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Short Forms - Ashtanga Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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.

Heather Twomey

The practice of yoga has had a transformative effect on Heathers’ life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She cannot imagine the rest of her life without the practice of yoga and meditation.

Heathers’ yoga journey began with fast moving vinyasa yoga more than a decade ago, practicing with various teachers both locally and nationally. She enjoyed the physicality of this rigorous practice so much that she felt moved to share it with others.


When Heather was introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 2010, she became hooked on this system. She started to crave learning about this method; to dive deep into the functions of the body and to try and understand the mysterious benefits she was receiving.


In 2014, she made the pilgrimage to Mysore, India to study at KPJAYI under the direction of Sharath Jois. In addition, she has studied under the tutelage of many great international ashtanga teachers: David Swenson (primary series teacher training - TT), Shelley Washington (primary series TT), Tim Miller (primary series TT and second series TT), One month courses with Matthew Sweeney to study ashtanga and vinyasa krama) and her main teacher Diana Christinson who has provided the gift of studying and apprenticing under her direct guidance.


Although asthanga yoga is Heathers’ main practice, she does think it is important to keep an open mind and fresh eyes while considering other types of yoga practices. In doing so, she also enjoys learning the complimentary vinyasa krama sequences developed by Matthew Sweeney, breath techniques and yoga practices with Carlos Mendez and learning from various other visiting teachers.

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:

  • Fri May 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue May 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Jun 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Jun 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Jun 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Jun 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Jun 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Jun 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Jun 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Jun 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Jun 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Heather Twomey
  • Thu Jun 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Jun 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Jun 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Jun 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Jun 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Jul 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Thu Jul 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Fri Jul 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Dean Hollingsworth
  • Tue Jul 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Heather Twomey