Govinda Kai

Welcoming Govinda

We warmly welcome our returning international guest instructor–Govinda Kai. Govinda travels the world teaching yoga and has traveled the globe this year, including Japan, Missouri, Minnesota, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Budapast, Moscow and Milan.  Welcome his return to one of his favorite home bases with us at Good Vibrations Yoga.

Please Join Us

Deepen your yoga practice at our upcoming intensives at Good Vibrations Yoga; all levels of practice are welcome!  Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended (and greatly appreciated). November 4 is the early-bird pricing registration deadline.

About Govinda

Govinda Kai brings a unique perspective to his teaching. He has been fortunate to have studied with some of the most renowned spiritual teachers of this age, including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Muktananda, and Sogyal Rinpoche. With over thirty years of yoga experience, Govinda challenges students not just to improve their physical practice, but to explore the possibilities of living a truly meaningful life. Govinda has been to Mysore, India more than 20 times where he practiced almost exclusively with Guruji, from 1995 to 2007. He was certified to teach Ashtanga yoga by Guruji, an honor bestowed upon fewer than fifty individuals worldwide.

SCHEDULE
November 10-25, 2018


Govinda leads the following classes and will be assisted by our regular ashtanga teachers.

Full Led Primary Series, Chanting & Meditation w/Erez
Saturday, November 10

Morning || 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Led Half Primary and Half Intermediate Series, Chanting & Meditation w/Sara
Sunday, November 11
Morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intense!


Mysore Classes    –  Mornings of November 12 – 16 and November 19 – 21
Mornings || 6 am – 8 am


Full Led Primary Series w/Erez
Monday, November 12

Evening || 5 pm – 7 pm
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Full Led Primary Series w/Erez
Friday, November 16

Evening || 5 pm – 7 pm

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Full Led Primary Series, Chanting & Meditation w/Erez
Saturday, November 17

Morning || 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Led Half Primary and Half Intermediate Series, Chanting & Meditation w/Sara
Sunday, November 18
Morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intense!


Full Led Primary Series w/Erez
Monday, November 19

Evening || 5 pm – 7 pm

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Full Led Primary Series w/Sara
Wednesday, November 21

Evening || 5 pm – 7 pm

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No Govinda classes November 22 & 23
Regular Class offerings: see our schedule for holiday classes

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Full Led Primary Series, Chanting & Meditation w/Erez
Saturday, November 24

Morning || 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Led Half Primary and Half Intermediate Series, Chanting & Meditation w/Sara
Sunday, November 25
Morning  || 9:00 am – 12:00 pm



Early Bird Pricing – Registration Deadline is November 4

Registration (please pre-register)

Why Pre-Register?
Space is limited. If you are wanting to “drop-in”, please contact Karen (see contact info, below) prior to the day of the workshop to check for openings in the specific class you are interested in.

Advanced Registration is Required
We are graciously seeking your help. In our experience planning for past workshops, we have learned about the need for early and accurate planning. All attendees must pay in advance to insure you have a spot as space is limited.

How to Register
On the website: Go onto our MindBody Class Registration site… find the date… go to November 10 (or the first date you will attend) and register for the Govinda class(es) of your choice… use the payment drop down menu to choose your pricing option.

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 If the pricing option you are looking for is not there, please do the following:

  • Personal Checks: (verify your price by contacting Karen first)
    Checks can be mailed to Good Vibrations Yoga, 11 10th Ave So., Hopkins, MN  55343 –OR– bring your registration into the studio on Saturdays at 10:15 am –OR– give a check with the classes you’re attending to Erez Atar. Write down the classes you will be attending and include your payment with your list.
  • Credit Cards: Email Karen@goodvibrations-yoga.com to set up payment through our secure site.
  • Telephone: Please call (952) 451-8045 and leave a message for Karen for a callback. You will then need to prepay.

