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Taylor Hunt Ashtanga Yoga Week


  • Ashtanga Yoga Napa Valley 2931 Solano Avenue Napa, CA, 94558 United States (map)
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We are excited to welcome KPJAYI level 2 Authorized teacher, TAYLOR HUNT back to Napa Valley for a week of practice and study.

We have TWO different options for you to select from. A Full Week Primary Series Immersion OR Daily Mysore + Led Primary + Weekend Workshops.

Please read on for all details!


FULL WEEK PRIMARY SERIES IMMERSION (practice option 1)

Monday February 25, 2019 - Sunday March 3, 2019

We are excited to welcome Taylor Hunt back to Napa for an empowering week long intensive - diving deep into the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. This week will be particularly special. It will be the first time Taylor has offered this unique curriculum outside of his home shala in Columbus Ohio.


The week is designed for Yoga students, teachers, and health care professionals seeking to better themselves, help others and become a part of a global community.


In addition to daily morning Mysore practice with Taylor, we will have afternoon workshops on asana, anatomy, philosophy, adjusting, Sanskrit counting and chanting as it pertains to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Taylor will share with the group the role Ashtanga Yoga has played throughout his journey - from the depths of addiction and depression to becoming a globally respected teacher, published author, husband and father of three, and founder of the non-profit organization, The Trini Foundation. Taylor will also address the current national health crisis associated with drug and alcohol addiction and how Ashtanga yoga can be offered as a tool to help people achieve long-term sobriety.


Immersion Topics include (but aren't limited to):

  • Basics of practice within the Primary Series including Sanskrit language, names of asana, cadence, and vinyasa count.

  • Postural anatomy, reading bodies and understanding the components of safe and effective adjustment techniques in personal practice, and when working with individuals who have experienced trauma.

  • Review of addiction and the current health crisis in the United States

  • The Trini Foundation’s mission and how Ashtanga Yoga can be used as a tool to help people recover from addiction and trauma.

Primary Series Immersion: Monday February 25, 2019 - Sunday March 3, 2019

Sample Schedule: (subject to change)

Monday 5:30pm: kick off + meet and greet
Tuesday - Friday: Mysore practice 6:30AM - 8:30AM
Tuesday - Friday: Workshop 12:00PM - 4:30PM
Friday evening: Ashtanga Yoga Philosophy + Practice discussion 5:30PM
Saturday morning: Led Primary Series 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Saturday afternoon: workshop 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday morning: Mysore 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Sunday afternoon: workshop 1:00PM - 4:00PM

For more information, email info@ashtangayoganapavalley.com.

Tuition: $600.00 - Includes all Mysore classes, lectures, workshops, materials and VIP access to Taylor all week long. Does NOT include airfare, lodging, meals or transportation.

A portion of the tuition is donated to the Trini Foundation. A $200 non-refundable deposit is included in the program cost. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the workshop. As this is not a teacher training course, you will not receive any Yoga Alliance credit for participation. Certification and Authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga may only be granted through the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India where we encourage all participants to make regular trips to study.


DAILY MYSORE + WEEKEND WORKSHOPS (practice option 2)

Tuesday February 26 - Sunday March 3

These options may be purchased as a full week package, weekend package, or a la carte. See pricing below.


MYSORE CLASSES

Students who wish to attend Mysore class with Taylor should have a current Mysore practice with a minimum foundation of Surya Namaskara & standing postures. *If you do not have a Mysore practice, but are interested in joining class, please email Kory directly. kory@ashtangayoganapavalley.com

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26 - FRIDAY MARCH 1
6:30AM - 8:30AM

SUNDAY MARCH 3
7:00AM - 10:00AM

LED PRIMARY SERIES

Join Taylor for a traditional led Primary Series class. Taylor will lead the group using Sanskrit vinyasa count, names of asana, and traditional pacing. This class is open to all students including non-ashtanga practitioners.

SATURDAY MARCH 2
8:30AM - 10:00AM

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY MARCH 1 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

PHILOSOPHY OF ASHTANGA YOGA & MYSORE STYLE PRACTICE DISCUSSION
Why do we commit to a consistent practice? How do we apply the lessons that are learned on our mat? Join Taylor to dive deeper into the philosophy behind the Ashtanga method. Learn about the therapeutic benefits and how the practice translates into our daily lives.


