Primary Series Immersion

with Holly Gastil and Jen Rene

July 14-19th, 2019

Cost: $850

The Immersion will meet from 1-6pm on Sunday, July 14th and noon-5pm on July 15-19th. In addition to the Immersion program hours students will practice daily during regularly scheduled classes at the Ashtanga Yoga Center. The program cost of $850 includes Immersion program, daily classes and course manual. Students should have six months experience with the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga by the start of the course.

This program will include:
  • Forty contact hours of high-quality Ashtanga instruction and practice development (Hours qualify for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education)
  • Ashtanga theory and methodology
  • In-depth exploration of body mechanics of Primary Series asanas
  • Vinyasa count for the postures of Primary Series
  • Hands-on adjustment clinics
  • An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
  • Chanting and Mythology

By the end of this program you will:
  • Become knowledgeable of the postures of Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Learn how to adjust postures confidently and efficiently
  • Learn how to use props and modifications to adapt the posture to the student (not the other way around!)
  • Build a working understanding of the Samadhi Pada of the Yoga Sutras and its relationship to the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System
  • Have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the postures of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Build your tools to succeed in practice
  • Strengthen your skills to begin teaching the Ashtanga Method


The total cost of the program is $850, which includes a $250 non-refundable deposit. Students may register by paying in full, or by paying the $250 deposit. If paying the deposit only, the $600 balance will be due on June 15, 2019. The full balance is non-refundable after the June 15th due date.

Online Registration:

Payment in Full – $850



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