GOVINDA KAI (JAV/ Japonija), sertifikuotas Aštanga jogos mokytojas, jau antrą kartą lankysis Lietuvoje. Labai džiaugiamės aukščiausio lygio jogos mokytojų apsilankymais mūsų studijoje ir kviečiame nepraleisti šių retų bei ypatingų progų semtis žinių ir įkvėpimo iš pačių geriausių savo srities žinovų pasaulyje.

Weeklong Intensive and Immersion with Govinda Kai. This workshop will include a full weekend of workshops and in-depth discussions and lectures (including some chanting and meditation). During the weekdays, there will be chanting, meditation and daily Mysore style Ashtanga Vinyasa classes. The first evening we will have a Kirtan, meditation and a lecture. Saturday and Sunday mornings will start with a led primary series class (9-11 AM), followed by chanting, meditation and lecture (1-3 PM). The lectures will be focused on yoga philosophy and ways to integrate one’s practice into daily life. Yoga philosophy is essential to a fully empowered life of spirituality and profound living. On the weekdays, there will be some chanting, meditation and intensive Mysore style classes (6-9:30 AM). These kinds of weeklong intensives are very important ways to develop much greater depth and intimacy with your own practice and with the other members of your community, as well as a way to develop greater depth of self-reflection and spiritual contemplation.


Pirmą kartą Lietuvoje! GOVINDA KAI (JAV), sertifikuotas Aštanga jogos mokytojas, lankysis Lietuvoje. Labai džiaugiamės aukščiausio lygio mokytojų apsilankymais ir kviečiame nepraleisti šių retų ir ypatingų progų bei semtis žinių iš pačių geriausių pasaulyje.


March 20, WED 
18:30-20:30 Full moon guided meditation, Chanting and Kirtan

March 21, THU
18:30-20:00 Ashtanga Primary Series Special Class (open to new to yoga)
20:00-21:30 Introduction to Ashtanga Mysore. Injury and pain in yoga practice. Talks on Yoga.

March 22, FRI 
6:30-9:30 Mysore Class.
18:00-19:30 Ashtanga Primary Series Special Class(open to new to yoga)
19:30-20:45 What we can learn from Vedic texts. Talks on Yoga.

March 23, SAT 
9:30-11:30 Ashtanga Led Class (open to all levels)
12:00-15:00 Theory Class: Primary Series of the Ashtanga Yoga system: method, principles, practice, modifications.
17:00-19:00 Yoga History, modern yoga teachers and how to implement a yoga methods into ones daily life. The benefits of chanting followed by Kirtan (available for kids to join).

March 24, SUN 
8:30-11:30 Mysore Class.
12:00-15:00 Theory Class: Advanced Yoga Technics and the fundamentals of the Eight Limbs of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras and its applications. Q & A

March 25, MON 
6:30-9:30 Mysore Class.



This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in Ashtanga with motivation to learn. David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. In weekend workshop’s, he offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.

David Garrigues is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia and one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David met Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and over the next 16 years he traveled to Mysore India to study with the great yoga master. In 1996 Pattabhi Jois granted David a teaching certificate. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that ‘ANYONE CAN TAKE PRACTICE’, a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David’s mission is to help others flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga.
In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail. Mysore, chanting and kirtan classes are also frequently included in a workshop. During the weekend David weaves together studies of asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, chanting, bhakti yoga, yoga sutra’s and other elements to help develop Ashtanga Vidya (knowledge).

Ashtanga Foundations I: The Five Allies in Surya Namaskara

Ashtanga Foundations II: Standing sequence, Seated Postures and Dynamic Transitions of the Primary Series
Precision, Purification and Pranayama

Asana Kitchen

Workshop space / address: Menų spaustuvė, Šiltadaržio 6, Vilnius

FRIDAY, 5:30pm-7:30pm
ASHTANGA FOUNDATIONS I: The Allies in Surya Namaskara
In this class we’ll look at the root techniques that form the internal practice of Ashtanga Yoga by carefully studying their application to the nine positions of Surya Namaskara. The root techniques, or allies include pranayama (conscious breathing), vinyasa (positioning), bandha’s (locks), dristi (gazing), and dhyana (meditation).
The positions of Surya Namaskara provide the perfect foundational basis for exploring the important role that each of the allies plays in creating a mature, sustainable yoga practice. We’ll also explore how to internally connect the allies, and see how the creative interaction between them can help you to awaken the entire inner ‘field’ (ksetra) of consciousness. Awakening the inner field gives you a special kind of intuitive intelligence that pervades the body and helps you better use limbs 3 and 4 to move towards mastery of all eight limbs in the system.

SATURDAY, 10:00am-12:00pm
ASHTANGA FOUNDATIONS II: Utilizing the Allies in Standing and Seated Postures  of Primary Series
In this class we’ll explore how the cultivating a combination of dynamism and stability in the standing postures provides you a perfect means of entrance into the internal practice of Ashtanga Yoga. We’ll explore the importance of using the feet, legs, and hips to create strength, stamina and concentration. Better understand how the standing postures are an essential key to building a strong asana foundation. Learn to better access to mula and uddhyana bandhas (locks), see how the grounded support of the lower body can awaken the breath and the spine and lead the way to steady gazing (dristi) and to dynamic meditation (dhyana).
We will also explore the core asanas of primary series, learning how to better utilize the allies to help you strategize your efforts. Structuring each seated asana in the primary around understanding the allies (vinyasa, breathing, bandhas, etc) will help you better extract the strengthening, restorative, and healing benefits of this important series. We’ll also study the dynamic transitions between the asanas. Emphasizing transitions teaches you to cultivate rhythm, breath, dynamism and vitality within the stillness of each asana.

SATURDAY, 1:00pm-2:30pm
This class is devoted to pranayama, chanting, and discussion of the central role breathing plays in attaining success in practice. This class will utilize breathing exercises, retention, and a discussion to help you better understand how and why you want to centralize your awareness on breath during practice.
We’ll study how to use breathing to build powerful strength in your asanas and to effect nadi shodana, purification of the pranic channels. Prana Vidya, knowledge of prana, helps you to progress towards subtlety as you concentrate your mind and better direct the power of the internalized prana. We’ll discuss how cleansing is not limited to the tapas that you create during practice, but rather how purification is a central theme that encompasses all aspects of your life. We’ll explore how to access awareness of your more subtle energy channels through breathing and how to better direct this energy both on and off the mat.

SUNDAY, 9:30am-11:30am
Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice.  The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

SUNDAY, 11:30am-1:00pm
Join David for this informative and fun class based on David’s popular online video instruction series the Asana Kitchen.  In this class you will submit your personal asana question and David will help you navigate the posture by using the principals David taught in the previous workshop classes. This class will look at the student’s asana questions and learn how to research each pose logically, economically and protectively by analyzing the biomechanical alignment protocol for each shape.

*The workshop is suitable ALL LEVELS including beginners.