Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence


Philippa Asher KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Intensive

25 - 30 July 2019

6 Days




From London, Philippa Asher is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally. For over sixteen years she has studied for several months each year at KPJAYI in Mysore, practising under the guidance of revered guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois.

In 2006, Philippa established and ran Triyoga Soho’s Ashtanga self-practice programme in London. She taught there for five years before relocating to South India, to build her own shala (on a coffee estate in Sakleshpur, in the Western Ghats). ASHTANGA NIRVṚTA is a stunning homestay yoga retreat, which aims to bring Ashtanga yoga to all levels of practitioners, in nature.

As well as teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga guided self-practice, led classes and workshops at ASHTANGA NIRVṚTA, Philippa also leads guest workshops and self-practice residencies at studios in Europe, London and on retreats worldwide. Her approach to sharing yoga asana (from beginners to more seasoned practitioners), is serious, yet light-hearted and joyful. Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement) and passing on the exact method, as taught by Guruji. Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn.



Thursday - Monday

7h30 - 11h30  Guided Self - practice (Mysore classes).  For optimum guidance, there will be 2 groups.  The first starting at 7h30 and the second starting at 9h00.  Student numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 students per time slot.

11h30 - 12h30 Ashtanga Discussion Concepts of the Ashtanga practice, yoga philosophy and history, technique and safe alignment, discussion, question and answers


9h00 - 11h00  Sanskrit Counted Primary Series  Chanting, pranayama and meditation


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Thursday - Monday Guided Self practice - 35 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

                                                                           - 40 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

Thursday - Monday Ashtanga Discussion - 20 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

                                                                           - 25 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)


Tuesday Sanskrit Counted Primary Series- 40 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students) 

                                                                                - 50 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)


PROGRAM COMPLETE - 270 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

                                                - 300 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students) 

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Payment Details and Conditions


  • Full payment required to reserve a place

  • Payment to be made by direct bank transfer, cheque (French students only) or cash (in person at Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence)

  • Cancellation before June 15th 2019 - 80 percent refund (bank transfer fees to be met by the student)

  • Cancellation after June15th 2019 - No refund

  • For Reservations, email





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