Yoga with Mary Bastien
Mary Bastien began her yoga practice in 1997 in Venice, CA. She completed her first teacher training with Shiva Rea, Max Strom, and Saul David Rea. Shortly after Mary met Rod Stryker and is certified under ParaYoga.
In 2004 she came to Hawaii to share the Tantra Hatha Yoga approach to practice and opened Open Space Yoga with her husband, most recently opening Ayurveda Hawaii in Oahu's north shore. Mary is the senior teacher for Open Space Yoga's 200hr Teacher training course. Mary has been teaching the 200RYT since 2002. Mary also, teaches the 300RYT and Open Space Yoga Ayurveda wellness course.
Mary has studied Yoga & Ayurveda under Kathryn Templeton, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, David Frawley, Claudia Welch, Robert Svoboda & Shambhavi Chopra. She also continues her studies in Sanskrit with Dharma Widmann. Her classes support the traditions of Yoga, Tantra & Ayurveda while applying them to the modern world.
Sequencing is not simply the putting together of poses to create a continuous flow... it's not simply choreography of asanas to music. It's not only how to access the muscles and "feel good" after practice. So then, how can we create a sequence that begins to access more than just the outer body?
There are ways. First you have to ask yourself where do I want to go? If it's yoga practice then clearly, inside.
Moving the Prana inward is key.
In this course we will have a deeper look into yoga asana through the energetics of the sequences, the anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda, the gunas or mental doshas, mantra vidya, even approaching vedic astrology to a certain extent.
Asana is mostly a method of arriving into stillness. Can you sit and not move and not be in pain? Is the mind jumping around like a jumping bean, well then perhaps the prana is not inside. The methods we will explore together will include asana, breathwork, mantra (japa), yoga psychology, meditation, ritual, and relaxation.
There is a lot you can offer in a 60-90 minute yoga asana class!
36 Hours can be added towards 300 RYT/500 RYT Certification with Yoga Alliance.
The Course is taught in person and online. All the recordings will be available for future viewing
Schedule: MAY 16th-MAY 31
Thursday's : 11-2
Friday's : 11-2
May 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 31
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“I highly recommend the teacher training course at Open Space Yoga. It’s both rigorous and fun, and covers a wider range of materials than I could’ve ever imagined. An added plus is that the teachers come from a variety of traditions, giving one a broad view of the yoga world.”
If you choose Open Space Yoga for a teacher training program, know that you are in safe, comfortable hands, yet you will be pushed and challenged to learn and grow about yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, meditation, but mostly, about yourself. You will grow not only as a yoga practitioner, but as a unique person as well, on a path to the very best you, forever changed from your experience."