Ashtanga Weekend Workshop and Friday Masterclass

December 1, 2017 – December 3, 2017 all-day
Pure Yoga, P66 Location, Shanghai, China
1266 Nanjing W Rd
NanJing XiLu, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

Ashtanga with Clayton Horton

Complimentary Friday Community Ashtanga Workshop
1 December, Friday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (2hrs)
Plaza 66


Weekend Ashtanga Workshop with Clayton Horton
2 – 3 December
Plaza 66
About the Complimentary Friday Community Ashtanga Workshop & Weekend Ashtanga Workshop with Clayton Horton
This series of workshop will be an opportunity for students to experience the Basics of Ashtanga Yoga in a relaxed manner. It’s informative and suitable for students of all levels who have an established and regular Yoga practice.

Taught in English with Mandarin interpretation.


Schedule & Description

Complimentary Friday Community Ashtanga Workshop
1 Dec (Fri): 6:30pm – 8:30pm (2hrs)
This workshop will give an opportunity for students to experience the informative Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga in a relaxed manner, with aspects of vinyasa, dristhi, bandhas, and yoga philosophy. Modifications will be given for the more difficult poses in the Series. Suitable for students of all levels.


Weekend Ashtanga Workshop
Session 1: 2 Dec (Sat): 10:00am – 12:30pm (2.5hrs)
Foundations of Ashtanga
In this workshop, we will explore the fundamentals and details of correct breathing, sun salutations and all of the standing poses. Examples and tools for working on the jump back and jump through of the Ashtanga Vinyasa breath movement system will be covered in detail. Opening and closing mantras will be explained and chanted together with guided relaxation at the end.


Session 2: 2 Dec (Sat): 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2.5hrs)
Primary Series – Part One

In this session, we will cover the fundamentals of breath, sun salutations, drishti (gazing points) and we will break down the first half of the Primary series and the finishing postures in detail. Foundations of technique and alignment will be discussed; modifications will be addressed where necessary.


Session 3: 3 Dec (Sun): 10:00am – 12:30pm (2.5hrs)
Primary Series – Part Two
This morning session begins with some breathwork (pranayama) and a guided meditation, followed by a full Primary series led class, focusing on details of the Second Half of the Primary Series. Technique and alignment of postures will be refined, allowing for efficiency of muscular force, correct breathing, and an increase in the flow of prana, our subtle, vital energy.


Session 4: 3 Dec (Sun): 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2.5hrs)
Taking It Further
This last session will focus on a review of essential elements of Ashtanga yoga such as breath movement efficiency and injury prevention with an accent on back bending and an introduction to some of the accessible poses of the Intermediate (2nd) Series. Mysore Style Ashtanga will be explained and explored. The session will end with a calming relaxation period and short Kirtan, followed by a short Question and Answer period.




Weekend Ashtanga
2-3 December
Plaza 66
Total 10 hours
(Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 20% discount: RMB1,840 (ends 10 November)
(Non-Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 10% discount: RMB 2,070 (ends 10 November)
Regular Price: RMB 2,300


Weekend Ashtanga
2 OR 3 December
Total 2.5 hours
(Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 20% discount: RMB 576 (ends 10 November)
(Non-Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 10% discount: RMB 648 (ends 10 November)
Regular Price: RMB 720


About Clayton Horton

Clayton is an experienced and internationally known KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who was born in Oklahoma, USA, just after the full moon rose on Teacher’s Day (10 September) in 1965. He discovered yoga at age 21 whilst living in San Francisco, California, when his mother took him to a pranayama class. After several years of practice and a long trip to India, he began teaching in 1996. To Clayton, yoga is a healing path back to the Self, allowing us to experience true peace and happiness. Being kind and living in balance with nature are qualities that continue to guide his life.

Clayton studied with masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Greensufi for many years, both of whom gave him great inspiration to practise daily and develop a yogic lifestyle. He founded Greenpath Yoga in San Francisco in October of 2001. The studio was one of America’s first green and environmentally-friendly yoga studios with inspiring and progressive yoga programmes, philosophies, events and authenticity. Clayton received formal authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga from the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore, South India in 2003 and he received Level Two Authorisation in 2010. Whilst attending a course for teachers in Mysore during the summer of 2016, Sharath Jois awarded Clayton with the blessing of ‘Certification’ – the highest level of accreditation for teachers at the institute.

Clayton’s teaching style is traditional, yet light-hearted and relaxed. He believes that by practising and living yoga, we can transform ourselves and the world around us. According to Clayton, Ashtanga Yoga is a complete and well-balanced system in which an experienced and skilled teacher can help any student ‘find their place’ within its structure regardless of individual challenges, aptitude and constitution.

Clayton’s favourite hobbies are surfing, swimming and playing guitar. He is committed to making the world a better place by living with eco-awareness, teaching yoga and meditation, serving others with charity work (karma yoga), and offering music & Kirtan chanting (bhakti yoga).

Terms and Conditions


Photos and videos may be taken on our premises by Pure employees, solely for Pure marketing purposes.

Early-bird 20% discount:
Early-bird discount ends 10 November, 2017. Please see above for listed prices.

· No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 10 November, 2017.
· All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.

Special offer from Pure Apparel:

  • 20% off all Full Priced Pure Apparel retail products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
  • This promotion can only be used for one transaction.
  • This promotion is non-transferable and non-refundable.

To register, please contact the studio or see reception.


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