in body and mind.

The Intensive will offer a stable foundation for further Trainings and is a great opporutnity to meet Aris and Andrea if you are interested in the upcoming Teacher Trainings.

This course will be taught in english.

Zazen (a seating meditation practice) will increase your abbility of concentration and awareness.

Contents of the Intensive:

  • Zazen
  • Mysore and Led Class
  • detailed Technique and Alignement of each Asanas in the Primary Series
  • detailed Analysis of the Vinyasa System
  • Energetic aspects of the practice
  • Jumping through and Balancing positions
  • Grounding and Flying
  • Breath and Bandhas in theory and practice
  • Introduction to Adjustment Training
  • Yoga Philosophy and Discussions

To apply for the Intensive you need to have a regular and established Ashtanga Yoga Practice for at least one year.

Costs (incl.VAT 19%): 280 EUR
For Students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin or Porta Pandana Athens 240 EUR

Contact:
Ashtanga Studio Berlin: Sign Up
Porta Pandana Athens: info@ashtangayogaathens.com

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

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): 70 €
60 € reduced

For beginners we have a special offer including this workshop in combination with unlimited classes for the following 4 weeks at 130€, 110€ reduced.

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

Sign Up

Saturday:
8:45 - 9:45 Meditation, Breath and Bandhas
10:00 - 12:00 Mysore (Practice of the Primary Series)
14:00 - 16:30 Introduction to Intermediate Series, going into detail with the second series asanas, energetic aspects of the practice.
Sunday:
8:45 - 9:45 Meditation, Breath and Bandhas
10:00 - 12:00 Led Class Intermediate Series
14:00 - 16:30 Foundation in Theory and Practice, Q & A, restorative Asanas

The Intermediate Series "Nadi Shodana" ( = nerve purification), cleanses the nervous system and the effect is more energetic than the Primary Series. The practice of the Primary Series "Yoga Shikitsa" (Yoga Therapie) is healing the physical body and helps to develop strength, stamina and flexibility. The practice of the Intermediate Series cleanses the nervous system so that the subtle and emotional body can be healed.

The practice of both sequences are a perfectly balanced practice.

This workshop will give an introduction into and an overview of the flow of the Intermediate Series. The Meditation and preparing Pranayama will help us to develop our inner strength, originating from the bandha work and from a strong breath to carry us lightly through the sequence.

Focus in the workshop:

  • Meditaion, Pranayama and preparatory work with the Bandhas
  • Asanas and Vinyasas of the Intermediate Series
  • energetic Aspects of the different Series
  • variations for difficult asanas
  • harmonizing asanas
  • deep relaxation
  • effects of the series and advice for your personal practice
  • question and answer

Practitioners of all levels will benefit from this work. To attend the workshop a daily practice has to be established for at least two years.
If you are interested in participating, but concerned about your level and the experience is required please write Andrea. Contact

Costs (incl. 19 % Ust): 130 €
for students of the Ashtanga Studio Berlin (only with a valid contract): 95 €

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Manju P. 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.

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
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Weekend Workshop
June 25th & 26th

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: 150 €*

*students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin 130 €
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 P. 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"
June 27th - July 1st 2016

Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 2 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": 650€
"Teachers Training Primary Series" and "Weekend Workshop": 750€
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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This is a unique opportunity to practice directly with Manju P. Jois in a Mysore class setting.
The Mysore classes are open for everybody with an established Ashtanga Yoga practice and who is familiar with Mysore Style Classes.
Assistance: Andrea Lutz

Mysore classes with Manju P. Jois
June 27th - July 1st 2016

Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 11 pm

» More about Manju
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Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
5 days 150€
for Students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin with a valid contract 125€

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

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10 am - 12:30 pm:
Led Primary Series Class with detailed instructions

2 - 4 pm:
Lecture/discussion session

THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS

The Dynamic Power Of Yoga Philosophy In Life & Practice

Many people think that philosophy is an area of study reserved for academics and intellectuals. Additionally, many people think that philosophy is primarily a mental activity and is theoretical in nature and not designed to be actively applied to one's daily activities and life. Yoga philosophy is very different in both these regards. Yoga philosophy was designed to be intimately practical, easy to understand and a very powerful way to enhance one's day to day life.

In this discussion, we will draw from classic yoga texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to illustrate just how simple and how directly powerful the understanding of yoga philosophy can be. There is no reason to be fearful or intimated by the study of yoga philosophy. What you will learn about yoga philosophy in this session will change your ideas about yoga philosophy and about how it can change your life for many years to come.

GOVINDA KAI
At the age of 19, Govinda encountered a very powerful, spiritual man at an ashram. Introduced by one of his teachers, Govinda met Swami Muktananda, the guru and leader of the Siddha Yoga movement and whose ashram Govinda was visiting. The experience in meeting this man was very powerful and life changing. Never again would there be any doubt to the power of yoga. Govinda felt his heart, mind, body and spirit touched in a way that was deeply real.

In the early 90ʼs Govinda discovered the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. This particular style of yoga practice immediately took root in Govindaʼs heart. Ashtanga Yoga had an intensity and vitality that stirred deep feelings of passion and inspiration. He met and studied with a few influential teachers, including Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, John Smith, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane. All of these strong and wonderful teachers encouraged Govinda to travel to Mysore, India and practice with the guru of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

In 1995, Govinda made his first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. His first trip lasted about three months and was one of the most powerful experiences in Govindaʼs life.

more about Govinda: lunaticmonk.com

Costs (incl. 19 % Ust): 150 €
for students of the Ashtanga Studio Berlin (only with a valid contract): 130 €

Participation is at your own risk.

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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.

17-21 September, Intermediate Clinic
Saturday to Wednesday:
10:00 am - 12:00 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): 690 €
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.

24th & 25th September 2016, Weekend Workshop
Saturday 10am-1:30pm
Led class. Little break (30min), light Pranayama, discussion, Q&A
Sunday 10am-1:30pm
Led class. Little break (30min), Loving Kindness Meditation, discussion, Q&A

The workshop will offer two led classes in traditional Ashtanga Yoga. 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): 140 €
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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26. - 30. September 2016, Mysore Classes
Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 12:00

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

This is a unique opportunity to practice directly with Manju P. Jois in a Mysore class setting.
The Mysore classes are open for everybody with an established Ashtanga Yoga practice and who is familiar with Mysore Style Classes.
Assistance: Andrea Lutz

Mysore classes with Manju P. Jois
October 2nd - 6th

Sunday: 8 am - 10 am
Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 12 pm



» More about Manju
» Manjus Website

Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
5 days 175€
Drop In: 40€

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

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Teachers Trainings 2016
Primary Series
7.-20. August
Intermediate Series
14.-20. August