Ashtanga Yoga with
David Robson & Jelena Vesic
- Barcelona 2022 -
For the 4th time in Barcelona, Co-hosted by Sarrià Yoga & Hara Yoga Studio,
David and Jelena are coming in September 2022 for an intensive week of daily Mysore program, a led class and a full 7-days workshop!
Join us this fall to get insights, tools, inspiration and a lot of fun.
David Robson & Jelena Vesic
David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.
David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.
David has become well-known on social media for his educational and entertaining yes/no tutorials. Through these videos he’s become one of the most recognized and respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide.
Jelena decided dedicate herself to teaching Ashtanga Yoga full time after after four years of doing her PhD (Political Science, York University, Toronto). She’s been teaching since 2014 and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT.
She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois. In addition, Jelena also considers herself to be a student of Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and a clinical psychologist. She’s completed his and Tara Brach’s “The Power of Awareness” course, and is now enrolled in their two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.
7 DAYS PROGRAM
5 Mysore Classes - More info to come.
Batch 1: 6:30h
Batch 2: 7:30h
Batch 3: 8:30h
7 In-depth Workshops - More info to come
Saturday: 11:30h – 13:30h & 15:30h – 17:30h
Sunday to Thursday: 13:00h - 15:00h
1 Led Primary Series - More info to come.
Saturday: 8:00h – 10:00h
Saturday Sept 24 / 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Vinyasa: Breathing Moving System
Description: The vinyasa system provides the defining structure for the Ashtanga practice. David and Jelena will provide an overview of the goal of Ashtanga and the vinyasa meditation, and also show you 5 transformational techniques to help you work on deepening the vinyasa in your practice.
Saturday Sept 24 / 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Description:The work of physical precision is embodied focus. In Ashtanga, the focus we create in asana and vinyasa leads us deeper into states of flow and meditation. This workshop will help you sharpen your focus by defining the coordinates and alignment conditions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence of Fundamental Postures.
Sunday Sept 25 / 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Pranayama & Meditation
Description: David will begin the session by leading you through some gentle pranayama, seated breathing exercises. Jelena will then guide you through a seated Mindfulness Meditation practice.
Sunday Sept 25 / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lifting and Landing
Description: This session offers detailed techniques and alignment cues that will help you find graceful, weightless transitions between postures in the practice.
Monday Sept 26 / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Hips, Knees & Forward Bends
Description: Ashtanga’s Primary Series is full of forward folds and knee bends. Correct technique and alignment is important in order to avoid injuring the hamstrings, lower back, or knees. This workshop will explore the different aspects of the Primary Series forward bends with the goal of going deeper into the transformations benefits of each pose while also keeping the body safe.
Tuesday Sept 27 / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Description: Explore the alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s Primary & Intermediate Series backbends. Find the balance between organization and surrender that will allow your body to go deeper into the postures. This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels.
Wednesday Sept 28 / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Alignments & Assists
Description: Physical adjustments are one of the cornerstones of studying and teaching the Ashtanga tradition. In this workshop you will study the ideas and actions for assisting some of Ashtanga's Primary Series postures. This workshop is open to teachers and non-teachers who want to learn about the postures from a different perspective.
Thursday Sept 29 / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Intro to Intermediate
Description: Ashtanga’s Second Series of postures is designed to cleanse and charge our nervous system. This workshop will provide an accessible introduction to some of the deeper backbends, hip-openers and arm-balances that make the Intermediate Series such a transformative practice. All practitioners are invited to attend.
Full Workshop: 660€
Full Weekend: 256€
Mysore + led: 360€
Single Workshop: 65€
Single Mysore or Led: 60€
Most frequent questions and answers
2. What is the level?
For the workshops and lead class all levels are welcome.
For the Mysore program up to Dandasana is a minimum requirement.
3. Is there limited space?
Yes. We have limited space.
4. What is the program?
Details to be announced soon. There will be:
5 Mysore (15 to 20 practitioners at one time). Batch 1 starts at 6:30 am. Batch 2 at 7:30
1 lead class. Saturday 8:00 am
7 workshops. TBA
5. Do you lend a mat?
Due to the Covid-19 measures and the high demand of practitioners there will not be mats to lend. However we do sell beautiful mats from 000.
6. What are the dates?
Starting on Friday Sept the 23rd in the afternoon until Friday the 30th in the morning
6. Where is the workshop taking place?
In Barcelona city. No accomodations or food is included. Once you pay you spot we will provide different options. We are working to get a special discount.
7. In which Language are the mysore and Workshops?
It will be in English. But we can provide assistance to French, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.