Teaching Schedule

2022-23 Teaching Schedule

I have learned over the years that the intensity of my practice might change but the integrity, consistency and potency of it remain. Twenty to thirty minutes of practice can be just as powerful as charging through third series. This means that even if levels of endurance may not be equally available from the day to day, the capacity to tap into something auspicious, supportive, and ritualistic is just as achievable, and provides the same type of sustenance for growth when approached with intention. 

Enter the connection between rajasic determination and fire, and tamasic earth centered potential. The dualistic nature of Ashtanga yoga highlights these two qualities as equally ripe for consumption by the steadfast yogi, and those willing to see beyond the conventional confines of what is deemed worthy will find the tamasic magic within as a valued ally.

This December, join me for one of the opportunities below to investigate what it means to invest in the tamasic qualities of Ashtanga yoga, to continually recreate your practice in a way that sustains you or how to return to it with a new outlook after time away, injury, life change, or any other reason that might come your way.

Tamas & Rajas
Investing in the tamasic side of a rajasic practice

with Joanna Darlington

It is not necessarily common to think of Ashtanga yoga as including the tamasic qualities of inertia and rootedness. Typically seen in an energetic, fiery, and rajasic light, the subtler qualities of tamas guna can be missed rather than utilized in the sense of earth grounded intention and slowing down as our practice shifts or changes. Join Ashtanga teacher Joanna Darlington for this one day workshop and explore the foundational aspects of alignment, breath, and the connection to tamasic qualities.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

9-11am Foundations and Alignment: an exploration of select postures.
11:30am-1:30pmA Tamasic Approach to a Rajasic Practice: when time is short or energy is low.

Foundations and Alignment
This class is dedicated to the study and development of postural foundations, alignment of your limbs, and spinal activity. Using select postures we will spend time tuning into this practice as individuals, and how the foundational aspects of muscular activation and awareness can reveal a deep well of inspiration from which to grow your practice intelligently and intentionally.

Tamasic Approach to a Rajasic Practice
It’s not common to recognize how your daily practice can offer possibilities to help you to slow down, rest, and focus on stilling your body and quieting your mind. Our theme for this class will be on replenishing your energy stores, soothing your nerves, and entering into inward states of meditation within a small selection of postures of the primary series. This class is designed to teach you how to treat these positions in a way that supports the changing phases of your time on the mat – a revelatory and useful connection.

Location

All classes at Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh, 302 Pebble Creek Drive, Cary NC 27511
Register online at Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh!


TAMAS & RAJAS

INVESTING IN THE TAMASIC SIDE OF A RAJASIC PRACTICE

with Joanna Darlington

It is not common to think of Ashtanga yoga as including the tamasic qualities of inertia and rootedness. Typically seen in an energetic, fiery, and rajasic light, the subtler qualities of tamas guna can be missed rather than utilized in the sense of earth grounded intention and slowing down as our practice shifts or changes. Join Ashtanga teacher Joanna Darlington for this insightful workshop and week of mysore, and explore the foundational aspects of alignment, breath, and the connection to tamasic qualities.

All Levels Welcome.

December 11-16, 2022

Sunday, December 11: 

9:30-11am — Mysore Class (door opens at 9am)
11-11:30am — break
11:30am-12:30pm — Foundations and Alignment: an exploration of select postures.

12:30-1:30pm — break
1:30-3pm — Tamasic Approach to a Rajasic Practice: when time is short or energy is low.
3-3:30pm — Chanting

Monday – Friday, December 12-16:

6:30-8am — Mysore Class (door opens at 6, teaching starts 6:30)
8-8:30am — Chanting (join chanting or listen & keep practicing)

The workshop will close Friday after chanting with community, tea, and snacks.

Mysore Class

During Mysore, students of all levels practice at their own pace and the instructor is available to help with the postures by means of hands on adjustments and reminding students of sequencing. A common misconception about the Mysore practice is that you need to know the Primary Series to attend. Mysore is appropriate for beginners as well as students of all levels and is the traditional method of learning ashtanga yoga.

Foundations and Alignment

This class is dedicated to the study and development of postural foundations, alignment of your limbs, and spinal activity. Using select postures we will spend time tuning into this practice as individuals, and how the foundational aspects of muscular activation and awareness can reveal a deep well of inspiration from which to grow your practice intelligently and intentionally.

Tamasic Approach to a Rajasic Practice

It’s not common to recognize how your daily practice can offer possibilities to help you slow down, rest, and focus on stilling your body and quieting your mind. Our theme for this class will be on replenishing your energy stores, soothing your nerves, and entering into inward states of meditation within a small selection of postures of the primary series. This class is designed to teach you how to treat these positions in a way that supports the changing phases of your time on the mat – a revelatory and useful connection.

Fees:

$225 — entire workshop
$150 — mysore/chanting only (sunday – friday)
$108 — sunday workshops only

location:

Classes will be held at Bhava Yoga Studio
520 Central SE Albuquerque NM 87109

Registration:

Register online at bhavayogastudio.com



Mysore Class – Sundays

Sundays – 9-10:30am EST
In person:

November 6 — led primary 9-10:30
November 13, 20, 27 — mysore 9-10:30am
December 4 — led primary 9-10:30am, AYCD holiday celebration to follow

Location for Classes

819 Broad St. Durham, NC 27705A few blocks north of Whole Foods

Ashtanga Yoga Club Durham AND BEYOND – MYSORE
Join me and the amazing members of Ashtanga Yoga Club Durham for online Mysore offerings. AYCD people already know the drill. For anyone else that would like to join in, you can register by emailing, darlingtonj@gmail.com.

1X week-$60/month
drop-ins-$20

Via PayPal (darlingtonj@gmail.com) or Venmo (@Joanna-Darlington)
Please specify what you are paying for when you send payment.


Private and Semi-private Sessions at Home or Online

Fees:

Online Private or Semi-Private Via ZOOM (60-Minutes)
1 Person $60 BUY NOW
2 People $75BUY NOW
3 People $90BUY NOW

In your Home/Office
60-Minute
Private $80
Semi-Private (2-3 people) $120

90-Minute
Private $115
Semi-Private (2-3 people) $155

Book a session by emailing darlingtonj@gmail.com.

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Photo taken at Flow Yoga Center in Washington D.C.

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