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EDDIE STERN

TEACHING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN INDIA

MUMBAI - DECEMBER 2019

About Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a globally well-known Senior Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher, author, and lecturer based in New York and is widely known as the pioneer of New York’s yoga scene.

Eddie is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga. His approach combines the ancient philosophy and practices of yoga with a modern, scientific understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms that make yoga work. He studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until his passing in 2009, and continues to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s grandson, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois. Eddie has taught the virtues of the practice to far too many celebrities to mention entirely. His most famous celebrity students are Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Willem Dafoe, Mike D., Julian Schnabel and Russell Brand among others and has a dedicated following of practitioners in New York and around the world. When he is not teaching in New York, he travels the world extensively sharing his insights and passion.

Eddie is the co-founder of Brooklyn Yoga Club, Ashtanga Yoga New York, Broome Street Temple, Namarupa Magazine, the Urban Yogis, and Set/Reset.

Eddie Stern’s journey into the practice began in the late 80's when he was introduced to yoga, meditation and vegetarianism by a co-worker at Bleecker Bob’s records in NYC. He quit smoking when he was 18 (smoking 2 packs a day !) and dedicated his life to yoga. From his early 20's, Eddie studied Ashtanga Yoga, chanting, philosophy and rituals in Mysore every year.

Eddie has published several books on Ashtanga yoga, including Yoga Mala and On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace. This year he is promoting his forthcoming book One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life.
In addition to being a master of the asana practice, Eddie is transforming society as co-founder of the Urban Yogis Project along with Deepak Chopra, a gun- and harm reduction program in Queens, New York; Set/Reset, a public education health and wellness non-profit; and most recently, The Breathing App, a free app that teaches resonance breathing for stress and anxiety reduction.

Stern is a major advocate of spreading yoga broadly and works tirelessly to bring yoga to at-risk youth.

Eddie has studied Sanskrit and many of the scriptures of the Indian tradition as well as all aspects of the Indian and yogic culture. Stern is a scholar and avid devotee of the Hindu tradition. He opened the Broome Street Temple in New York City in 2001 with his wife and fellow Ashtanga yoga teacher Jocelyne Stern, which was the first and only Vedically consecrated Ganesha temple in Manhattan, and which also housed their Ashtanga yoga school for 15 years. He opened the first branch of his yoga school in NYC in 1993, which operated until this past March, 2019, at its final location in Brooklyn. Now he teaches one week per month in NYC, and travels to teach as well. Known for his authenticity, dedication, philosophical wisdom and skilful guidance, Eddie is the embodiment of Ashtanga yoga on and off the mat. Eddie is humble, full of heart, intellect, and humour.

Eddie is one of the most extraordinary teachers of Astanga Yoga in the world today and this workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn from him the true and pure essence of this uniquely comprehensive system of yoga and learn about his ideas on science, philosophy and physiology related to yoga and its practices today.

Eddie lives in New York with his wife Jocelyne.

Welcome to Eddie Stern’s First Workshop in Mumbai, India December 2019

True Bay India is very honoured and excited to present Senior Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Eddie Stern to you for the first time in India. Come practice with Eddie in this rare setting and opportunity.

Join us for 4 days of immersion in the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method. 

Experience two guided classes of Primary Series along with two Mysore Classes, a yoga therapy class and lectures along with a Q&A where you can ask questions and meet one of the leading lights of the Ashtanga world. Space and spots is very limited, so please make sure to book soon.

• This workshop is ideal for those curious about Ashtanga and looking to explore the practice. All Levels Welcome.

• More experienced yogis will enjoy deepening their understanding of Ashtanga and refining their practice with a skilled and experienced teacher

• Eddie will lead us through 4 days that will guide you into the postures and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga.

The workshop is adapted to anybody with a basic knowledge of the Ashtanga system and the Primary series sequence. We also strongly encourage people of all levels of knowledge and understanding or yoga style affiliation interested in its spiritual aspects to join us.

For those who are unfamiliar with the practice Eddie is holding a stand alone single evening Ashtanga for Beginners workshop with only 35 spots. This workshop can be done by itself or added onto the 4 day workshop.

Highlights of the 4 Day Workshop 5-8 December 2019:

  • Mysore Practice in a small batch of 25 students per hour

  • Two guided Led Primary Series Classes

  • Yoga Therapy Class

  • Lectures  

  • Pranayama

  • Q&A

Highlights of the stand alone Ashtanga For Beginners Workshop 4th December 2019:

  • Easy going Introduction of some of the poses, breathing and philosophy behind the practice, practicing some of the poses from the primary series.

  • It will be part discussion, and part practice.

  • Will cover modifications of poses that are difficult, or that allow for practice if you have any injuries that you are being wary of.

