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Short Forms - Ashtanga Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Marisa Sikes

As with others, it was life challenges that had Marisa seeking out her first yoga class. After the death of her parents she walked into her first power yoga class looking for some relief. During this time she found that her body began to relax, her mind found some ease and she was breathing more freely than she had in months. This feeling kept her coming back and each time she found more peace and an internal cleansing began. That was over 10 years ago and she can’t imagine her life without yoga in it.

 

At about 5+ years of a solid commitment to her practice, Marisa decided to pursue teacher training with no intent to teach, but more out of a curiosity to understand “why & how this practice was working”. She pursued and completed her 200-hour yoga certification in 2012 and her 500- hour yoga certification in 2014, both at Authentic Yoga in Scottsdale AZ under the guidance of Cheryl and David Oliver. It was through her training that she was introduced to the Ashtanga Vinyasa method of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and it is what she continues to practice today.

 

Although Ashtanga is Marisa’s preferred practice, she does understand it may not be for everyone. She encourages students to try all types of yoga and be curious. She does believe that yoga changes lives, and she always excited to share her knowledge and love for the practice.

 

As a teacher and more importantly a student, she is constantly curious to learn more and have been lucky to continue her Ashtanga studies with various teachers such as Greg Nardi and Juan Carlos, David Swenson, Tim Miller, and David Garrigues.

 

In addition, she is honored to have completed her certification to teach yoga to cancer patients from YogaBridge.

 

Marisa has a loving husband of 19 years, and three 4-legged pups…Nikki, Roxy, and Zoe.

Dean Hollingsworth

Dean Hollingsworth found yoga in 2007 and immediately felt the impact it had upon his physical, mental and spiritual life. As his practice continues to deepen, his life continues to bloom and as a result he seeks to share this experience with others. He earned his 200hr RYT certification in 2012. A “chance encounter” then led him to meet and learn the Ashtanga method from Jeff Clardy, for which he is forever grateful. In an effort to further deepen his practice, Dean traveled to Mysore, India in October of 2014, and again in November 2015, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois with Sharath Jois.
 

On his trip to Mysore in November of 2016, Sharath officially Authorized Dean to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

 

Dean is the only Authorized teacher in the DFW Metroplex and one of 4 in the state of Texas.

 

He is passionate about sharing the teachings of his personal practice and all that he has learned with the DYC Ashtanga community.

When time is short, an abbreviated yoga routine is always better than no yoga at all. Enjoy the benefits of Ashtanga yoga with this Ashtanga Short Form created by yoga pioneer David Swenson, author of the Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual.

David  created a set of abbreviated routines which he calls ‘Short Forms’. These shorter sessions are a great way to become familiar with the essence of the practice when time is limited.

Sun Salutations prepare the body for a series of standing, seated and lying down Asanas (poses). This practice produces intense internal heat and sweat to detoxify the entire body.

This simple ‘short-form’ practice is ideal to keep the Ashtanga Yoga routine going throughout the week.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Esther Kim Choi
  • Thu Sep 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Marisa Sikes
  • Fri Sep 29 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Oct 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Oct 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Oct 06 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Oct 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Oct 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Oct 13 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Oct 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Oct 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Oct 20 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Oct 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Oct 27 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Oct 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Nov 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Nov 03 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Nov 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Nov 09 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth