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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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Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: March 14-15, 2015
Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: March 14-15, 2015 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 14, 2015 - Sun Mar 15, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:30-10:00am
Ashtanga Primary Series - Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy): This traditional sanskrit counted class will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Method in a led/guided classroom setting.: The Vinyasa system, expanding the breath, and the principles of the bandhas and drishti. Experience continuous movement with breathe learning the harmonious flow of the first series in its traditional form. Primary Series will cover the Sun Salutation, standing postures, seated postures and all finishing postures from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. This class is recommended for those already exposed to Ashtanga Yoga practice. 90 minutes.

11:00-1:00pm
Finding Strength and Stillness through Balance: Spend the day exploring balancing asanas of primary and second series. From Utthita Hasta Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana, Bakāsana, Ṭiṭṭibhāsana and Pinca Mayūrāsana we will learn how to create stability in the body needed to acquire and maintain balance in postures that challenge us to tap into inner and outer strength. Be prepared to break a sweat, have fun, and work hard in this session with Krista as we explore the postures that teach us how to find and maintain balance both on and off the mat. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

8:30-10:30am
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!

11:15-1:15pm
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

Weekend: $170

Early Bird $150 if paid by February 25th

Led Primary Series $35
Mysore $40
Deconstruction before reconstruction $45
Finding Strength through Balance: $45
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The Eyes of Yoga: An Overview of Pātanjala Yoga Sūtras with David Miliotis Next held on Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 25, 2015 - Sun Apr 26, 2015
The Eyes of Yoga
An Overview of Pātanjala Yoga Sūtras
Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm


Yoga Philosophy is pragmatic. Yoga practice & philosophy serves to improve our experience in life. Yoga addresses the root cause of suffering as well as happiness, and shows us the steps needed to gain control of our contentment. Everyone desires happiness. This is universal. Yoga helps us - not only to attain this human goal - but to far surpass our initial expectations!

The Pātanjala Yoga Sūtras teaches How to bring stability & discrimination to the mind, The nature & functions of the mind, How the mind functions based on wrong notions of life, and How to work through our “stuff”. From Yoga our happiness & equanimity becomes pure & free, and from this inner stability, the challenges of life bring can’t our contentment nearly as much as they may have in the previously. We become able - as the Santi Mantra says - to act appropriately & efficiently and to live a life worthy of the gods.

We will traverse the entire Pātanjala Yoga Sūtras to gain a mountain top over view of What is Yoga. Each of the four chapters will be discussed in-depth with an emphasis on How the different facets tie together, How key concepts repeat from different points of view along the yogic process, and ultimately How does our practice of Āsana fit into this ideal aim of becoming pure & free.



David Miliotis:
David had the great fortune of meeting the renowned yogi Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) in 1989, when David was just 21 years old. He began to learn Ashtanga Yoga and initiated a daily personal practice - the practice he maintains to this day. David has learned Ashtanga Yoga almost entirely from Guruji, his daughter Saraswathi, and his grandson Sharath Jois, making numerous extensive trips to South India to learn from them at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (AYRI) and, more recently, the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). In 2000, David received Guruji’s blessings and permission to teach, and from Sharath in 2009. In addition to his continued studies with Sharath Jois, David studies Sanskrit with Shrikantha Shastri and the Yoga Sūtras in the lineage of Desikachar.

tiryanmukhottanasana David has been teaching yoga since 1990, including 13 years of continuous Mysore Style Ashtanga instruction. He also teaches Sanskrit chanting and philosophy, and is the author of Sanskrit and Chanting for Yoga Practitioners. David has great respect for the depth of yoga and a commitment to the three tenants of yoga practice (practice, study, and devotional non-attachment). The knowledge he has gained from decades of devoted practice and study, complimented by an understanding of the structure and energetics of the human form gained from studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, shine forth in David’s teaching in a way that is both fresh and authentic.

$200
Early bird rate: $180 if paid by March 25th.

* Note for all non-members of The Yoga Shala: If you would like to practice Mysore each morning before the workshop you may do so for $20 drop in fee.
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2015 Costa Rica Retreat 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, and professional photography and videography.

