Ashtanga Yoga, Practice and Theory
Learn from a senior certified ashtanga teacher and Tibetan Buddhist and Indian Philosophy scholar
January 22 - 29, 2011
with John Campbell, Ph.D.
About the Retreat
Join John Campbell, Certified Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and scholar of Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism for a week of yoga and meditation practice. Drawing on his rich background in the body-mind transformative traditions of India and Tibet, Professor Campbell will be giving instruction in the Ashtanga Yoga system in the lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The emphasis of the retreat will be on the "outer" bodily practices of asana linked to their "inner" components of mental and emotional development. Daily instruction in asana, pranayama and meditation practice will be combined with lectures on the theoretical foundations of the Yoga based on their presentation in the classical texts and oral teachings of Hindu and Buddhist Yoga systems, leading participants toward a richer understanding of the potential and value of their own practice. An ideal environment for the experienced yoga enthusiast who wants to deepen their practice, it is equally suited to the total beginner who wants a powerful, practical introduction to these ancient methods of liberating the ordinary body-mind complex from egocentric suffering.
This course is open to all levels of students.
About the Teacher
John Campbell started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in India eighteen years ago with the late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. He began teaching in 1995 with Eddie Stern at the first center in New York City devoted to this traditional practice, and was honored in 2003 to become one the few Certified teachers of Ashtanga Yoga worldwide. While a graduate student in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies he became a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. His teachers include HH the Dalai Lama and Denma Lochoe Rinpoche. In 2009, he was granted his Ph.D. in the Religion Department at Columbia University for a dissertation on Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Tantric systems. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and runs daily classes in Ashtanga Yoga at Pure Yoga West in New York City, where he lives with his wife and their three children.
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:30 am||Yoga practice taught either in the Mysore style where students are guided individually to progress through their practice or lead practice all together. This will include some introduction to pranayama and meditation practices.|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4:00 - 6:00 pm||Workshop - Ashtanga Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra and Philosophy
Including a very open interactive discussion where John will answer your questions in terms of practice and the relationship of all this with life. Plus the opportunity to do more with the asanas and breath.
|6:00 - 8:00 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6:00 - 8:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 pm||Optional evening program or quiet time|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.