| Friday, May 24th
||Ashtanga Mysore/Led Primary *separate program pass
Juan Anguiano, E-RYT 500, ACE-CPT is dedicated to transmitting the Ashtanga Vinyasa method according to the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Many years of practice and dedication have affirmed his confidence in the wisdom of learning Ashtanga according to abilities and not the demands of the ego. His teaching style illuminates the importance of setting and accepting limits in the practice so that patterns present throughout Ashtanga are understood and connected into an enjoyable harmony of movement and growth.
Juan first experienced yoga as a child when he was introduced to some pranayama techniques to help with severe childhood asthma. He began practicing yoga asana in his late teens and explored various styles of yoga with nationally and internationally known prominent yoga teachers. He experienced Ashtanga Yoga around age twenty-one on his travels in California. Juan is a direct student of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy and brings more than fifteen years of experience teaching yoga and mentoring and training budding yoga teachers. Juan has established successful Mysore-style programs in Dallas and the first successful Mysore-style program in Austin, Texas at Castle Hill Fitness in 2005.
Juan became more dedicated to other forms of fitness when he purchased his first Pinarello road bike from the Castle Hill Cycles and began triathlon training with Castle Hill personal trainers. Juan’s dedication to embracing other forms of fitness led him to obtain his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise in 2010. He is a firm believer in integrating yoga and western styles of fitness. He is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology through the University of Texas at Austin. He is working toward a degree as an Athletic Trainer which will allow him to specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses for athletes and the general population. His professional goals are to further synthesize the practice of yoga, sports and general wellness through practice, scientific research, and study.
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Mysore style engages students in a self-paced, individualized practice in a group setting. This class format allows for each student to move at their own pace and to receive adjustments from the teacher. Beginners are welcome. Fridays are a program specific Led Primary class, but students can also practice Mysore in the back of the class. Mixed Levels
No practice on full moon and new moon days according to the Ashtanga tradition.
The no practice dates are: Jan 11, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 25, Mar 11, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 25, May 9, Jun 23
*Participation in Mysore requires a separate program pass. Click for details...
As far back as he can remember Ben has been a seeker. It wasn't until he began the practice of yoga several years ago that he realized "this was it", and has dedicated himself completely to the practice. Now he spends the majority of his time traveling, primarily for yoga trainings, and learning various modalities of bodywork.
With a steady drive for knowledge and self discovery, Ben is continually exploring new ways to learn so that he can share more fully the practice of yoga in his classes. Ben is a licensed massage therapist specializing in deep tissue, corrective work. He spends most of his time working on yoga practitioners so that his clients can get the most out of their practice. Ben's belief is that yoga is a path of self discovery and healing, physical health, and ultimately a heightened sense of awareness of the beauty and love that this life has to offer. Ben infuses his deep understanding of anatomy and alignment, his studies in philosophy and meditation into every class, leading to a well rounded, challenging practice. His belief is that when yoga is practiced in its entirety, the natural evolution is awareness of the self and our inherent connection to all beings.
You can find out more about Ben at his website: www.NadiYogi.com
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Vinyasa Flow is an evolving form of traditional hatha yoga that focuses on intimately linking breath and movement. Throughout the constantly flowing sequence of asana (postures), there will be a highlighted focus on strength and endurance, alongside the usual elements of flexibility, balance, and alignment.
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||Realign and Shine COMMUNITY CLASS
Kellie Arnold is an Anusara-Inspired™ instructor. She first found yoga when searching for the next physical activity to challenge her body. She fell in love with it when she found it soothed her mind as well. She originally trained with Baron Baptiste who taught her how to be herself. Then she found Anusara® Yoga which continued her passion for authenticity while adding the alignment for the nerdy engineer inside. Her classes illustrate her journey; a journey that can take on many forms and yet at the heart of the practice is goodness and bliss.
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Realign and Shine
An hour of play and practice awaits you! Fuse breath and movement in this fun and active class which offers an ongoing exploration into the practice of yoga. As you bring your physical body into alignment, your spirit will follow. Shine into your weekend fully integrated. All levels
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||Happy Hour Yoga
Collette discovered yoga as a compliment to her breath and body work while majoring in Acting. After working as a teacher for a few years and receiving a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, she moved to Austin and decided to take her yoga practice to the next level and completed her teacher certification. Collette strives to practice with intention -- both on the mat and off! For her, this means moving with an open mind, a happy heart, and compassion for herself and others. Through teaching, she hopes to inspire a sense of community and to encourage her students to push past self-imposed physical and mental limits. In Collette's class, you'll experience a light-hearted, dynamic, mindful and fun flow-based practice. Bring your sense of adventure and a smile!
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Happy Hour Yoga
Your weekend starts here! With a fun flow and playful playlist, Collette gets your weekend off to a great start in this 60 minute yoga practice. A light-hearted, full bodied class, this class pairs nicely with whatever kind of week you've had! All levels
Robert Flegal has been a resident of Austin, TX since 1991. He has practiced meditation for the past 32 years and has taught for the last 17 years. He has studied several forms of meditation including Buddhist practices, various Christian practice, Vedanta Adviata, and Zen. He retired in 1994 from the Computer Science field where he worked mainly corporate research labs. His formal education is in Mathematics and he continues to still spend time in research related endeavors. Robert was also in the Peace Corps in Ghana (West Africa) teaching mathematics from 1967-1969.
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Meditation frees us from the obsession of our "small selves" & reconnects us with who we really are. Consistent practice exposes negative thinking, obsessions, & our separation between each other. Once we recognize these habitual patterns, they cease to control us – freeing our unqualified absolute nature. All practices are welcome. For those with specific questions about meditation practice, there will be a Q & A period at the end of class.