JEDI FIGHT CLUB
Developed by Esak Garcia, Jedi Fight Club is an opportunity for serious yogis to take a step into a world of practice that has produced 8 world champions and assisted numerous people in developing a more complete and fulfilling experience of yoga asana.
Although there’s no minimum level of ability that’s required, in order to fully participate, you should be ready to practice 2 hot classes per day, plus additional training hours. In other words, it doesn’t matter what you’re able to do, what matters is that spending your days doing yoga practice and training is fun and interesting to you, and that you’re up for the challenge. Your wIllingness to participate, and take a step forward from wherever you are now, is much more important than your current ability.
Full trainings are typically 7-14 days long. Intro weekends are opportunities to sample JFC style training to see if it’s right for you. Keep an eye on our events listings to find the next JFC.
JEDI FIGHT CLUB OVERVIEW
What will I learn at JFC?
You’ll learn training techniques for developing handstands, leg-over-the-head asanas, backbends, and lotus asanas, and more. You’ll be taught how to incorporate more advanced elements of training into your daily practice.
At Jedi Fight Club we also cultivate these qualities:
- How to be of service to others through your yoga practice (Karma Yoga)
- How to develop your postures beyond your perceived limits (Change Your Mind philosophy)
- Nutritional recommendations for yogis in training, and for a yogi lifestyle
What’s the daily schedule?
- Morning yoga class
- 2-3 hour ‘homework’ session(s)
- Evening yoga class
This is about 5-6 hours of yoga practice a day. Please make sure you are physically prepared, otherwise your ability to participate will be limited.
The schedule will vary from day to day and training to training depending on the needs of the group and venue. We may also include field trips and surprise activities to break up the week. Please don’t expect to know the exact schedule in advance as it will be adjusted from day to day as necessary.
During the training, participants are asked not to take on any other commitments so that yoga practice can be the focus. When you are not on the yoga mat, your time will be spent resting, nourishing yourself, getting bodywork, doing karma yoga and getting ready to practice again.
Where does Jedi Fight Club come from?
Jedi Fight Club developed alongside the yoga asana championships that were introduced into the USA in 2003. While preparing for yoga competitions, several students of Mary Jarvis began to dedicate themselves to extended hours of training. Caught up in the fun and excitement of yoga exploration, I began to sustain a yoga routine of 7 or more hours a day for weeks and even months at a time.
Mary Jarvis created the concept of complementing a daily yoga practice with ‘homework’ while healing herself from a serious car accident. Her discoveries provided the foundation of Jedi Fight Club style training.
Today JFC has evolved beyond the competitor training model and is now open to all yogis who are interested in developing as a yogi. At JFC we love to work hard, but we also like to keep it light-hearted and fun. One way we do that is by looking for the most ideal venues. Often we look for great travel destinations, but most importantly we want to provide all of the support you’ll need while doing an intensive training like daily green juice, super-food smoothies, access to nutritious and yummy food, a beach or a nice place to swim, and an open-minded studio environment that supports individuals to grow and expand.