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5-Day Ashtanga Intensive in Milano, Italy

May 1 - May 5

Ashtanga Yoga Italia is honoured to host for the 6th time in Milan David Robson and Jelena Vesic, two of the most recognized Ashtanga Yoga teachers in the world.

From May 1 to 5, a 5 days Ashtanga Yoga Intensive that includes: Mysore style classes, a led primary series with the traditional Sanskrit count, workshops every afternoon… and much more!

Overall program

The intensive is suitable to all levels of practice. If you’re new to ashtanga but DON’T know the sequence yet, get in touch.

Wednesday, May 1:
→ from 6.15h: MYSORE STYLE
14.30h → 15.15h – MEDITATION SESSION
15.30h → 17.30h – workshop: “ASHTANGA’S FUNDAMENTALS” – The work of physical precision is embodied focus. This workshop will help you sharpen your focus by defining the coordinates and alignment conditions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence of Fundamental Postures

Thursday, May 2:
→ from 6.15h: MYSORE STYLE
14.30h → 15.15h – MEDITATION SESSION
15.30h → 17.30h – workshop: “ASANA CLINIC”: Healthy biomechanical and anatomical principles applied to Ashtanga’s traditional conditions of vinyasa and asana. This is your chance to ask questions about different postures. Jelena and David will share their insights on safe alignment for the longevity of your sadhana.

Friday, May 3:
→ from 6.15h: MYSORE STYLE
14.30h → 15.15h – MEDITATION SESSION
15.00h → 17.00h – workshop: “ALIGNMENT AND ASSISTS” – Physical adjustments are one of
the cornerstones of studying and teaching the Ashtanga tradition. In this workshop we will explore some ideas and actions for assisting different postures in the Ashtanga practice. This workshop is open to teachers and non-teachers who want to learn about the postures from a different perspective

Saturday, May 4:
→ from 8h: MYSORE STYLE
13.00h → 13.45h – MEDITATION SESSION
14.00 h → 15.30 h – workshop: “HIPS, KNEES AND FORWARD BENDS”Ashtanga is full of forward folds and knee bends. Correct technique and alignment is important in order to avoid injuring the hamstrings, lower back, or knees. This workshop will explore the different aspects of these movements with the goal of going deeper into the asanas while keeping the body safe.
16.00h → 18.00h – workshop: “LIFT OFF AND LANDING” – This session offers detailed techniques and alignment cues that will help you find graceful, weightless transitions between postures in the practice.

Sunday, May 5:
13.00 h → 15.00 h – workshop: “BACKBENDS” – Explore the basic alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s Primary & Intermediate Series backbends. David and Jelena will teach you 4 distinct biomechanical principles that will take the pain out of backbending and allow your body to safely go deeper into the postures.


Ashtanga Yoga Italia
Viale Andrea Doria, 35
Milano, 20124 Italy
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