Is a dynamic method of sequenced postures linked with breath and concentration techniques, popularized in modern times by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. In this class, the postures of the primary series will be taught by the teacher calling out the names of the postures in Sanskrit according to the classical Vinyasa count.
BREATHING & PHILOSOPHY
This class is to explain the philosophy and path of the ashtanga yoga system as well as why we practice on and off the mat per Patanjali yoga sutras. The breathing portion is to bring mindfulness and presence to the breath and to expand lung capacity and stamina.
The traditional method of learning Ashtanga Yoga. Students are instructed on an individual basis to learn and maintain practicing the transitional sequence of Ashtanga over time with hands on adjustments, personalized guidance from the teacher and attention to special needs. This is a great way to establish a self-practice.
It’s a method in which the postures are linked with breath, movement and concentrations techniques. The primary series is taught by the teacher calling out names of the postures in Sanskirt according to the classical Ashtanga method.
This class is taught weekly to revise lessons learned in Mysore classes as well as to ensure pace, rhythm, vinyasa count and correct drishti (looking places) in ones’ practice. To be able to get the full benefits of this class, you should either practice Mysore or have a consistent Ashtanga practice.
LEVEL I YOGA
If you are a beginner to yoga, this class is for you. We will go through some sun salutations to warm up the body, then some standing postures to work on strength, flexibility and stability. These movements will be all linked with the breath and we will finish the class with some deep relaxation.
Yoga can have therapeutic benefits if done with intelligence. In this class, you will learn how to work with the patterns of the body and breath to open up safely and effectively. Some of the time we tend to fight our way into postures or maybe we are very friendly with our bodies but don’t progress in our range of motion. Learn to take your practice to the next level of where ever you’re at. Wether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi you will learn how to work with your body to keep it safe and happy.
We will explore proper techniques for opening up the body to make asanas/postures more accessible. Where to properly place the bones of the body, how to use the breath to make practice more effective.
Yin Yoga is a calm, passive practice that offers a deep stretch to the shoulders, hips, pelvis and spine. Asanas are held for a minimum of 3 minutes and help maintain the health of the joints and fascia (connective tissue).
A regular Yin practice helps open blocked energy channels, increases flexibility, and balances the mind and body.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It starts with a Gentle yoga asana (posture) sequence to help reduce physical stress and strain followed by some Pranayama (breathing) exercises to induce calmness and it ends with a guided deep relaxation (for around 20min). The practitioner feels completely relaxed, present and rejuvenated at the end of Yoga Nidra Class.
Classes for 3 to 6 years old and for 7 to 12 years old are offered. They are fun with a lot of movement to engage and inspire children. They are also creative and catered for the kids’ energy levels and focus on all the facets of yoga: breathing, poses and relaxation.
In this class, the rhythm is first very dynamic through asanas and sun salutations. Then the focus is on stretching and balance and before the end of the session, teens do some asanas together (two by two). Sessions end with a yoga relaxation with visualization or simple pranayama before final relaxation on the floor Shavasana.
Private yoga classes are tailored to fit the exact needs of the student. It is the best way to deal with specific questions regarding your own practice, diet, yoga philosophy, breathing techniques & more. It is also the perfect way to design a personalized yoga routine just for you whether you are a beginner or more experienced practitioner. Private sessions (SESH) are held at Yoga Souk Beirut.