Join Melanie Green for a year long Ashtanga Yoga Immersion at the Berkeley Yoga Center. This program will deepen your practice and understanding of the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Vipassana meditation, the Eight Limbs, anatomy, and Ayurveda through experiential study over 12 months. This year's immersion will also include study of the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga. Space is limited to ensure individualized attention may be provided.
Sample weekend schedule:
-Fridays 7:30 - 9:30 pm
-Saturdays 2 - 6 pm
-Sundays 1 pm - 5:00 pm OR 2:30 - 6:30 pm
Dates for immersion (potentially subject to change)
All students wanting to attend the 2019-2020 immersion program, must have prior study of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
To be considered for the immersion, you must submit a personal essay about your current yoga practice, how you came to study yoga, what yoga means to you, any ways that it has been transformational, what you hope to gain from this immersion program, key asanas you’d like to work on, and how you will make time for this over the year. If you are not currently a yoga student of Melanie’s, you will need to make sure and include information about your past Ashtanga yoga experience and who you have studied with.
Fees and registration
A $500 nonrefundable deposit is due upon registration to secure your spot as space is limited. If you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be refunded less a $50 administration fee.
Early Bird Cost: $2250
Regular plan: $2500
Extended payment plan: $2750
A personal essay and the $500 deposit must be sent in to guarantee your spot. Please email Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries regarding course content, requirements, or space availability.
About the Berkeley Yoga Center
The Berkeley Yoga Center, operating since 1997, brings together fine teachers from a rich background of traditions. We are committed to creating and nourishing a yoga community through a variety of ongoing classes, as well as our special weekend workshops. For those of you who are new to yoga, we offer beginning classes. The Center's beautiful studio has soft-wood floors, plenty of natural light, and a tranquil atmosphere. We are located at 2121 Bonar Street (upper floor), and the access code to the building is *YOGA (*9642). For more information about the center, please visit www.berkeleyyoga.com.
-Study of the philosophical underpinnings of Ashtanga
-Monthly weekend check-in time to build or broaden your Ashtanga community
-Individualized attention for your practice
-The spiritual and physical aspects of yoga
-Time to deepen your understanding of yourself
-Cooperative style learning
-Time to learn the basic understanding of the Eight Limbs from the Yoga Sutras
-Many lessons in asana practice
-The tools to become more self-reliant in your home asana practice
-Lessons in pranayama
-Hands on adjustments
-Individualized instruction and attention based on where you need to grow
-Basic adjustment techniques in the first half of the primary series postures (further adjustments will be provided as time permits)
-Meditation techniques for developing a home meditation practice
-Ongoing support for your progress and stability
-Ayurvedic component with a skilled Ayurvedic practitioner
-Basic Sanskrit knowledge
-Intermediate Series instruction
-Mysore style instruction
This is the early bird plan that allows you a discount if the deposit and first payment is made by February 1, 2019.
This is the regular plan that requests the deposit at time of booking and first payment to be made by August 1, 2019.
Contact Melanie if you need to pay the immersion with a longer payment plan.
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