Trini Foundation Fundraiser

Trini Foundation Fundraiser

September is National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness and offer support for those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. In support of these efforts, AYSR will offer our regularly scheduled classes on Saturday September 28th to benefit The Trini Foundation.

Schedule: Led Primary Series 8-9:30am; Pranayama 9:30-10am; Level 1/2 Led 10-11am

Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh is proud to partner with the Trini Foundation in supporting the recovery community in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Through the Trini Foundation's scholarship program, we offer monthly tuition assistance to individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. We understand that when a person first gets sober it is just the beginning of a life-long journey. We are committed to providing the resources necessary to promote a healthy, sober lifestyle.

If you are a scholarship candidate, click here to apply.

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Suggested Donation: $20

$$ Donations can be made at the studio that day or online directly at

AYSR will also be collecting donations all month at the studio :-) Thank you for your support _/\_

Community Conference w/Stacy Ingham

Community Conference w/Stacy Ingham

When the early western students started going to Mysore India to study with Pattabhi Jois, they had a lot of questions, and during their practice in the shala (mysore class) was not the time to have these sorts of discussions. So Jois would have informal gatherings later in the day and address whatever questions or topics came up. As more westerner came, it became a more formal thing, and they called it “conference”. Sharath Jois still holds conferences with the students that come to Mysore to study with him, and many shalas around the world do the same.

To celebrate the start of AYSR’s 5th year, please join Stacy Ingham on Sunday, September 29th for a Community Conference at 9:45am, after Mysore class. Stay after you practice, or come just for the conference, and have some coffee or tea with your fellow students. Stacy will prepare a short talk on Ashtanga, for discussion and questions.

This Conference is free and open to the public.

Workshop -- Sanskrit and Vinyasa Counting

Workshop -- Sanskrit and Vinyasa Counting

The Vinyasa count of the Ashtanga practice is like the official road map of the practice. Each breath and movement is accounted for from the first "ekam" to savasana. Learning this count in sanskrit and the names of of the postures helps students develop a deeper understanding of the practice and how it flows. This in turn allows for a more meditative practice.

Join Stacy Ingham for an introduction to this learning process. We'll begin by chanting the Sanskrit names of Primary Series postures and numbers through 20. Students will have a chance to practice counting the Sun Salutations and a selection of the standing and seated postures during class, and will receive a recording of the Sun Salutation A & B Count. This is a great workshop for any level of student, beginners to advanced, and those interested in or currently teaching Ashanga yoga.

Mysore Intensive and Workshops with David Keil

Mysore Intensive and Workshops with David Keil


Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh is honored to host David Keil for 5 days of Mysore and 2 Workshops to help you kick off your New Year!

David Keil was introduced to yoga by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher in 1989. He began an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice in 1999 and in 2001, met yoga teacher John Scott—his teacher and mentor in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition. Following John’s advice, David made his first trip to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India in 2002. He was authorized to teach by Jois in 2004 and is currently authorized-level 2. David has been teaching anatomy for yoga instructors and students since 2000 and continues to travel worldwide teaching anatomy and yoga workshops.


5 Day Mysore Intensive — Sat Jan 18 - Wed Jan 22

In the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Intensive Workshop, David shares techniques and tools that are specifically relevant to you and what’s going on in your practice. In his way of seeing the practice, this is where true teaching and learning happens. When guidance specific to you is aligned with your needs, growth and change naturally follow. Click HERE for more details

2 start times available: Sat/Sun = 7:30am & 9am; Mon - Wed = 6:30am & 8am. 12 students maximum per session. $200. No partial registrations accepted.

***Note: Once you’ve registered below, please send an email to with your preference for the 1st or 2nd mysore start time***

Afternoon Workshops:

Saturday January 18 — The Matrix of Ashtanga Yoga 12-2:30pm; $55

This is not a workshop that simply reviews the basics that everyone is familiar with. It is about seeing the practice from a new perspective.

In this workshop, we first discuss the context within which the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method came to be. Then we look at the essential elements that make it distinct and an extremely internal practice. The context that the practice lives in is one of recognizing our true nature. Are the elements in the practice being used to this aim? Click HERE for more details

Sunday January 19 — Three Anatomical Points to an Effortless Practice 12-2:30pm; $55

After teaching anatomy and yoga for nearly twenty years, the core of movement in practice can be brought back to three anatomical points that direct you toward the core of the body. This workshop is about simplifying the complexity of where to practice from anatomically.

By focusing on these three anatomical points, you will develop safe and effective movement that becomes expansive and effortless. It sounds too good to be true, but this really is the basis of understanding the physical component of bandhas in your yoga practice. Click HERE for more details

Bundle Discounts:

$100 for Both Afternoon Workshops

$275 for Mysore Intensive & Both Afternoon Workshops

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made up to 21 days prior to the start of the Workshop will receive a refund minus any credit card fees already accrued and a $15 handling fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 21 days of the start of the Workshop.

Weekend Workshop with Taylor Hunt

Weekend Workshop with Taylor Hunt


AYS Raleigh is excited to host Taylor Hunt for a Weekend of Practice and Workshops

May, 2020

Taylor Hunt is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In 2013, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach and has had the honor of assisting at KPJAYI on several occasions. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others and providing a community where practitioners can find support in their practice and daily lives. Seeking to preserve the traditional method, Taylor teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction. He continues to inspire others through his story of personal transformation and accessible approach to the practice.

To learn more about Taylor’s story and life’s work, please visit and


Friday May 22nd; 6-8pm — Dharma Talk: Taylor for an evening discussing the philosophy of the Ashtanga Yoga method. He will share his story and how the practice helped him find his true path. Learn how this transformational and healing practice can work in your life and how to overcome some of the roadblocks along the way. 2 hour interactive discussion, $35

Saturday May 23rd; 8-10am - Led Primary Series & Intro to Pranayama: Full led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskrit count followed by a brief introduction to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body. 2 hour class, $35

Saturday May 23rd; 12-2pm - Foundations: Clean it Up: In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga method while discussing Surya Namaskara and the standing poses of the Primary Series. These poses play an integral role in beginning the process of purification, realigning the skeletal system, and toning the leg muscles. We will spend ample time explo ring proper alignment and techniques to work through restricted movements. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practitioners. 2 hour workshop, $70

Sunday May 24th; 8-10am - Mysore Style Class: Join Taylor for a unique opportunity to receive individual attention and deepen your practice in a Mysore-style setting. 2 hour class, $35

Sunday May 24th; 12-2pm - Exploring Backbends: Backbends are a wonderful way to strengthen the back and balance the body after the many forward folds of the Primary Series. Learn proper alignment and technique to safely approach back bending. We will explore a diverse collection of backbends from the Primary and Second series designed to open the front of the body and realign the spine. This is a fun and challenging workshop for all levels of practitioners. 2 hour workshop, $70

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made up to 21 days prior to the start of the Workshop will receive a refund minus any credit card fees already accrued and a $15 handling fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 21 days of the start of the Workshop.