by Dec 7, 2019

Rishikesh 2020

20th to 26th October 2020

Join Mike at the beautiful “Rainforest House” on the banks of the river Ganges for 6 days of

  • “Mysore Style” Ashtanga Yoga,
  • A daily workshop,
  • Beautiful vegetarian food.
  • Experience “Aarti” or fire ceremony at Parmath Niketan Ashram.
  • Take a day trip to Devprayag and dip in the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers from which point the river is called “Ganga”.

COST: $NZ975

Includes twin share accommodation and meals at Rainforest House + Yoga classes and workshops

Excludes travel to and from Rishikesh + the cost of day excursions + tips and sundries.

Maximum of 14 people (please note we need to fill all 14 spots for this workshop to proceed)

Deposit of $NZ108 required by 30th May 2020 to secure your place.

To register your interest and for more information email; info@astanga.co.nz

Pay Your $NZ108 Deposit to Secure Your Place

(Deposit required by 30th May 2020)

About Mike

PRACTICE:  Mike first started practicing yoga with Peter Sanson in 1992. He established a full morning practice in 1993 and has maintained that habit since. He first travelled to Mysore to study with Guruji in 1994 and continued to go on a regular basis until 2004 when he and Victoria’s second child was born. Under the guidance of Guruji, Sharathji, and Peter Mike managed to complete “Advanced A” Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. After nearly 30 years of consistant practice the dedication and love for this method has not waned. During this time Mike has learned to integrate practice into his life as a husband, father and owner/director of his own yoga studio and has a deep understanding of how delicate a balance this can be. Mike is looking forward to another 30 years of practice as the learning never stops.

TEACHING: Mike first started assisting Peter Sanson in his “Mysore Style” classes in 1994. He began teaching full time in 1998 and this has been his occupation and his passion ever since. He firmly believes that the individual instruction and slowly, one asana at a time method makes Ashtanga Yoga accessible to everyone regardless of age or physical ability. His aim is to teach with compassion and humour based on the foundation of his own practice and the teachings he received from Guruji, Sharathji and Peter. Mike loves the community that has built up and continues to evolve over 20 years since establishing Te Aro Astanga Yoga. He is excited to bring this shared wisdom to Rishikesh in Oct. 2020

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