Harmony Slater   Ashtanga Weekend
Ashtanga Weekend - Harmony Slater

Location: Riverwest, 700 N Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60642.

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Fri-Mon
Oct 20-23


Mysore Package - choose 1 class


regular: $55
member: $44


Mysore Package - choose 2 classes


regular: $100
member: $80


Mysore Package - choose 3 classes


regular: $135
member: $108


Mysore Package - choose 4 classes


regular: $160
member: $128


Workshop Package - choose 1 workshop


regular: $60
member: $48


Workshop Package - choose 2 workshops


regular: $110
member: $88


Workshop Package - choose 3 workshops


regular: $150
member: $120


Workshop Package - choose 4 workshops


regular: $180
member: $144


Workshop Package - choose 5 workshops


regular: $200
member: $160


Workshop Package - choose 6 workshops


regular: $210
member: $168


Saturday Dinner & Talk


regular: $40
member: $32


Complete Mysore Weekend - includes dinner


regular: $350
member: $280


Morning Mysore Practice
Mysore 1
Friday Oct 20
8-10am

Mysore Style is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga. In the Mysore method, students are met as individuals. Each person is taught progressively according to his or her readiness. A relationship is cultivated with the teacher and the practice begins to grow over time. The Mysore method of teaching and practice is very effective, and a certain power can be transmitted through the teacher to the students. Practicing with a qualified teacher can be a very transformative experience for students who are open to exploring their inner self, using the asana as a tool for this discovery.



Teacher’s Intensive: Ashtanga Yoga as a Mirror for Self Study & Kaivalya a Method for Cultivating Mindfuless
Workshop 2 (Practice & Talk)
Friday Oct 20
1-4pm

An opportunity for students to ask practice related questions or other yoga related questions. This is a chance to receive guidance regarding the biomechanics of troublesome asanas, techniques for addressing particularly dense areas of the body, and new strategies to work intelligently and therapeutically to support the healing of old injuries.



Sadhana - Cultivating a Spiritual Practice in the Modern World
Workshop 2 (Practice & Talk)
Friday Oct 20
6:30-9pm

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali gives us three essential components to Sadhana that address issues arising in the body, mind and spirit. Using the Sutras as a guide, we will see how these ancient techniques are related to current practices of yoga.



Morning Mysore Practice
Mysore 2
Saturday Oct 21
8-10am

Mysore Style is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga. In the Mysore method, students are met as individuals. Each person is taught progressively according to his or her readiness. A relationship is cultivated with the teacher and the practice begins to grow over time. The Mysore method of teaching and practice is very effective, and a certain power can be transmitted through the teacher to the students. Practicing with a qualified teacher can be a very transformative experience for students who are open to exploring their inner self, using the asana as a tool for this discovery.



Primary Series - Strengthening the Connection to Bandhas
Workshop 3 (Practice)
Saturday Oct 21
10:30am-12:30pm

Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha are important keys to the asana practice. This Primary Series class will bring focus to what these “energetic locks” really are and how they can be used to create a greater sense of lightness, balance, and ease of movement. Learn to cultivate a deeper understanding and awareness of bandhas in your practice.



The Myth of Backbending - Fundamentals for a Pain-Free Backbend
Workshop 4 (Practice)
Saturday Oct 21
2-4pm

We will look at what is Yoga Chikitsa & Nadi Shodana and how we can purify our energy channels.
What kinds of physical & psychological preparations do we need to do to prepare for Intermediate Series.
We will explore some back-bending enhancements: looking at the principles of opening the heart, being vulnerable, and the importance to cultivate great strength in the foundation of our lives (and legs).



Ayurveda: Ancient Remedies for the Modern World (6-7pm), Dinner with Harmony (kitchari, sambar, raita, salad, chutney) (7-8pm)
(Talk & Dinner)
Saturday Oct 21
6:30-8:30pm

Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. It is the traditional healing system in Indian and is 5000 years old. Ayurveda takes into account the entire person, mind-body-spirit in its approach to creating greater health. We will learn about Ayurveda’s 3 constitutional principles: vata, pitta, and kapha, and you will discover how to find your own unique constitution. From these principles we will learn how to cultivate more balance in your daily life in routine in relation to your individual nature, which will help to increase your overall sense of well-being and healing!



Morning Mysore Practice
Mysore 3
Sunday Oct 22
8-10am

Mysore Style is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga. In the Mysore method, students are met as individuals. Each person is taught progressively according to his or her readiness. A relationship is cultivated with the teacher and the practice begins to grow over time. The Mysore method of teaching and practice is very effective, and a certain power can be transmitted through the teacher to the students. Practicing with a qualified teacher can be a very transformative experience for students who are open to exploring their inner self, using the asana as a tool for this discovery.



Intro to Intermediate Series
Workshop 5 (Practice)
Sunday Oct 22
10:30am-12:30pm

Nadi Shodhana is the name given to the Second Series of the Ashtanga Yoga system. However, the first few postures of this series are classical asanas that are beneficial and accessible to every one, regardless of your level of experience. Many benefits can be derived from learning these postures directed towards cultivating more strength in the spine and a more open and receptive heart.



Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Integrating all Eight Limbs into Daily Life
Workshop 6 (Talk)
Sunday Oct 22
2-4pm

Yoga is the science of experience and a philosophy for living. The eight limbs provide us with a guide for how to lead a fulfilling and powerful life. When we integrate them into each area of our daily experience we cultivate a deeper connection to our true identity.



Morning Mysore Practice
Mysore 4
Monday Oct 23
8-10am

Mysore Style is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga. In the Mysore method, students are met as individuals. Each person is taught progressively according to his or her readiness. A relationship is cultivated with the teacher and the practice begins to grow over time. The Mysore method of teaching and practice is very effective, and a certain power can be transmitted through the teacher to the students. Practicing with a qualified teacher can be a very transformative experience for students who are open to exploring their inner self, using the asana as a tool for this discovery.



About Harmony Slater

Harmony Slater has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore tradition for over a decade. She was first introduced to Yoga in 1995, and began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. She always had a keen interest in spirituality and the art of physical movement, which culminated in fifteen years of dance training and two BA degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies. In 2002, she traveled through China researching Buddhist meditation and in 2004 she made her first trip to Mysore, India. That same year she moved to South East Asia where she began a journey of teaching Yoga Internationally, which allowed her to spend long periods of time practicing with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, now the KPJAYI – K.P. Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Harmony was given Authorization by Guruji in 2006, and was granted Certification by Paramaguru Sharath Jois in 2015. Over the years she co-founded two traditional Ashtanga Yoga Schools in Canada. The first was established in 2009, in Victoria BC, and the other is found in Calgary AB, where she currently teaches and resides. With the birth of her son Jediah, life became full and sweet, and she experienced the dawning of yoga within every aspect of daily living.