Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Richard Freeman
7-11 September 2012

+++ Advanced 5-days-Intensive Workshop +++

About Richard

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.

Richard’s background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.

Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.

Richard Freeman Yoga Teacher

Advanced 5-days-Intensive Workshop

This is not a workshop for beginners.
Participants should have a solid Yoga background and a regular practice.

In this workshop Richard will expose various internal aspects of the Hatha Yoga practices in the Krishnamacharya lineage, centered in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method.

In his unique way of teaching, students of all levels get new insights into the core principles of the Ashtanga Yoga system - bandha, pranayama and drishti.
Paying close and ever fresh attention to these seemingly simple but ingeniously balanced fields of concentration form the foundation of this deep, intense yet ultimately very gentle practise.

These internal practices provide new tools for exploring, re-aligning and deepening your individual practice.
They will also help Yoga teachers finding manifold new ways of understanding and expressing the subtle teachings of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method.

Richard Freeman in Krounchasana

All classes aim at helping to understand the ingenious linking of the physical practices with the deep psychological background of the Yoga tradition.

In addition to the practical aspects of this workshop, a focus will be put on the philosophical aspects of the ancient Yoga traditions and how they ultimately approach the same goals from different angles.

A specific philosophical text for a deeper discussion might get announced as the workshop approaches.

Richard Freeman Trivikramasana



Daily from Friday September 7th to Tuesday September 11th

08:00 - 10:30 Practice Session

13:00 - 17:00 Practice, Philosophy and Sanskrit Chanting


The tuition for this workshop is €490.

Tuition for members

The tuition for AYB-members is €450.
This reduced rate is available to students with a regular membership at the point of registration.


The workshop location will be announced as the workshop approaches.

Payment and Cancellation


Please note: Register soon. Places will be given away in the order the registration and workshop tuition come in.

To register for our workshops you'll need to send us an email with your full name.
After our confirmation of your place you are required to pay the workshop fee in cash or by bank transfer within 14 days.
If not stated otherwise the full tuition has to be paid to secure your place at the workshop.


Please make sure to reserve these dates.
Registrations, cancellations, reimbursements etc. tend to cause a lot of work, therefore we need to charge fees when you cancel your place regardless of the reason for it.

This service fee depends on the date of your cancellation:
42 or more days before the workshop: 20% of the total tuition.
21 or more days before the workshop: 50% of the total tuition.
The full amount must paid after that date!

Payment Information


Recipient Grischa Steffin
Blz 70120400
Kto 7032890019


Recipient Grischa Steffin
IBAN DE62701204007032890019
Bank Address DAB Bank
80687 Muenchen
Recipient's Address Grischa Steffin,
Brunnenstraße 185,
10119 Berlin

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