About Ashtanga Yoga Research Center
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Anthony â€œPremâ€ Carlisi and Heather â€œRadhaâ€ Carlisi, now â€œPradhaâ€ :), came together initially as a teaching team in Sri Lanka 2007 at Premâ€™s then, Ashtanga Yoga retreat center, in Tangalle. Prior to this, neither Prem nor Radha had ever taught with a partner, or even considered it. Each had been teaching solo for decades.
Their experience of coming together was a magical union which continued into a full tour through Northern Europe (Belgium, Holland, Norway , Germany, and many other places). They realized their combined energies created an even more powerful synergy together (Shiva/Shakti), manifesting in their sharing with students in the room.In addition to beginning teaching together Prem began writing his book â€œThe Only Way Out is Inâ€ in Sri Lanka in 2006, with Radhaâ€™s help he completed the project in 2007.
- Empower our students with radiant health and well being to become ambassadors for traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation in the world
- Teach Ashtanga Yoga asana (postures), Ayurveda (lifestyle) and Meditation with love and compassion based on each individual's body and mind.
Here at Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center we teach the traditional Mysore style method of Ashtanga Yoga asana (posture) practice. We learned this from our Guru (teacher), Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore South. Prem began practicing in 1978 and Radha in 1990. We teach this same method because it specifically addresses each students unique and special needs, as it did for us. This is one of the only styles of Yoga asana practice that honors each individual. We consider this to be the most authentic way to practice and teach. Yoga asanas were never taught as a one size fits all approach.
The Ashtanga asana practice is a method using honest observation of your own personal samskaras (past patterns) within your body/mind as you move through the brilliantly designed sequence of postures. Our job is to give you guided suggestions/adjustments. Without cultivating personal awareness, you simply reinforce the same bad habits and nothing truly changes. Using the tools of the practice correctly, you learn how to release the negative patterns that create imbalance and move to a state of perfect health.
We are personally committed to give you the best of what we know from decades of devoted practice and study. We have worked with thousands of students from all over the world. We meet you where you are at in the moment whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner. You will learn what is the most appropriate and beneficial way to practice (asanas, pranayama/breathing, internal energetics, alignment etc) for a lifetime to come.