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Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner from Bristol, Vermont

Christine’s workshops are inspiring, compassionate, insightful, and balanced. We will focus on “why” we practice Yoga as well as the “how” we practice yoga. This workshop will dive deeply into the Asana practice, but also includes discussion on pranayama, Yoga philosophy and the change that practice can bring to our lives. We will explore alignment, breath, precision in the Vinyasa method, and energetic movement or stagnation, using the postures in Primary and Second Series as springboards. Within this context, she aims to give students a working knowledge of the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, particularly as we evolve with it over many years of practice. Modifications to accommodate individual bodies and needs will be provided so all levels are welcome. The goal of this workshop is to refine our personal practices so that they feel joyful, pain-free, healing and transforming.
FRI, June 6–SUN, JUNE 8, 2013
cost: $185 or $210 (with vegan lunch) for the weekend
Fundamentals of the Ashtanga Practice:
Tristhana, Precision in Movement, and the Vinyasa of Surya Namaskara
Led Primary Series
SATURDAY, 11.15 AM–12.15 PM:
SATURDAY, 2:30–4 PM:
Intro to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and chanting
Intro to Backbending and Inversions of Second Series, Closing Thoughts

Jan 25-Feb 1, 2014, Retreat in Costa Rica NOW- With Amy Gordon & Mary Flinn! Let yourself GO!!!

There are still some spots left for our retreat, renewal on all levels is guaranteed @ very reasonable rates. Boca sombrero just won yoga journal's "best yoga retreats" award, come join us and see why!
Please let me know if you would like a space held for you!

Seven days of Ashtanga Yoga in Costa Rica’s Osa Penninsula. Take your practice to a new level in the company of like-minded friends. Yoga, tropical beauty, eco-adventures, fresh, healthy food, and quiet time by the water — what better way to experience the yoga lifestyle?

Included in the Cost

  • Daily morning Mysore and led Ashtanga primary classes
  • Daily activities in the afternoon and evening include asana clinics, meditation classes, nutrition coaching and traditional fire ceremonies, and Sanskrit chanting
  • Four meals each day
  • Accommodations for seven days and nights
  • A nature hike with an expert guide
  • One free surfing lesson!

About the Teachers

Mary Flinn has been authorized in Mysore, India by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath to teach the First and Second series of Ashtanga Yoga. She teaches morning Mysore classes in Philadelphia, and conducts workshops nationally and internationally.

Amy Gordon has also studied with Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois, as well as other world-renowned Ashtanga masters. She is a beloved, long time teacher on Philadelphia’s Mainline.

Pay in full by November 25, 2013 and get $50 off!
Come with a friend and you BOTH get an additional $50 off!

Come practice Ashtanga Yoga in the most pristine retreat on earth this winter/spring Jan 25-Feb 1, 2014 in Costa Rica!

Escape the dark, freezing winter blahs!
Enjoy 7 nights and 7 days of yoga practice in the warm rain forests of the Osa Peninsula ofCosta Rica @ Boca Sombrero-yoga/surf retreat. Enjoy delicious, organic, healthy meals and lots of them! Take a stroll down the beach to the spa for a ginger coconut body /face salt scrub and massage and reflexology, a tree climb in the jungle, a swim with the dolphins & snorkeling, learn to surf in the warm, mild gulf waves, included also is one amazing guided river/ nature hike to waterfalls with a pro!
A perfect opportunity to reconnect with YOU and nature, deepen your practice beside the monkeys and macaws, relax, relate to like - hearted people and enjoy the surf. Beautiful accommodations, reasonable inclusive rates.

The Osa Peninsula has the most diverse range of animals and wildlife to experience and explore in all of the world.
Amy Gordon's second yoga retreat! Feel free to email or call w any questions.
*(All included except air fare, easy, direct flights from Phila.)

Coming in 2010, Special Workshop not to be be missed!!

Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga (yoga’s answer to Cirque de Soleil)

Simon Park weekend workshop Dec 1-3, 2006

Friday evening Dec 1
Body Enlightening
Body Enlightening is a flowing blend of traditional Thai massage, partner
yoga, and aerial-acrobatic massage. Since co-creating this bodywork for
Exhale Spa, Simon's unique style of bodywork has been featured in Yoga Journal, New York Times, and W Magazine. The sequence that he teaches is easy to learn and very effective. It is great for bodyworkers, yoga teachers, and anyone who loves massage. Come alone or bring a friend to learn these amazingly relaxing

Saturday morning Dec 2
Fluid Power
'Vira' in sanskrit translates as the heroic quality in us all. Tap into this
inner strength through an inspiring, powerful flow class led by Simon. Full of creative vinyasa transitions between poses, dynamic martial arts stances and kicks, and an awesome musical soundtrack to sweat your prayers! Also, learn to float in arm balances as you feel your trepidations melt into joy as you play with gravity. Modifications for all levels.

Sunday morning Dec 3
Prana Vinyasa Flow is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to
embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Begin the journey with numerous variations on the
traditional sun/moon salutations. Dance with flowing, unwinding flow sequences that emphasize the continous flow of prana or energy. The asanas are artistically linked as waves to create a poetry of movement and breath.

Simon teaches Prana Vinyasa Flow and Thai Massage workshops and teacher's trainings nationally. He completed teacher's training at Yoga Works, Santa Monica in 1998. Simon lives in NYC and Philly and practices Yoga and assist with his first teacher Shiva Rea.

Nov 19-21 2004 Special Workshop

I was pleased to present Godfrey Devereux in November. He brings his 'dynamic yoga' technique to Wayne, PA for the first time.

Contact Amy for information on classes.

September 2003 Special Workshop

I was honored to have Manju Jois join us for a weekend of Yoga. Manju's father, K.Sri.Pattabhi.Jois is the founder of Ashtanga.



April 2000 Special Workshop

Amy hosted Yoga master Doug Swenson.