January 20, 2018
12:00 - 15:00
7843 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037
Bryan has been practicing yoga since 1979 and teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style and his hilarious personality have made him a well-known teacher across the country and around the world.
The terms “Power Yoga” and “Master Class” have nothing to do with a strong or advanced practice. Bryan begins this workshop with a 1-hour lecture on the philosophy of yoga, the evolution of yoga in the West, and how to use our physical practice to enhance our everyday experiences. The second half of Bryan’s workshop is a well-rounded flowing class integrating mental practices that help us be less reactive and more aware. The Master Class is intended to invigorate your body and teach you how to develop a calm and compassionate state of mind. Students are encouraged to focus on the process, and not the end result. This allows for ALL LEVELS of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit.
Master Class (3 hours)
Saturday, January 20th | 12-3pm | $75 (15% discount for members)
1 hour lecture about basic philosophy and fundamentals
2 hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture
Bryan’s mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi. At age 15, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with one of the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. Bryan has been continuing on his yoga path ever since. Bryan founded and teaches at his two studios in Santa Monica, CA. He also teaches workshops and retreats around the world, provides an intensive teacher training program, and is featured in his own Warner Brothers video series from 1995, as well as a newer video and audio CD series.