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Taylor Hunt - Ashtanga Yoga

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All 5 sessions $175 by June 13 / $230 After    

Per session pricing listed below



Taylor Hunt - with shirt arm balance in field

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

6:30pm-8:00pm    $20 by June 13 / $40 After        Register Now


PHILOSOPHY OF ASHTANGA YOGA & MYSORE STYLE              
 


Join Taylor for an evening discussing the philosophy behind the Ashtanga Yoga method and the Mysore approach to the Ashtanga practice. His talks delve into the history of Ashtanga yoga and its practical applications in the Mysore style setting. This is a great opportunity to gain greater insight into the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga. 

For more about Taylors personal journey - see link below:

www.awayfromdarkness.com

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Taylor Hunt - leg up - behind head

SATURDAY, JUNE 24                                                                                      

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


MYSORE ASHTANGA 
  

For students with a current Mysore Practice.


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Taylor Hunt - one arm balance - foot behind head

SATURDAY, JUNE 24


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

ALIGN YOUR PRACTICE: Adjustment & Alignment Clinic        

This course is designed for anyone familiar with the Ashtanga Primary Series that wishes to take their practice to the next level.  Participants will learn proper alignment and adjustment techniques to go deeper in the postures with safety and greater awareness.

Topics include:

•             Maintaining and progressing your personal practice

•             Philosophy of Ashtanga and Mysore-style

•             Working through and helping to prevent injuries with proper alignment

•             Reading bodies and learning safe adjustment techniques

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Taylor Hunt - Backbend

SUNDAY, JUNE 25                                                                           

8:00am-10:00am   $35    Register Now 


MYSORE ASHTANGA  

For students with a current Mysore Practice.



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Taylor Hunt - pose Bhekasana

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

1:00pm-4:00pm    $60   Register Now 

ELEMENTS OF SECOND SERIES

The second series is called nadi shodana which means to cleanse the nervous system. The series works on the subtle body by opening the channels allowing prana to move freely.  In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Second Series from alignment of the physical postures to the energetic qualities. Learn how to safely approach these challenging postures in your practice.



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 - Garudasana                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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.