Workshop Breathing in Alignment:
As our practice develops, so does our sense of alignment. What begins as a struggle for postural perfection becomes an endless exploration of the infinite wonder of embodied form. In this workshop, we learn a simple but potent method of exploring alignment, based on five distinct patterns of breath and movement that recur throughout the Ashtanga system. With this method, we learn to release our essentialist projections about outward form, and we use the postures to draw ourselves deeper into the immediate experience of the body.
Workshop Philosophy: the Feminine and the Sublime:
In Tantric philosophy, the feminine is the natural principle of creation. She is abundant, excessive, unpredictable, and threatens to overwhelm us whenever she overflows. The secret of yoga practice is to make space for this principle, and to adore its unfolding, even as if overwhelms the ego. In this philosophy talk, we explore the nature of the feminine, and the possibility of relating to the feminine intimately, through a colorful retelling of the Myth of Sati, “she who is.”
Ty Landrum is the director of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as he learned it from his teachers, Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman.
Ty has been an Ashtanga practitioner since 2005. He was introduced to the method by Jennifer Elliott at Ashtanga Yoga Charlottesville, where he practiced for seven years. In 2012, after completing a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia, Ty moved to Boulder to study with Mary and Richard. Since then, under their guidance, he has learned some unspeakably wonderful things about the art of yoga.
In 2015, Mary and Richard asked Ty and his wife Shayan to assume ownership of their studio and to teach the Ashtanga method as they have taught it for so many years. Ty and Shayan are honored to continue the thread of the Ashtanga tradition at the Yoga Workshop, and to share the brilliance of yoga with anyone who wants to learn.