with Tim Feldmann
Ashtanga practice is a breathing practice – the rest is just bending! – Pattabhi Jois
Balancing between Ashtanga Vinyasa methods and an exploration of your body’s mechanics, this workshop will teach you how to tap into a deeper, injury-free, and more informed practice.
These sessions are rooted in the Primary Series (an asana sequence combining 41 postures), with time for explanations and questions. You’ll be offered useful hints for developing your practice, potentially bridging gaps between your body, the practice, and how it applies to your life off the mat.
- Discover how to use your breath to both ground and free your practice
- Have a clear physical understanding of the use of the bandhas (body locks)
- Learn simple pranayama to help your mind to settle into one-pointed focus and to free your body from blockages
Come experience how this ancient tradition holds many life lessons. Tim’s sincere yet humorous teaching style makes for a fun and focused sadhana session. Open to all levels of practitioners.
Tim has an elegant and innate understanding of both the anatomic and subtle body, which he uses to take you deep into the Ashtanga Yoga practice, whatever your level. His lightness, humor, intelligence, and experience enable you to safely explore depths you have not previously encountered or have feared to go to. His ability to call you gently but firmly to ask of you more than what you expect of yourself but never less than what you are worth, and his absolute connection to what is needed in the present moment have, for me, enabled a realization of self that is humbling and joyful. To work with Tim is to not only spend time with a wonderful teacher and delightful human being but to work with your Self and to discover, each time, a new layer of understanding of your physical and spiritual nature. — Lucinda Leachman, Yoga Teacher, London, UK
Check-in: 4 pm
Opening session: Breath and Bandha in Asana Practice
Morning Pranayama Practice
Morning session: Guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary
Afternoon session: Breath and Bandha in Pranayama
Saturday Night Satsanga
Morning Pranayama Practice
Closing session: Guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary
Check-out: 2 pm
About the Presenter
Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the Yoga shala (Yoga studio) he founded with his wife, Kino MacGregor, and Matt Tashjian. He was set on the Yoga path by his first teacher, Lino Miele, and is authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series, Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method.
A near fatal falling accident in 1992 led Tim on the yogic path. His teaching integrates extensive studies of F.M. Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests.
Tim’s humorous, straightforward yet profound teaching style makes him a cherished teacher, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
See more at TimFeldmann.com