26th July 2017
Lapadska Obala, Dubrovnik
We Du Yoga is honored to re-host two beautiful souls and amazing Ashtanga yoga teachers Kirsten Berg and Mitchell Gold on their second visit to Croatia. Join us this July in Dubrovnik for five days of intense exploration of the traditional Ashtanga yoga approach to practice, in a very intimate, semi private setting of max. 13 participants and under the experienced, skilful and compassionate guidance of two Level 2 authorised teachers.
Daily morning mysore self practice classes will be guided by both Kirsten and Mitchell.
The Saturday weekend mysore class is followed with a Q & A (questions and answers) session to address some of the many unanswered questions and areas of mystery about the practice and why KP Jois organised the practice in this particular way. Kirsten often says she is always surprised by how little is known, as revealed by the questions asked, and they both like to use the Q&A sessions to share their knowledge gained during the time they have spent with Guruji and Sharath.
Sunday mysore class will be followed by a workshop focusing on alignment and key asana breakdown.
All levels of practice are welcome, from beginners to Advanced.
After completing university studies (Classics/Latin), Kirsten began exploring yoga asana on a trip to India in 1993. A few years later, she moved to India with a one-way ticket and intention to find a yoga practice that ‘spoke’ to her. She found inspiration along this journey with yogi Clive Sheridan, and technique at the Iyengar Yoga Study Center in Rishikesh with Rudra Dev. In 1996, she started ashtanga with Rolf Naujokat knew this was the practice for he; she became Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ student 6 months later. Kirsten received Guruji’s blessing/authorisation to teach in 1999, and is one of few students in the world to study the Advanced ‘A’ series directly under his, and Sharath’s, guidance. She was also one of the last students to study the separate ashtanga pranayama sequence with Jois. Kirsten and Rolf moved to Southeast Asia from Goa in 1999, where they taught seasonal classes in Ubud, and started the first ashtanga program in South Thailand (2001), known as Ashtanga Yoga Koh Phangan, which she still runs.
Kirsten is also an artist and shows her work annually at Burning Man.
Mitchell first came to India in 1979 to deepen his knowledge of ‘spiritual pursuits’. He went back to the west to finish his degree at Wharton and pursue business and bodywork. After years of searching for the right practice, he began ashtanga yoga in 2000, and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. Mitchell received Guruji’s authorisation to teach in 2003. Mitchell also studied intensively (3 yrs) with senior teacher Dena Kingsberg in Australia in addition to his yearly studies with Sri K. P. Jois.
Mitchell is also a talented and knowledgeable bodyworker. He is certified as an Advanced practitioner of Structural Integration, also known as “Rolfing”. Mitchell started studying different bodywork methods 35 years ago (Swedish-Esalen, Traeger, Thai) and has focused on the “Rolfing” method for the last 15 years . He is available for sessions upon request. Mitchell also runs “Intro to Bodywork” and Introductory Rolfing courses worldwide. Find out more about his work in bodywork on this website http://www.structuralbody.com/
Mitchell will also offer Rolfing treatments to anyone interested
*more info about Kirsten and Mitchell can be found on their website www.ashtangazone.com
Mitchell will be holding Structural Bodywork workshops on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th during the afternoon hours. The workshops can be combined with the Ashtanga yoga program or attended separately.
All detail about the workshop available on the Alignment / Bodywork Workshop page
Early bird till 15th June
Mysore 5 days – 110 Eur
Mysore + weekend workshops (Q&A + Asana breakdown, transitions and adjustments) – 160 Eur
Weekend workshops (Q&A + Asana breakdown, transitions and adjustments – 5 hours total) – 75 Eur
Full Ashtanga program + Rolfing workshops combo – 240 Eur
Regular price post 15th June
Mysore 5 days – 120 Eur
Mysore + weekend workshops (Q&A + Asana breakdown, transitions and adjustments) – 200 Eur
Weekend workshops (Q&A + Asana breakdown, transitions and adjustments – 5 hours total) – 100 Eur
Full Ashtanga program + Rolfing workshops combo – 290 Eur
To reserve your spot a 50 Eur deposit payment is required.
Kindly register using the form below or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund Policy | Terms & Conditions
*In case of Workshop cancellation on our behalf, full workshop fee refund (tickets and transportation cost not included).
**In case of cancellation of your participation 30 days before the date of the event, 50 % refund. Cancellations less then 30 days in advance of the workshop will not be refunded.
***The deposit to secure your spot is non-refundable. Balance payment due by 10th July 2017