Ashtanga Workshop with Jörgen Christiansson.

Inspiring and humble Ashtanga teacher Jörgen Christiansson will be in Kansas City for a workshop at Maya Yoga the last weekend of April.  I’ve practiced with Jörgen in Los Angeles and couldn’t be happier to recommend his workshop to all yogis.  He has a beautiful spirit!  Previous Ashtanga experience is required for most sessions, but anyone is welcome to the Saturday afternoon session.

Friday, April 25th, 5:30-8pm: Primary Series, with Pranayama and Q & A session
Jörgen will lead you through the complete Primary Series, using traditional counting and correct vinyasa methods. Experience the benefits of this detoxifying practice.

Saturday, April 26th, 9:30am-Noon: Mysore Style Class
A group class, where students individually practice at their own pace. Jörgen will be providing one-on-one instruction and adjustments to the students. Prior Mysore style class experience is required.

Saturday, April 26th, 2:00-4:30pm: Sthiram & Sukham (Steady & Ease) Philosophy and Asana Class
We will explore Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.46: “Sthira Sukhma Asanam- the posture should be steady, comfortable and grounded in joy.”

Sunday, April 27th, 9:30am-Noon: Primary Series into the Second Series, with Q & A Session.
Jörgen will lead you through the full Primary Series and give an Intro to the Second Series.

Full Workshop: $180, plus tax ($196.83); Individual Class: $50, plus tax ($54.68)
Please sign up at the studio or send in a check to:

Maya Yoga
215 W. 18th Street

Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108

questions: kathleen@mayayoga.com; 816-679-1053

Jörgen Christiansson is a certified KPJAYI (Sri.K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) teacher. He first started practicing Yoga in his native country Sweden at age 13. Jörgen has traveled extensively throughout India, until meeting his teacher Sri.K. Pattabhi Jois in 1988. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Jörgen continues the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga in the same manner as taught to him by his Guru. Jörgen has a unique ability to sense each student’s limits and capabilities. With his positive and inspiring nature, he safely helps his students break through old patterns and fears. 

Jörgen resides in Los Angeles and is the owner of Omkar 108 Yoga: http://www.omkar108.com.

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More information can be found on Maya’s website.

smelly mat?

smelly mat?

After a sweaty Ashtanga session, my friend Natalie rolled up her mat into an airtight burrito and left it in her car’s trunk until the next morning.   We all do it.  Convenient?  Yes.  Clean?  Maybe not.   When she unrolled it in the studio the following day, a faint stench curled through the air.  Her nose crinkled.  “Um,” she said, apologetically.  “Lisa, what do you use to clean your mat?”

Saucha (cleanliness) is an important part of the yoga philosophy (and no one wants to practice next to your smelly mat).  Here are my two recommendations:

1) ZUM Yoga Spray:  It’s natural and clean.  It smells incredible.  ZUM products are made and sold in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Shop local!)  You can find them online here at Indigo Wild’s website.

2) Thieves Household Cleaner:  You will need to cut the product with water at a 1:1 ratio and store your cleaner in a separate spray bottle.  It may look expensive, but one bottle of Thieves lasted me four + years, and I use it to clean most of my house as well as my mat!  Find it here at Young Living’s website.

If you have a favorite Yoga Mat Cleaner, I’d love to hear from you.  Please send recommendations may way.

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Check out this insanely amazing holiday gift I received! Thanks Indigo Wild for making my holiday so special and for the compliments (you are “hard core” too!).

~lisa

Ashtanga Workshop with Wade Mortenson

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My teacher and colleague, Wade Mortenson will be teaching this on Sunday November 3 at 2:00 pm.  Put it on your calendar!

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ADJUSTMENT WORKSHOP

with Wade Mortenson

Sunday November 3rd, 2:00 – 4:30pm

Maya Yoga

Learn the art of hands on adjusting in this fun filled Workshop

$30+tax ($32.81) preregistration or $35+tax at the door

We will pair up and use key poses from the primary and second series of ashtanga as the foundation for this hands on workshop. Safety, communication and receptivity will be emphasized to not only give a better adjustment but also to better receive an adjustment.

Please either practice at home, take our lead intro class at 10am ($5) or Mysore at 12 noon ($15) so your body is ready to dive right into this workshop.

Click Here to download the flyer!

– See more at: http://www.mayayoga.com