Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Workshops

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): 90 €

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Saturday:
16:00 - 18:00

The medition we will offer is originated from Zazen. Zazen is a meditative practice from Zen budhism. In this afternoon Andrea will give an introduction in Zazen, and we will sit 3 times 25 min. with Kinhin (walking meditation) in between.

Zazen will help you to increase your awarness and mindfulness.

Mindfulness: „the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment„

Everybody is welcome,
Costs: donation (Dana)

Saturday:
16:00 - 18:00

This class aims to offer a soothing, nurturing and deeply relaxing experience to complement your Ashtanga practice.

On a physical level, the class focuses on gently stretching and rehabilitatiing the connective tissues. Postures are held for a long time and without or with very little muscular engagement.

On a more subtle level, surrendering to the pose and consciously releasing tension affects our energy centres, thus providing the space for energetic and emotional release.

The class will conclude with a guided, deep relaxation: Yoga Nidra (“The sleep of the Yogi”). During Yoga Nidra we dive into a state of “deep sleep” whilst remaining fully conscious. The focus lies in integrating the relaxation of the body, mind and soul.

“By letting go it all gets done.” Lao Tzu

Everybody is welcome.

Costs: 25€, 20€ for students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Easter Monday:
16:00 - 18:00

Zazen is a meditative practice from Zen budhism.
We will sit 3 rounds with Kinhin (walking meditation) in between.

Zazen is a meditative discipline which will help you to increase your possibility to concentrate, your awareness and your mindfulness.

Mindfulness: „the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment„

Everybody is welcome,
Costs: donation (Dana)

Schedule
Wednesday & Thursday:
6:30 am - 7 am Zazen
7:15 am - 9:15 am Mysore
11 am - 3 pm Practice / Theorie / Talk

Friday:
6:30 am - 7 am Zazen
7:15 am - 9:15 am Mysore
11 am - 2 pm Practice / Theorie / Talk
3 pm - 5 pm Lecture with Dr. Hellwig

Saturday
8:45 am - 9:45 am Zazen
10 am - 12 pm Mysore / Led Class
1 pm - 2:30 pm Adjustment Training
3 pm - 5 pm Lecture Anatomie

Sunday
8:45 am - 9:45 am Zazen
10 am - 12 pm Mysore / Led Class
1 pm - 4 pm Practice / Talk / Q&A

The Intensive will be taught in english.

The Intensive is both part and a requirement for the upcoming Teacher Trainings with Andrea & Aris, and will offer a stable foundation for further Trainings. If you are interested in the Teachers Training we can send you a detailed curriculum.

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 the deeper levels of their own Practice. The small group setting will ensure an individuel support and assistance for your practice and will help you to overcome „fixed“ limits in body and mind.

Dr. Oliver Hellwig (Indologe and Sanskrit scholar) will give a lecture: „Yoga History & Philosophy in India“

Andrea Kohler (Osteopath) will give a lecture in „Introduction to human Anatomy“

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

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 pracitice
  • Jumping through and Balancing positions
  • Grounding and Flying
  • Breath and Bandhas in theory and practice
  • Introduction to Adjustment Training
  • „Hands on“ Training
  • Lecture „ Yoga history and Philosophy in India „ with Dr. Oliver Hellwig
  • Introduction to Human Anatomie with Andrea Kohler

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 please write in detail about your experience with Ashtanga Yoga.

Costs (incl.VAT 19%):
Intensive (5 days) 420 EUR
For Students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin or Porta Pandana Athens 360 EUR

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Saturday:
16:00 - 18:00

This class aims to offer a soothing, nurturing and deeply relaxing experience to complement your Ashtanga practice.

On a physical level, the class focuses on gently stretching and rehabilitatiing the connective tissues. Postures are held for a long time and without or with very little muscular engagement.

On a more subtle level, surrendering to the pose and consciously releasing tension affects our energy centres, thus providing the space for energetic and emotional release.

The class will conclude with a guided, deep relaxation: Yoga Nidra (“The sleep of the Yogi”). During Yoga Nidra we dive into a state of “deep sleep” whilst remaining fully conscious. The focus lies in integrating the relaxation of the body, mind and soul.

“By letting go it all gets done.” Lao Tzu

Everybody is welcome.

Costs: 25€, 20€ for students of Ashtanga Studio Berlin

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

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 140€, 120€ reduced.

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

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Saturday:
16:00 - 18:00

The medition we will offer is originated from Zazen. Zazen is a meditative practice from Zen budhism. In this afternoon Andrea will give an introduction in Zazen, and we will sit 3 times 25 min. with Kinhin (walking meditation) in between.

Zazen will help you to increase your awarness and mindfulness.

Mindfulness: „the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment„

Everybody is welcome,
Costs: donation (Dana)

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
» Manjus Website

Weekend Workshop
27. & 28. 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: 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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This is a rare opportunity to practice under the direct guidance of Manju P. Jois.
To attend the class you should have an established Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Mysore classes with Manju P. Jois
29.06 - 03.07.2015

Monday till Friday: 10am - 12pm

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

Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
5 days 150€
Drop In: 35€

Places are limited and allocated when payment has arrived.
Participation is at your own risk.
For more information, please contact us.
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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Manju P. Jois will introduce and teach the powerful healing elements and techniques that make up the Ashtanga system. The training will focus on the Intermediate Series entitled Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing), the Nadi Shodhana Pranayamas (breathing exercises) and the Vedic peace chants (Shanti Mantras). In this training Manju will give an introduction into the Advanced Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

This training is designed for Ashtanga Yoga Teachers and longtime practitioners. To attend this training a regular practice of the Intermediate Series is required and the Intermediate Series has to be fully integrated in the daily practice. Furthermore it is obligatory to have completed a "Primary Series" Teacher Training with Manju P. Jois. Students who have completed a Teacher Training for the "Primary Series" with Nancy Gilgoff or Andrea Lutz will also be accepted.

Manju is known for his healing hands and his precise adjustments. He has 50 years teaching experience and is a master in Yoga Therapy. This training is focused on learning safe and helpful adjustments for each asana of the Intermediate Series. 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.

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 lectures and discussions with Manju. 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.

Teachers Training "Intermediate Series"
29.06 - 03.07.2015

Monday till Friday: 10am - 3pm

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

Costs (prices including VAT 19 %)
Teachers Training "Intermediate Series & intro to Advanceced series": 650€
Teachers Training "Intermediate Series & intro to Advanceced series" and Workshop: 750€

Places are limited and allocated when payment has arrived.

To reserve your place a non refundable deposit of 200€ has to be made, the remaining costs has to be paid latest 6 weeks before the training starts.
Participation is at your own risk.

For more information, please contact us.

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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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.

29.09 - 3.10.2015, Primary Adjustment Clinic
Tuesday to Friday:
10:15 am - 12:15 am, Practice
Break
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Adjustment Clinic
Saturday:
10:00 am - 3 pm, Practice

Led and/or Mysore-style practice session in the morning, with Nancy Gilgoff. In this Primary Series workshop, you begin to learn the principles of hands-on adjusting, of working therapeutically, and of sensing energy movement and blockage in the body.
All participants should be practicing the full primary series regularly. For more information about Nancy Gilgoff and the workshop go to: http://www.ashtangamaui.com

Costs (incl. 19% vat): 580 €
Places are limited. Payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve your space. Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of the payment. Cancellations are only possible until 8 weeks before the workshop/training starts. In case of cancellation you will get a refund minus 10 % administrations fee.

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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5. - 9. October 2015, Mysore Classes
Monday to Friday: 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

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. October 2015, 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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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Crete
30. May till 06. June and 01. - 15. August 2015