Back by popular demand after his last sold-out workshop!
Part 1: Saturday April 6, 1.45 – 6.30pm
Join a 4.5 hour workshop with international ashtanga teacher Mark Robberds on Saturday April 6 on the spirit and power of the ashtanga method. Review principles of alignment, breath, bandhas and asana to set the foundation for a week of transformation, inspiration and rewards.
Part 2: Monday – Friday 6 – 8am Mysore-style practice Then challenge yourself to a week of Tapas/discipline with 5 early Mysore-style practice under Mark’s expert supervision. This is a unique chance to catapult your practice and experience to new levels
What is Mysore-Style? The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught:
* The class is not “led” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting
* Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace
* The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction
In Mysore style students learn the fixed order of postures using a specific movement-breathing technique called vinyasa krama. Through vinyasa, there is continuity via the breath from postures to posture. In the Ashtanga sequence, each posture builds from the previous – and prepares for successive – postures.
Each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability.
Be inspired by this special and expert teacher. Mark’s workshops are beneficial to all students, from all traditions, from beginner’s to advanced and teacher’s alike. This intensive will teach you the essentials of building strength and stability, how to prevent and heal back, knee and shoulder injuries, to understand the breath in depth, as well as learn to practice with grace and ease.
DATES: Saturday 6 April, 1.45 – 6.30pm Venue: Qi Freshwater, 2 Moore Rd (Cnr Albert Street) Freshwater
Monday April 8 – Friday 12th, 6 – 8am (early departure at 7.30am is possible Venue: Qi Manly, 53 The Corso, Manly, 2095
Saturday Only: $80
Mysore sessions only: $99 Whole intensive (Sunday – Friday) $165
Mark Robberds has been studying yoga since 1997. He is a Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher and has spent the last 12 years making yearly trips to India to practice with the late, legendary Guru of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson R. Sharath, of Mysore. He also trained as an apprentice, from 1999-2005 with Eileen Hall, Mathew Sweeney and Paul Frechtling at YogaMoves in Sydney. Mark has studied extensively with some of Australia best yoga teachers including Dena Kingsberg, Simon Borg-Olivier, Clive Sheridan, Shandor Remete and Nicky Knoff, and his teaching reflects the essence of all these influences.
In 2004 Mark realized that in this he wanted to wake up to his life’s true purpose. A part of that journey was to travel all over the world, and to go deeper into his own love of yoga, surfing and music, and in doing so finding the thread that connects them all together. He has been teaching workshops, retreats and as a guest teacher internationally since 2005. Mark’s workshops are beneficial to all students, from all traditions, from beginner’s to advanced and teacher’s alike.
These intensives are for those looking to learn the essentials of building strength and stability, how to prevent and heal back, knee and shoulder injuries, to understand the breath in depth, as well as learn to practice with grace and ease. Mark wishes to share the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires people to develop a love for the practice and incorporates the philosophy of yoga into his music and devotional chanting, so that the deeper aspects of the yoga tradition can be understood within the context of daily life.