Learn Primary Series in just six weeks
ASHTANGA YOGA SYSTEM
- Learn the complete Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and how to make it work for your individual body.
- Develop a complete home yoga practice so you never have to wonder what to do.
- Build confidence in your practice and your teaching.
READY TO MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS AND TAKE YOUR PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
Want to become more comfortable teaching Ashtanga Yoga?
I'll be offering step-by-step instruction to perfect the foundation of an Ashtanga practice – the Primary Series! This course will provide you with an easy-to-follow road map, and it's all online! We'll go through each pose with an approach that makes the postures accessible to all levels.
PRIMARY SERIES INTERACTIVE STUDY
The Comprehensive Online Training for the
Ashtanga Primary Series
Deepen your understanding of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series through this 6 week course. This interactive online in-depth study of the Primary Series will break down each pose while building up your confidence – in your practice, your teaching, and in yourself.
This course includes instructional videos of each posture of the Primary Series of Ashtanga. I will engage with you over interactive calls using Zoom to discuss the assigned videos and give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your practice. There will be workshop style practices and guided classes so that you can put skill in action. A private Facebook group will give you the chance to share videos of your practice for critique and feedback from me and to learn from each other's experiences. Students will be assigned small groups for accountability and peer mentorship.
This course counts for 30 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
Saturday January 16 @ 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST
Discussion and Practice
This week will be an introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga system. We will discuss frequently asked questions about Ashtanga Yoga, including how Primary Series works and the effect that it has on the body and mind.
Primary Series is also called Yoga Chikitsa - which translates to Yoga Therapy. We'll explore the meaning behind that.
Saturday January 23 @ 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST
Practice and Q&A
We begin the journey into Ashtanga Yoga with the Surya Namasakaras, or sun salutations, and standing postures. These important postures set the foundation for everything else you will do in the Ashtanga system.
Refining, strengthening, and deliberating on these paramount postures will reinforce positive patterns in your practice and set you up for success down the road.
Pose and Counter Pose
Saturday February 6 @ 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST
Practice and Q&A
In the Ashtanga Yoga system we cultivate a sense of equilibrium in our bodies. Each pose has a counter pose, every action has an opposite action. Over time, with practice, we develop symmetry and balance.
Hips, Twists, and Mudras
Saturday February 13 @ 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST
Practice and Q&A
Gain a sense of balance, inner stability, proprioception and flexibility as you move through the Primary Series. This section of Primary moves the body through a variety of forward bends, twists and hip rotations.
Ashtanga Yoga trains your body slowly, preparing it step by step for increasingly complex movements.
Deep Core and Open Hips
Saturday February 20 @ 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST
Practice and Q&A
Primary Series develops both strength and openness, the two key elements to progressing through the Ashtanga Yoga system.
This week we will examine the challenging postures at the end of Primary Series - that require strength and grace to move through efficiently.
Backbends and Closing Postures
Saturday February 27 @ 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST
Discussion and Practice
Primary Series finishes with a backbend sequence. Through your Ashtanga journey you will revisit this backbend sequence again and again - so let's set a solid foundation for you to grow from.
And we would never leave out the closing postures - they tie it all together and let the practice settle.
All weekend classes will be 90-105 minutes.
Bonus Guided Class on Saturday January 30 at 7:30 AM PST/10:30 AM EST and Tuesday February 2 at 7:00 AM PST/10:00 AM EST.
Course begins January 16, 2021. All sessions are recorded and you have unlimited access for a full year.
I've Made It Simple For You!
My easy to follow, step by step roadmap is designed to :
BUILD IT UP
Deepen your exposure to the Primary Series through this video course! We'll explore the poses accommodating for different body types. You'll get thorough explanations and opportunities to ask questions.
BREAK IT DOWN
It's not all or nothing! This course will offer you a path forward even when the poses and the practice seem impossible. We'll break each posture down into manageable steps, and explore both beginner and advanced variations.
BE PART OF IT
Get the support you need! An online community under the guidance of an experienced teacher - at your fingertips. Meet new friends, share your experience and never feel alone in your practice.
Weekly live calls so you can ask questions and get help.
WAYS TO LEARN
Live Workshops, Practices, and Discussions
Every week we meet for a yoga talk to cover the postures in the videos. We will also have workshop style trainings where we break down the asanas step by step. Modifications will be offered and props can be used. You will be offered feedback on your unique practice. In addition, there will be two group practices.
Pre-Recorded Tutorials and Instructional Videos
Every single posture of Primary Series, taught on multiple different body types, has been prerecorded in your asana library. In these videos tips and tricks to make postures sustainable and accessible will be taught to you. Access the videos any time, any where.
Facebook Group and Small Groups
Community is an important part of this practice. You are not alone on this journey. The Primary Series Interactive offers you an active Facebook group for discussion and support. You can also upload videos here and get feedback on your practice from Jen. Plus, the opportunity to join a small group for peer support and mentoring.
"Jen's Online Yoga Program completely changed the way I practiced! What a breath of fresh air!"
"It’s a great course and Jen is great teacher. I’ve done lots of these. I’ve never once actively participated. Jen makes it easy."
"The course layout and materials combined with Jen's availability to answer questions is unique in value. What really stands out for me is the personal attention to each student. I was able to practice through Jen's instruction, knowing she would answer any questions based upon my individual practice."
"I really enjoyed the Primary Series course. Even though there are still poses I can not fully do, the immersion class has helped me feel a lot more confident with the entire Primary Series."
""I took the Primary Series course to get a good foundation in Ashtanga Yoga. I knew a little going into the week but I’m basically a beginner to the practice. The course was well worth it. Jen was great at breaking down the entire series and reviewing the body mechanics of each posture in detail. I learned a lot of important things and I feel that it’s helped me tremendously with Mysore practice."
"The content from the Primary Series course has been able to grow with me and my practice. It's not just something you watch once and are done with. Each time I watch a tutorial or class replay, I find something new to work on or extract in my practice."
The Primary Series Interactive qualifies for 30 Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.
HI, I'M JEN RENÉ
Hi, I'm Jen. The founder of Ashtanga Central, the global hub for Ashtanga Yoga. I'm also the creator of The Yoga Mentorship Program, Introduction To Ashtanga, and the hugely popular Pilates For Yogis. I've trained thousands of students across the globe.
I've been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 15 years. I had a thriving Mysore program in Washington, DC that I directed for over eight years. I taught and trained under Tim Miller at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Carlsbad, CA.
I've practiced under the most senior teachers in Ashtanga Yoga, I've made multiple trips to India, and logged tens of thousands of hours practicing. And I am going to share all this knowledge that I have accumulated over the past twenty years with you in the Primary Series Interactive.
I believe that the transformative effects of Ashtanga Yoga are for everyone has been the cornerstone of my highly acclaimed in-person trainings, retreats, and coaching.
I am taking all of my experience to create an easy-to-follow roadmap designed to help you deepen your Ashtanga practice. This six-week course provides a deep dive into both the physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
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