Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is a physically demanding practice, which combines breath and movement to create a moving meditation. Working with a familiar sequence of physical postures allows the mind to quieten and provides a mental break whilst still energising the body.  This system of yoga was brought to us by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  It is a scientific approach to asana (postures) linked with the breath (vinyasa). Circulation is maximised, the spine is re-aligned, heat is created and toxins are expelled whilst on a subtle level the nervous system is purified. Combining these aspects develops physical, mental and emotional strength.

In the evening class, we will look at different postures from the full primary series each week, changing our focus to find a different practice.

For morning guided self practice, you can join me in the Zoom room at any time between 6.30 and 8.30am and practice for as long as feels right. This is the traditional way to learn Ashtanga where students receive one to one guidance in a group session. You will practice as much of the sequence as is right for you and progress in your own time. If you have an established practice this is an excellent way to look at how to refine and move forwards. If you are new to the practice I can guide you through the postures and remind you of the order. You are welcome to stop and ask questions, and look at particular postures in more detail at any time. This way of practicing means I can concentrate on individuals more easily, and offer specific guidance for you. It means you learn the sequence, and can focus on your breath and movement, and if you are looking at developing or beginning a home practice it is a brilliant way to get started.