Rishikesh Parmarth Aarti

Ashtanga Intensive Short Course

Tattvaa Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Workshop is an ideal way to deepen and evolve your yoga practice. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras describe eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga that, with practice, bloom like the petals of a lotus flower. Our intensive workshop approaches yoga holistically, addressing multiple limbs of the Ashtanga yoga system in a way that will help you to blossom. Included in the course is asana practice, pranayama classes, yoga philosophy lectures, meditation techniques and Yoga Nidra classes. The course gives you the chance to experience a truly yogic lifestyle, rising with the sun to practice pranayama and asana in the morning, before experiencing the deeply rejuvenating practice of yoga nidra, followed by philosophy study in the afternoon. The day ends with another asana class for those who wish, and meditation in the evening. Attention to detail and precision in each class ensures that the students will progress quickly in developing their Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, bringing health and balance to the body and the mind. Students leave the course feeling energised and inspired after being able to completely focus on deepening their practice without distractions. Tattvaa Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Workshops are open to students of all level: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Courses are for six consecutive days (there might be 1 day off in between so please plan to stay here for at least 7 days), available to join at any day of the week – please enquire to ensure the course is running during the time of your stay.

Course includes (5 classes a day):

  • 6:30am - 8:00am Pranayama
  • 8:30am -10:30am Asana
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Yoga Nidra
  • 2:00pm - 3.30pm Lecture
  • 8.00pm – 8.30pm Meditation

Outline of material covered in Tattvaa Yoga Ashtanga Intensive:

  • Daily practice of the Primary series, with attention to Bandhas (yogi internal energy locks), Vinyasa (correct Ujjayi breathing paired with movement) and Drishti (fixed gazing point)
  • Overview and in depth practice of various Pranayama (breathing practice) techniques.
  • Yogic philosophy including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradikipa, different schools of yoga, and other yogic scriptures.
  • Overview and practice of Yoga Nidra
  • Drishti (fixed gazing point)
  • Overview and in depth practice of various Pranayama (breathing practice) techniques.
  • Overview and practice of various meditation techniques