Sept 24th – 30th 2022

Ashtanga Workshop
David Robson
& Jelena Vesić
24th - 30th September Barcelona 2022

After 2 years away from touring and for
the 4th time in Barcelona!
David and Jelena are coming for an intensive week of daily Mysore program, a led class and a full
7-days workshop!
Join us this fall to get insights, tools, inspiration and a lot of fun.

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Prices Range from 30€ to 660€ (Early Bird)

Single workshop tickets available

Mysore Program Available

Program details

Workshops Sat. 24th – Fri 30th
Mysore Mon. 26th – 30th
Sat. Sept 24 / 9a – 11a
Led Primary
Sat. Sept 24 / 11:30a – 1:30p

Workshop: Vinyasa: Breathing Moving System
Description: The vinyasa system provides the defining structure for the Ashtanga practice. David and Jelena will provide an overview of the goal of Ashtanga and the vinyasa meditation, and also show you 5 transformational techniques to help you work on deepening the vinyasa in your practice.

Sat. Sept 24 / 3:30p – 5:30p

Workshop: Ashtanga Fundamentals
Description: The work of physical precision is embodied focus. In Ashtanga, the focus we create in asana and vinyasa leads us deeper into states of flow and meditation. This workshop will help you sharpen your focus by defining the coordinates and alignment conditions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence of Fundamental Postures.

Sun. Sept 25 / 12p – 12:45p
Workshop: Pranayama & Meditation
Description: David will begin the session by leading you through some gentle pranayama, seated breathing exercises. Jelena will then guide you through a seated Mindfulness Meditation practice.
Sun. Sept 25 / 1p – 3p

Workshop: Lifting and Landing
Description: This session offers detailed techniques and alignment cues that will help you find graceful, weightless transitions between postures in the practice.

Mon. Sept 26 / 1p – 3p

Workshop: Hips, Knees & Forward Bends
Description: Ashtanga’s Primary Series is full of forward folds and knee bends. Correct technique and alignment are important in order to avoid injuring the hamstrings, lower back, or knees. This workshop will explore the different aspects of the Primary Series forward bends with the goal of going deeper into the transformations benefits of each pose while also keeping the body safe.

Tue. Sept 27 / 1p – 3p

Workshop: Backbends
Description: Explore the alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s Primary & Intermediate Series backbends. Find the balance between organization and surrender that will allow your body to go deeper into the postures. This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels.

Wed. Sept 28 / 1p – 3p

Workshop: Alignments & Assists

Description: Physical adjustments are one of the cornerstones of studying and teaching the Ashtanga tradition. In this workshop you will study the ideas and actions for assisting some of Ashtanga’s Primary Series postures. This workshop is open to teachers and non-teachers who want to learn about the postures from a different perspective.

Thu. Sept 29 / 1p – 3p

Workshop: Intro to Intermediate
Description: Ashtanga’s Second Series of postures is designed to cleanse and charge our nervous system. This workshop will provide an accessible introduction to some of the deeper backbends, hip-openers and arm balances that make the Intermediate Series such a transformative practice. All practitioners are invited to attend.

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About David

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.

David has become well-known on social media for his educational and entertaining yes/no tutorials. Through these videos, he’s become one of the most recognized and respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide.

About Jelena

After four years of doing her PhD (Political Science, York University, Toronto), Jelena decided to walk away and dedicate herself to teaching Ashtanga Yoga full time. She’s been teaching since 2014 and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT.

Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois. In addition, Jelena also considers herself to be a student of Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and a clinical psychologist. She’s completed his and Tara Brach’s “The Power of Awareness” course, and is now enrolled in their two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

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Your host

Santiago hosted David for the first time in 2012. He saw David's Learn to Float and was totally sold out by not only the practice, but a also the ability to explain the techniques to work towards it.

Santiago has been practising Ashtanga Yoga daily since 2002.
In October 2011, Santiago moved to Barcelona where he founded: Sarria Yoga Asana running since then a daily Mysore program.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Prices range from 30€ to 660€.
Please fill in the form down below to get detailed information for all the available options.

There will be 5 morning Mysore style sessions. From Monday to Friday.

3 shifts shift
6:30 am. 
7:30 am.
8:30 am

For the workshops and lead class all levels are welcome.

For the Mysore program up to Dandasana is a minimum requirement.

We will provide some translation and help into Spanish

Yes. For the Mysore program we have limited space. 

There will be:

  • 5 Mysore (15 to 20 practitioners at one time). Batch 1 starts at 6:30 am. Batch 2 at 7:30
  • 1 lead class. Saturday 8:00 am
  • 7 workshops
  • 1 Meditation and Pranayama Class

Due to the Covid-19 measures and the high demand of practitioners there will not be mats to lend. However we do sell beautiful mats from 000.

In Barcelona city. Fill in the form below to get details.

From Saturday the 24rd  until Friday the 30th September

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