What is Jedi Fight Club?
Jedi Fight Club is a playful name for a 1-2
clinic designed to deepen yoga asanas. At JFC
people learn a style of
training that entails a daily yoga practice plus
a series of "homework"
exercises that focus on backward bending. These
exercises can be
practiced year round as a complement to your
yoga practice. Further, we
create a community environment that is fun and
conducive to deep yogic
exploration. Jedi Fight Club is divided into 2
types of clinics: JFC
Enthusiasts & JFC Competitors.
JFC developed along side the yoga asana
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, some would
sustain a yoga routine of 7
or more hours a day for weeks and even months at
Mary Jarvis created the concept of
daily yoga practice with homework while healing
herself from a serious
car accident. Her discoveries provided the
foundation of Jedi fight
Club style training.
What is the difference between JFC
& JFC Competitors?
JFC Enthusiasts is a clinic for people who do
intend to enter a competition but are interested
in learning "homework"
to deepen their yoga practice.
JFC Competitors is a clinic for people who are
preparing for a
What will I learn at Jedi Fight Club?
How to be of service to others through your
How to develop your postures beyond your
Nutritional recommendations for yogis in
training, and for a yogi
The defining qualities of Hatha yoga, allowing
one to practice perfect
postures regardless of physical ability.
How to prepare a 3-minute routine for USA Yoga
What's the daily schedule?
-Morning Yoga Class
-Morning 3-4 hour "homework" session(s)
-Evening Yoga Class
This is about 7 hours of Yoga practice a day so,
please make sure you are physically prepared to
practice two Bikram
classes each day, otherwise your ability to
participate will be
The schedule will vary from day to day and
on the needs of the group. During the clinic we
will likely have field
trips and offer demonstrations to the public.
Please do not expect to
know ahead of time the exact schedule, it will
from day to day as necessary.
During the clinic participants are asked not to
on any other
commitments so that the yoga practice can be the
priority. When you are
not on the yoga mat, your time will be spent
yourself, getting bodywork, and getting ready to
What does my payment include?
-Accommodation for the entirety of the clinic*
-Catered lunch and dinner (certain clinics only)
-Fresh juice daily
-Smoothie daily, which includes Raw Power©
Synergy© green powder
-Daily Shots of E3Live©, and/or other super
-Coaching from Esak Garcia, 2005 Bishnu Ghosh Cup
-An opportunity to demonstrate your 3 minute
routine to the public (for
*The accommodation will range from slumber-party
style to hotel or
retreat center beds. For most clinics we like to
arrange 24 hour access
to massage from a live-in massage therapist.
What should I know about the food?
When possible, we build a team of Karma yogis
serve in the kitchen
throughout the training, preparing for us a
mostly raw diet, along with
daily fresh juices and smoothies. After we
finish our training each day
we can relax and enjoy fresh foods prepared with
Love. We strive to eat
the best quality foods available with the
highest nutritional value.
The menus have been prepared after many years of
experimentation to find the best diet for
intense yoga practice.
1 rule, and recommendations:
Any sort of recreational drugs, cigarettes, and
alcohol will not
tolerated during this clinic, even when away
from the group. You will
be asked to leave the clinic immediately for
violating this rule. Also,
if you drink caffeine, or eat lots of refined
sugar, it is highly
recommended that you reduce your use and
dependence on these substances
before coming so that you will have an easier
time working into deeper
postures. I recommend 30 days without any
caffeine or sugar prior to
Payment & Registration?
There is a non-refundable registration fee
your place in the clinic. Registration priority
will be given to those
who sign up first and (for competitors) to those
who have attended
previous Jedi Fight Clubs. Most
trainings are limited to 20 participants.
The cost of participation, beyond the
registration fee, will vary from
clinic to clinic.
As soon as you are registered you will receive
Lastly, please remember that the effects of
cumulative, and that only sustained practice
over time will accomplish
profound results. The Coaching Clinic is only an
introduction to a way
to deepen yoga asanas. The results will be
profound if you continue to
apply what you learn beyond the clinic.
"The turning point in my practice was the
gave me. I
continue to benefit every day. I was hoping that
you saw my wheel and
remembered when you taught me that and saw me do
it for the first time.
It was def a struggle then, now a 'given'". ~
Kim Tang, Palm Springs,
"I just wanted to thank you for a great 2
of the hard work
is definitely paying off as I am feeling
stronger than ever, getting
closer and even into postures I couldn't a month
ago. I feel like I
have entered a whole new (fun) world of yoga and
I love it." ~ Courtney
Hurley, Voorhees, NJ
"I love that I was surrounded by like-minded
learned tons at
all three of the JFCs I've gone to....After
attending JFC I felt
extremely confident and ready for competition,
and I gained an
understanding that allowed me to progress
rapidly in asana practice.
Esak's training philosophy resurfaces frequently
motivation for me as I continue to train." ~ Max