A 100-hour module designed to efficiently draw focus on ever-deepening layers of yoga practice and instruction.
Our immersion will pass through orbits of human anatomy, alignment, posture and flow, dive into processes of respiration styles, pranic waves and energy distribution. We’ll journey into the cavernous mind’s habits, assumptions, addictions and even hope to reach the epicenter of freedom. Tools and techniques will be shared from Yoga, Buddhism and Dylan’s life experiences. This should prove highly valuable to experts and experienced yoga practitioners of all rank and order.
Weekends will feature complexities of yoga practice demonstrated, deconstructed and digested. Work not only on yourself but learn to recognize patterning in others and be of service to all practitioners. Dylan will offer insights into subtleties of the Ashtanga method, both from the physical perspective and from the internal experience. Buddhist teachings, Taoist acceptance and other timeless yogic wisdom should vastly inform our tangible and approachable practice.
During the week, trainees will continue to practice and chronicle their observations. All are welcomed and encouraged to join Dylan in the Mysore room. Midweek informal meetings and ongoing journaling exercises will illuminate just how transformative our month is certain to be.
All yogic practices question of our definition of the true self. We will use the highest teachings of varying traditions to question and illuminate what is real.
Practice Journal – Keep a written record of your practices for a minimum of two weeks. A full lunar month would be even better. Your practice journal should include asana, pranayama, meditation, prayer and any other related practices. On a daily basis, please note the types of practices, your feeling, obstacles, breakthroughs, thoughts, conditions and any other relevant information that arises naturally. Some days, your journal entry may be short, just a few sentences. Other days, your journal entries might fill a page or two. You may write in any language that you prefer. Please note that you are not being asked to practice more or more forcefully during these weeks. Just keep a record of how your normal practices feel.
- Detached Action by Dylan Bernstein
- Buddhism and its Relation to Yoga by Dylan Bernstein
Optional Assignments: These are NOT required ! :)
Research one injury common amongst asana practitioners – What are usual causes or triggers for the injury? What anatomical structures are affected? How does the injury occur? How can it be recovered from? Which poses can aggravate the condition? Which poses are to be avoided when experiencing that injury? Which poses or practices can help heal?
Research one asana's physical adjustment techniques – What are different ways that teachers / assistants can help practitioners in that one posture?
VENUE: YogaŞala- Nişantaşı
ACTIVITY DATE & TIME :
Weekend Dates & Hours:
6-7-8, 13-14-15, 20-21-22, 27-28-29 October 2017
Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00-17:45 (1 hr lunch break)
Total 10 sessions attendance with Dylan need to be completed.
FEE: Program Fee (For full cash payment): 3.900 TL
Program Fee (For credit card with 3 installments) : 4.400 TL
- All installment payments need to be completed latest on October 6th before the program starts.
The language of the program is English.
- Minimum 12 registration is required till September 15th to open the workshops.
- Cash payments only. No refunds.
DYLAN BERNSTEİN :
Dylan was fortunate enough to be introduced to yoga and meditation in 1988. These essential tools helped him negotiate the turbulent seas of his teens and twenties. Then Ashtanga Yoga discovered Dylan at the end of his first year in India. He has maintained a daily practice ever since.
In addition to time spent in Mysore with Guruji, Saraswati and Sharath Jois, Dylan has been blessed to connect with other dear senior experts from the Ashtanga lineage. He has worked diligently with Prem and Radha Carlisi at Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center. He has worked diligently with Prem and Radha Carlisi at Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center. He has also been shaped by lead under Rolf and Marci Naujokat, Tim Miller, Clayton Horton, Kristina Karitinou Ireland, Casey J Palmer, Vijay Amar and Cliff Barber. Time spent working and residing in the monastaries of Venerable Thích Huyền Diệu has also proven immensely insightful.
Dylan has a Master's Degree in Buddhist Studies, has been authorised to teach Ashtanga by the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and also holds an EYRT 500 thingy, the highest certification available from Yoga Alliance.
His sessions are designed to put students into direct contact with their own true internal guides. Yoga has never been limited to āsana for Dylan and yet, he values the critical role that the physical practice can play in bringing light to one's whole being.
Dylan is truly excited to return to Istanbul where once-upon-a-time he helped to launch Mysore at YogaŞala. It will be his honor to return and be of further service to the Ashtanga and Yoga communities.