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March 25, 2016

Ashanga Yoga Reno, Nevada


“When vinyāsa is perfect, the mind is under control.”

                                                      ~ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Remembering our foundations: Breath, Core (bandha), Gaze (drishti), Vinyāsa & Meditation (dhyāna). Becoming graceful from the inside out. Allowing the natural beauty of your yoga practice to shine forth without force! Efficiency & finesse unlock hidden powers.


  • What are the 5 Foundations

  • How Breath Unlocks the Bandhas

  • How Vinyāsa Produces Stability & Depth

  • Serving our Central Axis, Alignment Corrects Naturally

  • Yoga Philosophy Increases Happiness & Improves Practice

  • Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Led Primary Series with Chanting & Discussion

  • Saturday, 9:00 - 11:30 am: Mysore Style with Chanting & Discussion

  • Saturday, 12:30 - 3:00 pm: Yoga Clinic 101

    Based on what is seen in the morning Mysore practice, asanas & techniques will be chosen for research & development ~ bring those questions about those asanas which have been confounding you.

  • Sunday, 9:00 - 11:30 am: Mysore Style with Chanting & Discussion


CONTACT: Ashtanga Yoga Reno 190 California Ave. Suite 201 A, Reno, NV 89509

March 07, 2016

by donation

Art of Living Center, San DIego: 5:30 - 9:30pm

Please join us for an evening of celebration, chanting & South Indian food.

LOCATION: 9863 Pacific Heights Blvd, Suite B, San Diego 92121

CONTACT: • • 858-335-4352

March 06, 2016

by donation

Art of Living Center, San DIego: 3:00 - 8:00pm


Please join us for an evening of celebration, chanting & South Indian food.


LOCATION: 9863 Pacific Heights Blvd, Suite B, San Diego 92121

CONTACT: • • 858-335-4352

January 24, 2016

Cost: $65 pre-registration / $75 at the door

Pacific Blue Yoga, Laguna Beach, CA


Three components support the Ashtanga Yoga practice: Breath, Core & Gaze. Practice is the art of engaging these three together in a continuous unbroken flow. This foundation produces a deeper practice & greater understanding within the postures. 


In this class we will learn step-by-step how to engage these fundamentals - Breath, Core (bandha) & Gaze (drishti) - within the Ashtanga sequence to develop a more mindful & effective experience, and to ensure noticeable improvements in our practice. This foundation is universal and provides the basis for joy & grace to blossom both on & off the mat. 


Appropriate for All Levels of Yogis & Yoginis 


Yoga Gives Back: Community Event

October 24, 2015

$25 ~ 100% goes to Yoga Gives Back

Ekam Yoga, Newport Beach, CA


Join us. Support this wonderful cause. Express your gratitude of yoga by giving back to India!

• Gentle Ashtanga Yoga with David Miliotis along with a Special Musical Guest Jody Theissen!
• Lots of Food provided by community yogis, Pain du Monde & Jan’s Health Bar
• Raffle Prizes from Manduka, Lululemon, Athletica, Wicked Garden, Peet’s Coffee, Ekam Yoga & more ...


Suggested Donation:
Location: Ekam Yoga, Newport Beach, CA

Native Yoga Center, Juno Beach FL

November 06, 2015

Friday, 6 - 8pm, Led Primary Series with Chanting & Pranayama: $40
Asana practice opens the body & mind to greater depths of harmony (shanti) naturally instilling focus. Further extending our good work in the Primary Series, this class will culminate with Pranayama and the chanting of Shanti Mantras to provide us with a calm satisfying experience of yoga appropriate to the ending of the day. 

Saturday, 12 - 3pm, Setting the Foundation - Breathing, Bandhas & the Niyamas: $60
Ashtanga Yoga is the art of engaging each breath with bandhas to stabilize attention in the postures and to awaken understanding, insight & self reflection. In this class we will learn how to use the fundamentals - Breath, Bandha & Drishti - within each vinyasa to develop mindfulness and concentration. We can then experience the art of sustained attention and explore the intimate connection this plays in developing the Niyamas which form the foundation for a more joyful, graceful & effective yoga practice. 

Sunday, 12 - 3pm, Ascending the Mountain: Backbends from Primary into Intermediate: $60
From the foundation developed by Primary Series, the mountain of yoga can be ascended with greater ease and skill. Working from Breath, Bandha & Drishti, this class will progress through a portion of First Series while teaching us to prepare for an experiential examination of the deeper backbends of Second Series as well as the dropping back and standing up of the Ashtanga Yoga closing backbend sequence. From this we will explore where and how to further direct our attention inwards to the higher summits of pranayama and pratyahara which frees the mind from outer distractions making us fit for concentration and meditation.


