Saturday, June 14, 2014

 ASHTANGA YOGA IN THE GALAPAGOS!  April 18 - 25 , 2015

Join Leigha Nicole on an incredible journey to the exotic Galapagos Islands for Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga coupled with daily snorkeling and kayaking adventures to Bartolome and  surrounding islands.  The untouched splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to commune with penguins, sea lions and sharks in pristine secluded coves under the guidance and expertise of certified Naturalists.
The week of yoga will begin with a guided introductory Ashtanga class for beginners followed by 5 mornings of Mysore-style classes that allow each student to customize their practice and work at their own breath pace.  An introduction to the classical Ashtanga pranayama will be offered at sunset on the all-day excursion evenings.
Leigha has been teaching yoga since 1984 and taught at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California since it's inception in 1987.  She traveled extensively to Mysore, India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and was authorized to teach by him in 1996.  She has a gentle approach and is passionate about bringing precise alignment to the graceful movements of traditional Ashtanga Yoga that make it a "moving meditation".  She encourages students to embrace the contemplative  aspect of the practice with attention to detail and the cultivation of awareness.  Her teaching is infused with an intimate knowledge of anatomy that stems from a bodywork practice of nearly three decades, which enables her to address the specific needs of her students.
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