Deepen your practice
workshops and Mysore classes
with Harmony Slater
We are thrilled to be hosting Harmony again for a weekend workshop, including Mysore classes. Harmony, one of the world’s top Ashtanga teachers and one of the few women in the world (17 all over the world) who has received full certification, will arrive for a weekend full of workshops and Mysore practices.
The weekend will begin on Thursday with a workshop that will focus on the Bandhas and will continue to Mysore practice on Friday and Saturday morning and another two workshops on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday – 17-19:30
Strengthening the Connection to Bandhas
Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha are important keys to the asana practice. This class will bring focus to what these “energetic locks” really are and how they can be used to create a greater sense of lightness, balance, and ease of movement in the Primary Series. Learn to cultivate a deeper understanding and awareness of bandhas in your practice.
Friday 7-9 Mysore practice
Mysore Style is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga. In the Mysore method, students are met as individuals. Each person is taught progressively according to his or her readiness. This can be a very transformative experience for students who are open to exploring their inner-self using the asana as a tool for this discovery.
The Myth of Back Bending: Fundamentals for a Pain-Free Backbend
We will look at what is Yoga Chikitsa & Nadi Shodana and how we can purify our energy channels.
What kinds of physical & psychological preparations do we need to do to prepare for Intermediate Series.
We will explore some back-bending enhancements: looking at the principles of opening the heart, being vulnerable, and the importance to cultivate great strength in the foundation of our lives (and legs).
Saturday 7-10 Mysore
Opening the Hips, Protecting the Knees, and a little Leg behind the Head!
Ekapada Sirshasana or “leg behind the head” is a troublesome asana for many practitioners. This session will explore several different ways of opening the hips throughout the practice, as well as introduce different techniques to enhance this ‘hip-opening’ experience, whilst still protecting the knees. Students will come to understand more fully how to get into this area to help advance their personal practice.
Full weekend (3 workshops & 2 Mysore practices) – 1400 NIS – Purchase
Friday Saturday ( 2 workshops & 2 Mysore practices) – 1000 – Purchase
Single workshop – 350 NIS – Purchase
Single Mysore practice – 180 NIS
About Harmony – Harmony Slater first journeyed to Mysore in 2004 to study with the Jois family. She first received Authorization to teach this method in 2006, directly from Sri. K Pattabhi Jois, and nine years later received Certification from Sharath Jois. She is one less than 20 women in the world to hold this honor.
Harmony is a strong presence in the Ashtanga community worldwide. She founded two Yoga Schools in Canada, and in addition to her teaching, she has shared her experiences with the practice, pregnancy and childbirth in the books: Yoga Sadhana for Mothers and Strength and Grace: A collection of Essays by Women of Ashtanga Yoga. She has a wealth of knowledge to offer students, and openly shares her insights about experiencing the full integration of Ashtanga Yoga during her workshops.
You can find more about Harmony on her website