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Yoga La Source

Making Ashtanga Accessible for Everyone

starts Saturday 17 october 2020 at 09:30

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This workshop is taught in English

Joan returns to deconstruct various postures, breaking them down to their essential points with a focus on alignment to avoid common mistakes, steer clear of injury, promote strength, and increase energy. This workshop is beneficial for all regardless of the style one practices.

All levels welcome!

Day/Time Activity



Making Ashtanga Primary Series Accessible for Everyone

Joan carefully introduces to you the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga system in a slow, safe, and supportive way. You will learn sun salutations along with the standing postures, breathing techniques, and how to work with your bandhas to make picking up and jumping through accessible for everyone! Open to all levels, it is a great way to understand how to begin a Mysore practice and not feel overwhelmed. Joan Hyman has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for two decades and believes this fiery & intense practice is the key for unraveling your true self. Everyone can practice ashtanga yoga and receive the transformational benefits if taught properly and to the individual's body type. Understand the sequence and how to access some of the roadblocks that are in the primary series and gain tools for a self practice at the same time! We will end this practice with pranayama.



Inversions and Shoulder Stability

Healthy shoulders make for better inversions and add more longevity to your practice. With the multiple downward dogs and chatarungas of one's daily Ashtanga practice, your shoulders can be vulnerable to injury over time.

Learn how to use props and alignment cues to better understand how to stabilize your shoulders, helping you access other postures and prevent impingent. This workshop will start with a lecture pointing out the bones and muscles that make up the shoulder girdle and teach you how to move safely from your shoulder blades while protecting the vulnerable muscles like your rotator cuffs. We will then move into a shoulder-focused asana practice, which will include inversions and learn how to approach them safely by creating stability in the shoulder joint with the use of props and alignment cues. You'll learn ways to work with a strap that will help you understand how to externally rotate your shoulders, creating stability and reducing injury. Practice and learn at the same time while creating a sustainable safe yoga practice!



Injury Management

Injury Management

Understanding injuries is a crucial part of being a yoga teacher and practitioner these days. Most people that come to yoga usually have some type of injury they are working with. We will review common injuries and the anatomy involved with those injuries to help to build a healthy sequence strengthening the muscles around the surrounding area. Learn important questions and techniques to ask your students and yourself to help approach injuries with more awareness and mindfulness. This will be a combination of a discussion and therapeutic practice.



Dropping Back

Discover the freedom of back bending, unlock the secrets to these deep poses, and finish your practice feeling grounded and exhilarated. This will be an intense practice will explore the world of dropping back and the introduction to 2nd series, which is part of the Ashtanga Method. This practice is for intermediate to advance students and inversions will be included followed by a pranayama practice to end. We will break postures down and assist each other to gain a deeper understanding of these transformational poses in a safe and playful way.

Joan's Indian retreats are one of nine recommended by Yoga Journal.

See Joan's teaching at her last workshop in Luxembourg:

See Yoga Journal videos of Joan's teaching:

Attention Yoga Teachers & Serious Students: Joan is also offering a special 3-hour clinic to improve your skills on how to apply hands-on adjustments Friday, October 16th 15:00-18:00 before this weekend workshop. Click here for details.


This workshop is run under the auspices of INFINY asbl and only publicized by Centre de Yoga - La Source. Payment is made to INFINY, not La Source.

There is a 5 € once-a-calendar-year INFINY membership fee even if you are only attending a single session. The 5 € membership fee is necessary for insurance purposes.


The full workshop price is 200 Euros. Early-bird registration by September 19th is 180 Euros, but payment must be made at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subject to a 20-Euro administration fee. Payment is fully refundable (less the administration fee) if cancellation is done no later than September 19th. 50% lost if canceled by October 3rd. If you cancel after October 3rd, you may only be refunded if you are able to find a replacement for your place even if your cancellation is due to an illness.


Place in all sessions available

Early-bird rate until September 19

INFINY Membership fee: 5

Style: Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga vinyasa is a hatha yoga practice transmitted to Pattabhi Jois from the great yoga master Krishnamacharya. It is for students seeking an invigorating approach that purifies, stimulates and energizes. It consists of postures practiced in a fluid rhythm with a concentrated breath, steady gaze, and internal contractions to direct vital energy. Due to the dynamic nature of this practice, one feels completely energized and purified in each cell of the body and also in the mind. Go to the Ashtanga yoga page.

Teacher: Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman Joan Hyman is a dedicated, 20-year Ashtanga practitioner who is proficient in second series and recently has begun Advanced A (third series). Joan spent fifteen years as a distinguished YogaWorks Senior Teacher before bringing her expertise to Wanderlust as the Director of Teacher Trainings in 2016. Now, with over twenty years’ experience leading retreats, trainings, and international workshops, Joan continues to travel the globe leading her own signature trainings. In addition, Joan partners with yoga schools in various corners of the world on their teacher training programs. Joan’s open-hearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving. Go to Joan's page.

Location: City center: avenue Marie-Thérèse

11, av. Marie-Thérèse, Luxembourg city. The "salle gymnastique" at Résidence Grand-Duchesse Charlotte - Konviktsgaart is a nice, quiet space facing a garden perfectly situated for our yoga classes in the city. It is a few blocks from Hamilius-Aldringen and also has free underground parking. Go to the City: Marie-Thérèse page.