Before Kino MacGregor became one of the world’s youngest Ashtanga yoga masters, she wasn’t a dancer, she wasn’t a gymnast, and she wasn’t an athlete. She was just a 19-year old who tried, unsuccessfully, to do a headstand in her first yoga class.
A quick scroll through her Instagram is all it takes to see that she’s come a long way since that first yoga class. Now she’s coming to Asheville to share her knowledge with the local yoga community.
In partnership with Asheville Yoga Center, MacGregor will host the Ashtanga Yoga Weekend at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville on June 9-10. The event is open to yoga practitioners of all skill levels, and will be a weekend of playfulness, depth, and focus with the world-renowned Ashtanga yoga master.
Ashtanga yoga is a highly structured vinyasa style of yoga founded by K. Pattabhi Jois, and it is often thought of as a modern take on classical Indian yoga. The word Ashtanga literally translates to “eight limbs or branches,” referring to the eight elements of yoga: Yama (moral codes), Niyama (self-purification and study), Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense control), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (total peace). To become an Ashtanga Yoga teacher, a person is taught not just how to perform the postures, but to master the seven other aspects of yoga to fully prepare his or her students to succeed.
MacGregor travels to Asheville frequently to work with Asheville Yoga Center. While her events are typically hosted at AYC’s training facility, the Ashtanga Yoga Weekend has been relocated to the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville to accommodate the volume of students eager to learn from MacGregor. Space is currently available, but this event will sell out fast. Register today at youryoga.com or by calling 828-254-0380.
For the full workshops schedule and event details, go to youryoga.com/yoga-workshops.