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 Lucky Elephant Yoga Studio

Mindfulness Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Therapy.
Yoga Studio: 694 Main Street, Quechee VT 05059  for yoga classes call/text:(802) 282-9552

Flexible learning time can be private, semi-private or in a group
Monday-Thursday

Yoga for Beginner Immersion Series

Week 1: Understand YOUR body anatomical structures & kinetic chains in  yoga practice.

  • Foundation of Yoga
  • A happy downward facing dog & Chaturanga Dandasana for beginner
  • The Ashtanga Key-Surya Namaskar/Sun Salutations
  • Sun Salutation A, & closing sequence. 
  • Yoga tune up and body conditioning to cultivate core & arms strengths for stronger and safety practice.
Week 2: Repeat week 1, adding Sun Salutation B, & closing sequence. 
Week 3: Repeat week 1&2, learning standing sequence, closing sequence.
Week 4: Sun Salutation A , B X 5 each, standing sequence, first half of primary series.
Week 5: Sun Salutation A , B X 5 each, standing sequence, first half of primary series,  closing sequence. 
Mindful Eating Practice: Develop a balanced and healthy nutritional plan to maintain your healthy weight with discipline with support during this series. 
End of 5 weeks series
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5 weeks series of "Building Strengths with Grace"
(must complete 5 weeks yoga for beginner immersion series)

Week 6: Sun Salutation A , B X 5 each, standing sequence, first half of Primary Series,  adding finishing sequence, closing sequence. 
Week 7:   Sun Salutation A , B X 5 each, standing sequence, core immersion, effective forward bends,first half of Primary Series, inversions for beginner, finishing sequence & closing sequence.
Week 8:  Sun Salutation A , B X 5 each, standing sequence, first half of primary series, effective spinal twists, adding 2nd half of primary series, finishing sequence & closing sequence.
Week 9:  Repeat week 8th. Jumping through and jumping back.
Week 10:  Full flow of Primary Series in Mysore-Style PracticeYou are encouraged with support to memorize the sequence and develop your personal practice in Ashtanga-Primary Series flow without interruptions at your own pace with the teacher moving through the room providing assistance as well as individualized advice on the personal practice. You will learn to watch which feelings and thoughts form during your practice without trying to hold on to them, or to reject, analyse or criticize them. Continuous your practice will allow you to bring this kind of attention and mindfulness to all other aspects of your life. This is precisely the principle K. Pattabhi Jois referred to in his famous dictum: "Do your practice and all is coming."
Complete Beginner Series 
 99% practice, 1% theory 

  


Ashtanga yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois -- Founder of Ashtanga Yoga Institute

What is Primary Series? Yoga Chikitsa (योग चिकित्सा, Yoga Cikitsā) is the Sanksrit (संक्सृत्, Saṁksr̥t) name for the primary series and it can be translated as Yoga Therapy. Therefore this series purifies and heals the body. Primary Series is the first of six series of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga method designed and intended to calm the mind, but while doing that, it also focuses on cleansing the internal body and keeping the organs doing their jobs. Through twists, folds, and bandhas or locks (inner muscular lift), circulation of the blood and lymph systems improve, making the body better at eliminating toxins. The Ashtanga practice is a set sequence of postures performed in the same order every time. Each posture builds on positions that come before it, and in a way that is intended to build internal heat. Practitioner can practice in any Ashtanga class worldwide or independently when the method is taught. Ashtanga yoga is physically and mentally demanding, and while modifications can be made to accommodate each practitioner, it is considered a more traditional and high self-discipline yoga practice. 

Note:


- To fully detoxify your body, we suggested not eat heavy meal at least 1 hour before and after practice and not drink any liquid at least 30 minutes before and after practice.