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Meadowlark Yoga Workshop - November 1st, 2014 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 1, 2014 - Sat Nov 1, 2014
Saturday, November 1

8:00-9:30am - Mysore
“Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequence until it is committed to memory. At that point, you will come in daily, do your sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures on your own, under the guidance of your teacher. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide.
Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!

10:00-12:00pm - BBDO
Let’s explore the use of breath, bandhas, dristhi and opposition of force in our practice. In order to successfully progress in our practice, we must have full control of all four concepts. But how? Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring these concepts in depth, and learning how to apply them in each and every asana in the primary series. Serious work and some serious fun! Suitable for all levels. 2 hours
 
COST: Both sessions GBP 35 
 
Location:Meadowlark Yoga
http://www.meadowlarkyoga.com/
43 Argyle Place (Melville Drive), Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sun Studio
 
Please note that pricing above is listed in GBP but will be charged the equivalent in USD during checkout. This is due to the fact that Krista Shirley and The Yoga Shala's MBO system is set in USD. Please email Krista with any questions pertaining to pricing. Krista@theyogashala.org
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Meadowlark Yoga Workshop - November 2nd, 2014 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 2, 2014 - Sun Nov 2, 2014
Sunday, November 2

10:00-12:00pm - Backbending Workshop
Spend the afternoon with Krista digging deep into your waist, your back and your heart. Understanding the emotional and physiological connection to backbending can help you infinitely deepen your physical understanding of backbending. Utilizing various back bends from the Ashtanga series’ we will explore the use of the waist, the heart and the spine in back bends and look into how emotions help or hinder our growth. Leave this session with a new found love of back bends, a new appreciation of our own ‘perceived’ limitations, and tools to take your practice to a new level. 2 hours.

COST: GBP 30

Location: Meadowlark Yoga
http://www.meadowlarkyoga.com/
43 Argyle Place (Melville Drive), Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sun Studio

Please note that pricing above is listed in GBP but will be charged the equivalent in USD during checkout. This is due to the fact that Krista Shirley and The Yoga Shala's MBO system is set in USD. Please email Krista with any questions pertaining to pricing. Krista@theyogashala.org
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Meadowlark Yoga Workshop - November 15th, 2014 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 15, 2014 - Sat Nov 15, 2014
Saturday, November 15th, 2014

8:00-9:30am - Mysore
“Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequence until it is committed to memory. At that point, you will come in daily, do your sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures on your own, under the guidance of your teacher. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide.

Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!

10:00-12:00pm - Deconstruction before reconstruction
Intended for students with a daily practice. We go through phases in our practice…In the beginning it feels good, and we feel good for doing the practice. But as you get deeper into your practice the honeymoon phase ends as you start to uncover deep seated physical and emotional blockages. These blockages must be dealt with in order for us to let go of that baggage we hold deep within our bodies and minds. This can be extremely uncomfortable both physically and mentally and this is often the point where people either choose to face themselves and dig deep, keep practicing but on a very surface level, or walk away from yoga altogether. In this workshop we will learn how to deal with the discomfort we face in our yoga asana practice. Muscles and bones and nerves, emotional scares and fears and hurts….They all come to the surface with daily asana practice. Join Krista in a discussion about deconstruction before reconstruction. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours

COST: Both sessions GBP 35

Location: Meadowlark Yoga
http://www.meadowlarkyoga.com/
43 Argyle Place (Melville Drive), Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sun Studio

Please note that pricing above is listed in GBP but will be charged the equivalent in USD during checkout. This is due to the fact that Krista Shirley and The Yoga Shala's MBO system is set in USD. Please email Krista with any questions pertaining to pricing. Krista@theyogashala.org

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Meadowlark Yoga Workshop - November 16th, 2014 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 16, 2014 - Sun Nov 16, 2014
Sunday, November 16th, 2014

10:00-1:00pm - Milestones of the Primary Series
Spend the afternoon with Krista breaking down the asanas of the primary. Learn the correct form and purpose of each posture in the primary series. Students will also learn lots of tips on how to work toward mastery of some of the more difficult postures such as Marichyasana B and D, Bhujapidasana, and Supta Kurmasana. This session will help you in your efforts to master Yoga Chikitsa. Educational and eye opening for students of all levels! Will begin and end with chanting. 3 hours

COST: GBP 40

Location: Meadowlark Yoga
http://www.meadowlarkyoga.com/
43 Argyle Place (Melville Drive), Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sun Studio

Please note that pricing above is listed in GBP but will be charged the equivalent in USD during checkout. This is due to the fact that Krista Shirley and The Yoga Shala's MBO system is set in USD. Please email Krista with any questions pertaining to pricing. Krista@theyogashala.org
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Meditation and Journaling on the New Moon More About This Course
Meditation & Journaling on the New Moon with Krista Shirley Next held on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:30 am - 8:00 am
This enrollment runs from Mon Dec 22, 2014 - Mon Dec 22, 2014
The new moon is a wondrous time of beginnings when we are able to recharge goals or set new ones. It’s a very powerful day to focus on changing or improve your life. Some astrologers even speak of the new moon as a ‘wishing day’ whereby your wish, set with pure intention and expressed properly has the power to come true.

