Ashtanga Yoga Foundation Course (May 2012)


Peter Bertero

with Peter Bertero from 26 May Saturday morning to 1 June Friday morning. The most important step in becoming a yoga teacher is first to become a well-grounded practitioner!  Come learn how to benefit from one of the world’s most respected yoga methods, Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of K.Pattabhi Jois Yoga Institute, Mysore India.

This 5-day practitioner intensive shines light on all the essential elements of the Ashtanga Yoga system.  Each student will have individual instruction in aligning the body, breath, and mind.  There will be sanskrit chanting, guided meditation sessions, quiet self-practice time and fun workshop-style asana sessions, as well as yoga philosophy and more.

All ages and physical abilities can experience the dynamic meditative practice of Ashtanga in this course.

Saturday Evening: ‘The Starting Point is Now’
Introduction and Kirtan

Sunday Morning:
Sanskrit Invocation & Guided Meditation, Surya Namaskara A & B, Ujjayi Pranayama

Sunday Afternoon: ‘The Fundamentals: The External Limbs of Ashtanga’
The Standing Asanas / Discussion:  Why is this method called Ashtanga Yoga?

Monday Morning:
Sanskrit Invocation and Guided Meditation, Led Class through the standing Asanas, Basic Pranayama

Monday Afternoon: ‘What’s with the Fixed Sequence?’
The Finishing Asanas / Discussion :  the finer points of working within a fixed sequence

Monday Evening:
The Power of Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan

Tuesday Morning:
Sanskrit Invocation and Guided Meditation,  Led Class to Janushirshasana, Basic Pranayama

Tuesday Afternoon: ‘Going Deep: The Internal Limbs of Ashtanga’
The seated Asanas/ Discussion: The internal aspects of Asana

Wednesday Morning:
Sanskrit Invocation and Guided Meditation, Mysore Class, Basic Pranayama

Wednesday Afternoon: ‘Embodying the Heart’
Backbending / Discussion: the Bhagavad Gita

Wednesday Evening:

Thursday Morning:
Sanskrit Invocation and Guided Meditation, Led Half Primary

Thursday Afternoon: ‘The Art of Self-practice’
Modifications and adjustments / Discussion: practical tips on developing and maintaining a self-practice

Thursday Evening:
Closing session: Living the Practice & Question & Answer


Peter Bertero is a dedicated student of Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of the K. Pattabhi Jois Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, where he has been practicing every year since 2005. He is competent in and authorized to teach the Primary and Intermediate asana series.
Following the example of his teacher R. Sharath, Peter’s intention is to live, practice and share the full breadth of Patanjalian yoga.


A little bit about Patika… Patika is situated in the quaint village of Faralya, where the sea and the forest meet in Fethiye. We are walking distance to the most popular trekking routes in Kelebekler Valley and Kabak Bay, and just a ten minute walk through the forest to the sea.
We offer several accommodation options, such as stone houses that were built by Patika residents with shower and toilet inside, and camp sites. The predominantly vegetarian kitchen serves healthy and delicious meals using local produce.

Mornings here begin with yoga followed by afternoons discovering the historical Lycian Way, or enjoying the seaside.  The Patika project includes organic farming on about 7000 square meters of land, and wide range of activities such as yoga camps and camps for children.
To find out more about the Patika project and see pictures:


* The yoga camps are open to practitioners of all levels and will be in English. The course price would be 350 TL. For accomadation price please call  533 650 80 70or write to

* For information about yoga class contents please e-mail:

* For reservation 150 TL need to be deposited.

* For information about accommodation and reservations please contact Erol Scott via phone +90 533 650 80 70 or e-mail

* For transportation please visit: We recommend that you bring a flashlight, slippers, camera and a bathing suit in addition to your yoga mat! :). We do supply yoga mats free of charge.

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