Ashtanga Vinyasa method is 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, 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 to purify the blood and nerve system.
Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional method of yoga that uses the conjunction of breath, movement and attention to create a heightened state of mental calm and focus in the practitioner. Through the many linked poses of the primary series, the body is strengthened, stretched, balanced and purified, leaving you feeling focused and invigorated. Many of the poses focus of purifying the internal organs, such as forward bends and twists.
Ashtanga yoga is physically and mentally demanding, and while modifications can be made to accommodate each yogi, it is often considered a more advanced practice. Ashtanga Yoga is an athletic and challenging type of practice and forms the basis for almost all types of Vinyasa Yoga.
Beginner/Half Primary SeriesAshtanga beginner sereis is for anyone who has the desire to learn yoga. The Ashtanga sequences make it easy for students to develop a personal practice and give a fundamental understanding that can be applied to all yoga. These classes are taught in a noncompetitive environment to students of all ages and body types and is the perfect yoga class for when you are ready to go a little deeper into the Ashtanga Yoga method, but do not consider yourself ready for a full flow through Primary Series class.
We carefully design these classes to introduce students to this classical form of Ashtanga Yoga in a safe, supportive way. We begin with the classical breathing techniques, bandha and movements which are the core of this approach to yoga. The original sequence of Primary Series is broken down in a way that is approachable for many fitness levels, as well as providing modifications or challenges appropriate for each individual.
Private Yoga Yoga session is available upon request.