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                   Master Ashtanga teacher coming                    to Toronto for training

200 Hour Training in Two Parts
Part  I  August 9th - 21st, 2015 2 week intensive (100 hours)
Part II September - December 2015 6 weekends  (100 hours)

Darby and his son Shakara come to Toronto in August 2015 for a 2 week Ashtanga Immersion.  Ever thought of going to India to do a training or learn more yoga ?  Where can you find the best teachers ?  India provides an unparalleled atmosphere but you can find one of the world's most experienced teachers and best learning opportunities in midtown Toronto.  Darby spends six months a year offering workshops across the world in India, Korea, Germany, Italy, Greece and France and now Toronto.

Darby began studying yoga in the early eighties with Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga yoga.   Often he and his soon to be wife Joanne were the only students in the room.   In Mysore, India, the birthplace of modern Ashtanga yoga, he received an unparalleled education and training. 10496009_661845330560509_51315690640939030_o_copy6 In the photo on the right Darby is pictured with his wife Joanne along with Pattabhi Jois and his whole family.  The small boy in the photo is Sharath, the current director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute.

Darby's thirty five years of experience and contagious enthusiasm make him one of the world's most senior and dynamic yoga teachers.   It is a rare opportunity to study with an Ashtanga teacher so closely connected to the source of the practice who also combines insights from years of experience.   Darby's early years in Mysore,India with Pattabhi Jois are described in the book Guruji.



August 9th - 21st, 2015 Part I (100 hours)

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 35 years. He has developed his own way of adjusting and helping students finding balance and alignment. 

Limited Space.

Part I - 
August 9th - 21st, 2015
 Sunday - Friday (8am - 5pm)

Part II - 6 weekends
September - December 2015  Saturdays & Sundays
Saturdays 8am - 6pm
Sundays 7.30pm - 4.30pm

sept 19-20
sept 26-27
oct 10-11
Nov 7-8
Nov 28-29
Dec 5-6

$3400 for both sessions.
A $500 deposit is due upon acceptance to the program.

Registration also available only for the August 2 week intensive:
Cost $1800, or $1700 (before June 1st)

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