MOON DAY REMINDER
Following the tradition we do not hold Mysore classes on Full Moon and New Moon.
Please note that led classes are held as per regular schedule, led classes are NOT cancelled on moon days. (See upcoming moon days below)
“The full moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the force of prana is greatest. This is an expansive, upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. The Upanishads state that the main prana lives in the head. During the full moon we tend to be more headstrong. The new moon energy corresponds to the end of exhalation when the force of apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded, but dense and disinclined towards physical exertion.”
…”Practicing Ashtanga Yoga over time makes us more attuned to natural cycles. Observing moon days is one way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it.”
Upcoming Moon Days
DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES
Intro to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Duration of the class: 1 hour, 15 minutes
These classes are carefully designed to introduce beginners to this traditional form of Yoga in a safe, supportive way. The student will learn the breathing technique use in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method -Ujjayi breath- and will be introduce to the basics postures of the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This series will be break down in a way that is approachable for all levels, as well as providing modifications appropriate for each individual.
Suitable of all levels
Duration of the class: Don’t Worry!! This is NOT a 4 hour class!
Most students practice for about 1½ hours which is the amount of time it usually takes to complete a full series. However students who are on a tight schedule, or those who are new to ashtanga yoga often practice a partial series which may only take 30 minutes or so.
The student can arrive at any time between 6am and 10am in the morning time, and between 4pm and 8pm in the evening time and leave whenever necessary, or whenever your own practice is complete.
This is the traditional way to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method. In this class the postures are given to the student, one by one, by the teacher in a certain sequential order within a group setting, so the student can learn the sequence at their own pace, with direct and individual assistance from the teacher, which allow the student to progress in the practice at an appropriate rate for their own ability, both physically and mentally. This class is for students of all levels and is an excellent opportunity to develop a personal, independent practice.
Led half primary series of ashtanga vinyasa yoga
Intermediate level class
Duration of the class: 1 hour, 30 minutes
This class will cover some of the postures in the first half of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series in a way that is appropriate for all levels. Though, if you have never try any yoga before we encourage to join to our Intro to Ashtanga Yoga class previously.
Each class will include sun salutations, standing postures, several seated postures, an introduction to back bending, and the full closing sequence.
Click on the image below to see the postures
Led full primary series of ashtanga vinyasa yoga
Advanced level class
Previous experience with Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is strongly recommended. However, the mastery of full primary series is not a pre-requisite for attending.
Duration of the class: 1 hour, 45 minutes
In this class you will be led through all of the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga following the traditional counting in Sanskrit. Led Classes reinforces the proper vinyasa system – the correct way of inhalation and exhalation as we enter in and out of each posture. This class is an important complement to a regular Mysore practice. It is an opportunity to ensure that each vinyasa is being learned and practiced correctly and also to increase the internal and external strength, discipline and mental focus.