WHAT WE TEACH
Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Long Island and thank you for visiting our website!
At Ashtanga Yoga Long Island we teach yoga philosophy following Ashtanga Yoga (yoga of the eight limbs) as delineated by Patanjali in its Yoga Sutra text (pātañjalayogasūtras), and asana practice (combined with breathing techniques and meditation) following the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method as delineated by my teacher Ajay Kumar, who learned from his teacher B.N.S Iyengar.
We teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the two traditional ways, Mysore classes and Led (guided) classes. We embrace and observe Yamas and Niyamas as our ethical and professional guidelines, and all of the classes are taught under this moral standards. Read more…
Our Regular Schedule
Mysore room is open every day (except Saturday and moon days) with 3 or 4 hours time window every class.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the tradition we do not hold Mysore classes on Full Moon and New Moon. Led classes are held as regular, led classes are NOT cancelled on moon days. Check upcoming moon days here.
Beginners Yoga Class for students new to Yoga on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15pm.
Intermediate Yoga Class (half Primary Series) is held once a week Monday at 7:15pm.
Advanced Yoga Class (full Primary Series) is held once a week Friday at 4pm.
Meditation and Pranayama class is held once a week on Wednesday at 7:15pm.
Special Pop-up classes
Besides our regular schedule, special classes will pop up occasionally, hopefully once a month! These classes are designed to enhance your Mysore practice, they will give us more time to focus on some of the intricacies of the practice such as back bending and vinyasa (floating back and floating through between the postures).
We hold workshops and special training as well!
Besides our regular schedule we hold workshops on philosophy, anatomy, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation, as well as special training on the Primary and Second Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Apprenticeship Teacher Training is available for long time dedicated practitioners.
Workshops are important to both students and teachers. Students will learn new concepts through practical experience and teachers deepen their understanding in their field of knowledge. By studying the details of this old tradition we immerse ourselves into a method that has thousands years of knowledge and practice.
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