Bend Ashtanga Yoga welcomes:


The Essence of Sadhana – A Weekend with Tim Miller

May 27-29, 2016



Note: Full weekend registration is currently open; Individual sessions coming soon!

Roots and Wings—The Mysterious and Elusive Bandhas – Friday, May 27th, 6:15-8:45pm

Foundational to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga is the application of Mula Bandha and Uddhiyana Bandha to bring steadiness and lightness to the body, length and smoothness to the breath, and concentration to the mind. Through an exploration of different asanas and pranayamas we will discover how the proper application of the bandhas can take our practice to the next level. (Light practice, suitable for anyone—2.5 hours)

The Primary Series of Asanas: An Archetype of Sadhana – Saturday, May 28th, 8:30-11am

A brief synopsis of Sadhana Pada (Chapter Two of the Yoga Sutras) followed by Yoga Chikitsa (Primary Series). The class will conclude with the Hanuman Chalisa—40 verses in praise of the embodiment of perfect Sadhana (Hanuman). (Strong practice—2.5 hours)

Consulting the Jungle Physician – Saturday, May 28th, 1:00-3:30pm

Good teachers and practitioners recognize that the practice of yoga involves work on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels of the human being. Tim brings 35 years of practical experience as a yoga teacher, extensive study of anatomy, pranayama, yoga philosophy, Indian mythology, Jyotisha (Vedic astrology), mantra, and kirtan to better assist his students in their Sadhana. This will be an open forum to ask yoga related questions. (No practice—2.5 hours)

Nadi Shodana: Intro to the Intermediate Series of Asanas – Sunday, May 29th, 8:00-10:30am

An explanation of the purpose of the second series and its relationship to the Pranamaya Kosha (Energy Body), the Chakras, and the Kundalini Shakti, and an introduction to the second series of Ashtanga Yoga that includes an in depth preparation for some of the more challenging poses, like bhekasana, kapotasana, and eka pada sirsasana (strong practice—2.5 hours)

Polishing the Mirror—Pranayama, Mantra and Kirtan – Sunday, May 29th, 1:00-3:30pm

An exploration of the practice of Pranayama and Mantra to quiet the mind and Kirtan to melt the resistance of the heart. (No asana—2.5 hours)


Full weekend: $200

Individual Sessions: $40 by April 1st; $50 after