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ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES INTENSIVE

Develop a strong foundation for your practice with our Ashtanga Primary Series Intensive.  You'll be guided from the beginning in a traditional and accessible way, building from the first Sun Salutation through the entire Primary Series.

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We've taken our most popular in-person course and transferred all of the information online for you to study with us from the comfort of your home - or - wherever life takes you.  This course consists of 70+ sessions and classes spread over 10 hours of video lessons diving deeply into the finer details of the Primary Series. In this course you'll learn the proper alignment for each pose/vinyasa plus the traditional Sanskrit count. Each lesson is packed full of information, and with lifetime access to the course, you'll be able to use it as an invaluable resource as you continue to grow your practice.

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2

Guided Practice Classes

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SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION & FUNDAMENTALS

What You'll Learn:

  • Introduction to the course
  • Learning the Sanskrit count
  • 13 lessons on the count & alignment for: 
    - Sūryanamaskāra A | Sun Salutation A
    - Sūryanamaskāra B | Sun Salutation B
    - Pādāṅguṣṭāsana | Big Toe Pose
    - Pādahastāsana | Hand to Foot Pose
    - Utthita trikoṇāsana (A+B) | Extended Triangle Pose
    - Utthita pārśvakonāsana (A+B) | Extended Side Angle Pose
    - Prasārita pādottānāsana (A,B,C,D) | Spread Foot Stretching Pose
    - Pārśvottānāsana | Sideways Stretching Pose
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the section quiz
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SECTION 2 - FIRST HALF OF PRIMARY SERIES

What You'll Learn:

  • Workshop on Jumping back & Jumping Through
  • Workshop on Gatekeeper poses
  • 24 lessons on the count & alignment for: 
    Utthita hasta pādāṅguṣṭāsana | Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
    - Ardha baddha padmottānāsana | Half Bound Lotus West Stretching Pose
    - Utkatāsana | Uneven Pose
    - Virabhadrasana | Warrior Pose
    - Paścimattānāsana | West Stretching Pose
    - Pūrvattanāsana | East Stretching Pose
    - Ardha baddha padma paścimattānāsana | Half Bound Lotus West Stretching Pose
    - Tiryaṅgmukha ekapāda paścimattānāsana | One Foot Back West Stretching Pose
    - Jānuśīrṣāsana A, B, C | Head to Knee Pose
    - Marīcāsana A, B, C, D | Sage Marici Pose
    - Nāvāsana | Boat pose
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the section quiz
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SECTION 3: SECOND HALF OF PRIMARY SERIES

What You'll Learn:

  • 19 lessons on the count & alignment for:
    Bhujapīḍāsana | Arm Pressure Pose
    - Kūrmāsana | Tortoise Pose
    - Supta kūrmāsana | Sleeping Tortoise Pose
    - Garbha piṇḍāsana | Embryo in The Womb Pose
    - Kukkuṭāsana | Rooster Pose
    - Baddha konāsana | Bound Angle Pose
    - Upaviṣṭha konāsana | Seated Angle Pose
    - Supta konāsana | Lying Down Angle Pose
    - Supta pādāṅguṣṭāsana | Lying Down Big Toe Pose
    - Ubhaya pādāṅguṣṭāsana | Reclined Big Toe Pose
    - Ūrdhva mukha paścimattānāsana | Upward Facing West Stretching Pose
    - Setu bandhāsana | Bridge Configuration Pose
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the section quiz
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Section 4 - BACKBENDING

What You'll Learn:

  • 3 counting & alignment lessons
    - Urdvha Dhanurasana
    - Dropping into/coming up from backbends
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the section quiz
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Section 5 - CLOSING POSTURES

What You'll Learn:

  • 7 lessons on the count & alignment for:
    Ūrdhva dhanurāsana | Upward Bow Pose
    - Salaṁba sarvāṅgāsana | Supported All Limbs Pose
    - Halāsana | Plough Pose
    - Karṇa pīḍāsana | Ear Pressure Pose
    - Ūrdhva padmāsana | Upward Lotus Pose
    - Piṇḍāsana | Embryo Pose
    - Matsyāsana | Fish Pose
    - Uttāna pādāsana | Extended Foot Pose
    - Śīrṣāsana | Head Standing Pose
    - Baddha padmāsana | Bound Lotus Pose
    - Yoga mudrā | Yoga Posture
    - Padmāsana | Lotus Pose
    - Utpluthiḥ | Sprung Up
  • Pranayama Class with David
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the section quiz

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Meet David & Jelena

David Robson in  Bhairvasana from Ashtanga's Third Series

David Robson

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.

David has become well-known on social media for his educational and entertaining yes/no tutorials. Through these videos he's become one of the most recognized and respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide.

David teaches the morning mysore program at Ashtanga Toronto, and leads workshops and retreats around the world with his wife Jelena.

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Jelena Vesić

After four years of doing her PhD (Political Science, York University, Toronto), Jelena decided to walk away and dedicate herself to teaching Ashtanga Yoga full time. She’s been teaching since 2014, and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT. Alongside her husband, David Robson, Jelena teaches workshops and retreats in Toronto and around the world.

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. In addition, Jelena also considers herself to be a student of Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and clinical psychologist. She’s completed his and Tara Brach’s “The Power of Awareness” course, and is now enrolled in their two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

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.

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Student Testimonials

"This is the most comprehensive yoga course for beginners! The material is presented in a very easy to understand format, David and Jelena are amazing teachers. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is new to Ashtanga or who wants to supercharge their practice and gain a deeper understanding of the process."

Irena B - Ashtanga For Beginners Student

"I highly recommend this beginners course, it is such a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to learn the foundations of this wonderful practice, David & Jelena are such awesome teachers, helping you lay strong foundations for a healthy Ashtanga practice to grow. I am so grateful for the valuable insights I have been able to gain, it has helped me so much, thank you 💖."

Giovanna P - Ashtanga For Beginners Student

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