Class Descriptions


Ashtanga Basics

 

***This is a community class.  $10 cash drop-in only.  Class passes not accepted***

This class will introduce you to yoga.  Based on Ashtanga principles, and Ujayii breath we will guide you through many of the basic postures in the yoga system.  We will focus on alignment and technique, but maintain a steady flow from posture to posture throughout this class.  Suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis alike!


All Levels Yoga

Learn the fundamentals of the empowering Ashtanga Primary Series (much like Power Yoga),  building some heat with energetic sun salutations, moving on to dynamic standing postures and closing out with deep seated stretches and backbending. All levels from very beginner to advanced welcome to this energetic class!   Students with less experience will be given variations and/or props to cultivate ease in challenging postures and more advanced students will be offered tips to deepen and intensify postures as needed. 


Led Primary Series        

 

This led intermediate level class will take you through the entire Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  A strong level of experience with yoga is required.   Assists will be provided throughout this class as you are led through this rhythmic and challenging sequence.  The energy level in this class is simply amazing!  Proficiency in wheel and headstand (or strong knowledge of modifications and/or "building blocks" for these postures) are recommended, as breakdown of these postures will not be provided in this class.


There is no prerequisite to take this class.....come on in and we will teach you from the very beginning!  The Beginner's Mysore class is designed for yogis who are completely new to the Ashtanga Yoga method, as well as yogis that are currently learning the Primary Series.   Mysore style yoga is the traditional method in which Ashtanga Yoga is taught and learned. Students will arrive during the 1st 45 minutes of the start of the class (between 5:30 and 6:15pm) and move through the practice while the teacher walks around and gives verbal instruction and physical assists.  It is like a private yoga class in a group setting!   If you are new to Mysore and/or the Ashtanga Yoga method, this class is a great way to get started in a comfortable environment with other students new to the method as well!  Any student currently practicing Primary Series is also welcome.

Beginner's Mysore


Mysore            

 

Mysore style yoga is the traditional method in which Ashtanga Yoga is taught and learned.  Mysore is NOT a lead class; rather, students arrive during the allotted class time, allowing enough time to complete their Ashtanga Yoga practices before class closes.  The students move through their own practices while the teacher walks around the room and provides individual verbal instruction and physical assists.  Traditionally, postures are “given” to the student in a set sequence by the teacher.    Mysore is the hands down the best way to learn the Ashtanga yoga method.  Through self-practice and individual instruction, you will become more aware of both the limitations and the possibilities in your body, mind, and personal practice.    If you are unsure as to whether to start Mysore class, please ask Laura and she will discuss openly and happily with you! 

Fore more details regarding the Mysore method, click HERE.