Lion's Roar Foundation – 7th Annual Shambhala Sun Foundation Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 10, 2013 11:59 PM EST


Yoga Workshop: Ashtanga Vinyasa Essentials Immersion

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Estimated Value
$550 USD
$650 USD to ceb84949a
Number of Bids
12  -  Bid History

Item Description


Immerse yourself in a week's worth of Ashtanga Vinyasa essentials with teacher Richard Freeman in Boulder.

This 5-day Essentials Immersion course January 20 to 24, 2014, presents a comprehensive overview of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga, a vibrant and transformative form of the classical Indian philosophical tradition.

Morning asana sessions will develop the internal forms of the practice, focusing on the art of threading postures together along the thread of the breath

Prana is the pattern of the inner breath governing inhaling, and apana is the pattern governing exhaling. Linking these two patterns together internally is the foundation of yoga posture and pranayama and it is the heart of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. This class will be an energetic exploration of the integrated whole body patterns that are a reflection of this union of opposites.

Participants will work with the internal alignment mirrored in the pelvic floor as it moves around the central axis of the body. Using these patterns combined with integrated muscular patterns within the hamstrings, spine, shoulders and arms, they will construct a practice that draws them deep into the core of the body and facilitates a new freedom and ease within the postures.

Richard Freeman began the study of yoga in 1968 at the Chicago Zen Center while earning an MA in philosophy. Over the course of the next ten years he traveled extensively and lived in Asia, studying Indian and Buddhist philosophy, Sufism, yoga asana, pranayama and meditation. He currently travels throughout the world teaching yoga, philosophy and meditation. Freeman is also the founder and owner of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado where he teaches and lives with his family.

For more information about Richard's teaching, online recordings and other work, you can find him at

Special Instructions

Attendance for one person.

All prices $USD.

At the conclusion of the auction, the winning bid will be charged to the credit card on file.

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