David Robson is the owner and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. With 100+ students each morning, he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs. After completing a degree in Comparative Religion, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching, and in 2007 he was Authorized by the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. David teaches workshops and retreats around the world, and he has released a popular series of videos about Ashtanga which you can find at Learn To Float.
Cost: $40 single session or $175 ALL sessions
Learn to Float - Friday, Nov. 11th | 6:00-8:00pm Led Primary - Saturday, Nov. 12th | 10:00am-12:00pm Jump Back & Jump Through - Saturday, Nov. 12th | 1:30-3:30pm Mysore - Sunday, Nov. 13th | 9:00-11:00am Elements of Arm Balancing - Sunday, Nov. 13th | 12:30-2:30pm
Meditation with Josh Summers Sunday December 11th 10:00-11:00am
All Mysore students welcome including members and drop-ins.
Yoga Sutras with Edwin Bryant Fall 2017
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the classical ancient Indian treatise on the practice of Yoga. While Yoga conjures up images of bodily postures and stretches in popular western culture, this aspect of yoga, the asanas, is only the third limb of the eight limbs outlined in the Yoga Sutras -- and, indeed, Patanjali pays only passing attention to this aspect of the system. This seminar series will consist of a close reading of Patanjali's original text, focusing on the opening section of the work, wherein Yoga is defined and the state of samadhi, liberation, described, as well as on the eight limbs of yoga covered in the heart of the text, which outline the step by step methods for attaining this enlightened state. Attention will be paid to the pre-modern commentaries of the text, thus exposing students to the traditional understanding of the practice of classical Yoga and its goals. Students are advised to bring any copy of the Sutras which has the Sanskrit text in romanized script as attention will be focused on the original source rather than its westernized manifestation. About Edwin Bryant: Bio