Flexibility * Strength * Improves posture * Detoxifies the body * Tones internal organs * Focus * Confidence * Builds energy
* Improves mood * Stimulates digestion * Improves breathing * Restores youth * Calms the nervous system
All kinds of people come to practice Ashtanga Yoga and at the beginning most people discover that their body is inflexible and uncoordinated. This is normal but over time your body will become strong, supple and balanced.
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a set series of postures that, with regular practice, are developed over time. By connecting with your breath and your focus, you will move through the series which starts with sun salutations, flowing from one posture in to the next and finishing the practice with Shivasana; a deep relaxation. You will learn a special breathing technique which dictates the pace, strength and depth of your practice.
With regular practice your body will become accustomed to the correct alignment, your core will strengthen, your stamina will increase and as a result the body begins to open up, becoming more supple and flexible.
Over time it will become clear that there is a lot to be discovered about Yoga. Establishing a strong and flexible physical practice is just one part. Yoga offers personal development and the healing of one’s entire being. Ashtanga yoga can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding because as you are reforming your body you are also developing a stronger sense of self. The classes are held with expert care and encouragement, with no judgments made. Egos are left at the door when we step onto the mat together!
• Come to yoga on an empty stomach, refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class
• Wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in, yoga is normally practiced barefoot
• You may like to bring your own yoga mat, however, some mats will be provided. You may also like to bring a blanket for relaxation.
Ashtanga Yoga originated in Mysore India and is the work of Guru Sri K Prattabhi Jois (July 1915 - May 2009).
People from across the globe flocked to Jois to learn Ashtanga Yoga and spread his teachings around the world.
To integrate the body mind and spirit through the discipline of movement, breath and meditation.