THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A RETREAT
IT’S A CLOSE UP LOOK INTO A LITTLE KNOWN PART OF ASHTANGA HISTORY
No one knows the history and philosophy of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga better than the Sanskrit community of Mysore! From the origin of the Ashtanga sequences that have had a huge impact in yoga world wide, to the philosophical foundation of this global practice, all questions can be answered. For the first time ever, senior Sanskrit scholars from Mysore are collaborating to create a unique experience for international yoga students. This retreat will provide an authentic, authoritative, behind the scenes look into the fabric of yoga culture in Mysore.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
We will explore the six classical Indian philosophies with the people who know them best! There will be emphasis on Samkhya and Yoga. You will learn how the Yoga practices you know and love fit into a larger body of practices and philosophies from some of the most qualified people in the world.
This retreat aims to give a true understanding of yoga by direct transmission from senior teachers with a lifetime of experience. Learn about the real Mysore Yoga Parampara which does not rest on any one person but comes from a whole community.
Asana Practice will be lead each day by Andrew Eppler.
Andrew is a senior student of Sri BNS Iyengar with over 30 years of experience with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Having made a long study of the mythology, symbology and inner structure of Ashtanga Yoga, Andrew will share what he has learned over the years about the practice. Andrew will be assisted by a team of his advanced students and friends. There will be Thai Massage, Private Yoga Therapy sessions and personal consultations available upon request. This will be traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with adjustments .
Sri BNS Iyegar will make a guest appearance in asana class and we will learn Pranayama and Mudras with him and some of the other senior yogis.
7-9am Asana Practice (followed by Mudra and Pranayama practice for those who wish)
10am Light Breakfast with Chai and local fruits, yogurt, idly and dosas (south Indian delicacies).
11am-1pm Relax, rest, swim in the pool at the nearby Radisson Blu Hotel, explore Mysore.
1pm Lunch 3-5pm Lectures with Senior Scholars.
The subject will be announced the day before each lecture. 6pm Dinner Evenings are free to rest, visit, shop and explore. It is the coolest time of day and ideal for getting out and seeing the palace, market and other attractions.