Each new moon day we will convene as a group to journal and meditate on our wishes and dreams. We will begin at 6:30am with some journal writing to get thoughts and dreams on paper. Each month Krista will suggest some thought provoking ideas to help get your creative juices flowing, but you are also free to flow in your own creative process. We will follow our journaling with some breathing exercises to prepare and warm the body before beginning our seated meditation. $25 for non-members/general public (members pay $20.00)
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2015 Yoga Apprenticeship Program/Teacher Intensive with Krista Shirley Next held on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 9, 2015 - Sun Jul 12, 2015
YOGA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Join Level 2 Authorized teacher and Founder of The Yoga Shala, Krista Shirley, for an intensive immersion in Ashtanga Yoga.

Program Overview

The Yoga Shala’s 200 hour comprehensive Ashtanga Yoga Apprenticeship Program will cover the practical, theoretical, historical, and spiritual aspects of the science of yoga. This program requires considerable energy, time, dedication, and commitment – but you will leave with a thorough education, dedicated personal practice, heightened awareness, and an abundance of inspiration and passion, which will not only take your practice to the next level but also deeply ingrain the habit of daily practice into your mind and body. Class size is limited in order to create an intimate learning environment.

Students will meet with Krista nine weekends over the course of six months. Students will also observe, and later, assist in adjustments and apprenticing at The Yoga Shala. There will be pre-course reading assignments plus several written and oral exams during the training program. A final written and oral exam will be given at the end of the program.

This 200 hour immersion is for anyone who wants to learn. It is important that applicants have an established practice and have a desire to deepen their knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga.

The intention of this program is to educate students. Those who complete the 200 hour apprenticeship in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion issued by The Yoga Shala. Please note that this is not a teacher certification course. Only R. Sharath Jois of the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India can grant students Authorization or Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

If you are interested in more information on this program or wish to register please email Krista@KristaShirley.com.

 

Requirements
 Must maintain personal practice at The Yoga Shala at least three times per week (if you are an out of town student and cannot make it to winter park weekly, you will have to keep a daily practice log), and complete all reading, writing, and research assignments.


 FULL COMMITTED Practice – Students will be required to keep a practice log each day and are expected to do a practice six days per week!


 All weekend training sessions with Krista


 Evaluations and later guided assisting in Yoga Shala Classes with Krista (to be assigned)


 Homework: reading and written assignments, research papers and more

 Written and Oral Final Examination

Program Focus
• Asana
• History of Yoga
• Yoga Philosophy
• Pranayama
• Meditation
• Kriyas
• Ayurveda
• Anatomy
• On teaching (physical assists/adjustments of Primary Series Asanas, verbalization and cueing, Ashtanga Methodology, special cases
• Business of Yoga

Yoga Apprenticeship Program Director: Krista Shirley

Location:
The Yoga Shala
927 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Winter Park, Florida
www.theyogashala.org
Phone: 407-506-4626

Dates:
Nine (9), 19 hour weekends with Krista
January 9-11
January 30 - February 1
March 13-15
April 3-5
April 24-26
May 22-24
June 12-14
June 26-28
July 10-12

Program Tuition:

Tuition for The Yoga Shala Apprenticeship is $3,000.00 – this is inclusive of your full course of study – lecture, classroom instruction, guided and mentored class assists, and comprehensive Apprenticeship manual.

Please note that required books are not included in the cost of the program, however, they may be purchased from The Yoga Shala.

You will be required to practice at The Yoga Shala a minimum of three days per week during the Apprenticeship program, and this is an additional cost outside of your Apprenticeship program tuition. You can opt to pay for monthly membership or take advantage of the Apprenticeship discount for yearly unlimited membership of $1,300.00 (a discount of $620.00).

Application:
Contact Krista@TheYogaShala.org to obtain a 2015 application. Return your application and $300.00 application fee to The Yoga Shala – 927 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789. If you are not accepted into the program you will receive a full refund for your deposit minus the $50.00 application fee.

Cancellation:
Full refunds, minus deposit, will be issued until December 20th. After December 20th no refunds will be issued.

