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Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga
"The Secret Sauce" of Yoga
October 14th, 2023
2pm to 5:00 pm
Taught by Daren Friesen,
Founder of Moksha Yoga Chicago

Daren Friesen is the director and founder of Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, an independent and authentic source of yoga classes, workshops, and trainings. An enthusiastic student and passionate teacher, his challenging style of vinyasa flow incorporates the full scope of Tantric techniques, including asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and kriyas. For over 25 years, Daren has taught in Chicago and the suburbs and has trained hundreds of teachers, of which over 20 have opened and run studios around the Midwest. Daren travels to South India every winter to study with his teacher, Acharya Shankaranarayana, in Mysore, South India, going deep into Vedic studies and practices. He also travels to Kovalam, Kerala, South India for Ayurvedic treatments and studies with Dr. Unni of Agastya Heritage Ayurvedic Retreat.

Moksha has hosted a variety of master teachers which have had a deep influence on Daren’s teachings. These master teachers include Aadil Palkhivala, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Saul David Raye, Ana Forrest, Maty Ezraty, Tim Miller, Leeann Carey and many others. Daren’s teachings are an eclectic mix and influenced by primarily Astanga and Vinyasa. He has taught since 1994 and has been practicing since 1989.

Learn the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga

including breath, bandhas, and dristi. 

Explore the history and philosophy anlong with a modified sequence of poses from the primary series.

Take home tools and techniques that may be applied to any yoga practice.

What you will need: yoga mat, water, and comfortable clothes. 

Tickets are $35 in advance $40 Day of Event

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