Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a Hatha Yoga form originating in Mysore, India and initially taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The pattern for form sets the ground for creative and subtle exploration of being in the body, while improving strength and flexibility, balanced energy flow, and a more calm and clear mind. Alignment of asana–posture–is learned alongside the more subtle internal form using pranayama, bandas, drishti–breathing, internal points of attention, gaze. Ashtanga Yoga can be practiced intensely as is the traditional method, while the form can also be adapted for therapeutic purpose. The structure of vinyasa–movement–combined with breath complements the underlying principle of practice–discipline and dispassion, effort and surrender. This recipe for practice with a creative and compassionate approach makes it accessible to anyone.
Intro to Yoga
Appropriate for those who are new to the practice as well as seasoned practitioners, this class moves more slowly to bring attention to the art and subtlety of breath and alignment from the beginning. Focus is on detail to all aspects of the form and varies from class to class.
Ashtanga Yoga: Level 2
A more traditional guidance through the beginning of the Primary Series, this class moves more quickly and requires familiarity with the basics of Ashtanga Yoga practice including ujjayi pranayama, Suryanamaskar A&B, and Standing Poses.
Yoga asana and meditation practices support the healing of mind and body from within. Similar to Reiki, Yoga practice facilitates the movement of energy to integrate the natural balance of mind and body. Yoga privates are taught in the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, or adaptatively for therapuetic needs.
Online meditation practices are free and offered every Monday, 6-6:30p. Meditations include Bon Tradition 9-Round Breathing and Tsa Lung, Reiki Gassho Meditation, and Vipassana Meditation.
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