Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Workshops

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

Saturday & Sunday 11. & 12. April
9 am - 9:45 pm Zazen
10 am - 12 pm Mysore / Led Class
1 pm - 4 pm Practice / Theorie / Talk / Q&A

The Intensive is both part and a requirement for the upcoming Teacher Trainings with Andrea & Aris. (August 2015 Primary Series, 2016 Intermediate Series).
The Intensive will be taught in english.
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 energetic aspects of Ashtanga Yoga. The Intensive gives each student the opportunity to explore the deeper aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga Practice.

Zazen (a seating meditation practice) will bring your practice to another level, by increasing your abbility of concentration and awarness. The essential element is the goal to achive and maintain physical and mental calm.

Contents of the Intensive:

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

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