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.

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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.