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Ashtanga Led Primary


This class is taught by:

Kristen Parrish

Kristen started practicing yoga regularly in 2008, shortly after starting graduate school at The University of Texas. Initially yoga was just something that helped her stay physically active, but eventually it became a way for her to clear her mind, understand her body and improve her life. Kristen was drawn to the Ashtanga method because of the discipline and concentration required for the Mysore self-practice style, which has helped her realize many benefits off the mat.


She completed her 200 hour teacher training in June 2012 with no intention of teaching, but soon returned to UT to teach in the same program where she started practicing. She has been fortunate to develop her Asthanga Mysore practice with many wonderful Ashtangi’s in the Austin area, including her longtime teachers Eriko and Selena. She completed David Swenson’s 40 hour Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training in 2013, and has studied with Matthew Sweeney, Dena Kingsberg and Tim Miller.


Kristen is very grateful for all the benefits of her yoga practice. She has never felt better, mentally or physically than she has over the past six years, and she truly believes that yoga can change lives. She is excited and eager to share her love of the Ashtanga practice with the DYC community.

Mike Mauren

Mike began his yoga studies in 2001 as an Iyengar student as a means to better manage the stresses of corporate life. In 2002, Mike focused his practice on the various vinyasa yoga traditions of Ashtanga and Vinyasa.

 

With mindfulness of alignment, breath, and drishti, Mike has pursued the meditative benefits of the vinyasa flow. Mike has attended numerous workshops that include the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, and Vinyasa flow traditions. In 2004, Mike completed his Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Teacher training with Shiva Rea and Manju Jois and subsequently began teaching at Dallas Yoga Center. Mike likes to encourage students to have fun with their practice and develop mindfulness and enjoy the meditative benefits practice offers.

Students will be led through the entire Primary Series, with emphasis on refinement of postures and breath. This class will explore deeper elements of the Primary Series, including bandhas, drishti and ujayi pranayama.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Feb 21 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Feb 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Feb 28 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Mar 05 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Mar 07 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Mar 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Mar 14 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Mar 19 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Mar 21 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Mar 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Mar 28 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Apr 02 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Apr 09 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Apr 11 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Apr 16 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Apr 18 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Apr 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Tue Apr 25 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Kristen Parrish
  • Sun Apr 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Mauren