  • Q&A

Schedule

A. Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

Wednesday December 4th 2019 Iskcon Chowpatty

!8:00pm - 20:00pm Ashtanga Yoga For Beginners

35 Spots Only

B. Ashtanga Yoga Full Workshop

Thursday December 5th 2019 The Retreat House, Bandra West

6:00-10:00  Morning Mysore program

(timings in few shifts of 25 participants per hour will be defined closer to the workshop date)

Friday December 6th 2019 The Retreat House, Bandra West

6:00-10:00  Morning Mysore program 

(timings in few shifts of 25 participants per hour will be defined closer to the workshop date)

Saturday December 7th 2019 Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Bandra West

6:30 am - 09:45 am

6:30 am - 8:00 am  Led Primary series

8:00 am - 8:15 am Pranayama

8:15 am - 8:45 am  Break

8:45 am - 9:45 am Lecture on Stress, Resilience, and Inflammation

Saturday December 7th 2019 Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Bandra West

16:00 - 18:00 pm

16:00 pm -17:00 pm Yoga Therapy Class : This would follow themes from the morning nervous system talk of Stress, Resilience, and Inflammation

A yoga practice for down-regulating the sympathetic nervous system.

17:00 pm -18:00 pm Lecture on Correlation between eastern and western views of the nervous system

Individual & Group Photos

Sunday December 8th 2019 Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Bandra West

6:30 am - 09:45 am

6:30 am -8:00 am  Led Primary series

8:00 am -8:15 am Pranayama

8:15 am -8:45 am  Break

8:45 am -9:45 am Q& A

Sunday December 8th 2019 The Retreat House, Bandra West

14:00-16:00  Lecture: One Simple Thing - How Yoga Works

Group Photos / Book Signing

NOTES:

  • The schedule is subject to minor changes.

  • Mysore morning slot timings will be informed closer to workshop dates.

  • No drop ins for Mysore

  • The Ashtanga for Beginners is a stand alone workshop with limited spots of 35.

  • The Beginner workshop is not part of the workshop package. You will need to register for it separately.

  • Venue for The Ashtanga for Beginners workshop is currently at Iskcon Chowpatty

Fee - Packages & Drop In

Entire Workshop 5th Dec - 8th December 2019

  • Super Early Bird : INR 9000 + 18% GST

Valid for payments done until 30th September 2019 

  • Early Bird : INR 10000 + 18% GST

Valid for payments done until 31st October 2019

  • Regular Price : INR 11000 + 18% GST

Valid for payments from1st November 2019

Weekend Only Package 7th December - 8th December 2019

Regular Pricing Only INR 9000 + 18% GST

Limited Spots available for all weekend classes and lectures.

Drop In Spots to be released if space available.

We recommend that you book in time to take advantage of early bird pricing of entire workshop package as there will be limited spots.

Drop in for Each Led Primary Class INR 4500/- incl GST

Drop in for Sunday Evening Lecture INR 3000/- incl GST

Drop in for Saturday Afternoon Class + Lecture INR 4500/- incl GST

No Drop In for Mysore Classes.

Please refer to the refund policy at the bottom of the page before booking.

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners December 4th 2019 -(Add on/Stand Alone Workshop)

Single Class Workshop INR 4500/- incl GST

Workshop Topics

Led Primary Series

Practice on 7th December Saturday and 9th December Sunday

The primary series is a challenging and invigorating sequence of postures that take about an hour and thirty minutes to practice. The postures are strengthening, toning and cleansing for the muscles, joints and internal organs. Variations of poses that prove challenging will be offered. This class includes postures, breathing, pranayama, and chanting. Previous yoga experience is suggested for this class. 

The primary series of Ashtanga Yoga is a sequence of thirty-two yoga postures that are excellent for strengthening and stretching every limb of your body, massaging the internal organs (especially the organs of digestion), and activating the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, which is related to our need to be able to “rest and digest”.

Details

Suitable for those with yoga experience

Mysore Practice

Practice on 5th December Thursday and 6th December Friday

Mysore practice is appropriate for beginners as well as students of all levels, and is the traditional method of learning yoga, one-on-one from teacher to student. However for this two session only we ask you to be already familiar with the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style of practice. If in doubt, please contact us via email prior to registering.

Lecture 1 : Stress, Resilience, and Inflammation

Part 1 - 7th December Morning & Part 2 - 7th December Afternoon

Burn-out, anxiety, stress, and depression are some of the most common side-effects of the fast-paced, high demand society that we live in today. We have all experienced them to some degree, and they all have one thing in common: inflammation. Inflammation, in and of itself, is not a bad thing. It fights off viruses and is a regulator of certain bodily functions - but too much of it causes us to break down. It is the leading cause of 95% of all preventable diseases, including cardiovascular disease and irritable bowel syndrome. The good news, however, is that inflammation has certain on and off switches that are not difficult to access, and when we know the tricks to switch the inflammation off, we tap into our inner keys to self regulation. By learning that we are not at the mercy of stress and the other exhausting side-effects of modern society, we can restore our energy, our sense of purpose and meaning, and express our creativity fully through the work we do and lives we live.