Additional Information:
The intention of this program is to educate students. Students who complete the 200 hour apprenticeship in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion issued by The Yoga Shala. Please note that this is not a teacher certification course. Only R. Sharath Jois of the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India can grant students Authorization or Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

If you are interested in this 200 hour apprenticeship immersion, please email Krista or all 407-506-4626 for more information and to submit your application.

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R - 2015 Costa Rica Retreat $2750/$3,000 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 25, 2015 - Mon Aug 3, 2015
July 25 - August 3 2015

Join Krista Shirley for 10 days and 9 nights of adventure in Costa Rica.

Enjoy ten days and nine nights with us as we make our way from San Jose to the Alajuela province (5 nights) to the Guanacaste region in the Nicoya Peninsula (4 nights) and then back San Jose.

This Adventure retreat is open to everyone. Come as a solo traveler or retreat with someone you know.

Each morning you will have the opportunity to begin the day with yoga, meditation, chanting and breath work with Krista. She will be offering additional lectures and inspiring workshops throughout the ten day retreat. Additionally, you’ll have time to relax with speciality spa treatments, enjoy three delicious meals each day and take in the stunning beauty of Costa Rica while walking on the beaches or zip-ling through the tropical forest. There are many places to discover whether you explore them while riding horseback or shop for souvenirs in the local town. Other activities include surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and much more. This health and wellness retreat will surely awaken all your senses and leave you feeling refreshed.

COST: $3,000 per person
$2750 if paid on or before March 5th

Non-refundable Deposit of $500 per person to reserve your room and the remaining balance due by May 25, 2015.

COST INCLUDES:
The cost includes the Ashtanga Yoga & Adventure Retreat with Krista Shirley, all resort accommodations for nine nights based on double occupancy, 3 delicious organic meals per day, use of pools and hot tubs, designated Wi-Fi and computer access, all internal travel to and from airport and retreat centers, all Costa Rican taxes.

NOT INCLUDED/ADDITIONAL COSTS:
International airfare to/from San Jose International airport,tips and gratuities, spa services, excursions, and a $29 Costa Rica Airport Departure Tax.

REGISTER:
Contact Krista@Kristashirley.com

All checks are made out to The Yoga Shala. Checks and Credit Cards accepted.

ABOUT YOUR ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT TEACHER:
Krista Shirley is an Authorized Level 2 teacher in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is a dedicated student and practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga. She was in- troduced to this practice over ten years ago and immediately embraced it as a daily part of her life because she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. For the last eleven years Krista has rolled her mat out each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is. Ashtanga Yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others.

Visit www.KristaShirley.com for more information about Krista.

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R - 2015 Costa Rica Retreat $2750/$3,000 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 25, 2015 - Mon Aug 3, 2015
July 25 - August 3 2015
Join Krista Shirley for 10 days and 9 nights of adventure in Costa Rica.
Enjoy ten days and nine nights with us as we make our way from San Jose to the Alajuela province (5 nights) to the Guanacaste region in the Nicoya Peninsula (4 nights) and then back San Jose.
This Adventure retreat is open to everyone. Come as a solo traveler or retreat with someone you know.
Each morning you will have the opportunity to begin the day with yoga, meditation, chanting and breath work with Krista. She will be offering additional lectures and inspiring workshops throughout the ten day retreat. Additionally, you’ll have time to relax with speciality spa treatments, enjoy three delicious meals each day and take in the stunning beauty of Costa Rica while walking on the beaches or zip-ling through the tropical forest. There are many places to discover whether you explore them while riding horseback or shop for souvenirs in the local town. Other activities include surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and much more. This health and wellness retreat will surely awaken all your senses and leave you feeling refreshed.
COST: $3,000 per person
$2750 if paid on or before March 5th
Non-refundable Deposit of $500 per person to reserve your room and the remaining balance due by May 25, 2015.
COST INCLUDES:
The cost includes the Ashtanga Yoga & Adventure Retreat with Krista Shirley, all resort accommodations for nine nights based on double occupancy, 3 delicious organic meals per day, use of pools and hot tubs, designated Wi-Fi and computer access, all internal travel to and from airport and retreat centers, all Costa Rican taxes.
NOT INCLUDED/ADDITIONAL COSTS:
International airfare to/from San Jose International airport,tips and gratuities, spa services, excursions, and a $29 Costa Rica Airport Departure Tax.
REGISTER:
Contact Krista@Kristashirley.com
All checks are made out to The Yoga Shala. Checks and Credit Cards accepted.
ABOUT YOUR ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT TEACHER:
Krista Shirley is an Authorized Level 2 teacher in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is a dedicated student and practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga. She was in- troduced to this practice over ten years ago and immediately embraced it as a daily part of her life because she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. For the last eleven years Krista has rolled her mat out each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is. Ashtanga Yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others.
Visit www.KristaShirley.com for more information about Krista.
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