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Ashtanga Yoga Training:
Mastering Mysore Practice

May 22–25, 2020 with Cathy Louise Broda and Glen Butcher

Fri, Sun, Mon 9:00–11:30am, 1:00–2:30pm and 3:00–4:30pm
Sat 6:30–8:30am, 9:00–11:30am, 1:00–2:30pm, 3:00–4:30pm


The Ashtanga adage “Do your practice and all is coming” motivates us to get on the mat and work through our mind-body stuff. It’s true regular practice reaps great rewards, but blind faith in the method and your teacher does not. You the practitioner are responsible for internalizing instruction to feed your inner teacher. Inquiring into and applying the knowledge given is how you really make the most of Mysore practice.


Ashtanga Yoga is a living tradition. At Purple Yoga Hawaii we teach the method as we were taught and incorporate decades of our own experience. In our Mysore practice classes, students are encouraged to learn from the teacher, fellow students and, most importantly, themselves. Over four days of this training we'll show you how to become a more observant, independent, and resilient practitioner. The long weekend of discussion, lecture, demonstration, hands-on work and asana practice will include plenty of time for personal contribution and reflection.


We’ll teach you how to:
• practice for different stages of life for women and men
• modify practice for pain, injuries and physical disabilities
• see the effects of emotional and mental health on practice
• interpret both corrective and enhancing hands-on adjustments
• cultivate self-evaluation so you can be your own best guide.


We’ll also explore the:
• tools of practice: drishti, bandhas, breath, asana and vinyasa
• evolution of Ashtanga Yoga and its influence on yoga today
• rules and restrictions surrounding the practice of Ashtanga
• recommended resources for study: books, videos, websites
• joy of practice.

Cathy Louise and Glen have 50 years combined teaching experience. All levels of Ashtanga practitioners are welcome to this training, including beginners. Everyone has a story of practice, a narrative interwoven with experience of love, loss, work and play. We acknowledge your story and want to help you write the next chapter.


We encourage attendees to join our regular early morning Mysore practice sessions on Friday, Sunday and Monday from 6:00–8:30am (to be paid separately). A led class will be taught within the training on Saturday.


All classes are at Purple Yoga Hawaii. Enquiries info@purpleyoga.com or text/phone (808) 944-8585.

Space is limited, please register early to secure your place.


Early bird price $525 until April 10. From April 11 the price is $600.


You may cancel up until May 13 and your payment will be refunded less a fee of 10%. After this date your payment is non-refundable.


Checks are welcome as payment. Please contact us for instructions.


Purple Yoga Hawaii is not responsible for your travel, accommodation or other expenses.