Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series. Without any background in movement training Kino MacGregor tried her first yoga class when she was nineteen. Three years later, she joined Govinda Kai’s Mysore-style classes in New York City and became a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner. After seven months of traditional Ashtanga practice Kino traveled to Mysore, India to meet her true teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). Upon her return she began real self-practice by practicing alone and devoting herself entirely to the study and teaching of Ashtanga yoga. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others. Kino is dedicated to carrying the torch of Ashtanga yoga throughout the world and sharing the amazing tradition of Ashtanga yoga with everyone who is inspired to practice. In her unique, inspirational and playful approach Kino helps all her students expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life. Yoga found its expression through her message of spiritual strength, balanced flexibility and emotional peace. To learn more about Kino visit www.kinoyoga.com.
$65 per session or $305 for whole weekend
ALL SESSIONS ARE SOLD OUT - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Friday, April 26 - 6-8pm
Burn, Baby, Burn! ~ Awakening the Karmic Fire ***THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT***
Known in Sanskrit as Agni, the fire of purification, the karmic fire ignited by dedicated yoga practice burns through bodily impurities, negative behavior patterns and painful emotions to reveal the true nature of your inner being. The success of the Ashtanga Yoga method hinges on your understanding of your own inner agni. More than just physical strength the development of agni transcends the physical and is a gateway to the spiritual. In this seminar you will delve deeply into the inner world to make contact with the illusive "bandhas" and discover your own true power. Through a careful, alignment-based approach to the essential postures of the Ashtanga Yoga method you will connect with this hidden power center and find a indestructible source of energy that infuses your entire practice and life with spiritual light.
Saturday, April 27 - 9-11am
Full, Led Ashtanga Primary Series (practice session) ***THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT***
Discover the roots, lineage and foundation of all vinyasa/power yoga in this guided primary series class. Primary series is an accessible practice offering a set sequence of postures meant to clear the mind, body and spirit of impurities. Learn from Kino's years in practice and direct certification from the founder of this practice, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. All levels welcome.
Saturday, April 27 - 1-3pm
Fearless Backbends (workshop session) ***THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT***
If you enjoy a challenge but think you are too stiff to ever bend your back then this is the perfect class for you. By understanding how to work your body in a safe way you will learn what it takes to really bend over backwards with no fear. The secrets of deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and intensely fun stretches. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to limitless flows of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential to for deep backbends with safety, support and enthusiasm.
Sunday, April 28 - 8-10am ***THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT***
Introduction to Ashtanga Second Series (practice session)
A wondeful compliment to the forward bends and twists offered in Primary Series, Second Series is full of backbends, inversions and arm balances. In this class, Kino will offer an introductory, broken down version of Second Series. Intermediate to advanced levels please.
Sunday, April 28 - 11-1pm
Arm Balances for Everyone (workshop session) ***THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT***
Break a sweat while learning to safely balance on your hands, have fun while challenging yourself and gain access to your own inner strength. The magic of the arm balance is demystified and made approachable so that every practitioner who is not afraid to put in the work can feel the beauty of flight. When done correctly arm balances can build self-esteem, increase energy flow and heal old injuries. Every student will leave with proven techniques to safely build the structural support necessary for stability in all strength based postures.