5-Month Online Ashtanga Training

In-Depth Yogic Study & Methodology 
forTeachers and Established Students
with Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldmann & Special Friends

January 17 – June 12 2021

With great joy Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann venture into their first ever online in-depth education in yogic studies for teachers and established practitioners. 
This all-new 5-month/300hr course brings the experience, tradition and personal attention that you would expect from Kino and Tim into your home. The program integrates digital learning with the master level Ashtanga methodology perfected by Kino and Tim over the past 20 years. 

Applications Now Open!

The Path
You will join a comprehensive program aimed at deepening your understanding and ability of Ashtanga Yoga, whether that be re-setting your foundation in your practice and dedication or refine your established yoga teachings further. This course celebrates Ashtanga Yoga as a view on life. We believe that you will complete this course prepared to bring a re-freshing depth to your steps on this ancient path.
This program is an intensive Ashtanga learning experience. You will be immersed in daily practice of asana, sitting and yogic breathing as Tapas is essential to any personal growth on the yogic path. Continuous workshops and seminars on key philosophy, anatomy and technique helps build a firm layer of deeper understanding. And as it can be tricky to combine this ancient path with a modern life you will be introduced to navigate mentoring, teaching, legal issues and social modalities with sound ethical straight forwardness.
Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor present a roster of special teachers who all dedicate their lives to the spiritual practice of yoga. Through their guidance, you will learn the technical foundation for key asanas of the Primary and Second Series in their original context, inclusive the Vinyasa counts. You will learn how to practice and instruct basic mindfulness and meditation, modify the practice for accessibility and therapeutics and much more. Our intention is to provide you with an education that supplements your existing body of yoga knowledge - not with a formal Ashtanga certification. Only Sharath Jois' Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, can grant you an official certification or authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

What can you expect to learn?

On completion of this program, you will be established in daily practice with a tangible understanding of the technical foundations of the principle postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and Intermediate Series. You will learn classic yogic breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness and the traditional method of Sanskrit Vinyasas counting for select asanas.
We will take a particular focus on how to make this formidable practice accessible to all by learning applied anatomy, modified ways to present Ashtanga gently, yoga therapeutics and injury prevention. You will develop trauma-informed skills, heighten your awareness of inclusivity, and be equipped to meet the student where they are.
You will study classic Yoga Philosophy as per Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita and potentially other primary texts with some of the most respected teachers in the field. In short, you will learn how to truly honor yoga’s roots.
  • Be firmly established in daily practice for Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga and meditation / mindfulness
  • Have a solid grasp of the technical foundations for the principle postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and Intermediate Series.
  • ​Learn applied anatomy to better understand movement and a students body on a physcial and energetic level  
  • ​Understand how to modify the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and make it more acessible
  • Increase your teaching tooolbox with yoga theraputics, injury prevention, and trauma informed knoweldge
  • ​Learn instruction for safe technique alignment for the principal postures of Ashtanga Yoga Primary & Intermediate Series
  • ​Experience first-hand the transformative physical, mental, and spiritual effects of an intelligent yoga practice.
  • Have a practical understading of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita and other primary text

Successful applicants will get full access to all of the below..

21 Weeks of Lectures 
(Valued at $5,250)

  21 Weeks of intimate lectures and morning practice with Tim Feldmann, Kino MacGregor and special friends. These lectures will challenge and inspire you. They will require you to maintain a daily practice and teach you how to balance your daily life with your yoga practice, while connecting you to some of the worlds most respected yoga teachers. These classes begin in January, and culminate in a Graduation Afternoon Ceremony in June.
You will have access to the recordings of all aftrnoon lectures for 1 year after the course start date.

1 Week In Person Immersion
(Valued at $800)

You will have the option of joining us in Maimi for the frist week of the course January 17 - 22 in our brand new space in Wynwood! It's a really big open space, enough to fit 30 mats with 6 feet in between to maintain social distancing. This week will be an immersion with Kino and Tim with morning practice and afternoon lectures & workshops intended to give you an overview of what to expect in the coming months.
If you are not able to travel to Miami or don't make the 30 student cap, this immersion will also be live streamed.

Pre-Recorded Anatomy Immersion with Tim Feldmann
(Valued at $500)

Before the course begins, we will give you access to recordings to the full anatomy curriculum Tim teaches in our Ashtanga Practitioner's Intensive (API) course. If you haven't taken the API course, watching these classes before the course starts will be a requirement so we can jump right into the new curriculum and dive even deeper to understand the body and movement as it relates to yoga asana. If you have taken our API course or have a solid foundation in anatomy, you will have the option of watching these videos as a re-fresher.

