INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA
This class is for new students to yoga or existing yoga students who are interested in Ashtanga. We will be breaking down Surya Namaskara, standing postures as well as the first seated postures to insure proper understanding of alignment, drishti and breathing in the practice of Ashtanga.
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.