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Ashtanga Yoga & Regulating the Nervous System with Monica Arellano and Joseph Armstrong

August 26th and 27th - Counts toward 5 CEU with Yoga Alliance!

Take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga Method with Monica Arellano and Joseph Armstrong.

Together, they will examine the complex workings of the nervous system through the lens of both yogic tradition and modern science.

Get to know elements of the intermediate series, as Monica and Joseph break down the postures in the sequence. You’ll learn how to deepen your expression of each posture by creating a calm and steady mind and body.

This workshop is for any level practitioner curious about how and why yoga brings us towards increased presence and well-being.

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Exclusive Recorded Workshop

6 and a half hours of instruction from Monica Arellano and Joseph Armstrong.

Expert Knowledge

Learn from highly trained teachers who have dedicated countless hours to learning and teaching the practice.

Lifetime Access

Once you buy this workshop, it’s yours forever. Watch it as many times as you want.

Take an in-depth look at the Ashtanga Yoga Method with Monica Arellano and Joseph Armstrong.

Together, they will examine the complex workings of the nervous system through the lens of both yogic tradition and modern science.

Get to know elements of the intermediate series, as Monica and Joseph break down the postures in the sequence. You’ll learn how to deepen your expression of each posture by creating a calm and steady mind and body.

This workshop is for any level practitioner curious about how and why yoga brings us towards increased presence and well-being.

Exclusive Recorded Workshop

6 and a half hours of instruction from Monica Arellano and Joseph Armstrong.

Expert Knowledge

Learn from highly trained teachers who have dedicated countless hours to learning and teaching the practice.

Lifetime Access

Once you buy this workshop, it’s yours forever. Watch it as many times as you want.

Monica and Joseph have spent countless hours teaching and practicing Ashtanga yoga to students around the world. They each bring different perspectives and experiences to the teaching that will deepen your understanding and help you get more out of your practice. Immerse yourself in Ashtanga with them and learn how to use this traditional method to be more present and feel better in your daily life.

Monica Arellano

Monica Arellano is a Level 2 Authorized teacher in the Ashtanga Yoga Method, a formal blessing received by her teacher, R. Sharath Jois, in Mysore, India. She completed a 2-year apprenticeship program under Tim Feldmann at the Miami Life Center. Monica’s teachings are informed by the knowledge carried on from her teachers and the first-hand experience from her daily asana and meditation practice. Her classes emphasize the breath, alignment, and methods of concentration in hopes of exploring the deeper experience of asana. She believes we can deconstruct unhealthy patterns, facilitate healing on many levels, and find our way back to the most honest version of ourselves through the practice.

Joseph Armstrong

Joseph Armstrong teaches yoga rooted firmly in tradition but with an eye to the future. He underwent a 2-year apprenticeship program at the world-renowned Miami Life Center, continuing his education under his dear teachers, Tim Fieldman and Kino MacGregor. He has studied in Mysore under Sharath Jois. Joseph says that he teaches yoga because attempts to do any and everything else ended disastrously, but when he finally devoted himself to his passion, he became an asset to himself and others. He hopes his practice allows him to be ever more loving and to exist gently.

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Inspire and Fuel Your Ashtanga Practice

In this workshop, you’ll get the opportunity to take a close look at your own practice and learn how to improve it so you can continue to practice for years in the future. You’ll explore ways to make your practice healthier and more consistent. Monica will break down the second series for you with an emphasis on backbends to access the nervous system. Joseph will take you deeper into the exploration of the nervous system by examining traditional and modern knowledge that you can use both on and off the mat.

When you sign up for Ashtanga & Regulating the Nervous System (valued at $250) you’ll get access to...
More than 6 hours of instruction

Monica and Joseph have compressed years of study into 6 and a half hours to give you a comprehensive understanding of how to use the Ashtanga Method to regulate the nervous system. Learn in an intimate online setting designed to optimize your experience.

Combine traditional wisdom with modern scientific knowledge

Examine ancient yogic texts and modern science to gain a deep understanding of your nervous system. Learn how it works and how it affects your life.

Improve your physical and psychological well-being

Learn techniques to use both in your Ashtanga practice and in your daily life to change your instinctive response to internal and external stimuli and increase your overall wellness.

Get your questions answered

At the end of each interactive session, there will be time to ask questions and get answers. Monica and Joseph are committed to helping their students understand the principles they teach as fully as possible.

A unique experiential workshop

Each session will be an experiential learning environment where you are invited to have an inquisitive mind that is ready to learn. Come to the workshops with an open heart and mind.

Workshop Schedule


  • The Ritual of Practice: A Conversation with Monica and Joseph

    Join Joseph and Monica for a community talk on the ritual of practice. Consider what your practice looks like day-to-day as well as through a wider lens - over several years. Where is the structure of the Ashtanga Yoga method helpful and where can it get in the way? What qualities should always be there to maintain the intention and heart of this practice? Join in on the conversation, listen to what different practitioners have to say about this, share your thoughts and bring any questions you might have.

  • Intro to Second Series with Monica

    In this practice class we will go step by step through the first half of Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate (or second) series. The intelligent sequencing of the second series allows us to move deeper into backbends in a progressive way to tap into the more subtle work of the nervous system in yoga. Conventionally, intermediate series is introduced once a student has practiced primary series for at least a couple of years, but since Monica will offer variations and modifications, this class is open to all levels. Many of the backbends practiced in intermediate series can be very healing and effective for deepening backbends for any level practitioner.

  • Yoga, the Nervous System, and the Gunas with Joseph

    Inspire and fuel your practice in this in-depth workshop. You’ll learn how to apply guided imagery, meditation, vocal techniques, and breathwork to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and modify the state of your mind and body. Learn the secrets of the Samkhya Philosophy and how it applies to the nervous system, giving you insight and a clear framework for positive change in your life. Deepen your understanding of the Vagus nerve and how it regulates and relaxes the major systems of the body. Learn how to use your new knowledge to tap into your innate flow states and relaxation response. In this workshop, you’ll explore traditional yogic texts and modern science to gain techniques to bring you increased presence, as well as psychological and physical well-being.