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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Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: August 8-9, 2015
Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: August 8-9, 2015 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 8, 2015 - Sun Aug 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8th, 2015

9:00-11:00am
Ashtanga Primary Series - Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy): This traditional sanskrit counted class will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Method in a led/guided classroom setting.: The Vinyasa system, expanding the breath, and the principles of the bandhas and drishti. Experience continuous movement with breathe learning the harmonious flow of the first series in its traditional form. Primary Series will cover the Sun Salutation, standing postures, seated postures and all finishing postures from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. This class is recommended for those already exposed to Ashtanga Yoga practice. 90 minutes.

11:30-1:30pm
Ground it down, twist it out: A phenomenal and eye opening session for all level of practitioner. Once we can truly root and stabilize the body we can take any twist infinitely deeper in asana practice. Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring how to better stabilize the body through the hands, feet and pelvis, which then allows us to tap into opposing forces as we ground down and lift and twist up and out. You will be truly amazed how much deeper you can take any of your twists once you can safely, steadily and strongly root your body and your mind. 2 hours.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

9-11am
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!

11:30-1:30pm
Jumping through and Jumping Back: Want to learn how to safely and gracefully execute vinyasas? We will explore using the bandhas, the lats, the core, body positioning, breathing, hands, head position and the pelvis in order to paint a full portrait of the art of jumping back and jumping through. The key to jump backs and jump throughs isn’t momentum, it isn’t about the length of your arms or the amount you weigh! Spend the afternoon with Krista learning how to skillfully jump back and through. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.


Weekend: $170
$150 early bird if paid by July 9th, 2015
Led Primary $35
Mysore $40
Jumping through and Jumping back: $45
Grind it down and Twist it out: $45

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Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: November 14-15, 2015
Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: November 14-15, 2015 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 14, 2015 - Sun Nov 15, 2015
Saturday, November 14th:

9:00-11:30am
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!

12:00-2:00pm
BBD: Breath, Bandhas, Drishti: Deep breathing with sound gives us body and mind control. Bandhas are internal muscular and energetic centers, that, when activated and engaged pulls our attention within. Mastery of bandhas enable us to gain strength from the inside out, which, over time, gives us complete body control. Drishti’s are gaze points to direct our attention during asana practice.  In order to successfully progress in our practice, we must understand the concepts and learn how to apply them in our asana practice.  But how?  Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring these invaluable concepts in depth, and learn how to apply them in the asanas of primary series.  Serious work and some serious fun!  Suitable for all levels. 2 hours

Sunday, November 15th

9:00am-12:00pm
Introduction to Second Series: The second series of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition is called Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing). The asanas of second series are comprised of backbends, powerful and strong balancing postures, hip openers and deep twists that thoroughly cleanse the nervous system. In this session we will explore the second series syllabus of asanas. Students currently practicing second series and beyond will gain greater understanding of the form and purpose of these postures and take their practice to another level. Students still working through primary will find tremendous inspiration for what comes beyond primary series. All students are welcome and all students will truly find a greater appreciation for this yoga method, the sequences of the series’ and a new found level of gratitude for their personal daily practice. It is highly recommended that all who attend have an established practice in the Ashtanga Yoga method. 3 hours.


12:30-2:30pm
Meditation and Pranayama:
Spend several hours with Krista learning how to incorporate pranayama and meditation into your life, both of which benefit our moods, our bodies, and our Ashtanga practice. This session will help us better understand our breath, which is the most vital process in the entire body, for it is the link to all aspects of our human experience. Pranayama practice helps us to learn how to deepen our control of the breath, which enables the practitioner to control prana (energy). The control of prana through control over breath is Pranayama, and consistent practice will open the door to our ability to control the body, mind, and soul. We will end our session with seated meditation practice, exploring ways to calm and quiet the mind and body. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.

Weekend: $180
Early Bird $160 if paid by October 14th
Mysore: $40
BBD: $45
Meditation and Pranayama $45
Intro to Second: $60
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