Dates & Prices

2014 Worldwide Events

February 9 to 10, 2014 

SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL, ARIZONA

 


 

March 9 to 14, 2014 

ESALEN, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

THE PROMISE & 5RHYTHMS: IN UNION This workshop involves a promise: you practice yoga. In return, you receive yoga’s gifts of health, intimacy, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation that will reveal the patterns, rhythms, and cycles of life: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness. We explore the 5Rhythms in relationship to our feminine and masculine natures, creating union, transformation, and connection to self, partners, and community.

March 21 to 23, 2014 

SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE of HEALING ARTS, TEMPE, ARIZONA

Heart of Yoga Teacher Training Post Graduate Masters Course

Learn the refinement of asana, pranayama, breath and bandha. You will understand the core principles of yoga as brought forth by Professor T Krishnamacharya, “the teacher of the teachers” (e.g. Iyengar, Pathabi Jois, and Desikachar) and how to apply them according to body type, age, health and cultural background of each student. These principles make yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. 20 hour course is $360.00  Friday, 6p-10p,  Saturday and Sunday 9a-6p

To register :

www.swiha.edu/registration

480-994-9244, ext 117 or 129

 

 

March 28 to 30, 2014 

SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE of HEALING ARTS, TEMPE, ARIZONA

Heart of Listening – One to One

One to One teaching was the original way of the great yoga tradition ~ Come learn firsthand what Yoga Master Teacher Mark Whitwell learned from his teachers T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar.  Learn how to ‘listen deeply’ to  people who want to use the ancient wisdom of yoga as a way to access their internal wisdom and creating profound healing in their lives. You will learn the refinement of asana, pranayama, breath and bandha and how to precisely adapt yoga to the individual needs of those you work with one-on-one. Learn the structure of private One to One teaching session and how to make this as part of your yoga teaching business. Evolving from a yoga instructor to a Yoga Master  Teacher, learning to heal and empower all your students. 20 hour course is $360.00   Friday, 6p-10p,  Saturday and Sunday 9a-6p


 

April 11 to 13, 2014 

INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND


 

 

April 18 to 24, 2014 

AROHA RETREAT – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

Mark Whitwell will lead both yoga and lecture classes.  Open to all levels, this week offers the advanced and the novice practitioners an unparralled experience.

Your Yoga is direct intimacy with nurturing source.  Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yogasutra and the first sutra of book two: on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.

An Example of Your Day

  • Sunrise Flow Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Sub Alpine Hike (10-16km, 3-4hr)
  • Lunch
  • Relaxation Time
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Functional Strength Training
  • Nutrition Demo
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Dinner
  • Contrast Spa Therapy Time

 

 

May 16 to 18, 2014

SHAKTIFEST, JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA

 

 

 

June 8 to 15, 2014 

ESALEN, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA


June 8-13:   “ADVANCED YOGA FOR EVERYONE: INTENSIVE”

June 13-15:  “ADVANCED YOGA FOR EVERYONE: WEEKEND”

 

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. This weekend, Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. The workshop involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts, including health, intimacy, well-being, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. With Mark’s skillful and heartfelt guidance, you will:

• Explore the five principles of advanced personal practice

• Dive into asana, pranayama, and meditation as a seamless process

• Discover how yoga transforms life into an intimate celebration with everything

• Experience the nurturing principle as a constant in your life from now on

• Return home with understanding and the embodied felt sense of your own joyful practice

June 28 to 29, 2014

YOGA TREE @ CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Yoga for everyOneLocation: Corte Madera

 

Mark Whitwell
has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya “the teacher of the teachers,” notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart. It is made clear in TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice to which Mark contributed and edited. Mark’s book is Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection (Lantern Books). Just released his new book is: The Promise of Love Sex and Intimacy. How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Change Your Life Forever (Atria) www.thepromise.comClick here to learn more about Mark’s Book Passage Corte Madera event, July 1st at 7:00pm

Mark lives in Los Angeles and Fiji. He travels throughout the world teaching the timeless principles of ancient Yoga wisdom. In 1996 Mark established The Heart of Yoga Association a non-profit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. Having studied with many known and unknown yoga masters, Mark is most interested in revealing your most powerful yoga and how each person effectively practices. www.heartofyoga.com

Cost: $80 for both workshops
Cost for individual workshop: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.

Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of book two; on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.

Empowering your Yoga, your Life: The Five Principles of Krishnamacharya
with Mark Whitwell at Corte Madera
SatDate: 6/28/2014From: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Your Yoga is a direct intimacy with the nurturing source. The principles of your personal practice to make the Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is Yoga from the heart for the heart.Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of book two; the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.

Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
$80 for both workshops
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.

Advancing Your Yoga Practice
(Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Life, a seamless process) with Mark Whitwell at Corte Madera
SunDate: 6/29/2014From: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Breath, asana and bandha can integrate as a seamless design. By applying breath and bandha efficiently the you produce a powerful practice that is right for you. This workshop will introduce breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the Yoga you already know and love.”Asana is Hatha Yoga the non-dual Tantra.” What does this statement mean? “Ha tha” equals “Strength receiving” which has profound implication to our life, health and sex. How do we make sure our asana is actually hatha yoga?Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
$80 for both workshops
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.
With online registration you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

July 5 to 6, 2014

YOGA TREE @ VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA

Advanced Yoga for everyOneLocation: Valencia

Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya “the teacher of the teachers,” notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart. It is made clear in TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice to which Mark contributed and edited. Mark’s book is Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection (Lantern Books). Just released his new book is: The Promise of Love Sex and Intimacy. How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Change Your Life Forever (Atria) www.thepromise.com

Mark lives in Los Angeles and Fiji. He travels throughout the world teaching the timeless principles of ancient Yoga wisdom. In 1996 Mark established The Heart of Yoga Association a non-profit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. Having studied with many known and unknown yoga masters, Mark is most interested in revealing your most powerful yoga and how each person effectively practices. www.heartofyoga.com

Cost: $80 for both workshops
Cost for individual workshop: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.

Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of book two; on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.

Empowering your Yoga, your Life: The Five Principles of Krishnamacharya
with Mark Whitwell at  Valencia
SatDate: 7/5/2014From: 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Your Yoga is a direct intimacy with the nurturing source. The principles of your personal practice to make the Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is Yoga from the heart for the heart.Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of book two; the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
$80 for both workshops
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.
Advancing Your Yoga Practice
(Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Life, a seamless process) with Mark Whitwell at  Valencia
SunDate: 7/6/2014From: 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Breath, asana and bandha can integrate as a seamless design. By applying breath and bandha efficiently the you produce a powerful practice that is right for you. This workshop will introduce breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the Yoga you already know and love.”Asana is Hatha Yoga the non-dual Tantra.” What does this statement mean? “Ha tha” equals “Strength receiving” which has profound implication to our life, health and sex. How do we make sure our asana is actually hatha yoga?Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
$80 for both workshops
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.
With online registration you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

 


July 10 to 13, 2014

TELLURIDE YOGA FESTIVAL, COLORADO

Founded in 2007, the Telluride Yoga Festival is an intimate yoga retreat held in the spiritual mountain setting of the Telluride Valley.  With a list of world-renowned instructors, the incredible setting of Telluride, and intimate class sizes, the festival today attracts more than 700 participants each year.  The weekend begins with all-day intensive trainings on Thursday, followed by three days of classes, lecturers, meditations, music, and gatherings. To learn more about the Telluride Yoga Festival and for details on registration, schedule, lodging, packages and other information, visit www.tellurideyogafestival.com or join the conversation at Facebook.com/TellurideYogaFestival.

August 15 to 16, 2014

BALANCED YOGA, COLUMBUS, OHIO

Weekend Schedule

Friday 15th, 6 – 8:30 PM

Empowering your Yoga, your Life: The Five Principles of Krishnamacharya.

Saturday 16th, 9 – 12 PM

Advancing Your Yoga Practice. (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Life, a seamless process).

