Mysore Style Practice and Asana Clinics

Schedule (March 4-5, 2023)

Saturday (March 4)

8 – 930am: Mysore (one or two groups depending on number of students)

TBA: Asana Clinic (Breath and Bandhas, Alignment in Vinyasas, Ashtanga and Aging)

Breath and Bandhas: Why are they important? How do you deepen the connection to the breath and cultivate the bandhas within your practice?

We will discuss alignment principles (focusing on the neck and shoulder joints) in vinyasas to promote skillful practice.  

We will also talk about key points that can serve as a map to guide you as you age with your practice.

There will be time for questions and answers. Please prepare any questions you may have in advance. Duration is 2.5 hours.

Sunday (March 5)

8 – 930am: Mysore (one or two groups depending on number of students)

TBA: Asana Clinic (Forward Bends, Backbends, Hip Openers, Inversions)

We will discuss the principles of alignment required to execute the movements and postures and maintain a practice for life.

There will be time for questions and answers. Please prepare any questions you may have in advance. Duration is 2.5 hours.

Cost: (early bird pricing until December 31, 2022)

  • Full weekend (early bird) = €190
  • Drop-in Mysore (early bird) = €45
  • Drop-in Asana Clinic (early bird) = €65
  • Full weekend (regular) = €210
  • Drop-in Mysore (regular) = €50
  • Drop-in Asana Clinic (regular) = €70

Workshop Terms & Conditions

In case of cancellation by the customer, a full refund (less 10% administration fee) will be offered for cancellations until December 31, 2022. After that date, no refunds can be offered. However, you can transfer your workshop place to another participant (and give us the details).

You can reserve your spot for the weekend by sending an email to eunice@ashtangayoga.ie. You will be given bank details for transfer. Once you’ve made the transfer, your spot is secured.

About Kathy

Kathy is an Ashtanga yoga teacher of the first generation and has been practicing consistently for 46 years.  David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff were her first teachers. David taught her all of the advanced series.  Kathy studied with Guruji (K Pattabhi Jois) many times over the years in the United States and Mysore, India.

Kathy about herself

The inherent wisdom of Ashtanga yoga has led me on a transformative journey. Being present in the body through the connection to the breath and bandhas is the key which unlocks the blocks.  This union is the place where the mental/emotional/physical bodies find their release and begin to unwind.  Facing myself daily on the mat, I have opened to the deeper Self, seeing and releasing the conditioning of the mind and body, which is an ongoing process.  My love of yoga keeps me on the mat daily.  It is my teacher and  healer.  I feel strong, balanced and happy.

The longing for the deeper truth of life led me to explore Sufism, Shamanism, Vipassana meditation, and to work with awake teachers.  I have done many retreats over the years.  Daily practice has supported this journey impeccably, both in integrating openings and surrendering to the now. 

Adyashanti express this journey beautifully:  “The spiritual task we are given is a simple one:  to attend to that inner spark of radiance, to hold vigil over it until we realize it to be ourself, and to dig up and cast off all arguments we have with its love.” I have done in-depth yoga trainings with advanced teachers from other traditions.  The integration of the wisdom of alignment has informed my ability to support practitioners to correct and avoid injuries, and to clarify the engagement of the bandhas.  I bring this informed, deep, long-time practice to my teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment to correct and avoid injuries and to move from the core.

Find more at https://kathycooperyoga.com/