We warmly welcome our returning international guest instructor–Govinda Kai. Govinda travels the world teaching yoga and joins us this summer upon returning from yoga retreats in Japan and Italy–and from teaching in Budapest, Hungary.
Please Join Us
Deepen your yoga practice at our upcoming intensives at Good Vibrations Yoga; all levels of practice are welcome! We are offering afternoon sessions on Yoga Philosophy which require no previous experience with Ashtanga (or with yoga). Space is limited for Asana classes, so early registration is highly recommended (and greatly appreciated). June 27 is the early-bird pricing registration deadline.
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 June 29-July 3
Mysore Ashtanga with Govinda Kai
Friday, June 29
Morning 6 am – 8 am
Full Led Primary Series with Govinda Kai & Erez Atar
Friday, June 29
Evening || 5 pm – 7 pm
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
Saturday, June 30 Morning || 8:00 am – 10:15 am learn more about Ashtanga Yoga – more of what it’s all about
Full Led Primary Series
Saturday, June 30
Morning || 10:30 am – 12:30 pm with opening & closing chant.
The Unseen Side of Yoga – Lecture-Discussion-Meditation Saturday, June 30 Afternoon || 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm What happens when we begin a regular daily yoga practice? More than just the physical body is affected. There is a purification process that slowly unfolds. We become more deeply in touch with our own true nature. This workshop is part lecture, part discussion, part meditation.
Full Led Primary Series
with some Intermediate Poses
Sunday, July 1 Morning || 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Intense!
Monday, July 2 Morning || 6 am – 8 am
Full Led Primary Series & Chant
Monday, July 2 Evening || 5 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, July 3
Morning || 6 am – 8:00 am
Early Bird Pricing – Registration Deadline is June 27
Registration (please 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.
How to Register On the website: Go onto our MindBody Class Registration site… find the date… go to June 29 (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.
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.
Telephone: Please call (952) 451-8045 and leave a message for Karen for a callback. You will then need to prepay.
“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
Ashtanga Intensive June 29 – July 3
*Current packages or memberships*: $120
Drop-in Single Class selections, if space permits.
Register by June 28 and *Unlimited Members pay $15 per class – must register & pay by 6/28 – register by email
Register June 29 *Member/*Current student or day of: $25 per class
Drop-in nonmember without preregister $35 per class
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 June 27. Standard pricing begins June 28.
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.
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.
Evening & Afternoon Sessions
These sessions will further explore pranayama, chanting, meditation and yoga philosophy. In these sessions, students will also have an additional opportunity to ask Govinda questions about their practice.