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Ashtanga Yoga – the integration path by Tarik van Prehn

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style, led classes, pranayama and yoga practical philosophy – From 11th of April till the 14th, 2024

There is no time to waste and this yoga is not gymnastics. If you have never experienced transcendence you are not looking in the right direction. During these 4 days I will make sure that you become more aware of where you are in your path. We all want fantasy but reality is what we need to grow and evolve, so we can become better humans. I invite you to take a ride together with me exploring your potential to become the best version of yourself. But we will have to face and accept all those hidden aspects that we fear so much. The lotus flower needs the dark and dirty water to bloom and reveal its beauty.

I invite you to shed light and to integrate your hidden darkness in your practice, using that to transform and manifest beauty in your life. Ultimately what any human being wants is to live as strong and as healthy as possible, for as long as we can. No yoga system is perfect and the sooner we understand that, the healthier we will become. Time is precious. Let’s not waste it.


Open to all Ashtanga levels except absolute beginners!


The Mysores timetable is subject to change depending on the number of participants.

Thursday, April 11

  • 7am – 9am : Mysore – Doors open at 6.45 a.m.

Friday, April 12

  • 7am-9am : Mysore – Doors open at 6.45 a.m.
  • 1.30pm-4pm workshop & conference : Ashtanga yoga fundamentals: Flow state, vinyasa, bandha and dristhiThe 8 limbs of Yoga as described by Patanjali and how to integrate them to practice and life.

Working from gross to subtle – The logic behind the 3 series of Ashtanga Yoga is to gradually clean and purify the body and nervous system so the mind can rest and the practitioner can experience a sense of presence. What requires effort and continuous consistency will eventually become effortless. The goal of practice is to get to a “flow state” regardless of how advanced one is.

When there is struggle and an urge to progress there will be restlessness. Flow state is achieved only when vinyasa, bandhas and drishtis are integrated.

How can you progress safely throughout the series, strengthening your body and sharpening your mind. Understand the logic behind each series and why the asanas were assembled the way they were.

  • 16pm-16.30pm pranayama & meditation

Saturday April 13th

  • 8am-10am : Mysore – Doors open at 7.45 a.m.
  • 1.30pm-4pm workshop & conference : Ashtanga Yoga pedagogy: why does the system was taught gradually in a self practice (Mysore style) context? Why the so called “gate keeper” asanas are so important?

Between the teacher and student there is the “Teaching” the energy that flows and is transmitted in a long lineage of yogis. One needs the other. Why this relationship is so important?

Yoga and the circles of life, how to adapt and change your approach to yoga based on your age, lifestyle and gender. Is Ashtanga yoga for anyone? Who should not do it, why and when?

  • 4pm-4.30pm pranayama & meditation

Dimanche 14 avril

  • 8am-10am : Mysore – Doors open at 7.45 a.m.
  • 1.30-4pm workshop & conference : Ashtanga Yoga tool box – the must do Yoga survival kit that will help you deal with life challenges. 

Spirituality – what is actually means? Spiritual bypass – how can yoga practice confuse your mind and mislead your life.

The importance of understanding your traumas and fears in order to progress in your practice.

A good teacher wants his students to be better than him. Passage of knowledge means that the students start where the teachers experience peaks. A good teacher will make sure that the student will not make the same mistakes. So honestly is very important and no knowledge should be hidden. Tarik brings reality to teaching and real life experiences inviting his students to do the same. He has been through several fazes of practice and teaching, facing several challenges on so many different levels. He has also witnessed his pears and students progress and mistakes. His approach to teaching is extremely honest and realistic with no folklore or spiritual bypass.

  • 4pm – 4.30pm pranayama & closing meditation


Born in Brasil in 1975, Tarik van Prehn moved to Portugal with his family in 1988. He started practicing Yoga daily when he was 19. After studying and practicing traditional Chinese medicine for 6 years Tarik discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 1998. From 2001 to 2008 he traveled to Mysore to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. He was Authorized by Guruji in 2004. Tarik is the father of four children and a surfer/ocean lover. He lives with his wife Lea Perfetti and children in SW Portugal, where they run a Mysore Style Program, called Yoga, Surf & Sun, bringing together Ashtanga practitioners from all over the world.


Full weekend : 290€ (250€ early bird jusqu’au 29 février)

Mysore : 35€ 

Workshop : 50€ 

Meditation & pranayama : 25€ 

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