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Taylor Hunt - Ashtanga Yoga

JULY 27-29, 2018 

 

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All 5 sessions $175 by July17 / $230 After    

Per session pricing listed below



Taylor Hunt - t-shirt - Ashtanga

FRIDAY, JULY 25

6:30pm-8:00pm    $20 by July 17 / $40 After        Register Now


YOGA SUTRAS TALK            
 


This two-hour workshop is designed to explore the fundamentals of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We will take an in-depth look at the first two books and how they relate to our daily lives. The Sutras provide a framework for better living when practiced in conjunction with our asana practice. Join Taylor as he shares this ancient knowledge that he has learned from many years of studying with his vedic philosophy teacher, Shree Ashwath.


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Taylor Hunt - Badha Konasana folding forward - Tiago 2017

SATURDAY, JULY 26                                                                                      

8:00am-10:00am   $35     Register Now 


MYSORE ASHTANGA 
  

For students with a current Mysore Practice.


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Taylor Hunt - foot behind head - Tiago 2017

SATURDAY, JULY 26


1:00pm-4:00pm    $60      Register Now

TRISTHANA METHOD: BREATH, BANDHA & DRISTHI       

Come prepared to explore the basis of the Ashtanga method known as tristhana. Tristhana means the three places of attention: breath with bandha (internal energy locks), asana, and dristhi (gazing point). When practiced simultaneously, the tristhana method becomes a tool to steady the mind transforming the physical practice into a moving meditation. In this workshop, we will explore the internal elements of the practice while taking a deeper look at the fundamental poses of the vinyasa sequence.



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Taylor Hunt - Pinchmayarasana - Tiago 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 27                                                                           

8:00am-10:00am   $35    Register Now 

MYSORE ASHTANGA  

For students with a current Mysore Practice.


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Taylor Hunt - beginning backdrop to backbend - Tiago 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 27

1:00pm-4:00pm    $60   Register Now 


DEEPENING YOUR BACKBENDS   

Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward bends of the Primary Series. Learn proper alignment and technique to safely approach back bending. We will explore a rich collection of backbends from the Primary and Second series designed to open the front of the body and realign the spine. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners.



Taylor Hunt and family

Taylor Hunt - excerpt from an interview with David Schmenk  (see bottom of page for link to the full article).

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David:   Why did you start practicing yoga?

Taylor: 

Well I was at a tough point in my life where I was financially bankrupt, spiritually bankrupt, and physically bankrupt. I had gone through some issues with drug/alcohol addiction, and was recovering from a few car accidents and a motorcycle accident where I was in pretty bad physical shape. I was in a place where I couldn't find what I was looking for and I wasn't happy, and searching for meaning.

When I first came into yoga it was through a friend of mine who was an Ashtanga teacher. I ran into this friend of mine 6 times over a two week period where I was resistant to even give yoga a try after my friend had asked. I finally broke down and went to a class and hated the first one. I had no intentions of going back to a class again. After talking with my sponsor, and other friends I was talked into giving it another try.

After the second class I was hooked and felt as though someone had whispered in my ear "you're perfect just the way you are". I never questioned it again and began to do yoga every day. I realized that yoga was gift that was put right in my path in life.


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David:   What are some of the biggest misconceptions about yoga that you encounter or hear about?

Taylor:

The first, and one that I initially thought, was that yoga is only for women. Now, it's crazy to even imagine that I could have ever thought that before. Not everything about yoga is very pretty. Sometimes it is like cleaning up the wreckage of your past, and fixing the unhealthy patterns that have been created from the habits and mistakes in your life prior.

Also one of the biggest misconceptions is that yoga is just a workout and just the yoga postures. This is far from the actual reality of Yoga. There is so much that goes into the practice such as breathing/cleansing techniques, meditation, and principles that are used as a framework for your life.


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David:   Why do you practice Ashtanga and how do you feel it differs from the other types of yoga out there in Western culture?

Taylor:

Ashtanga Yoga has you practicing the same sequence of poses and this is beneficial because the main benefit of yoga is meditative properties that it brings about.

If you are not knowing what pose the teacher will call next or if you are distracted by the pop music that some classes play, you will not be able to get that stillness of mind which you are ultimately looking for in Ashtanga Yoga and others.


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Visit Taylors website for more insights including a link to this article (under media) here:   TaylorHuntYoga.com      

Url to article shown below. 

http://www.extremefitness.com/articles/ashtanga-yoga-interview-mysore-ashtanga-authorized-teacher-taylor-hunt

 



Taylor Hunt - side view - headshot standing - Tiago 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga. He makes yearly trips to India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois.  In 2013, after several extended trips, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach from KPJAYI and has had the honor of assisting his teacher in India on two separate occasions. 

Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice that changed his life with others. Seeking to preserve the traditional method, Taylor teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the country.

He continues to inspire others through his story of transformation and accessible approach to the practice. For more information about Taylor and his book “A Way From Darkness”, please visit www.taylorhuntyoga.com and www.awayfromdarkness.com.