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Led Ashtanga Primary Series

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition–as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois–combines a precise system of breath, movement and focus point to create a dynamic and profoundly meditative style of practice. The Primary Series, or yoga chikitsa, is designed to promote therapeutic healing of the body. Govinda studied this method and practiced directly with Pattabhi Jois, or Guruji, for many years. In his teaching, Govinda conveys his passion and knowledge of the practice to his students. Govinda will lead the class in the traditional Sanskrit count.

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga

Mysore style practice is the traditional method of practicing Ashtanga yoga. Each student practices at their own pace under the guidance of a teacher. The Mysore system allows students to develop a personal practice that is authentic to their physical individuality while following the Ashtanga tradition. Students will receive one on one instruction from Govinda to develop his/her individual practice.

Evening sessions will further explore pranayama, chanting, meditation and yoga philosophy. In these sessions, students will also have an additional opportunity to ask Govinda questions regarding their personal practices.

PACKAGE PRICING


Complete Intensive Package – All Weeknight, Mysore and Weekend Govinda – (up to 18 classes)  Offer good only til Nov 4

  • Member Price:   $350
  • Non Member Price:  $450
  • A La Carte: Members $25-30;   GVY Regular Students $35-$40;   Non Members $35-45

Saturday & Sunday only Package – All Ashtanga Weekend Intensives –
November 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Package includes Saturday and Sunday only on the above dates.

By November 4:

  • Unlimited Monthly Members/
    Prepaid/Early-Bird*:   $150
  • Current GVY Students Prepaid/Early-Bird*:   $180
  • Prepaid/Early-Bird:  $210

* = Current Students of Good Vibrations Yoga

After November 4:

  • Members*:   $165
  • Current GVY Students*:   $195
  • Standard: $240

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Drop-in Single Class selections, if space permits.

  • $45

Mysore Package
All 8 Mysore Classes
* = Current Students of Good Vibrations Yoga

Package includes one of the Saturday morning classes, plus all other classes.

By November 4:

  • Unlimited Monthly Members/Current Ashtanga Students
    Prepaid/Early-Bird*:  $190
  • Prepaid/Early-Bird:   $230

After November 4: 

  • Unlimited Monthly Members/
    Prepaid*:  $200
  • Standard:   $245

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Drop-in Single Class selections, if space permits.

  • unlimited monthly members/
    prepaid*:   $28
  • standard*):   $35

Weeknight Classes –  Led Ashtanga Primary Series 

Mondays Nov 12 & 19, Friday, November 16 and Wednesday November 20

* = Current Students of Good Vibrations Yoga 

Package or Singles: Early bird:  $100 or $25 per class members $140 or $35 per class non members

After November 4: $28 per class members $40 per class non members


14 Session Package – $275/$290

With this package members/nonmembers can choose any 14 of Govinda’s classes on the schedule.


If you have not reserved your spot by paying prior to arriving in class, please arrive at least 10 minutes early.  A spot is not guaranteed, the classes do fill up.


Yoga Student Status (Key)

All are welcome at Good Vibrations Yoga! If you regularly attend Ashtanga classes anywhere, you may register at a discount by following instructions for registration below.

* = Current Students of Good Vibrations Yoga
This means that you currently have a class package and attend classes at Good Vibrations Yoga.

*Unlimited Monthly Members
Unlimited Membership has its perks! This means that you are currently contracted with Good Vibrations Yoga with an unlimited membership, and you will be able to purchase at a very discounted price. 


How to Register
View registration instructions, to the left.

Registration Must be Prepaid to Guarantee a Space
Drop-in participation does not guarantee your placement in the workshop, as we have limited space.

Early-Bird Pricing
To receive the best price and guaranteed placement, payment must be made by November 4. Standard pricing begins November 5.

“There is a thread connecting each of us–connecting our past, our present, and our future–heart & mind, body & soul.
There is an idea weaving its way through our collective conscience–that who we are and how we live is born out of compassion & love.” –Govinda Kai