Ashtanga with Chuck ...

Ashtanga with Chuck Miller

Ashtanga with Chuck Miller
Date: Oct 08 - Oct 12, 2015
Price: 620€
including daily breakfast & dinner; 15% discount for locals

Packages Details

 

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Workshop workshop is offered in a package that includes 6-night accommodation in family hotels in the near-by village of Ambelas:

Eleana Hotel

635€ for sharing a room; 665€ for staying alone.

Christiana Hotel

665€ for sharing a room; 695€ for staying alone.

Margarita Studios

755€ for sharing a room; 797€ for staying alone.

Agrabeli Mare

770€ for sharing a room; 875€ for staying alone.

I don’t care how far you go, nor how fast you go.

That you understand the direction and quality of effort

is more important…”

Chuck Miller

 

We are honored to host one of the most senior Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga teachers – Chuck Miller – for a 5-day workshop at Tao’s Center!

 

The workshop is meant for all levels of practitioners. Teachers and experienced practitioners are encouraged to take this rare opportunity to study with Chuck Miller in Greece. Those newer to the practice will have the opportunity to get a solid, profound base of the practice.

It is not to be missed!

 

Here is what Chuck says about Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga:

“We start with Samasthitihi. The word ‘Sama’ is the first utterance and the most important focal point – the directive – of the practice! It points towards unraveling ourselves from the distorted views, ideas and beliefs that keep us from seeing the sameness, the oneness and the internal harmony of the universal and the individual.

This is yoga and this is Ashtanga yoga. ‘Abide in our true natural state!’ Simple and profound. To be yourself.

 

Vinyasa is a key concept in this practice. ‘Vinyasa is the breathing system’ Pattabhi would say. The breath and movement become non-separate!Again – Sama – it always points back to sama! The breath we practice is called sama-vrtti-ujjayi-prana-ayama. Not as a sitting down pranayama practice but as a description of the quality of the breath. Equal waves, being controlled into a state of freedom, lifted up through the core, creating an uplifting within the strength of the container. A ‘free breath’. Vinyasa is the linking together of the ‘separate’ BreathMovements.”

 

“…The three pillars, the principals of practice, can be thought of as ‘anchors’ for the mind, that keep us heading in the correct direction. I call these ‘BreathRootsCore’. Again, the uniting of all three into one!

This will be our exploration. Using the precise sequence of BreathMovements as taught traditionally, not rushing to ‘Get it done’. Rather, ‘unpacking’ the sequence, looking deeper into it, experiencing it in a more intelligent way, honoring the philosophical roots of the practice, experiencing philosophy and practice as one thing.

I don’t care how far you go nor how fast you go. That you understand the direction and quality of effort is more important. It will start slower, it must. We cannot look deeply inside if we continue to run in the same grooves. We need to step out of the regular, habituated patterns of practice in order to evolve (love is in there, in that word!) and go deeper into the essential truths.

Come On. Give it a try. See if you are willing to be a beginner!”

 

The 5-day workshop daily schedule includes morning & afternoon yoga sessions, breakfast and dinner and free Island time.

 

 

Pictures from June 2014 Ashtanga Workshop