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The best place to learn Ashtanga yoga in Goa, India.

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Purple Valley specialises in Ashtanga yoga courses, and is the best place to learn Ashtanga yoga in Goa, India.

The usual yoga course is 2 weeks and offers 6 morning yoga classes and 4 afternoon classes weekly of various content according to the teacher and session. It is most beneficial for students to take the full 2-week yoga course, if life schedules do not permit this, we take one week bookings for the first week only. Students should aim to arrive on Saturday between 14:00 and 17:00, the first class of the yoga course is Sunday morning and the last class is on a Friday morning, with departures on the last Saturday by 10:00.

All course prices, both residential and non residential, include 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day and full use of the retreat facilities.

Beginners only on the first week.

Season 2016/17

C1 Regina Ehlers -
22nd Oct 2016 - 4th Nov 2016
Regina Ehlers,

Regina started her yoga studies in 1992. Having spent four years learning the Iyengar method, she found herself in a Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga class with her first teacher Derek Ireland and got hooked. After several years going to Mysore and practicing with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswami she received authorisation to teach. She taught in her hometown São Paulo for many years before coming to live in Goa. For her the meaning of this practice lies in that mindful quality that nourishes and empowers and this is what she looks to share when she teaches.

 

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C2 Joey Miles -
5th Nov 2016 - 18th Nov 2016
Joey Miles,

Joey came to yoga in 1998 after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. While at Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years and followed on teaching at Astanga Yoga London assisting Hemish and also at Tri-Yoga. Lately Joey has set up his Shala studio in Leeds and on a recently visit to Mysore and assisting Sharat he received Authorisation Level 2. Through his teaching he bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga

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C3 Laruga Glaser -
19th Nov 2016 - 2nd Dec 2016
Laruga Glaser,

Since a young age Laruga Glaser has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual thought which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy and fully immersed in the journey of Ashanga Yoga in 1998. After many years of practice in Mysore under the guides of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois she obtained an advance level of authorization and its now dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara. Currently Laruga directs the Mysore program at Yogayama and teaches workshops and retreats internationally.

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C4 David Keil, Gretchen Suarez , John Scott -
3rd Dec 2016 - 16th Dec 2016
David Keil, Gretchen Suarez , John Scott, John Scott,

This is a unique opportunity to study with David Keil, Gretchen Suarez and John Scott all highly experienced Ashtanga yoga practitioners and teachers. David and Gretchen have a deep knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and bodywork seen through there many videos and books on this subject.John Scott is a world renowned teacher well known for his detailed and informative narrative and his ability to direct students into a strong practice with soft intent.He helps students to discover a balance between the powerful strength aspects and the yielding soft elements required for long-term practice of Ashtanga.

PLEASE NOTE : THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE.

STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF THE PRIMARY SERIES AS THERE WILL BE NO BEGINNERS LESSONS. 

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C5 John Scott -
17th Dec 2016 - 30th Dec 2016
John Scott,

John Scott is a direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and certified to teach the Ashtanga system. He is a world renowned teacher well known for his detailed and informative narrative and his ability to direct students into a strong practice with soft intent. By using his unique imagery borne from his own deep understanding and experience, John helps students to discover a balance between the powerful strength aspects and the yielding soft elements required for long-term practice of Ashtanga. John delivers information suitable for all levels of practitioner

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C6 Sharmilla Desai -
31st Dec 2016 - 13th Jan 2017
Sharmilla Desai,

Sharmila Desai was first introduced to Ashtanga yoga by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath when she visited Mysore in 1997. She is one of few worldwide to be Certified by the Institute to teach the Ashtanga yoga system and is the co author of Yoga Sadhana for Mothers. Sharmila shares the practice in the way it was imparted to her over the years within a healing transformative environment.

