1. ASHTANGA YOGA, RUNNING AND WORKING OUT?
Thinking about doing a marathon? Thinking about taking up Crossfit? Or just lifting weights to get stronger?
Can you do Yoga at the same time?
Read about it in Yoga, Running & Working Out ...
2. JUNE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SALE!
The semi-annual membership sale will be held between June 1 and 10. Unlimited class attendance is yours for $1,299. This offer is valid for cash, check, or pieces of eight.
3. JUNE INTRO TO YOGA INTENSIVE!
Help your friends, loved ones, and reliable nemeses start Yoga in the June Intro to Yoga Intensive!
It will run Mon-Wed-Fri, June 2-13, and costs $149.
The Intensive is the first 2 weeks of membership at Portland Ashtanga Yoga — after it ends, your friends continue the 3 classes/week membership in the daily classes.
(The price is $135/month Autopay, and they can opt-out before the Intro Intensive ends.)
4. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
My friends and students at Wieden+Kennedy mentioned that, during savasana, another Yoga teacher would rub their feet with scented oil.
Also, Amanda reminded me in class last week that I "don't do hippie fluff."
If you would like to continue not doing hippie fluff, as well as deepen your experience of Ashtanga, join me at these upcoming workshops.
The only "rubbing" will be against your comfort zone. The only "scent" will be that of salty sweat. (Tears also accepted.)
Advanced Seminar: "Yoga Burn"
Location: Yoga Pearl
Saturday, May 17, 1:30-4pm, $40
Come see where the Ashtanga series can go, and saturate yourself in the heat, surrender, and self-study that is the inevitable byproduct. We will explore some of the more advanced postures and sequences from the Ashtanga series. I will Nerf them for most levels (please no beginners. If you are reading this, you are probably not a beginner).
Location: Yoga Pearl
Saturday, June 7; 2–5pm; $99
Hands-on adjustments have been part of the Ashtanga tradition for many years. In this intensive, you will learn why you might want to help someone by physical touch. More importantly, you'll learn why you shouldn't!
We'll use Ashtanga Yoga's first series as a template to practice physically assisting each other. Posture requests are honored, so this intensive is a great way to workshop your trouble poses. It's also great for aspiring yoga teachers to get hands-on practice.
Jason owns and directs Portland Ashtanga Yoga.