In this two part lecture, Eddie will discuss what stress is, how it leads to inflammation of both body and mind, and how through change of perception we can turn our negative stressors into positive challenges that we can grow from.

Therapeutics Class : Yoga Therapy Class

7th December 2019 Afternoon

In the one hour yoga therapy class Eddie will lead us through a simple yoga practice for down-regulating the sympathetic nervous system and follow themes from the morning nervous system talk.

Lecture 2 : Correlation between Eastern and Western views of the nervous system

7th December 2019 Afternoon

One Hour Lecture Post the yoga therapy class on Correlation between eastern and western views of the nervous system

Q&A

8th December Morning

Feel free to bring your questions about yoga, philosophy, asana, poses that are troubling you, and Eddie will answer them. While we will not have time to address everyone’s particular problems, we can look at general alternative positions with respect to queries/poses that could be helpful for everyone to know.

Lecture 3 : One Simple Thing - How Yoga Works

8th December 2019 Afternoon

In this two hour lecture, Eddie will discuss some of the underlying mechanisms of yoga that make it an effective practice for self-regulation, emotional regulation, and spiritual experience. Drawing from his book, One Simple Thing, he will discuss a variety of scientific findings and yogic explanations that complement both an Eastern and Western approach to spiritual practice. Even after thousands of years, yoga continues to be an infinitely interesting and exciting practice and philosophy, never growing old, and always staying new. In this class, we will look at some of the reasons why this is so.

Books of of Eddie’s new book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life will be available for purchase at the workshop. Receive your signed copy of this must read book.

Stand Alone /Add on Workshop: Ashtanga for Beginners

4th December 2019 Evening

If you have heard about Ashtanga Yoga, but think that it sounds too hard or tiring, or you have wanted to try it but feel intimidated, then this class will give you an easy going introduction to some of the poses, breathing, and philosophy behind this practice. We will talk about the techniques used in yoga, the philosophy behind the practice, the original meanings of the word vinyasa, and practice some of the poses from the primary series. It will be part discussion, and part practice. We’ll cover modifications of poses that are difficult, or that allow for practice if you have any injuries that you are being wary of.

We will also save time for questions, tips on how to start and maintain a practice, or anything else that is on your mind.

Ashtanga Yoga is a cohesive, structured practice of yoga that is meant to be internalised, meaning, once you learn it, it is yours forever, to practice wherever you are, on your own.

Yoga seeks to make us autonomous beings; structure is supposed to lead to freedom. We will discuss, and hopefully experience these things, in this class.

Limited Spots

There are limited spots available on a first come first serve basis under each category and we recommend you book quickly.

For the Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners there are only 35 spots

Payment Modes

Online payments only and no cash. Our payment gateway accepts Indian Debit and Credit Cards along with NEFT and Bank Transfers, International Credit Cards including Amex. For International Credit Cards/Debit Cards, we are also accepting Paypal for foreign students only. Mail us on : info@truebayindia.com

Payment gateway convenience charges/fees apply.

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Venues

Workshop 5-8 December 2019

Airport is 5kms away. Closest Local Train Station is Bandra West.

The Retreat House Address: 6, Kane Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir Address: 24th and 32nd Road, near to Patwardhan Udyan, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Workshop 4 December 2019

Airport is 21 kms away. Closest Local Train Station is Grant Road.

Iskcon Chowpatty Address: 7, K. M. Munshi Marg, Girgaon, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007

Accommodation & Transport

  1. Air Bnb - Bandra West - Always select a Super Host in your search.

  2. Dormitories and Rooms in social backpackers hostel with breakfast http://www.hophostelmumbai.com/

  3. Dormitories with breakfast http://www.namasteymumbai.com/

  4. The Retreat House (Mysore practice venue) Accommodation at Rs.1300 on single occupancy including all meals // Rs. 800/- on twin sharing basis. This is a basic, non-ac and clean accommodation.

    Mail us on: info@truebayindia.com

  5. Temple Accommodation at Rs. 2789/- Mail us on: info@truebayindia.com

  6. Closest Hotel cum Serviced Apartment to the Weekend Practice Venue is http://www.grandresidency.com/

  7. Hotel Le Sutra https:/lesutra.in/

  8. Serviced Apartment with Breakfast https://www.rameehotels.com/khar-india/ramee-techome-khar/overview

  9. Hotel Executive Enclave http://www.executiveenclave.com

  10. Luxury Sea Facing Hotel https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-lands-end-mumbai/ - close to the Mysore Practice venue

  11. https://www.booking.com/ / https://www.cleartrip.com/ https://www.makemytrip.com/ https://www.skyscanner.co.in/

Email us on info@truebayindia.com for assistance on accommodation and things to do in Mumbai. We recommend that you book your flights and accommodation early as it is peak season in Mumbai.

