Learn Ashtanga’s Traditional Sanskrit Vinyasa Count For The Primary Series

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Want To Learn "The Count"?


The vinyasa system is the defining structure of the Ashtanga Sadhana. To really do the practice properly, a student needs to know the vinyasa count, sequence and cues. It can be difficult to learn the count, which is why we've created this course.  We'll break it down together and actually make it fun to learn! 

If you’ve been practicing Ashtanga for a while and ready to take the next step, or if you’re teaching Ashtanga, this course is for you!

Registration in this course will give you access to online study with David Robson and Jelena Vesić in workshops dedicated to exploring Ashtanga’s vinyasa count for the Primary Series. 

In addition to the workshops, we'll have Led Primary classes and conferences.

With this course you'll also receive a downloadable Primary Series workbook enhance your knowledge of the material and access to an online Facebook Study Group to connect with fellow students.

Ashtanga Homework with David Robson and Jelena Vesic

Student Reviews

“Ashtangi’s – these are your people! From beginner to very experienced, this program is for everyone who comes wanting to learn, explore and laugh every session. You will leave each session eager to take a lesson or another element and apply it to your practice with great results. You will learn that its OK to not be perfect right away, that the practice is a journey and how to enjoy it more thoroughly. David and Jelena are excellent teachers who demonstrate dedication, diligence, patience and a sense of humor. The quality of your practice will be enhanced." - Deb (Learn to Count 2020 Student)

If you think that shala is the only place where you can learn Ashtanga yoga, you are wrong. Jelena and David are inspiring and dedicated teachers. Thanks to them and their energy, you can improve or even learn Ashtanga from your home. The explanations of asana movements are precise; the tips and hints are so helpful. It is the shala experience at your own home that I highly recommend for all Ashtangis but the newbies as well.” -Enita (Primary Series Asana Essentials Student)

It was amazing to finally be able to take this course with David and Jelena. They have assembled a full curriculum with amazing teachers to take you deeper into your own understanding of the practice and to give you the confidence to share this knowledge with others. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to deepen their practice, strengthen their teaching, or looking to connect more deeply to the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga.” - CJ (Assisting School Online Student)


What You'll Learn In This Course:

  • Enrich your practice with a deep understanding of the traditional count
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the vinyasa count and state of the asana for each pose in Primary Series
  • Learn among peers and have the opportunity for closed group discussion
  • Experience the breathing moving system as it's traditionally taught
  • Learn the Sanskrit names and numbers for each posture
  • Understand the philosophy behind the system

Included In This Course:

18+ Hours of Online Learning (total)

  • 10 x 1.5-hour  Workshops
  • 3 x 1.5-hour Led Primary classes with David & Jelena
  • 2 x 30-min Conference on Yoga
  • PDF Workbook

Students will have LIFETIME access to recordings of all lessons and materials.
Pricing is listed in USD. No refunds once purchased.

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About David and Jelena

DR Bio

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.

In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization.


Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

Jelena has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for over a decade. She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois.

Lastly, Jelena’s true passion lies in promoting rescue and adoption of (street) dogs. You can often find her sharing her love for #adoptdontshop on her IG, and sharing the joys of living with her two fur-babies, Boksoon and Khani, both celebrities in their own right.