Cost: $145 for full weekend
Location: Juno Beach, FL Native Yoga Center, Nov 6 - 8, 2015

Ashtanga Yoga - Weekend Intensive

July 25, 2015

$141 for All Three (3) Classes

Ashtanga Yoga Las Vegas, NV


Workshop Includes:


  • Practice of Adjustments & Analysis of Key Āsanas

  • The Art of Balance & Lightness

  • Bandhas Demystified

  • Prānāyāma (Internal Breathing)

  • Yoga Sutras: Chanting & Discussion

  • Vegan-Gluten-Free Dinner (Sat evening)


Saturday Morning, July 25, 7:30 - 11:30am, $71:
Strength of an Elephant - baleshu hastibalādīni:
We will demystify bandhas by examining their relationship between the breath & the legs. This integration provides the stability of an elephant. Throughout the practice of Primary Series (cikitsā vibhāga), we’ll focus on this integrated stability while examining many key āsanas and also practicing adjustments.

Saturday Afternoon, July 25, 6 - 9PM, $61:
Yoga Sutras Chanting, Discussion & Dinner:
Join us in a private home for an evening of chanting the entire Yoga Sutras (no experience necessary), followed by a discussion of Self-study (svādhyāya - an aspect of the eight limbs) and a deliciously wholesome, vegan-gluten free dinner.

Sunday Morning, July 26, 8 - 10:30am, $31:
Led Primary Series with Prānāyāma and Q&A:
Yoga is Skillful Balanced Action - yogah karmasu kauśalam. Move from center to create grace, steadiness & ease while maintaining the thread of breath, bandha and concentration; this is skill in action!

Ashtanga Yoga with Pātañjala Yoga Sūtras Philosophy & Chanting

February 28, 2015


Ashtanga Yoga Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA


Come practice traditional Ashtanga Yoga mindfully - some pranayama will also be included. Afterward, we will chant from the Pātañjala Yoga Sūtras and then discuss its relevance to our yoga practice & our lives.

Obstacles & Remedies in Yoga + Ashtanga Yoga Inside Out

January 17, 2015


Native Yoga Center, Juno Beach FL


Ashtanga Yoga: Obstacles & Remedies, Saturday (1/17), 12:00 - 3:00pm ($60):
Led Primary Series with Yoga Sūtras Chanting & Philosophy

Challenges are inherent in life & yoga, however these naturally occurring challenges may or may not affect the equanimity of our yogic journey. We will recite - call & response - the Pātañjala Yoga Sūtras and then discuss obstacles, an imbalanced mind, and the simple wisdom for cultivating equanimity as practiced in Ashtanga Yoga & as taught in the Sūtras.

“Bhāvana [frame of the mind] is most important. If your mind is not [focused], that is because bhāvana is not correct. But if bhāvana is correct, then it is possible for āsana to be correct, and [sustained attention] (citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ) then becomes possible.” - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Ashtanga Yoga Inside Out, Sunday (1/18), 12:00am - 3:00pm ($60):

The breathing & movement system - called vinyāsa - taught in Ashtanga Yoga systematically develops our awareness from the outside-in, from the external to the internal, from the gross to the subtle. The fundamentals are simple & profound: steadiness of breath & gaze (dṛṣṭi) while moving through the āsanas & vinyāsas - called tristhāna. Like musicians who practice & develop the music so that the flow can be achieved & expressed spontaneously, we will examine the subtitles of breathing, gazing, āsanas & vinyāsas & access - from inside-out - a rhythm of lightness, precision, depth & inner satisfaction.

Beginning with a practice & discussion of prāṇāyāma, bandhas & dṛṣṭi (gaze), we will then proceed with the Ashtanga Primary Series taught at a pace allowing for indepth instruction: How breath initiates bandhas & guides alignment, and How jump-backs & jump-throughs can flow into a continuous rhythm, These essentials lead us into creating an uninterrupted flow (nairantarya) and the formation of a firmly established foundation (dṛḍha bhūmi) & experience of yoga. We will also explore ways of engaging key āsanas - so they are “correct” - regardless of whether we are flexible or stiff, strong or weak.

Ratha Saptami 2015: Sūrya Namaskāras with Aruna Prashna Chanting

January 25, 2015


Art of Living Center, San Diego


Arogyam Bhaskaraath Ichheet ~ For Health We Must Worship the Sun!


Please join us for this very special event: 
Vidwan Shrikantha Shastri conducts Ratha Saptami Pūjā and Aruna Prashna Chanting.
Yogī David Miliotis leads Sūrya Namaskāras performed in unison with Aruna Prashna Chanting.

All are welcome to participate in some or all of the 133 Sūrya Namaskāras and/or to simply listen & observe.

Vidwan Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught that each step of Sūrya Namaskāra can be done with each phrase of the Aruna Prashna, and then each Sūrya Namaskāra will conform precisely with each Anuvaka (verse) as the Aruna Prashna is recited. “The Sūrya Namaskāra form the foundation for the entire method [of yoga] - and, as we all know, if one’s foundation is firm, then whatever is supported by it will be stable as well. So, if the Sūrya Namaskāra are first learned properly and their inner meaning grasped, then all the various āsanas, prāṇāyāmas, and the like that follow them will be useful and beneficial in their outcomes.” ~ Vidwan Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, 1916 - 2009


WHEN: January 25, Sunday, 3:00 - 6:00pm

LOCATION: Art of Living, 9863 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121

CONTACT: Shrikantha Shastri 858.335.4352,,










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