We recommend using Uber and it is easily available. For the local experience use Auto Rickshaws.

Gear

Please bring your own yoga mat, mat towel, napkin and wear comfortable and breathable yoga clothing. Please carry your own water bottle and snacks that you may need. There are no ac’s and fans used while practicing Ashtanga. Ashtanga is a sweaty practice so please hydrate well before and after class.

Photos

We will be providing group pictures of you with Eddie. Mobile phones and taking notes are strictly not allowed in the practice venue during the Classes and Lectures. Kindly do not take selfies with Eddie Stern.

Parking

Limited Parking at venue post which Street Parking. Please factor enough time due to the traffic. We advise you to reach 30 mins prior to class.

Registration

Please arrive a minimum of 30 mins prior to class for registration. Doors will close at 6.20am for the Led classes. Class will begin at 6.30am sharp for Led.

For Mysore please stick to the time slot that will be provided.

For already registered students please watch our for emails prior to workshop. We will inform you regarding pre-registration venue & time through the emails.

Refund Policy T&C

50% Refund on or before November 4, 2019. 100% non-refundable on and after November 5, 2019. No exceptions.

Please note refund amount will be on base price only and not GST.

In any case of illness, force majeure etc. the event will be attempted to be rescheduled with a new date, where already paid registrations here will be valid. Already paid registrations will not be refunded as long as the event can be rescheduled in similar manner at another date.

In case of cancellation of the event the base price. Any fees at registration, delivery, payments or use of credit-cards or any costs will not be refunded.

True Bay India reserves the right to change the date, timings or place for the completion of the event without this being considered as violation or let alone cancellation of the concerned event.

True Bay India cannot be made liable for any direct or indirect losses as a consequence of events that have been rescheduled, changed, only partly or let alone not at all completed.

The Event

  1. Teachers provide their own content to the Event. The scope, form, themes and goals of individual sessions are set out inter alia on the website of the Event.

  2. True Bay India reserves the right to make changes in the program of the Event due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. A change in program does not affect the existing cancellation policy of the Event.

Limitation of Liability True Bay India

  1. Attending the Event or Event Locations and leaving belongings in the changing rooms is at the Visitor's own risk.

  2. True Bay India will not be liable for any loss, (physical) injuries or damages suffered at the Event including damage, theft or loss of property of a Visitor.

  3. True Bay India works exclusively with professional yoga teachers and always ensures high-quality yoga classes. Even so, a Visitor always runs the risk of receiving an injury during a yoga class. By participating in a yoga class at the Event, the Student accepts this risk of an injury. True Bay India provides the following guidelines for reducing the risk of an injury:
    - Always consult a doctor before starting yoga classes if you are not sure that you are completely healthy or if you are pregnant.
    - If you have an injury or any other physical inconvenience, always inform your yoga teacher about this before starting the yoga class.
    - Listen to and follow the instructions of the relevant yoga teacher.
    - Perform the yoga exercises carefully and bear your physical limitations in mind.
    - Do not perform any yoga exercises that are painful.
    - Ask questions if you do not understand an exercise.
    - Avoid inverted poses during menstruation.

Permission to use Visitor's portrait

  1. True Bay India reserves the right to photograph and film the Event.

  2. Photos and videos from the Event may be used for future promotional material by True Bay India. By attending the Event, the Visitor grants the right to True Bay India to use any images in which the portrait of the Visitor is present for future promotional material by True Bay India.

Agreement of purchase of participation in an event through True Bay India are subject to Indian law and any discrepancy between True Bay India and a paying participant shall be settled by Indian law with jurisdiction in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. September 2019.

Scholarship Spots

For the weekend workshop of 7- 8 December 2019 , we will be offering 3 full scholarship spots, covering 100% of the workshop fee, in hopes of making this opportunity available to some who would not have the means otherwise. This does not include accommodation, travel and food costs.

For the workshop of 4 December 2019 , we will be offering 1 full scholarship spot, covering 100% of the workshop fee, in hopes of making this opportunity available to some who would not have the means otherwise. This does not include accommodation, travel and food costs.

In order to be considered for either scholarship, you must complete the standard application requirements. Please email us on info@truebayindia.com for the application form.

All applications will have to include Income Certificate or IT Returns and Aadhar Card/Pan Card. Scholarship spots are for Indian Students Only.

Last Day for Applications is October 15th, 2019. We will only inform the accepted scholarship students by October 31st, 2019.

Contact

For registration assistance, and any questions please Email us

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