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Fri, Jun 14


Meridian charter Township

Ashtanga Principles Course

A deeper insight into the 8 limbs of yoga

Ashtanga Principles Course
Ashtanga Principles Course

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jun 15, 2024, 4:30 PM

Meridian charter Township, 1476 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840, USA

About the event

The Ashtanga Principles Course

With Davia Downey & Samantha Corbit

ASHTA = eight ANGA = limb 

A deeper insight to the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga

 The Primary Series, also known as Yoga Chikitsa, is a specific sequence of postures that forms the foundation of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. Intergrate the philosophy of the eight limbs of yoga, the history and the key principles of Ashtanga into your practice and teaching. We will focus on short form primary series & full primary series, along with knowledge on how to modify poses and create an environment for all levels of practice.

What to Expect

  • Full Primary Series asana practice
  • Refine or learn to teach the short form Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Learn modifications for poses to create a safe environment for all bodies
  • Introduction into Intermediate Series
  • Anatomy directed towards Ashtanga
  • Sequencing with Ashtanga poses + pose break down
  • Learn hands on assist for Ashtanga poses

What's Included?

  • Printed materials
  • Book:  The Definitive Guide to Therapetuic & Traditional Yoga by Manju Jois & Greg Tebb
  • Book:  Yoga Mala by Sri K Pattabhi Jois

About Davia Downey:

Davia’s yoga journey began in 2002 when she took her first yoga class at the Ann Arbor School of Yoga in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her original teacher, Laurie Blakeney, was a student of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, the father of Iyengar Yoga. After graduate school, she took the leap and earned her RYT-200 designation at Salt Yoga under the tutelage of Toni Thomas in East Lansing, Michigan. She is currently working on her RYT-300 designation at MindBody Haus in Memphis, Tennessee.

Her style of yoga focuses on alignment, building flexibility, gaining strength, and ensuring that students find their inner tapas (discipline) whenever they come to the mat. She has experience teaching Ashtanga, Hot Vinyasa, Restorative, and Rocket Yoga. Over the years, she has taken many yoga enrichment courses from renowned Ashtanga and Vinyasa instructors, including Kino MacGregor, David Swenson, Manju Jois, Greg Tebb, Ahmed Jabil-Nash, and Davina Davison. Through these experiences, she has learned techniques to improve and deepen her own practice and loves sharing these teachings in the classroom.


Friday, June 13th - 5:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday, June 14th - 12:00pm - 4:30pm

10 CEU toward to Yoga Alliance or towards the Yoga Connect 300hr program

 8 hours in person - 2 hours non contact

Early Bird Price: $280 (available until May 18th)

Price: $333

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