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the Ashtanga Intensive.

  • Incendiary Brewing Co. 486 North Patterson Avenue Winston-Salem, NC, 27101 United States (map)

Lotus Yoga presents... The Ashtanga Intensive. Featuring Melanie Fawer, Ashtanga Certified Instructor.

Melanie Fawer has studied classical yoga for more than two decades and has found that there is no better tool than Ashtanga yoga for understanding the mechanics of the body, healing the body and cultivating inner calm. Trained under the tutelage of renowned yoga master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India for fifteen years, Melanie holds Certification from Jois, the highest honor in Ashtanga yoga. Melanie resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and is the owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Room. Her classes focus on breathing and alignment within the context of movement and dynamic holding, while taking into account that no two people breath at the same rate or come with the same body map. Melanie is most interested in potential, harnessing one's goals and dreams, to manifest one's own highest conscious self. 

In this exclusive, two-part workshop, Melanie will be guiding a 2-hour Introduction to the Ashtanga Primary Series practice in which she will take us through the entire first series of the method and provide insight on postures, alignment & breath within the Ashtanga system. Afterwards, students are encouraged to stay for a Q&A session with Melanie & Chloë. Feel free to ask anything about the Ashtanga system, Melanie's experience spanning more than 20 years in the yoga biz, traveling to India to study & learn, the future of yoga, specific postures within the system, breath work, cultivating a practice with consistency & longevity, and questions on the future of Ashtanga Yoga with Lotus Yoga in Winston-Salem!

This event is a collaborative effort of our community. Local sponsors include:

  • Lotus Yoga Academy

  • Incendiary Brewing Co.

  • Lululemon Thruway

  • Narrow Lines Co.

  • CycleBar Winston-Salem

With the support of our wonderful Winston-Salem sponsors, we are so thrilled to be giving away a plethora of gifts and services to keep you inspired and motivated to continue your path of well-being and Ashtanga Yoga long after the event concludes. There will be bags and bags full of goodies from our sponsors raffled off to kick start the Q&A session. 100% of the money raised from the raffle will be donated to City with Dwellings, a local nonprofit working to eradicate homelessness in our great city. City of Dwellings provides emergency overflow shelters during the harshest months of the year, December 1-March 31, and offers a variety of support & therapeutic programs to those experiencing homelessness in the Triad.

$40 - your ticket includes access to both the practice and Q&A. Door gifts available to all, raffle tickets purchased separately day of.

Later Event: February 23
Grand Opening Ashtanga Foundations