Ashtanga Yoga Immersions

Ashtanga Yoga Immersions

Ashtanga Immersions Level 1 & 2 

These immersion courses provide the basis for a solid grounding in Ashtanga and Yin Yoga practice, teaching and theory. Each course follows the standards set out by the Yoga Alliance in each of the 5 educational categories; Techniques, Training and Practice, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy & Ethical Practices, Teaching Methodology, Practicum along with a final assessment weekend. 

These intensive immersions are for yoga teachers and dedicated students. Each immersion consists of 50 hours of intense training and can be taken as stand alone courses. If all immersions are successfully completed along with a final weekend intensive and assessment the student will receive their 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate which will enable them to register with Yoga Alliance USA as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Each immersion consists of 45 contact hours with an additional 5 + hours of home study. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course which can be used as YACEP hours.

The course is taught via; lectures, asana practice, observing and assisting in the Shala, home study, reading and assignments along with establishing a home practice.

If you are looking to book one of our 50 Hour Immersion courses in Ashtanga or Yin you can do so by clicking on the 'BOOK HERE' button below. Please note that the Level 1 course is a prerequisite to booking into the Level 2.

Ashtanga Immersion for both Level 1 & 2 An in-depth exploration of Ashtanga Yoga
(The immersion will be split into 2 courses, levels 1 and 2, each spread over 3 weekends.)

An opportunity to delve deep into the ashtanga system of yoga - both the practice and the philosophy underpinning it.
We will explore the practice through both led and mysore style classes, with the emphasis on ‘tristana’- the integration of breath & bandha, movement and drishti - to promote a deep inner focus and quiet mind.

Each course will incorporate a thorough breakdown of key postures in the primary series, to understand the intention, alignment, and foundations for each pose. Students will be expected to learn the correct vinyasa count as we go along!
We will learn when and how to modify postures when necessary, and basic anatomic principles to facilitate our understanding of the physical body.
We will introduce the art of hands on adjusting - how to read bodies in order to give effective and safe adjustments.
We will study the roots and traditions of ashtanga yoga, with an introduction to yoga philosophy focusing primarily on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

To support our study, each weekend will include some simple breath work, Sanskrit chanting and deep relaxation.

Our intention in running this immersion is to give students the chance to truly embrace ashtanga yoga in it’s traditional form and to discover the transformative effects of the practice when you do. We aim to inform and educate in order to create a deeper understanding of the ashtanga method and hopefully to inspire students to continue a committed practice once it’s over!

Application Requirements: 

• Open to teachers and experienced students with a steady practice, for the Ashtanga Immersions students must have a strong command of the primary series ( does not need to be perfect! Please enquire if you’re not sure of your eligibility)
• Each course can be booked individually but Level 1 must be completed as a prerequisite to Level 2.
• We would like students doing the Ashtanga immersions to practise mysore style ashtanga at the studio, preferably 3 times per week minimum, throughout the duration of the course (a class membership discount is applied to all students on the immersion training; x3 per week £40 per month x4+ £50 per month)

Each Immersion course is priced at £495 with discount on monthly memberships x3 classes £40pm / x4+ classes £50pm

Course Dates / Times

Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 08:30am - 18:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion Level 1 
Last weekend of every month: Jan  / Feb / March 2020 BOOK HERE 
31st January - 2nd February 2020 - Ashtanga Ll 1
21st - 23rd February 2020 - Ashtanga Ll 1
27th - 29th March 2020 - Ashtanga Ll 1

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion Level 2 
Last Weekend of every month: July / August / September 2020 BOOK HERE
24th - 26th July 2020 - Ashtanga Ll 2
28th - 30th August 2020 - Ashtanga Ll 2
25th - 27th September 2020 - Ashtanga Ll 2

About the Finnieston Yoga Shala
We are a small but busy studio in the heart of Finnieston in Glasgow, located in the quirky Hidden Lane - an art and craft lovers paradise! The Shala is a dedicated Ashtanga & Yin Studio where we have an established Mysore morning, evening and weekend programme. We offer YACEP and are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. We offer training in both Ashtanga and Yin Yoga for yoga teachers and dedicated students.

Terms & Conditions:

Teacher Training Courses: Your payment includes £150 (50 Hour) non-refundable administration fee. No refunds for cancellations within 8 weeks of the training. No exceptions. 
Cancellations must be made in writing to finniestonyogashala@gmail.com. 
No refunds will be made for failure to attend or failure to complete the immersions/teacher training or withdrawal from the program. After registered payment you will receive a confirmation of your booking, which is also your payment receipt.