Ashtanga Yoga Practice & Philosophy Appreciation Programme

Ashtanga Yoga Practice & Philosophy Appreciation Programme


Level 2 authorised teacher Nea Ferrier

September 2022 – February 2023

This six-month programme aims to give the participant a deep immersion into both the practical and philosophical aspects of Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of a senior authorised teacher.

The programme includes monthly workshops as well as regular practice to ensure the greatest transformative benefits of this powerful yoga practice are realised.

Programme details;

Saturdays once per month (second Saturday of the month)

10:45am -3:00pm

  • One theory lecture
  • One practical asana workshop (primary series)

Theory lecture topics:

  • History of Yoga
  • History and Methodology of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Intro to Yoga Sutras
  • Intro to Bhagavad Gita
  • Opening & closing mantras
  • Ayurveda for Ashtangis
  • Yoga Sutras continued

Practical Workshop Topics:

These workshops will focus on learning the asanas of the primary series including Sanskrit asana names, vinyasa count, alignment and modifications for all levels of practitioner.

  • Breath, bandhas & Surya Namaskar
  • Foundation Postures
  • Standing Postures
  • Seated Postures to navasana
  • Seated postures onwards
  • Urdhva dhanurasana and closing sequence


Open to students of all levels. Beginners included.

The only requirement is maintaining a regular practice of a minimum of four times per week (3 mysore classes, 1 led class) for the duration of the programme.

Note: this programme is required for any students wanting to apply for the Ashtanga ApprenticeshIp (assistant teaching) programme which will start in March 2023. However participation in this programme does not guarantee a place in the apprenticeship programme.


EARLY BIRD PRICING  – AED1950 until June 30

AED2500 afterwards

*Shala fee is additional. Students enrolling in this program by June 30 may avail a 15% discount off the 3 or 6 month pass.

After this date, the passes for students in this program will be AED2500 for 3 months and AED4500 for six months.

Students will receive a certificate of participation. 

For bookings or inquiries please email [email protected] or sign up in the shala. 

NEA bio photo 2022

About Nea Ferrier

Nea is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Dubai and Nilaya House. Authorised level 2 by Paramguru R Sharath Jois in 2010, Nea has made 12 individual trips to Mysore and has spent extensive time in India studying various yoga and meditation traditions.

An avid student of yoga for the past 18 years, Nea continues her studies in the darshans of Vedanta, Tantra, Ayurveda and Veda Chanting, alongside remaining a committed practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga.

Read about a recent graduate’s experience with the programme….

I recently went through the Ashtanga Appreciation course and I’m so grateful for the layers it has added to both my practice and how I approach and think about it.

The physical practice has always carried through benefit into other aspects of my life and the appreciation course really helped me realize that.

Going into the program I thought I would enjoy the asana workshops more than any other part but I found myself most excited about the theoretical portions.

The discussions and exchange of knowledge, based on the eight limbs of yoga have added so much nuance to my practice and approach that it has added to the gratification and reward I get as a practitioner. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t say that the quality of the course was matched by the quality of the instruction.

Nea is a wonderful teacher and it’s through her practice and program that I continue to open up and find new heights.

I cannot recommend this course enough whether you are starting your journey or are an ardent practitioner. If I have one regret it’s that I didn’t go through the program earlier.”

Progamme graduate Rasha Saadi