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Canada’s Most Senior Ashtanga Yoga Teacher comes to Toronto for a Special Immersion and Training

Fireflow Yoga proudly brings to Toronto Darby to host a yoga immersion and teacher training. Darby spent four years in the early eighties studying one on one with Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga yoga.   He offers a chance to learn with a senior teacher, someone who has personal training from one of the most revered yoga gurus of this generation, and whose contagious enthusiasm makes everyone in the room love both the learning and incredible atmosphere.   Read about his early experiences in Mysore and and excerpt from the book Guruji.

Take a teacher training program with a great master in a small class size. This is rare opportunity. Darby has been teaching for over 30 years. He is Canada’s highest ranking Certified Ashtanga teacher. He stresses energetic flow and alignment grounded in the Ashtanga Yoga System.



January/February 2015 
Part I - 6 weekends 

Part I - Overview 

First will be a self-evaluation, making it clear where each student stands as to make the next step possible to a conscious evolution. The principles learnt will be basic to how to do your yoga practice.  Things which will be covered:

  • Yogic Philosophy: the basis or inspiration to your approach 
  • Breath and Vinyasa: learning the mechanism of breath and its effects on the physical body, on the emotional body and on the mental body
  • Bandha and Posture: optimizing and understanding bandhas and their effect on one's body; bringing this understanding to the various asanas with a clear purpose of circulating the energy flow in the body
  • Drishti: bringing the state of mind that makes yoga a transformative process
  • Nutrition/Ayurveda: mixing ancient and modern views on this subject
  • Anatomy: learning very specific anatomy that goes along with the course content; basic anatomy will be part of the suggested readings
  • Esoteric Anatomy: to understand how this practice operates beyond the physical body
  • Chanting: learning basic mantras; exploring several aspects of the voice and its use in breaking through blockages in the body and as a tool for teaching
  • Pranayama: developing a pranayama practice that is suitable for each individual; learn techniques that will energize your inner awareness and enhance your lifestyle in a positive way
  • Meditation: bringing a meditative state to all our practices (various approaches will be explored)

About Fireflow Yoga's Immersion and Yoga Teacher Training:
The initial emphasis will be to give you the inspiration to take your practice to a much deeper level, and to create an environment that is conducive to learning. 


What makes Fireflow's program different from other intensives and teacher training programs ?

With Darby we provide you get to study with a teacher’s teacher. Darby has been teaching for over 30 years. He has developed his own way of adjusting and helping students finding balance and alignment. He began his yoga practice spending 4 years as the personal student of Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. He is one of only a small group of people in the world who are Certified Ashtanga Yoga teachers - the highest designation possible. Nearing 65 Darby’s energy and abilities embody his teachings. It is an honour for us to have Darby leading this program for the second time and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our first session in August with Darby attracted an amazing group of students with an MD, a recent Harvard graduate, an MBA engineer, a young retired lawyer,stay at home Mom’s, a Bikram Yoga competitor, and many others.

Limited Space.

Part i - 100 hours January/February 2015 6 weekends
$1500 (+hst)  before December 31st, 2014 with a $500 non-refundable deposit.    $1800 after January 1st.

Part II - 100 hour September/October 2015 6 weekends
$1500 (+hst) before July 1st, 2015.  $1800 after July 1st. 

Final Two Weekends of the Fall Intensive with Darby and Shankara October/November 2014



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January/February 2015 Part I 100 Hours

January 17 - 18 
January 24 - 25
January 31 - Feb 1st
February 14 - 15
February 21 -22
February 28 - March 1st

Saturdays & Sundays 7.30am - 4.30pm

Part II
6 weekends September/October 2015


Darby uses Seven Steps to describe his philosophy of yoga.







Questions?  Call us at  (416) 855-3570 or Email Us

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