Deepening your Practice

One Week Yoga Intensive w/ Diana Christinson

February 1st - February 7th
(with weekend only option)
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala

Location: Pacific Astanga Yoga Shala, Dana Point, CA

We will study the 3 bodies - Physical Body (Asana), Energy Body (Prana), Mind Body (Spirit).


gyan mudra

Mysore 11:00-1:00 pm
Workshop 1:30-4:00 pm

Parampara; Mysore, the History and Linage of the Ashtanga Practice.
This workshop will include discussion on Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga series and methodology.

Mysore 9:00-11:00 am
Workshop 12:30- 3:30 pm

Invoking; Translating the Invocation.
A study on the Ashtanga invocation.
Meditation & Refining your Transitions.
This workshop will look at the traditional ashtanga jump through and pull through and the beauty of the vinyasa method as described in Yoga Mala by Patabhi Jois. Includes asana demonstration and practice.


Mysore 11:00-1:00 pm
Workshop 1:30-4:00 pm

Deepening your Practice; The Anatomy of the Spine.
This workshop will look at the physical benefits of the asana practice through the ashtanga 1st and 2nd series poses.
Includes demonstration and a short practice focused on Dropping back into backbend.

Mysore 9:00-11:00 am
Workshop 12:30-3:30 pm

Lightness & Strength; The Pranic Practice.
In this workshop we will study the Bandhas, Nadis, Vayus (vital airs), and the Pranic spine, Shashumna Nadi.
Includes demonstration, practice and Pranayama practice.

Primary Series Led 11:00-1:00 pm
Workshop 1:30-4:00 pm

Yoga Therapy, The Medicine of Yoga Chikitsa.
Bring advanced series into 1st series.
Includes Q & A of 1st Series and demonstration and practice.

Evening Workshop 6-8 pm

The Spiritual Evolution found in our daily practice
Discussion of the yoga philosophy and how we evolve into a higher consciousness through yoga asana, breath and chakras.
Includes candle lit yoga meditation practice.

hand stand

Mysore 11:00-1:00 pm
Workshop 2:00-5:00 pm

The Joy of Balance
Hand stand, headstand, and arm balance workshop.
This workshop will include a dynamic one hour Dragon Practice. Specific focus will be on Handstand and Pincha Mayurasana.

Beach Party & Dinner 5:30-7:30pm

10:30-11:30 Dragon (optional)
12:00-2:00 pm Into to Second Series Practice
Workshop 2:30-5:30 pm

Opening the Heart through Nadi Shodhana Intermediate Series.
The transformative qualities of the practice.
This workshop will include studies on mythology, anatomy and practice.
Specific focus will be on opening Backbend & Kapotasana.
Closing Meditation.

Suggested Reading

Yoga Mala ~ Pattabhi Jois
Ashtanga Yoga, The Intermediate Series ~ Gregor Meal
Light on Yoga ~ BKS Iyengar
The Heart of Yoga ~ TKV Desiccator
Anatomy of the Spirit ~ Caroline Myss
The Psoas Book ~ Liz Koch
Core Awareness ~ Liz Koch
(after registration you will receive specific chapters and articles to read)


$400 for the week 5 Day Retreat Monday-Friday
$600 for the week plus weekend 7 Day Retreat Monday - Sunday
$240 for weekend Retreat (Friday Night-Sunday)

To register please email Diana

Deepening your Practice


Accommodations are available at Blue Lantern Inn overlooking beautiful Dana Point Harbor

Blue Lantern Inn

This is a lovely intimate bed and breakfast inn with spectacular views within walking distance of Pacific Ashtanga. Included in the room rate is a bountiful breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, freshly baked cookies, on-site parking and use of bicycles to take a cruise around Dana Point. The Inn is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, bars and cafes.

Please call Laurene Tiller at 949.661.1304 Monday through Wednesday from 9:00am to 3:00 pm PST to reserve your room at the Yoga Special rate of $195.00 for stays Mondays through Thursdays. Please note the discount rate is not available on the weekends.

Blue Lantern Inn