Taylor Hunt is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In 2013, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach and has had the honor of assisting at KPJAYI on several occasions. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others and providing a community where practitioners can find support in their practice and daily lives. Seeking to preserve the traditional method, Taylor teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction. He continues to inspire others through his story of personal transformation and accessible approach to the practice.
To learn more about Taylor’s story and life’s work, please visit www.awayfromdarkness.com and www.trinifoundation.org
Full Weekend Intensive $245
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Friday, May 1st 5:00-7:00pm
Join Authorized Level II teacher, Taylor Hunt, for an evening discussing the philosophy of the Ashtanga Yoga method. He will share his story and how the practice helped him find his true path. Learn how this transformational and healing practice can work in your life and how to overcome some of the roadblocks along the way. This is a two hour interactive disccusion. No prior Ashtanga experience required.
Led Primary Series & Introduction to Pranayama
Saturday, May 2nd 10am-12pm
Full led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskrit count followed by a brief introduction to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body.
Foundations: Clean it Up
Saturday, May 2nd 2:00-4:00pm
In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga method while discussing Surya Namaskara and the standing poses of the Primary Series. These poses play an integral role in beginning the process of purification, realigning the skeletal system, and toning the leg muscles. We will spend ample time exploring proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.
Foundations: Ground Your Practice
Sunday, May 3rd 11:45am-1:45pm
In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga method while reviewing the seated poses of the Primary Series. The seated poses lay the groundwork for the Ashtanga Yoga method and are designed to purify the internal organs while opening the hips and hamstrings. They create a grounded and stable base to further progress in the practice. We will explore proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.
Transitions: Lifting Up & Jumping Back
Sunday, May 3rd 3:30pm-5:30pm
In the Ashtanga system, the vinyasa is the thread that links each posture like the beads of a mala. While lifting up, jumping back, and jumping through may seem daunting at first, this course lays the groundwork to begin building the core strength and bandha awareness that allows you to access these transitions. Learn how to begin moving through these transitions with ease to bring grace and fluidity to your practice. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners.