Ashtanga Yoga – Enriching the Experience

Study & Practice Course – beginning 30 June, 2024

Dates

Sundays 10:45am – 3:00pm
June 30 – September 8, 2024

June 30
July 14 & 28
August 11 & 25
September 8

Weekly Practice together with teacher – optional

Saturday 5.30-7.45am

We will begin the class with a selection of meditation, chanting, pranayama or kriyas, followed by a Mysore style class, where everyone inclusive the teacher practices at their own pace.

Contact Hours: 450 total

Allow 1 hour per week for homework and additional time for an assignment.

Cost

Option 1 – Theory & all practice classes for the duration of the course
$1,650

This is inclusive of all Sunday theory classes and practice classes for three months.

Option 2 – Theory only
$950

This covers all Sunday theory classes. Practice classes will have to be covered separately e.g. monthly passes or multiple class passes.

Bank Details:
North Sydney Yoga, Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 A/C 154 764 955

Please let us know if you require a payment plan.

* All training fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

Cost includes

  • All theory classes held on above stated Sundays
  • All weekly practice classes for the length of the course (option 1 only)
  • Additional contact time with your teacher as required
  • 10% discount on workshops held during the course – 11 February – 21 April

‘Ashtanga Yoga – Enriching the Experience’, is a course designed to take you beyond the yoga class and heighten your experience of the practice. It’s perfect for students who wish to broaden their understanding of the ancient art and its relevance to our daily lives.

Throughout the course, you’ll receive mentorship and training from Angelika Knoerzer, the director of North Sydney Yoga, along with a support system of professional teachers and fellow practitioners.

Course Benefits

  • Gain an overall understanding of the science of yoga & Ashtanga Yoga in particular
  • Heighten your concentration and observational skills
  • Understand how to apply yoga to your day-to-day life
  • Experience internal stability, clarity, physical and emotional well-being through yoga
  • Learn how to look deeply into your asana practice and beyond, for a life changing experience
  • Be a part of our yoga community, where you can share your experiences with like-minded people

Course Content

  • Theory classes on selected Sundays – 24 hours
  • Weekly practice with your teacher and other participants
  • Discussion and chanting of the Yoga Sutras
  • In-depth discussion of Asana, including execution, alignment and benefits
  • Asana adjustments, including for special needs
  • Understanding Vinyasa, Ujjayi breath, bandhas and dristis
  • The practice of Pranayama and meditation
  • Discussion of the eight limbs of yoga, focusing on the first four limbs and deep self-inquiry
  • Yoga physiology, philosophy and history

Participation Requirements

Students with a minimum of three months of consistent yoga practice are welcome to apply.

You are also required to have:

  • A genuine interest in and understanding of yoga and your own practice
  • Willingness to undertake considerable self-inquiry
  • Commitment to asana practice four times each week
  • Openness in communicating with the group and your teacher
  • The time and mental space for weekly homework, assignments, self-reflection and processing

Dates

Sundays 10:45am – 3:00pm

June 30 – September 8, 2024

June 30
July 14 & 28
August 11 & 25
September 8

Weekly Practice together with teacher – optional

Saturday 5.30-7.45am

We will begin the class with a selection of meditation, chanting, pranayama or kriyas, followed by a Mysore style class, where everyone inclusive the teacher practices at their own pace.

Contact Hours: 450 total

Allow 1 hour per week for homework and additional time for an assignment.

Cost

Option 1 – Theory & all practice classes
$1,650

This is inclusive of all Sunday theory classes and practice classes for three months.

Option 2 – Theory only
$950

This covers all Sunday theory classes. Practice classes will have to be covered separately e.g. monthly passes or multiple class passes.

Bank Details:
North Sydney Yoga, Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 A/C 154 764 955

Please let us know if you require a payment plan.

* All training fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

Cost includes

  • All theory classes held on above stated Sundays
  • All weekly practice classes for the length of the course (option 1 only)
  • Additional contact time with your teacher as required
  • 10% discount on workshops held during the course – 11 February – 21 April

What our past students say:

I highly recommend “Deepen the Experience” course (as it was formerly known) to anyone who would like to learn more about yoga and themselves. The course offers a very balanced overview of yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama and meditation. It is delivered in a small group format which makes it cosy and friendly, and allows for in-depth discussions. My personal favourite was the chanting of the yoga sutras and the reflection on the different challenges we face in our everyday lives. This course will help you see how the practice of yoga is related to life beyond the yoga studio and to human relationships. It showed me how to dive deeper into myself to explore my behavioural patterns and use the stillness found on the yoga mat to challenge what holds me back from a place of understanding, and to find the courage to move forward using my inner strength. Learning about the yamas and nyamas, and the kleshas, and the discussions with fellow participants and Angelika, was very helpful in learning how to be more comfortable with uncertainty, with myself and others. The course was also fun and allowed me to meet some amazing people who are now my friends. Angelika is an incredible and authentic teacher, with extensive knowledge and experience, who is also encouraging, kind and very dedicated. It was an inspiration and honor to be her student and I really did not want the course to end. 

– Denitsa

The  study and practice components of the  “Deepening the Experience” course have allowed me to experience a depth of knowledge about the practice and philosophy of yoga that I could not have imagined when embarking on the course.  The guidance, experience and expertise of Angelika, the North Sydney Yoga teachers and the more advanced students have supported me in beginning to put knowledge into practice and to explore the wonderful world of Asthanga Yoga. It has become my touchstone …. Thank you. 

– Ashley

Angelika successfully balances deepening the physical practice with some study of the philosophy behind Yoga. She created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to study in, and her nurturing, patient and generous teaching style inspired me to practice in a more dedicated and mindful way. This really is the beginning of a journey of self discovery and I would advise anyone interested in deepening their own practice to sign up for the course. It’s challenging but so rewarding. My practice has never been the same. 

– Alex

The year I have spent in the Study & Practice course has been one of the most fulfilling and interesting experiences of study and self exploration I have had. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the chance to dive into different aspects of the large body of yoga philosophy, as well as take my personal practice of yoga to a deeper and more consistent level. The mind is a curious place and it’s connection with the body is an amazing mystery. This course is a great place to find out more about this connection. While practicing Ashtanga yoga is an amazing experience in itself, the opportunity to study it more thoroughly with the guidance of a great teacher is a gift. Angelika is a master of her craft, and her passion and knowledge for her art is evident. I’m very grateful to have stepped into this journey with her guidance. 

– Sandra

I had just finished NSY’s Beginner 1 and 2 courses when I contemplated doing this Study Course. Very new to yoga (of any form) all I understood was that it was exercise. A year later, yoga to me is a beautiful and complete form of exercise, and also much, much more. It has revealed to me a practice which encourages self-reflection, healing and spirituality based on ancient traditions. It has also started to cultivate a personal discipline in my physical yoga practice and peaked an interest for me to continually explore, which is having a positive flow-on effect to other parts of my life. Angelika is a gentle and passionate teacher, whose commitment to the complete practice of yoga is inspiring and encouraging. 

– Yuen-Yuen