In this intensive Rocket Ashtanga Vinyasa 5-day immersion, students will explore the principles, techniques, history and philosophy of a modern approach to the Ashtanga Vinyasa method, inspired by the teachings of Larry Schultz. This program is ideal for participants familiar with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary and Intermediate series, either through personal practice or a 200-hour Ashtanga-based training. Students will learn about the principles of the Ashtanga practice and how to practice and teach in an inviting and supportive manner.
This is an advanced training for those who have a 200 hour yoga teacher training qualification and want to teach Rocket OR for students who have a solid practice and want to dive deeper into their own practice.
What to Expect
Practice and learn the base sequences of the Rocket Ashtanga system.
Understand the philosophy and voice of a Rocket Ashtanga Vinyasa class.
Focus on alignment, arm balances, inversions and transitions.
Gain the ability to adapt the master sequences to share a class with students at all levels.
Clarify your purpose for practicing.
Learn how and why to adjust in a minimally invasive way.
9.30 - 11.00
11.15 - 12.30
Training & Lectures
12.30 - 14.00
14.00 - 16.15
Training & lectures
16.30 - 18.00
Practice open to public
Why should I take this training?
You’re ready to stop doing yoga and open to letting the yoga do you!
You’re curious about the effect that consistency and repetition have on the practice and how they lend themselves to growing community.
You want to step out of the role of teacher and instead become a facilitator and cheerleader for your students, pointing them toward their own inner voice and intuitive wisdom.
You’re ready to fly!
Who would benefit from this training?
Consistent practitioners who feel their vinyasa practice has hit a plateau.
Experienced teachers who feel their instruction could use more focus and structure.
Those new to Ashtanga, but not to yoga, who wish to complement their existing knowledge.
Home practitioners looking for a thorough, intelligent and consistent system of yoga practice.
Students interested in an in-depth, workshop-based exploration of their practice.
Steve Pyka (USA)
Steve’s first yoga class was in 2004 in his bedroom. He volunteered to be a student for a teacher in training, and while it was a challenging, profusely sweaty and entirely new experience, it didn’t spark an interest in taking up the practice. Several years later, while tending to his regular practice of spending weekends in bars, Steve met René, an instructor at It’s Yoga in San Francisco, Larry Schultz’s storied yoga school on Folsom Street. The first Rocket class Steve took was in a room with over 100 people who were all flying, and he left feeling, “This feels so familiar. I want more.” He discovered soon after the first yoga class he ever took in his bedroom was from a student of Larry’s, and now, Larry was Steve’s teacher.
In 2009, Steve and René opened up AstaYoga in San Francisco, and Larry passed the torch. Larry did his last teacher trainings ever in 2011 at Asta, and Steve took them and began teaching immediately. Since 2011, Steve has taught thousands of classes and dozens of trainings in San Francisco and abroad, cultivating an expanding family of practitioners globally. Steve’s philosophy of teaching is that he’s not teaching, but facilitating an experience that allows for a profound and clear connection with one’s own internal guidance. Steve’s classes and trainings are rooted in simplicity, practicality, enjoyment and good humor, the same qualities that characterize the Rocket practice that he shares and keeps alive daily in the city where it all began.