Ashtanga Weekend with Michael Hall

Michael Hall Weekend

April 26 – 28

Join us for a three-day Ashtanga Yoga immersion, set within a lively and community-centered atmosphere. The weekend encompasses two Mysore-style classes and three workshops aimed at cultivating fresh insights and enhancing joy in your yoga practice. All levels welcome!

About Micheal Hall:

Michael is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher and wellness advocate based out of Washington, DC. With a deep passion for sharing the transformative power of yoga, he serves as the director of DC Ashtanga, a prominent mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga program in the city. Through this program, he guides students in developing a dedicated and self-paced practice that fosters personal growth, strength, and mindfulness.

He has worked one-on-one with hundreds of students, studied and taught all over the world, and is just as passionate today as he was 20 years ago. Michael’s mission is to educate and empower folks with effective tools and systems to live a more fulfilling life.

Michael’s approach is grounded in yoga as a holistic practice that is nourishing for the mind and body. He is interested in the application of yogic philosophy to every day life. These practices are powerful for sparking deep insight that goes far beyond what you might see on the surface. His training in a variety of sports conditioning modalities help practitioners feel better and better in their bodies.

2008: 200-Hour Training Sivananda

2009: Iyengar Apprentice with Kristen Krash

2013: Ashtanga Apprentice with Tova Steiner, L2 Authorized Ashtanga

2015: Formally Assisted David Garrigues: Michael proudly modeled for David’s book on the Primary series. 

2016: Ashtanga Level 2 Authorization from the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India under the direction of Paramaguru Sharath Jois. 

2017: Ashtanga Pranayama 4 months of practice and education with Rolf Noujkat.

Event Schedule

6:00 – 7:30pm Exploring Pratyahara

This workshop designed to deepen your yoga practice by exploring the fifth limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. Pratyahara, often referred to as the ‘withdrawal of the senses,’ invites you to turn inward, redirecting your attention from the external world to the rich inner landscape of your mind and spirit. This immersive workshop will guide you through various techniques such as guided meditation, breathwork, and sensory deprivation exercises, aimed at enhancing your ability to focus, reduce external distractions, and achieve a state of deep relaxation and mindfulness. By cultivating a stronger sense of inner awareness and control, you’ll not only enrich your meditation and yoga practices but also find greater balance and peace in your daily life. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the subtler aspects of yoga and unlock new levels of spiritual and mental clarity.

8:00 – 10:00am Mysore

Join Michael for a unique opportunity to receive individual attention and deepen your understanding of your yoga practice in a Mysore-style setting.

 

12:00 – 2:00pm Seated Postures of the Primary Series

The seated postures of primary series in Ashtanga Yoga begin to introduce complexity and majesty to the strong and sturdy foundation of the standing postures. The seated poses seek to concentrate energy, refine the body, and challenge the practitioner emotionally.

No longer connecting to the earth through the legs, but through the pelvis, you’ll begin to explore the physical and energetic connections hiding throughout primary series (and beyond).Catch that bind, open those hips, and twist! Appropriate for all levels.

8:00 – 10:00am Mysore

Join Michael for a unique opportunity to receive individual attention and deepen your understanding of your yoga practice in a Mysore-style setting.

 

12:00 – 2:00pm Intro to Pranayama Techniques 

Pranayama is a practice all about controlling the breath. In Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, pranayama is the fourth– that which follows yoga asana (postural work).

Getting in touch with breath is something anyone can do. It is as simple as beginning to listen to your breath. When practiced properly pranayama can aid with anxiety management, sleep quality, and respiratory issues.

Pranayama can also illuminate parts of your yoga asana practice where postures seem restrictive and challenging, bringing an even quality to such places. Notably, it also helps to open the door to the other limbs of yoga that provide far-reaching benefits.

Join Michael for a practical and intelligent dissection of pranayama techniques. Everyone can expect to leave with a breathwork practice that they can easily incorporate alongside their current daily routine, based on their individual, situational needs.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels. No prior experience is necessary.

Fees & Registration

Fees

  • Tuition for full weekend $200
  • Workshop $55/ Mysore $30

Limited space available

Price Includes:

  • Everything included in the schedule above.

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