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MAY 13 TO MAY 26

MATT CRIGS

My introduction into yoga practice started in my early childhood. Both my parents were students of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and they have been practicing and teaching this lineage for over the 35 years.  

Growing up in Hawaii I spent most of my time on the beaches learning about the ocean and the waves. I began surfing at the age of 11 on the Big island of Hawaii but when we moved to North Shore of Kauai a few years later I really saw surfing in a different way. Many of my class mates in Kauai went on to become some of the best surfers in the world today. 

In my early teens I attended yoga classes with my parents but didn't really connect because my mind was focused on the ocean. When I was 19 years old Pattabhi Jois made one of his frequent trips to Hawaii and my parents invited me to join. Practicing alongside my parents and many other long time students inspired me to travel to India and study at the source. In 2001 I spent six months living in India practicing every morning at 4:00 AM. It taught me great discipline and commitment in my life. From 2001 to 2009 I made multiple trips to India to go deeper into the practice. I brought a surfboard along to explore the coast and in the following years found fun waves in places that had never been surf before.

Another passion that went hand-in-hand with my traveling lifestyle was photography. I was able to document years of photography in Mysore, India and around the world. 

My experience led me to traveling the world for the last 20 years sharing ashtanga yoga, surfing and capturing many special moments along the way. 

Details for Matt's visit in May:

Schedule May 13 to May 26

 

  • Monday, May 13: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Tuesday, May 14: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Wednesday, May 15: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Thursday, May 16: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Friday, May 17: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Saturday, May 18: Led Class in DIC, 08:00 - 09:30am

 

  • Monday, May 20: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Tuesday, May 21: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Wednesday, May 22: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Thursday, May 23: MOONDAY

  • Friday, May 24: Mysore class in Downtown, 06:00 - 09:15am (doors open 05:30am)

  • Saturday, May 25: Led Class in DIC, 08:00 - 09:30am

  • Saturday, May 25: Afternoon WORKSHOP with Matt Grigs & Nathalie Daou in DIC 4:00-6:00pm

  • Sunday, May 26: Mysore class in DIC, 06:00 - 09:00am 

 

Embodied Mastery: Exploring Ashtanga with Grace and Precision

Workshop dates: Saturday, May 25

Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm

Price: 300aed

Limited to 30 students

 

Join Nathalie Daou and Matt Crigs for an exceptional experience. This workshop is designed to delve into the intricate details of Ashtanga asanas, emphasizing the fusion of strength, flexibility, and mindfulness required to master challenging postures. 

Participants will embark on a journey of self-discovery, exploring the subtleties of alignment, breath control, and energetic engagement necessary to elevate their practice to new heights. 

With expert guidance, practitioners will unlock the secrets of advanced poses, learning to move with grace and precision while cultivating a deeper connection to body, mind, and spirit. 

This workshop offers an opportunity to refine technique, overcome limitations, and embrace the transformative power of advanced yoga practice.

Whether you're an experienced yogi seeking to deepen your practice or a curious beginner eager to explore new horizons, our workshop offers something for everyone. Join us and discover the joy of moving with intention, grace, and precision on the path of yoga.

 

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

 

- For the time Matt is in town, the students that would like to attend his mysore classes need to pay an additional 350aed on top of their regular mysore membership, that covers all two weeks with Matt. Please give the additional payment directly to reception, you won’t be able to pay online for this. 

 

- Students who do not want to pay the additional fees can attend the DIC Shala where I and an assistant teacher will take turns teaching.

 

- A separate pass for those TWO weeks with Matt can be purchased for 1300aed.

 

- A separate pass for ONE week with Matt can be purchased for 800aed.

 

- Drop in is only allowed on Sunday, May 26 for mysore class.

 

- Drop in is allowed for Led Classes for 200aed

 

- Led classes are open to all students with Mysore membership, even without the additional fees.

Get in touch if you are interested in joining!

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