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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
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


 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

The Yoga Shala
927 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Winter Park, Florida
Phone: 407-506-4626

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).

Contact 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.

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.
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.
International airfare to/from San Jose International airport,tips and gratuities, spa services, excursions, and a $29 Costa Rica Airport Departure Tax.
All checks are made out to The Yoga Shala. Checks and Credit Cards accepted.
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.
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