September 29 – October 6, 2017
Porta Pandana is honored to welcome Atsuro Chiba giving his first seven days workshop in Athens, Greece.
Born and raised in Japan, Atsuro has been seriously practicing and studying Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Miller and he is grateful to be able to share his knowledge of the practice.
In this workshop Atsuro Chiba will break down and explain the asanas, the dynamics and the energy aspects of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
He will also guide Pranayama and Mysore sessions.
WORKSHOP WITH DAVID GARRIGUES
January 19 – 23, 2017
We are honored to welcome David Garrigues giving his first weekend workshop and semi-private classes in Athens, Greece.
David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice and will give a combination of Weekend Workshop- offering clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully- and Semi Private Mysore and Pranayama Sessions, small class structure limited 20 people, offering specific, personal instructions to each practitioner.
Sunday November 13th, 2016
These year’s workshop will emphasize and approach in an experiential way the elements that characterize the practice of Ashtanga. Through the practice Bandhas, dristhi, Ujjayi sound breathing and Vinyasa will be unfolded. The meditative approach, which is incorporate in our practice, will be revealed.
26 – 30 AUGUST 2016
Porta Pandana has the honor to host Nancy Gilgoff in Athens, yet another year, for a lifetime experience workshop. In this Primary Series workshop, you begin to learn the principles of hands-on adjusting, of working therapeutically, and of sensing energy movement and blockage in the body.
ZAZEN SHESSIN WITH SHOKAN
6 – 8 MAY 2016
The Sesshin can lead to deep experiences of awakening. The three days of sesshin is a unique opportunity for the practitioner to “settle down” into the sesshin routine to a point where the mind becomes quiet enough for the deeper types of meditation and samadhi to begin.
GURUJI MEMORIAL 2016
WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2016
On Wednesday 18th of May 2016, in memory of our great teacher and founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Porta Pandana Shala opens its gates to all practitioners.
WORKSHOP ZAZEN – PRANAYAMA
SUNDAY 17 APRIL 2016
This workshop will be an inro to the fourth limb of Yoga, Pranayama – the yoga of breathing. The practice of Pranayama techniques has been studied and can clearly have an influence on brain wave patterns, helping to attain a deeper level of concentration, meditation and falling asleep. Each Zazen session will help to deepen the concentration and balance of mind.
Acro Yoga I
Sunday March 6th 2016
We invite you to experience the full spectrum of your being through acceptance and safety. Embody joy and practice by exploring partner-supported conditioning and learn, while having fun, how to give and receive; to support and to be supported; to be strong and sensitive. Acro Yoga combines the wisdom of classical Yoga, the nobel compation of Tai Massage and the dynamic strength of acrobatics. Those three ancient practices manifested together cultivate trust and connectivity in a playful and joyful manner.
SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2016
Push Down to Go Up! In this workshop, among others, will analyze the elements that characterize the practice of Ashtanga, as taught by Shri K Pattabhi Jois: Tristhana and bandhas. How these elements can be developed in our practice? Relation and combination of Pranayama, meditation and practice. Awareness and development of bandhas.
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2015
On Thursday, December 31st , 2015, at 23:15 we welcome the new year of 2016 with a dynamic practice by performing 108 Surya Namaskar.
Zazen meditation will follow, yet another time.
For your registration please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 – 18 OCTOBER 2015
Porta Pandana Ashtanga Yoga Shala has the honor to host Nancy Gilgoff in Athens, for a Weekend Workshop. Nancy began practicing Ashtanga Yoga over forty years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India. As a result of their long and close association, Nancy is able to teach with a style and touch that comes directly from Pattabhi Jois. When she asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to “teach the way I taught you”—advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today.
18 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2015
Porta Pandana Ashtanga Yoga Shala has the honor to host Tim Miller in Athens, for an 8-Days Workshop. Tim Miller has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over 30 years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner. “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.” Tim teaches workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad.
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014
On Wednesday, December 31st , 2015, at 23:00 we welcome the new year of 2015 with a dynamic practice by performing 108 Surya Namaskar. Zazen meditation will follow.
The event will take place at Athens Aikido, Hellenic Birankai.
For your registration please send an email at email@example.com.
BREATH OF THE GODS
14 DECEMBER 2014
Porta Pandana invites you to a special yoga evening. This Saturday, December 14th at 18:00 we will enjoy a very interesting documentary “Breath of The Gods”, in which the life and work of Sri T. Krishnamacharya is presented, as screened in cinemas. A gathering will follow with questions and answers in a casual manner.
15 – 16 NOVEMBER 2014
We will explore in depth and detail the Asanas with their physical and energetic alignment, technical aspects like jumping through and balance. We will develop our core strength, originating from the bandha work and how to use the weight and gravity, to enable the practitioner to flow through the practice gracefully with and inherent ease.
15 – 19 NOVEMBER 2014
The intensive will continue the Workshop and the focus will be on refining and strengthening your own practice and will offer a profound understanding of the energetic aspects of Ashtanga Yoga. The Intensive gives each student the opportunity to explore the deeper aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga practice.
NEW SEASON’S PARTY
12 OCTOBER 2014
We invite you to our New Season’s Party.
Join us to a nice evening with Vangelis Karipis, Adi Shakti and a special dj set!
Doors open at 21:00.
19 OCTOBER 2014
We invite you to an Ashtanga Yoga Open Day.
For registration please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GURUJI MEMORIAL 2014
18 MAY 2014
Porta Pandana honors the memory of the great teacher and founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, by organizing a full day memorial schedule.
Participation is open and free to all practitioners.
The places are limited. For registration please send email at email@example.com
6 – 8 DECEMBER 2013
With the Zen Monk Shokan, Shogen Dojo Zurich.
A three days Zazen meditation which offers the opportunity of intensive deepening.
Registration until November 22, 2013 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIATSU OPEN DAY
17 NOVEMBER 2013
Porta Pandana invites you to a Shiatsu open day, Sunday, November 17 at 17:00.
The workshop includes a description of the therapeutic method of Shiatsu and short sessions to participants. The open day will be held by Ms. Helen Ntzifa.
She is practicing as a professional Shiatsu and Sotai the last 17 years and Bowtech for 9 years. She is a founding member of the Shiatsu Greek Company Shiatsu.