Join Bryan as he returns to Day Yoga July 27-29 this time for a series of weekend workshops! We highly recommend registering early as they are expected to fill up.
Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Class is a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines. In a Power Yoga class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the class.
Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.
Friday July 27th, 7-9pm
Discussion and Class. This opening session will be part lecture and part physical practice -Bryan explains the objective of Power Yoga and the principles he's learned teaching over 30 years. It'll set the foundation for the entire weekend.
Saturday July 28th, 9:30 - 11:30am
Yoga Class. This is chance to put into play all the principles discussed the night before, as we participate in a complete, incredibly well-rounded asana practice.
Saturday July 28th, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Yoga Class. This will be the famous "Long Slow & Deep (LSD)" class - a Yin Yoga series and perfect compliment to the morning class!
The Long, Slow and Deep class has at the very least a few ostensible objectives. The first is to give people a deep and potent alternative to the myriad of Vinyasa and flowing Hatha yoga classes.
"I wanted people to know that they have a choice. There have been so many days in my life when I just didn’t want to do a salutation or a lunge series or even to be that physically active. Yet, I still had the time and ability to practice as well as the desire for all the pleasing benefits of yoga. I still wanted to maintain my practice. I wanted people to see how utterly potent this kind of practice can be even without focusing on strength, endurance or even acquiring much heat. I also wanted people to experience the benefits of holding poses a little longer, giving these massive areas (hamstrings, groin, hips, shoulders, etc.) more time to release deeper.
This truly is an amazing routine. It’s a paradox. It is by far the most difficult class I teach, yet you don’t really get off your butt the whole class. The challenge here is mostly mental. You are probably going to want to run away from this one, especially in the beginning. Hang in there, be patient and keep breathing, deeply and fluidly. So dim the lights, warm up the room and enjoy (at least how it leaves you feeling)." -Bryan Kest
Sunday July 29th, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Yoga Class. This class will tie everything in from the weekend into one last amazing asana/meditation practice. Be prepared for a few creative sequences and surprises!
Cost: Full weekend- $195; $235 thereafter. Single sessions- $55 if paid and registered by June 30th; $65 thereafter.
There is a $50 deposit built into the cost of the full weekend and $25 deposit for the single sessions. There will be no refunds issued within 14 start days of the workshop.
More about Bryan Kest:
His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). 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 the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.
Bryan founded and teaches at two studios in Santa Monica, CA. He also teaches at workshops and retreats around the world; provides an intensive teachers training program; and is featured in his own Warner Brothers video series from 1995, as well as a newer video series and audio CD series. His most recent endeavor is PowerYoga OnLine. This on-line tool features streaming video of Bryan’s classes in Santa Monica, which are recorded live and streamed to students around the world. For articles by Bryan and more information about Power Yoga, visit PowerYoga.com.