Details about Ashtanga yoga for the rest of your life!

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thu 21 – sun 24 August 2014davidwilliams_3
yogatreasure, alphen aan den rijn

Schedule (note: we had placed a wrong time schedule: thursday and friday starts at 17.30! sorry for this!)

21 August 2014: 17.30 – 20.00     (sold out)
22 August 2014: 17.30 – 20.00
23 August 2014: 10.00 – 12.00 and 16.00 – 19.00
24 August 2014: 10.00 – 12.00

Studio opens half an hour before the beginning of each training session. Please be in time, and take some time to settle, so that you don’t have to rush into class. Please always put your name on the participants list at the desk, before each workshop.

Note 1: that this will be (next to London), the only time that David is teaching this training in Europe in 2014!
Note 2: we have 43 spaces. reserve your spot now to ensure you can join this special event.

Session 1

Thursday, thu 21 august 2014  17.30 – 20.00
Talk & practice. Discussion of how David thinks Ashtanga Yoga should be taught and practised based on his 43 years of daily practice and teaching. This class is the foundation for all students, and particularly teachers, who want a greater depth of understanding of the “big picture” of the most beneficial way to practise and teach Ashtanga Yoga. 1st series practice led by David.

Session 2

Thursday 22 August 2014: 17.30 – 20.00
1st series led by David in depth with thorough explanations of every step.

Session 3

Saturday, 23 August 2014: 10.00 – 12.00
1st series led by David completed with less interruption by David’s commentary, except for postures not covered the day before.

Session 4

Saturday, sat 23 August 2014 16.00 – 19.00
History of Yoga, description of the history of Ashtanga Yoga, David’s travels and adventures in Yoga, and his bringing Ashtanga Yoga to America and its eventual spread to the entire world.

Session 5 

Sunday, sun 24 august 2014 10.00 – 12.00
An introduction to 2nd series in a way that everyone at all levels can try and enjoy.

About DavidDavid

David Williams has been practicing Yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. In 1972, David met K. P. Manju, the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw Manju demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga 1st series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda’s Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his 6 month Yoga teachers training course certification.

In 1973, David began studying Ashtanga Yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju to America and the western world when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California, in 1975.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today’s leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Tracy Rich, Chuck Miller, and Maty Ezraty.

David is 65 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since l976, and teaches private individual or group classes by appointment.

Hotel/Bed and Breakfast information in Alphen aan den Rijn

Avifauna Van der Valk Alphen aan den Rijn (5 minutes by bike to yogatreasure, bike for rent at the hotel)

Bed and Breakfast in Alphen aan den Rijn

Minicamping Polderflora 

Parking and the area around yogatreasure 

Parking around yogatreasure is free. Please pay attention to handicapped parking places and keep them free. Next to yogatreasure there’s a small local supermarket where you can buy fresh fruit and groceries, and anything you need during your stay. The city centre is about 1 Km by bike. There’s a busstop at 400 meter (called: Busstop VanNesstraat) and the train station is at 7 minutes by bike (you can easily rent a bike at the train station). 

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