Saturday 16th, 2 – 5 PM

Hatha and Hrid are two vital Sanskrit words from the Great Tradition. Experience their meaning in your own life.

Sunday 17th, 10 – 1 PM

Embodied Bhakti: the practical means and the pleasurable pastimes of Shiva Shakti in an ordinary life.

$200 for the full series

register now

$50 per individual session

register now

 

August 23 to 24, 2014

YOGA TREE @ TELEGRAPH HILL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Advanced Yoga for everyOneLocation: Telegraph

Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya “the teacher of the teachers,” notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart. It is made clear in TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice to which Mark contributed and edited. Mark’s book is Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection (Lantern Books). Just released his new book is: The Promise of Love Sex and Intimacy. How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Change Your Life Forever (Atria) www.thepromise.com

Mark lives in Los Angeles and Fiji. He travels throughout the world teaching the timeless principles of ancient Yoga wisdom. In 1996 Mark established The Heart of Yoga Association a non-profit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. Having studied with many known and unknown yoga masters, Mark is most interested in revealing your most powerful yoga and how each person effectively practices. www.heartofyoga.com

Cost: $80 for both workshops
Cost for individual workshop: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.

Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of book two; on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.

Empowering your Yoga, your Life: The Five Principles of Krishnamacharya
with Mark Whitwell at Telegraph
SatDate: 8/23/2014From: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Your Yoga is a direct intimacy with the nurturing source. The principles of your personal practice to make the Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is Yoga from the heart for the heart.Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of book two; the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.

Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
$80 for both workshops
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.

Advancing Your Yoga Practice
(Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Life, a seamless process) with Mark Whitwell at Telegraph
SunDate: 8/24/2014From: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Breath, asana and bandha can integrate as a seamless design. By applying breath and bandha efficiently the you produce a powerful practice that is right for you. This workshop will introduce breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the Yoga you already know and love.”Asana is Hatha Yoga the non-dual Tantra.” What does this statement mean? “Ha tha” equals “Strength receiving” which has profound implication to our life, health and sex. How do we make sure our asana is actually hatha yoga?

Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
$80 for both workshops
Workshop hours are eligible towards the 500 hours Teacher Training Program.

With online registration you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

August 28 to 31, 2014 

SANTA FE YOGA FESTIVAL, NEW MEXICO

The Santa Fe Yoga Festival will bring together world class yoga teachers, renowned speakers and top musical acts for a  multi-day celebration of love in the exquisite settings of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was founded by modern yogis who believe that  the path to true bliss is through love, yoga and music.

Mission: Our focus is simple, we believe that yoga, music and time in nature are the best medium for opening your heart to love. Our festival honors this ideal. Our inagural festival in Santa Fe , New Mexico, will honor this ideal bringing conscious community together for a vibration-raising, multi-day event featuring 108 transformational yoga classes by over 35 world class teachers, as well as daily meditations, hikes, farm to table dinners, cutting edge musical acts and DJ hosted pool parties. For kids of all ages, we will also offer rock-climbing, yoga, mountain bike yoga, and cycling yoga. Our intention is to create an ecstatic environment of practice and play where people can nurture their spirits and activate the power of love in their lives.

 

September 4 to 7, 2014 

BHAKTIFEST, JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA

 

 

September 19 to 26 2014 

ESALEN, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA


September 19 – 21:   “ADVANCED YOGA FOR EVERYONE: WEEKEND”September 21-26:  “ADVANCED YOGA FOR EVERYONE: INTENSIVE” 

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. This weekend, Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. The workshop involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts, including health, intimacy, well-being, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. With Mark’s skillful and heartfelt guidance, you will:

• Explore the five principles of advanced personal practice

• Dive into asana, pranayama, and meditation as a seamless process

• Discover how yoga transforms life into an intimate celebration with everything

• Experience the nurturing principle as a constant in your life from now on

• Return home with understanding and the embodied felt sense of your own joyful practice


October 5 to 19, 2014

TEACHER TRAINING: HEART OF YOGA ASHRAM, TAVEUNI, FIJI

 

