This registrations is for both sessions in our Ashtanga Weekend Workshop Series with Rich Gonshak.
All levels are welcomed to these challenging yet playful and imaginative practices. We will explore the ancient human healing technologies of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga through the lens of Hatha Yoga to reach Raja Yoga.
We will research the history and philosophy of Vinyasa Yoga and use Hatha yoga techniques that include: Breath control and energy locks, alignment, transitions, modifications, prop use, skills, drills, invisible forces, magic and more!
Saturday, January 21, 2023: First Pose And Saluting the Sun
Sunday, January 22, 2023: Mountains and Rivers – Foundations of Inversions and Standing Poses
About Rich Gonshak:
Rich happened upon yoga while in the Judo program at North Eastern Illinois University. This discovery of yoga slowly brought him to places of awakenings, allowing him to see more clearly what was right in his life and what was not so right. Once he submitted to a daily practice he could see who he always wanted to be. After this, Rich completed two teacher trainings along with many immersions and workshops at Yogaview between 2005 and 2015. His primary focus during this time was Ashtanga Vinyasa and Anusara Yoga. Then, in October 2015, he began studying Hatha Yoga with Mahayogi Gokulacandra das, Jani Jaatinen. Today, Rich has his own studio, Shiva Shack, in Chicago, IL, and travels the world helping practitioners and athletes realize their full potential, recover from injuries and help make yoga a cornerstone of their lives.