Ashtanga Essentials: Immersion into the Practice of Primary Series with John Tattva, Mar 6 - 7

Orchard Central
Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2021
9.30am - 4.30pm

"When the breath moves, the mind moves. When the breath is still, the mind is still. By thus controlling the breath, the yogi attains steadiness." -Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Ashtanga yoga is also known as a dynamic meditation practice, and this workshop helps you to deepen your understanding of how the practice can still your mind.

It is easier to learn how to control the breath than the mind. The mind often moves against our own will and follows our innate desires. The Ashtanga method therefore encourages us to first work with the body and the breath, which then takes us deeper into the mind.

Join John for a weekend immersion into the essentials of Ashtanga to understand the connection of the inner and the outer world - achieved through a vinyasa-based, moving meditation practice.

Day 1
Saturday, March 6, 2021

Part 1
9.30am - 12.30pm

  • Story of Mysore
  • Understanding the practice of Trishtana method through Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series 
  • Traditional Ashtanga yoga opening invocation

Part 2
1.30pm - 4.30pm

  • Learning about Patanjali’s yoga system
  • Yoga Sutras & Eight Paths towards a Yogic Life in theory and practice
  • Asana lab I

Day 2
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Part 1
9.30am - 12.30pm

  • Foundations of the series
  • Back to the roots: Understanding sanskrit terminology and origins of the postures

Part 2
1.30pm - 4.30pm

  • Ignite the inner spirit of a teacher in yourself
  • Asana lab II
  • Q&A session


Early bird (by Jan 31): $420
Regular: $450


John is a life-long practitioner of yoga. His fascination towards this ancient practice began at the tender age of 9 years, when he was a primary school apprentice. He continued this learning journey through his youth until early adulthood when, after having graduated from several intensive yoga trainings, he began to teach daily in 2009, in New Delhi. 

In 2012, he found his passion and love for Ashtanga yoga and has been making his yearly trips to Mysore ever since. In 2019, John received Authorization Level 2 - the blessing from his Guru Sharath Rangaswamy Jois to teach Ashtanga Yoga according to the traditional linage. 

While teaching, John’s focus lies in guiding yoga along with the Vinyasa principles - a harmonious connection of breath and movement; a moving meditation of grace and fluidity. John truly appreciates the benefits of therapeutic yoga and feels honoured to be spreading positivity to all. His teachings bring fresh light and awareness to each and every moment. 

He is forever grateful to all his teachers which he met during his yoga journey. He believes there is no limit to learning and to self discovery. As he likes to say, “we are all a work in progress".