Miami Life Center Ashtanga Intensive Manual 
(Valued at $50)

As a support for your practice, and your development, we have carefully crafted our Ashtanga Intensive manual. Successful applicants whom join the program will have access to their very own digital Miami Life Center Ashtanga Intensive Manual. 

1 month practice in studio at MLC
(Valued at $200)

Those who join will also receive 1 month in person practice in our studio here in Miami, anytime during the course program dates or afterwards. We practice in a traditional setting where yoga postures, breathing, alignment, meditation and philosophy are taught and cultivated. Our well educated body of teachers all travel to India yearly for continued studies and we believe you will find their knowledge unparalleled. You will be invited to join in our friendly and light hearted yoga shala.

6 Months Membership to Omstars
(Valued at $89)

We also include a 6 month membership to Omstars, where you can find everything you need to support your life on and off the mat. Omstars will become your yoga home, a space for you to practice, heal and open your heart. Here, you can try something new every day or keep coming back to your favourite classes and teachers. 

Miami Life Center Gift Pack
(Valued at $100)

This includes plenty goodies, but we will keep these as a surprise!

All for a discounted early bird special of $4,700 $3,700

Must apply and secure your spot with a $800 deposit by October 15 to qualify for the discounted rate. After October 15 the tuition cost will steadily increase to the full tuition cost of $4,700

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for BIPOC and members of marginalized and non-dominant communities who are sincerely dedicated to the yoga path. Please contact Monica (monica@miamilifecenter.com) directly for further information.
Deadline to apply for a full or partial schaorlship is November 15, 2020

Sample Schedule / Regular Week

This is an example of a typical week. Weeks will vary in subject and timings. This week is the average week. Also, please note there will be required reading and homework.
There will also be light weeks approximately every 5 weeks, with only morning practice.

Monday

10am - 12pm

Mysore Practice

Tuesday

10am - 12pm

Mysore Practice

1pm - 3pm

Teaching Methodology

Wednesday

10am - 12pm

Mysore Practice

Thursday

10am - 12pm

Mysore Practice

1pm - 3pm

Technique and Alignment

3:30pm - 5pm

Philosophy

Friday

10am - 12pm

Led Primary

Saturday

Rest Day 

Sunday

Self Practice

Sample Schedule / Immersion Week

This is an example of an immersion week which will be interwoven in with the average weeks to move more in depth into certain topics. Practice during immersion weeks will be a mix between mysore and guided, depending on what is appropriate for the immersion. Note that some immersions will be open to the general public for registration, at a rate higher than what is included in tuition for this course.

Monday

10am - 12pm

Practice

1pm - 3pm

Workshop & Seminar

Tuesday

10am - 12pm

Practice

1pm - 3pm

Workshop & Seminar

Wednesday

10am - 12pm

Practice

1pm - 3pm

Workshop & Seminar

Thursday

10am - 12pm

Practice

1pm - 3pm

Workshop & Seminar

Friday

10am - 12pm

Practice

1pm - 3pm

Workshop & Seminar

Saturday

Rest Day 

Sunday

Self Practice

Is this suitable for beginners?
No. This is an intensive Ashtanga learning experience meant for detailing existing skill levels for seasoned practitioners and established teachers. The course and its content is tailored to those who want to commit and connect deeper into the Ashtanga method. It does not matter what level of Asana you practice, it matters how long you have been practicing and how inspired and curious you are. We care about your experience within the Yoga method and commitment to the spiritual journey. You will need to have an existing practice to join this course.
Are payment plans available?
Yes, under certain circumstances, payment plans may be granted upon request. If this is a requirement for you, please mention you’d be seeking a payment plan should you be accepted, when you fill out the application form.
Do I need any props or materials?
You don't need props, yet some props may be useful to help you better learn how to adapt this practice and teaching. There will be a reading list and students are required to buy select books at own expense before the course commences.
What if I can't make all the morning practices or afternoon lectures?
In this course we expect full commitment in participation. However, we understand that there are some limitations, such as time differences. If you know you will not be able to join certain days in the mornings and/or the afternoons please include a note with the details in your application, there is a space at the end to add any additional comments. We will consider these situations individually before acceptance into the course. 
Does this course meet Yoga Alliance 300hr Certification requirements? 
Yes. Yoga Alliance has extended its exemption to allow trainings to take place virtually into 2021. Miami Life Center is a registered 300 hr training school and this course meets the requirements for you to receive the Yoga Alliance 300hr certificate (or 500hr if combined with a 200hr course you've previously taken with us or another school) upon successful completion of this course.
Any other questions?
Please reach out to the course administrator Monica Arellano monica@miamilifecenter.com.
“Not only have I practiced and taught this traditional method for over 20 years, but I believe that it can be made accessible to all. Consider this a map passed on by a trekker who has been on the mountain for many years.”
Kino MacGregor
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