SATURDAY MARCH 2 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

FOUNDATIONS: CLEAN IT UP + GROUND YOUR PRACTICE
In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga method while discussing Surya Namaskara and the foundational standing and seated poses of the Primary Series. These poses play an integral role in beginning the process of purification, realigning the skeletal system, opening the hips and hamstrings and toning the leg muscles. They create a grounded and stable base to further progress in the practice. We will spend ample time exploring proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.


SUNDAY MARCH 3 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

EXPLORING BACKBENDS
Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward folds of the Primary Series. Learn proper alignment and technique to safely approach back bending. We will explore a diverse collection of backbends from the Primary and Second series designed to open the front of the body and realign the spine. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners.


PACKAGE TUITION + A LA CARTE CLASS OPTIONS

FULL MYSORE WEEK + WEEKEND WORKSHOPS PACKAGE $369.00
Includes 5 days Mysore practice + Led Primary Series + 3 workshops

FULL WEEKEND PACKAGE $247.00
Includes Friday Mysore + Friday evening discussion || Saturday Led Primary Series + Saturday workshop || Sunday Mysore + Sunday workshop

5 DAY MYSORE + LED PRIMARY SERIES PACKAGE $179
Includes Mysore classes Tuesday - Friday || Led Primary Series (Saturday) || Sunday Mysore

5 DAY MYSORE TUITION $149.00
Includes 5 days Mysore (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)

MYSORE DROP IN TUITION: $35.00

LED PRIMARY SERIES TUITION: $35.00

FRIDAY EVENING TALK: $35.00

SATURDAY & SUNDAY WORKSHOP DROP IN TUITION: $75.00

REGISTRATION: Please complete the following form to request registration for individual classes or packages. We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your registration and collect payment information. Once payment has processed your registration will be confirmed.

 

ABOUT TAYLOR…

“AS MY BODY BECAME LESS RIGID,
SO DID MY MIND.”


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BIOGRAPHY

Taylor Hunt is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In 2013, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach and has had the honor of assisting at KPJAYI on several occasions. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others and providing a community where practitioners can find support in their practice and daily lives. Seeking to preserve the traditional method, Taylor teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction. He continues to inspire others through his story of personal transformation and accessible approach to the practice.

To learn more about Taylor’s story and life’s work, please visit www.awayfromdarkness.comand www.trinifoundation.org.

 

PHILOSOPHY

“I believe Ashtanga yoga is for everyone. Although Ashtanga is a set series of poses, it can be tailored to fit each individual’s needs. I encourage others to find a practice they can commit to and make it a part of their daily routine. Yoga is for transformation; it’s not just about the physical postures. It’s about acceptance and learning how to focus the mind. With dedication, change begins to occur ‐ physically, mentally, and spiritually. It’s important to find a teacher, someone you can listen to that inspires you to work to your full potential. Each day I show up and leave it all on the mat; I don’t hold anything back. After years of practice, I am amazed how it continues to teach me so much about life. I feel empowered each day when I finish my practice and have come to realize that nothing is impossible. As my body became less rigid, so did my mind. I learned to stay present, not take myself so seriously, and to just enjoy life. I have found that happiness comes from within and is a choice I make every day.” T.H.

 

FOR THOSE TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN…

Travel Recommendations

Airports
San Francisco Intl. (SFO)
Oakland Intl. (OAK)
Sacramento Intl. (SMF)

Transport to Napa
Evans Transportation (SFO or OAK) : http://evanstransportation.com/
Rental Car
Uber (would be expensive)

Lodging
Airbnb
- Great idea to share with some fellow students. Will help with the $$.
Riverpointe Resort : http://riverpointeresort.com/
Hotels : Napa has no shortage of hotels of all different prices and amenities. We like to use Priceline or Trip Advisor to find the best deals.
Bed and Breakfasts : Napa also has no shortage of quaint Bed and Breakfasts. May be a little more expensive than a hotel as they will offer more amenities and personal touches.

Resorts & Spas
Silverado Resort & Spa :
https://www.silveradoresort.com/
Greenhaus Spa : https://greenhausspa.com/

Restaurants
Napa Valley is one of, if not THE most popular food destination in the country. You can find every type of cuisine here in every price range. California is known for everything FRESH. Lots of farm to table options with delicious food and great ambiance. Here are some favorites:

Southside Napa : http://www.southsidenapa.com/
The Oxbow Public Market : http://oxbowpublicmarket.com/
Foodshed : https://www.foodshedpizza.org/
Aroma : https://aromanapa.com/
Small World : No website
Norman Rose Tavern :
http://www.normanrosenapa.com/restaurant.html
La Taquiza Fish Tacos : http://www.lataquizanapa.com/