Experience abundance, nurturing simplicity and Mark’s most thorough teachings during two weeks in Fiji’s primordial haven.We encourage participants to stay for the full two weeks, but if you can only come for one-week, don’t worry! One week provides deep rejuvenation as a retreat and can be used toward your Teacher Training certification to be completed anywhere in the world with Mark.Heart of Yoga Teacher Training gives you:

  • Opportunity to explore deeply the practice of asana, including appropriate inversions, twist, forward bends designed exactly for you and your students.
  • Certainty to know the quality of breath and bandha as a seemless process in asana and pranayama that restores the strength and nurturing in life.
  • Explore vinyasa krama, appropriate sequencing.
  • Reveal the essential principle of strength receiving in yoga and life.
  • Realize the practice and process of nurturing, regeneration and abundance as a constant.

November 21 to 23, 2014

HEART OF YOGA : TEACHER IMMERSION – SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE of HEALING ARTS

Learn the core principles of yoga as brought forth by Prof. T. Krishnamacharya, the “Teacher of the Teachers” (eg. BKS Iyengar, Patthabi Jois, Desikachar).Learn the refinement of asana, pranayama, breath and bandha and how to apply these according to the age, health and cultural background of each student.  Know how to apply these to whatever style of yoga you practice, and experience how this ancient wisdom of yoga is a way to access internal wisdom and create profound healing.

More details and Enrollment options coming soon.

 


2013 Worldwide Events

January 12 to January 13, 2013 

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

 

Come for a weekend of yoga practice and yoga understanding through discussion.  The weekend will consist of half practice and half philosophy.  The weekend is open to everybody who enjoys yoga or is interested in yoga philosophy and practice.  Mark’s teachings will allow you to feel completely confident in your own home yoga practice that will nurture and support you always.  The weekend will deeply enrich your understanding of the ancient yoga wisdom and how it is timeless in its message to humanity of how to be fulfilled and content in this life.

Come! Meet Mark! Experience how yoga can immeasurably enhance and enrich your life and learn a simple home practice that will deliver these positive changes to you!

To book, contact Anna de Zeeuw via email: anna@pureyoga.co.nz, or phone 027 545 9283.  For further information, please visit www.pureyoga.co.nz

 

 

February 2, 2013 

YOGA SANCTUARY

PARNELL, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

 


 

February 8 to February 10, 2013

THE PHOENIX WEEKEND

MANGROVE MOUNTAIN, AUSTRALIA

Join us for a weekend experience incorporating yoga, music, meditation and rave. The 2013 event will be the third year of the project and will continue the key themes of the first – learning and letting go.

 

February 16 to February 17, 2013 

JIVAMUKTI YOGA SYDNEY

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

 

 

February 23 to February 24, 2013

ANANTA YOGA

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA

  • Workshop 1. Saturday February 23rd 10am-2pm

Empowering your yoga and your life: the ‘five principles’ of master yogi Krishnamacharya.

  • Workshop 2. Sunday February 24th 10am – 2pm

Advancing your yoga practice: asana, pranayama, meditation, life – a seamless process)

$80 per workshop or $140 for both

Book via email on the contact page or text 0414.969.187

Your yoga practice connects you intimately with the nurturing source. The principles of personal practice that we will investigate will help you to make yoga entirely your own; efficient, powerful and safe.

Breath, asana and bandha integrate as a seamless design. You will learn how to apply breath and bandha efficiently to produce a powerful practice that is right for you. We will introduce breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the yoga practice you already know and love.

Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of chapter two: on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.



March 1 to March 3, 2013 

BYRON SPIRIT FESTIVAL

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA


A weekend of relaxation, regeneration and indulging your senses. Picture yourself absorbed in a weekend of yoga, kirtan, conscious dance, tantra, healing and music, set amongst the lush green backdrop of the stunning Mullumbimby countryside.

