The Essence of Sadhana
The Shala welcomes back Tim Miller

November 18-20
Union square
$25 for mysore
$50 single class
$220 for weekend

No refunds or exchanges. 


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November 18,  friday morning mysore practice
7:30 am starting time – SOLD OUT

8:30 am starting time – SOLD OUT

Limited to 15 students in each hour time slot, $25

November 18,  friday night – SOLD OUT
6:30 to 8:30
“Taming the Mind—The Marriage of Philosophy and Methodology”

Pattabhi Jois often said, “Ashtanga Yoga is Patanjali Yoga.”  His teacher, T. Krishnamacharya, considered the Yoga Sutras to be the single most important yogic text, and the most instrumental in the development of his teaching methodology.  In this workshop we will explore Chapter One of the Yoga Sutras—Samadhi Pada—and explore the connection between the philosophy of Patanjali and the methodology of Ashtanga Yoga. (Light practice, suitable for anyone—2.5 hours)

November 19, saturday – SOLD OUT
10 to 12:30
“The Primary Series of Asanas—An Archetype of Sadhana” 

A brief synopsis of Sadhana Pada (Chapter Two of the Yoga Sutras) followed by Yoga Chikitsa (Primary Series).  The class will conclude with the Hanuman Chalisa—40 verses in praise of the embodiment of perfect Sadhana (Hanuman). (Strong practice—2.5 hours)

1:30 to 4:00
“Consulting the Jungle Physician”

Good teachers and practitioners recognize that the practice of yoga involves work on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels of the human being.  Tim brings 35 years of practical experience as a yoga teacher, extensive study of anatomy, pranayama, yoga philosophy, Indian mythology, Jyotisha (Vedic astrology), mantra, and kirtan to better assist his students in their Sadhana.  This will be an open forum to ask yoga related questions. (No practice—2.5 hours)

November 20, sunday – SOLD OUT
12:00 to 2:30
“Nadi Shodana–Intro to the Intermediate Series of Asanas”         

An explanation of the purpose of the second series and its relationship to the Pranamaya Kosha (Energy Body), the Chakras, and the Kundalini Shakti, and an introduction to the second series of Ashtanga Yoga that includes an in depth preparation for some of the more challenging poses, like bhekasana, kapotasana, and eka pada sirsasana (strong practice—2.5 hours)

3 to 5:30
“Polishing the Mirror—Pranayama, Mantra and Kirtan”

An exploration of the practice of Pranayama and Mantra to quiet the mind and Kirtan to melt the resistance of the heart. (No asana—2.5 hours)