Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence

OCTOBER ASHTANGA WORKSHOP

Claire Saunders KPJAYI Authorised level 2 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Intensive

20 - 25 October 2020

6 Days

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ABOUT CLAIRE 

Claire is one of only a few in the world, to have received level 2 authorisation from the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India.  Claire is a dedicated student of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method.  She maintains a daily practice and has travelled almost yearly for the past 20 years to study in India.  She was a direct student of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and now continues to study with his grandson Sharath Jois.  While in Mysore, Claire has also been an apprentice to Sharath with both his morning western classes and his afternoon Indian classes.  

Claire practices Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A Ashtanga Yoga asanas and has the blessing of the KPJAYI to teach both the Primary and full Intermediate Series.

It is with Claire's deepest respect for the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga, for Guru Parampara, and love of this traditional yoga, that she teaches the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method in the same way that Pattabhi Jois and Sharath have taught her. As well as teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga guided self-practice, led classes and workshops, Claire also leads guest workshops and self-practice retreats at studios through out Europe, India and Australia.  Her approach to sharing yoga asana (from beginners to more seasoned practitioners), is  one that contains a balance of both strength and gentleness. She has a deep awareness of the biological function of the asana at the same time she is able to relate the physical to the emotional, mental and devotional elements of this rich yoga practice.

Claire established Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence (a yoga studio and student accommodation home situated in a small village between Aix en Provence and Marseille) in 2012 where she continues to teach in both French and English to a mix of local students and international visitors.

As well as her love of Ashtanga yoga, Claire has also studied Bhakti yoga, mantra and yoga philosophy with Swami Niranjanananda and his teachers.

Claire is Australian by nationality and lives in France with her French husband and their 6 year old daughter.  

In addition to her passion for Ashtanga Yoga, she also holds a bachelors degree in International Relations, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Post Graduate qualification in English Language Teaching from Cambridge University, England. She worked for over a decade as a University Professor. With such a solid foundation as an adult educator, Claire excells at meeting her students (of both yoga and linguistics) at where they are and extending them comfortably beyond where they can take themselves.

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PROGRAM

DAY 1

Tuesday 20 October

7h30 - 10h00  Guided Self - practice (Mysore classes).  Depending on the number of students, there may be 1 or 2 groups.

14h00 - 16h00 Asana Technique

16h00 - 17h00 Chai and cake (included)

DAY 2

Wednesday 21 October

7h30 - 10h00  Guided Self - practice (Mysore classes).  Depending on the number of students, there may be 1 or 2 groups.

Excursion to a local place of interest, picnic lunch (students bring their own vegetarian food) and gentle meditation

DAY 3

Thursday 22 October

7h30 - 10h00  Guided Self - practice (Mysore classes).  Depending on the number of students, there may be 1 or 2 groups.

Program Free Afternoon

DAY 4

Friday 23 October

7h30 - 10h00  Guided Self - practice (Mysore classes).  Depending on the number of students, there may be 1 or 2 groups.

14h00 - 16h00 Yoga Philosophy, pranayama, mantra and Meditation 

 

 

DAY 5

Saturday 24 October

7h30 - 10h00  Guided Self - practice (Mysore classes).   Depending on the number of students, there may be 1 or 2 groups.

14h00 - 16h00 Asana Technique

15h30 - 18h00 Maha Mrytunjaya Mantra (108 times)

18h00 - 19h00 Kirtan

19h00 - Vegetarian Meal (included)

DAY 6

9h00 - 11h00 Sanskrit Counted Primary Series Q & A

11h30 - 13h00 (Shared vegetarian brunch - students bring something to contribute)

14h00 - 16h00 Yoga Philosophy, pranayama, mantra and Meditation  

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FEES

Tuesday - Saturday Guided Self practice - 20 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

                                                                           - 25 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

Tuesday - Saturday  Afternoon session - 35 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

                                                                           - 40 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

Sunday Sanskrit Counted Primary Series and Q & A - 25 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students) 

                                                                                - 30 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

Wednesday  Afternoon excursion and meditation (transport not included but can be arranged) 

                                                                       - 20 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

                                                                           - 25 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

Saturday Mantra and Kirtan - 20 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students) 

                                                        - 20 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

Saturday Vegetarian meal - 15 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students) 

                                                   - 15 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

PROGRAM COMPLETE

(5 days of Mysore, 1 led Sanskrit plus question and answer, 2 asana technique workshops, 2 philosophy, pranayama, meditation and mantra sessions, Excursion and meditation session, Saturday evening mantra and kirtan session, Introductory Chai and cake, Saturday evening vegetarian meal)

- 300 euros (Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students)

-  350 euros (Non Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence Students) 

 

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 1 October 2020 - 80 percent refund (bank transfer fees to be met by the student)

  • Cancellation after 1 October 2020 - No refund

  • For Reservations, email AshtangaYogaShalaProvence@hotmail.com


Claire know yoga know peace