Advanced Asana

Exploration of Strengths and Boundaries

with Jim Bennitt and James Tennant

TBA Winter 2018 | 10am–11:30am & 1:30pm–5:30pm

In this 5-day module we will focus on how to practice and teach many of the advanced poses in yoga safely, effectively, and efficiently. You will learn how to create a challenging practice for yourself and become more confident leading students through a sequence of complicated postures and techniques in a classroom or private setting. This training will also place emphasis on maintaining physical integrity while cultivating the mental clarity that defines yoga.

Please note: For this module there is a 12-person maximum and 5-person minimum. You must register one week prior to the start of the program or have a deposit down of $100 to reserve your space.

If the course is canceled due to low attendance, you will be notified 7 days prior to the start date and will receive a full refund.

Technique Training/Practice: 7.5 hours

Morning practice will emphasize:

Practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, visualization

  • A physical practice to work towards a specific advanced asana(s)
  • Pranayama to calm the nervous system
  • Practice of mudras and bandhas for internal support and stabilization
  • Demonstration of advanced asana and/or vinyasas
  • Meditation and visualization techniques

Theory/Philosophy: 7.5 hours

Topics will include:

  • The history of hatha yoga and asana practice
  • Tantric philosophy
  • Components of an intelligent sequence
  • Exploring the use of bandhas
  • Pratyahara
  • Incorporating ayurvedic principles within an advanced asana class

Methodology/Practicum: 15 hours

Afternoon session will include:

  • Practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation and visualization
  • Building advanced, intelligent classes for different directions of mobility
  • Techniques to assist in progression
  • Safe and practical adjusting techniques
  • Identifying limitations in yourself and others

Additional Hours will include:

  • Discussion/Q&A
  • Assignments
  • Reading
  • Homework


$500 early bird (paid in full 30 days before start date)
$600 if paid within 30 days of start date

A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. Call 312-386-9642 or register online by clicking the button below.