 

March 4 to March 5, 2013

CRYSTAL CASTLE

MULLUMBIMBY, AUSTRALIA

 

May 11 to May 12, 2013 

GILBERT YOGA WORKSHOP

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

  • SATURDAY, MAY 11th  12:30 – 3:30 PM
The Promise: Principles & Practice
Develop a personal practice based on ancient wisdom translated into modern life.  For more than twenty years, Mark Whitwell had a relationship with TKV Desikachar and Krishnamaharya.  Now you, too, can learn these principles and how to apply them to your practice.  Understand how to create practices to suit individual needs and stop struggling, stop searching.  Connect to and embrace the source of your life, and you will know it’s simple power and grace.
  • SUNDAY, MAY 12th  12:30 – 3:30 PM
Your Intimate Life: Body, Breath & Relationship
With nurturing ease, you will learn an intimate personal practice that will connect you to the core of your life.  Through the breath, with the body and into all of your relationships, your personal practice will transform and restore the love, acceptance and connection we all desire.  Learn how to focus the mind on the breath, allowing the body to be its’ extension while feeling your strength and sensitivity.  Learn why to embrace the power of surrender and know your perfection, in both pain and pleasure.

May 17 to May 19, 2013 

SHAKTI FEST

JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER, CALIFORNIA

  • FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 – 3:00 – 4:30 PM – YOGA HALL 1
  • SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 – 1:00 – 2:30 PM – YOGA HALL 2
  • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 – 1:00- 2:30 PM – YOGA HALL 2

 

Shakti Fest is a Yoga | Dance | Music Festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family.

 

June 28 to June 30, 2013 

ESALEN WORKSHOP

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

 

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. This weekend, Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. The weekend involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts, including health, intimacy, well-being, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. With Mark’s skillful and heartfelt guidance, you will:

• Explore the five principles of advanced personal practice

• Dive into asana, pranayama, and meditation as a seamless process

• Discover how yoga transforms life into an intimate celebration with everything

• Experience the nurturing principle as a constant in your life from now on

• Return home with understanding and the embodied felt sense of your own joyful practice

This program is a regenerative and joyful event that will continue to reverberate through your daily life in very practical ways. For all levels; no prior yoga experience needed. Please bring a yoga mat.

Recommended reading: Whitwell, Yoga of Heart and The Promise; Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga.

 

 

July 15 to 29, 2013 

HEART OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING,

TAVEUNI, FIJI

NOTE: The on-site accommodation is now full. The all-inclusive Garden Island Resort is availabe to all future registrants. Please enquire at info@heartofyogaretreats.com for full details.

Experience abundance, nurturing simplicty and Mark’s most thorough teachings during two weeks in Fiji’s primordial haven.  We encourage participants to stay for the full two weeks, but if you can only come for one-week, don’t worry! One week provides deep rejuvenation as a retreat and can be used toward your Teacher Training certification to be completed any where in the world with Mark.

 

September 5 to September 8, 2013 

BHAKTIFEST

JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA

 

Bhakti Fest is a festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices.

The festival is a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, and share the spirit of Bhakti through a variety of ways


 

September 28 to September 30, 2013 

PRANA FEST

ASHLAND, OREGON

 

Prana is the life-force energy pulsing through our bodies and all living things. It is a quality of energy that manifests in the breath, as well as blood and other fluids. Prana sustains the physiological processes of the body, which in turn support the mind, emotions, and spirit.

We can access and control the movement of Prana through awareness, Pranayama breathing techniques, meditation, and the movements of yoga, martial arts and dance. Sun and sunshine are also sources of Prana. Increased pranic activity and efficiency gives us more vitality.

Through kirtan, yoga, workshops, sacred ceremony, healing sessions and communal activation of our bodies, minds and spirits, we will awaken our Prana and learn to thrive at our fullest potential.

 

 

 

October 5 to October 6, 2013 

SEMPERVIVA YOGA

VANCOUVER, CANADA

 

December 8 to December 13, 2013 

ESALEN

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

 

INTENSIVE: The Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone Intensive


December 13 to December 15, 2013 

ESALEN

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

 

The Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone