A guided class where students are introduced to Ashtanga yoga with careful emphasis on alignment and on the Vinyasa method - a specific sequence of breath-synchronized movements used to enter and exit postures. Focusing on the key elements of Ashtanga yoga (Tristana), students develop their yoga asana practice by progressing through the standing postures of the primary series. This class is suitable for beginners - no prior experience is required.
Traditional led Primary series
This 4-week course (8 classes), commencing at the beginning of each month, will introduce you step-by-step to the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga including breath and posture alignment. Pre-bookings are required to secure a space. Suitable for those to yoga and Ashtanga.
This class is an extension of Ashtanga I, where more postures from the primary series are explored (half of the primary series). The flow of the class is fast-paced, allowing the students to build strength and stamina. This is a level 2 class, so students new to yoga are recommended to attend Ashtanga I (a minimum of four classes) before attending this class.
A Mysore setting is the most effective way of learning and practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. The class is named after the city in South India, where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois passed on the practice and knowledge of yoga. It is a traditional method where students of all levels, beginners and experienced, are welcome to join the collective energy in the practice room. Students take individual responsibility of their yoga practice by flowing at their own pace, in their own time and with the rhythm of their own breath. This is not a led class, but students receive individual attention from the teacher. The teacher gives adjustments when necessary, and helps students accomplish each posture while learning the correct sequence.
Mysore is often misunderstood as a class only for advanced students. This couldn't be further from the truth. Mysore classes are open to all levels, even if a student is not experienced or does not know the sequence by heart. All instruction is tailored to the student’s individual needs. Students can build up on what they learned before, and progress onto more advanced postures once ready. Students new to Ashtanga yoga are recommended to commit to attending a minimum of 3 Mysore classes per week. Alternatively, new students can attend Ashtanga level I classes, or an Intro to Ashtanga course before joining the Mysore classes.