“The body is the way to our spirit, to our true Self.
That’s what asana is for”.


Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and Matt Tashjian. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method.

A near fatal falling accident in 1992 led Tim on the yogic path. His teaching integrates extensive studies of F.M. Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests.

Tim’s humorous, straight forward yet profound teaching style makes him a cherished teacher, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

Tradition


  • The Practice

    The Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa system is sequences of postures that vary in difficulty and benefit. The flow between each posture is an integral part of the practice.

  • Asana

    There are three groups of movement sequences and six series in total: The Primary Series, Yoga Chikitsa, cleanses and tunes especially the physical body. The Intermediate Series, Nadi Shodhana, purifies the nervous system, opening up for more subtle experiences of our energies and mind. The Advanced Series A, B, C and D, Sthira Bhaga, literally meaning strength and grace, which further explores flexibility, vigor and tranquility as an integrated synergy, requiring higher levels of humility and dedication. Each series of postures must be accomplished before proceeding to the next. The practice is cumulative and it is essential to follow the order of postures (asanas) meticulously as each individual asana builds on the previous one and prepares practitioners for the next. The sequential process of learning Ashtanga Yoga allows its practitioners to develop the concentration, strength, flexibility and stamina needed to progress in a safe and balanced manner. Each asana, or group of asanas, has a specific effect that is counter balanced by the previous asana, or group of asanas.

  • Vinyasa

    Postures are linked together through flowing movement (vinyasa). Vinyasa means breath synchronized with movement. In Ashtanga Yoga the movement is always synchronized with the breath and there is never a separation between the two actions. When the synchronization of movement and breathing is an integral part of the yoga practice and the three body locks (Moolabandha, Udiyanabandha and jalandarabandha) are applied, an internal, purifying heat is generated in the body. Unwanted toxins are released and disposed of, vital hormones and minerals flow into the bloodstream and the nervous system is purified. The result is a light and strong body.

  • Tristana

    Ashtanga Yoga utilizes a three-pronged approach called Tristana. Tristana consists of correct breathing (Ujjayi), yoga postures/asanas (including correct use of the bandhas), and the precise gazeing (dristi). This is both a method and a state and practitioners develope control of the senses, a deep awareness of themsleves and their inner sensations, emotions and workings of the mind. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, practitioners develop steadiness of body and mind.

  • The Practice

    The eight branches mutually support each other and are to be learned and taken into daily committed action. An established asana practice prepares dedicated yogis for a balanced practice of the more subtle limbs such as pranayama and meditation. Embodying the Yamas and Niyamas is of essence if any of the eight limbs are to take effect. At the very heart of yoga is ethical living, honesty and compassion.

  • How to Learn

    Please note that you should learn only from a traditionally trained teacher who follows the lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to ensure a safe and healthy journey for the body and mind into the science of the Ashtanga Method to yoga.

Schedule

March 3 March 8
Miami Life Center Miami Beach, USA

6-Day Workshop

Mysore Style Intensive + Free Yoga Sutra Lectures

March 13 March 15
Yoga East Louisville, KY, USA

Weekend Workshop

March 20 March 22
The Yoga Shala Orlando, USA

Weekend Workshop

March 27 March 31
Samatva Yoga Florianopolis, Brasil

5-Day Workshop

April 3 April 5
Anusthana Yoga Fortaleza, Brasil

Weekend Workshop

April 17 April 19
Richmond Ashtanga Yoga Richmond,VA, USA

Weekend Workshop

May 1 May 3
Yoga Is Youth Mountain View, USA

Weekend Workshop

May 8 May 10
Ashtanga Missoula Missoula,MT, USA

Weekend Workshop

May 15 May 17
Native Yoga Center Juno Beach, FL, USA

Weekend Workshop

May 22 May 24
Milano Ashtanga Yoga Milano, Italy

Weekend Workshop

May 29 May 31
Ashtanga Studio Copenhagen, Denmark

Weekend Workshop

June 5 June 7
Moscow, Russia

Weekend Workshop

June 19 June 21
Miami Life Center Miami Beach, FL, USA

Weekend Workshop

June 26 June 28
Mandala Yoga The Hamptons, NY, USA

Weekend Workshop

July 3 August 2
Miami Life Center Miami Beach, FL, USA

ONE MONTH ASHTANGA PRACTITIONERS INTENSIVE

WITH KINO MACGREGOR & SPECIAL FRIENDS

August 21 August 23
Ashtanga Yoga Malmo Malmo, Sweden

Weekend Workshop

August 28 August 30
Puro Yoga Oslo, Norway

Weekend Workshop

September 4 September 5
Triyoga Camden London, England

Weekend Workshop

September 11 September 13
Le Tigre Yoga Club Paris, France

Weekend Workshop

October 9 October 11
Ashtanga Yoga Napa Valley Napa, CA, USA

Weekend Workshop

October 16 October 17
Modern Yoga Pheonix, AZ, USA

Weekend Workshop

October 23 October 25
Yoga Shala San Antonio San Antonio, USA

Weekend Workshop

October 30 November 1
Holy Cow Yoga Charleston, SC, USA

Weekend Workshop

November 3 November 8
Miami Life Center Miami Beach, FL, USA

6-Day Workshop

Mysore Style Intensive+ Free Yoga Sutra Lectures

November 13 November 15
Balace Yoga Atlanta, GA, USA

Weekend Workshop

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