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About Ashtanga Yoga Canarias

Discipline that has been practiced since time immemorial

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Our purpose is teaching Ashtanga Yoga and Integral in its purest state. Following the teachings of our Guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois (maximum exponent and responsible for the ashtanga yoga practice to not disappeared).

We are the pioneers of Ashtanga Yoga in Spain and the first Spaniards to practice this discipline, with a life dedicated entirely to yoga.

Personally authorized by Sri K Pattabhi Jois (KPJAYI), Mysore. India.

Yoga is synonymous of union.

Ashtanga yoga is a tool for the "day to day" that reduces impurities from the body and mind and helps remove the veil that prevents us from seeing life clearly.

Thanks to ashtanga yoga the individual can develop their full potential.

No matter if you are flexible or do not get to touch your toes, if you are disciplined and you can overcome laziness, this practice will help you in your life.

To start we suggest start with Integral, where we show the Uyaji breath, as successfully perform the asanas (postures), and a small introduction to meditation.

Once you have acquired certain basic concepts, you can switch to the ashtanga class that is more demanding or stay in Integral.

Hari om

Camino Diez (Lanzarote)

Titled personally by Sri K Pattabhi Jois in 1996, Mysore, India (KPJAYI). For the teaching of the first series.

Camino has completed the second serie, with Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Maximum exponent and founder of Ashtanga Yoga).

Titled by The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Quebec. Canada. 1988

Course of Philosophy Vedanta in the Sivananda Vendanta Center, Resikes, Indian 1982.

Camino has practiced with international popular masters like BKS Iyengar (in Pune, India), TKV Desikachar (in Barcelona).

Titled in Masage Ayurvedico by Kusum Modak, Pune, India, in 2005.

She has taught courses in Germany, Brasil, Portugal, Azores, Asturias, A Coruña, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, etc...

She is formed in human psicology and differents body terapies (bioenergetics, massage, respiratory works, Ayurveda, etc ), in the past she has practiced as a nurse.

 

Anand Zorzo (Las Palmas)

Anand Zorzo was born in a yoguis family. His first travel was to the Indian when he was only 4 years old.

His parents, Tomas zorzo y Camino diez, were one of the first occidental for study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Pioneers of Ashtanga Yoga in Spain. Then Anand was introduced to the yoga world even when his mother was pregnant and practicing yoga.

The first time that he studied Ashtanga Yoga with Pattabhi Jois with only 10 years old. The youngest unique occidental student.

Anand travel to Mysore for study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sharath, and Saraswati. In 1999 he traveled to Canada for continue practicing yoga for perform the Teacher Training Cours in the Yoga Sivananda Center. In 2002 and 2003 he studied a very intense course with theory and practice with his father Tomas Zorzo.

in 2005 Anand opened is first Yoga Center in La Coruña while studing physical education INEF. In 2006 left his center for help to the new center in Oviedo.

In 2007 make his tenth travel to Mysore, where was titled by Sri K Pattabhi Jois,Mysore, India (KPJAYI), for the first serie lesson.

In 2007 open his center in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).

In 2010 was authorized by Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institud,Mysore, India (KPJAYI), for the second serie complete lesson.

Other information of interest:

Titled by The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Quebec. Canada. 1999.

Titled in Masage Ayurvedico by Naga Kumar in Mysore, India. 2003.

He has taught courses and classes in Singapour, Nueva York, Portugal, Azores, Madrid, A Coruña, Asturias, Bilbao, etc...

 

Julia Montesdeoca (Las Palmas)

Julia Montesdeoca comes to the world of yoga through dance, which she practiced since she was little. After trying different yoga styles and schools without convincing her, try the Ashtanga Yoga with Anand Zorzo becoming her first yoga teacher and she will teach you step by step the practice.

Discover a new concept of movement and union with itself through breathing. He is very committed to his practice and decides to go deeper into Yoga in India, where he practices and becomes a disciple of his master, Sharath Jois, grandson of Sri. K Pattabi Jois and current director of the "Ashtanga Yoga Institut" in Mysore.

Later he practices the intermediate series with Sharath Joys and returns to India to continue deepening his practice of Yoga and meditation, in northern India and in such privileged places as Rishikesh or Dharamsala, the current residence of the Dalai Lama.

She has a diploma in tourism from the University and is fluent in three languages.

Take the groups of Integral Yoga, Ashtanga Beginners, Yoga for children and pregnant women. It also organizes Facial Yoga workshops to teach how to oxygenate and activate the muscles of the face.

She is currently pregnant and has been practicing yoga throughout her pregnancy.

Moon Days

New Moon and Full Moon are days were we should not practice Ashtanga Yoga, according to our teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

There whould be no Ashtanga morning class on does days.

 

What is the reasoning behind this?

Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The phases of the moon are determined by the moon’s relative position to the sun. Full moons occur when they are in opposition and new moons when they are in conjunction. Both sun and moon exert a gravitational pull on the earth. Their relative positions create different energetic experiences that can be compared to the breath cycle. The full moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the force of prana is greatest. This is an expansive, upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. The new moon energy corresponds to the end of exhalation when the force of apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded, but dense and disinclined towards physical exertion.

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga over time makes us more attuned to natural cycles. Observing moon days is one way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it.

Author "Tim Miller"

Classes last 90 minutes.
First class is free (for residents).
* Ashtanga Mysore: private class in group the "ENTRADA" is "ENTRE" las 6:00 - 7:30 AM.

Following the tradition of the master of Ashtanga Yoga (Sri K Pattabhi Jois) the days of full moon and new moon there is no ashtanga class in the morning and in the afternoon we will do special class of meditation, opening of hips meditation.

Las clases duran sobre 1h 30 min.
Puede probar la primera clase gratis (Residentes).
* Ashtanga Mysore: Clase privada en grupo la "ENTRADA" es "ENTRE" las 6:15 - 8:00 , la SALIDA cuando termine la practica que se le enseña.

Los dias de luna llena y luna nueva no hay clase de ashtanga. (CALENDARIO LUNAR).

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