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C7 Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta -
14th Jan 2017 - 27th Jan 2017
Mark Robberds, Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta ,

Mark Robberds is one of the few Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers worldwide , authorized by KPJAYI and has spent the last 17 years travelling regularly to India to practice with the late, legendary Guru Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson R. Sharath, of Mysore. He has been teaching workshops and retreats internationally since 2005. Mark wishes to share the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires people to develop a passion and love for the practice. He is accompanied by his partner Deepika Mehta who has been a student of Yoga since 1998. She is an Authorised Level Two Ashtanga Teacher from KPJAYI.

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C8 Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen -
28th Jan 2017 - 10th Feb 2017
Petri Raisanen, Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen,

Petri Raisanen is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He was a devoted student of the late Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who authorized Petri to teach and Petri carefully passes on his Guru's exact teachings. Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the world's largest Ashtanga Yoga Shalas. Petri is accompanied by his wife , Wambui , authorised and dedicated teacher added to her background in music and dance all enhancing this course

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C9 Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen -
11th Feb 2017 - 24th Feb 2017
Petri Raisanen, Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen,

Petri Raisanen is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He was a devoted student of the late Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who authorized Petri to teach and Petri carefully passes on his Guru's exact teachings. Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the world's largest Ashtanga Yoga Shalas. Petri is accompanied by his wife , Wambui , authorised and dedicated teacher added to her background in music and dance all enhancing this course

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C10 Greg Nardi, Juan Carlos -
25th Feb 2017 - 10th Mar 2017
Greg Nardi, Juan Carlos, Juan Carlos,

Greg Nardi has studied yoga and eastern healing arts extensively since 1996. Since 1999 he has studied at the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, South India.In 2004, Greg was authorized to teach by his guru, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2009, at the age of 94, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois passed away leaving behind a legacy that has touched countless lives around the world. Shortly after Guruji’s passing, Greg attended an authorization level 2 training course in Mysore with Sharath Jois. Greg is committed to honoring his teachers by spreading the ashtanga method, which has been such a blessing in his life.

He is an internationally renowned teacher of workshops in Yoga asana and philosophy.

Greg and his husband Juan Carlos founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide a Yoga shala in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. in the United States.  Juan Carlos is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin and has a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology. He travels regularly to Mysore, India to continue his journey as a student of yoga under the guidance of his beloved teacher Sharath Jois. Juan Carlos has been blessed with the authorization to teach from Sharath.

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C11 David Robson -
11th Mar 2017 - 24th Mar 2017
David Robson,

David Robson is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India. After completing a degree in Comparative Religion, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching, and since 2007 has been an Authorized Level 2 teacher. In addition to running his Mysore program in Toronto, David teaches workshops and retreats around the world, and he has  released a popular series of instructional videos on Ashtanga called Learn To Float.

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C12 John Scott -
25th Mar 2017 - 7th Apr 2017
John Scott,

John Scott is a direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and certified to teach the Ashtanga system. He is a world renowned teacher well known for his detailed and informative narrative and his ability to direct students into a strong practice with soft intent. By using his unique imagery borne from his own deep understanding and experience, John helps students to discover a balance between the powerful strength aspects and the yielding soft elements required for long-term practice of Ashtanga. John delivers information suitable for all levels of practitioner.

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C13 John Scott -
8th Apr 2017 - 21st Apr 2017
John Scott,

John Scott is a direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and certified to teach the Ashtanga system. He is a world renowned teacher well known for his detailed and informative narrative and his ability to direct students into a strong practice with soft intent. By using his unique imagery borne from his own deep understanding and experience, John helps students to discover a balance between the powerful strength aspects and the yielding soft elements required for long-term practice of Ashtanga. John delivers information suitable for all levels of practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C14 John Scott -
22nd Apr 2017 - 28th Apr 2017
John Scott,

John Scott is a direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and certified to teach the Ashtanga system. He is a world renowned teacher well known for his detailed and informative narrative and his ability to direct students into a strong practice with soft intent. By using his unique imagery borne from his own deep understanding and experience, John helps students to discover a balance between the powerful strength aspects and the yielding soft elements required for long-term practice of Ashtanga. John delivers information suitable for all levels of practitioner.

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