New moon on Friday, June 23th
The afternoon Mysore class will be replaced for a free workshop on Yoga and Lower Back Pain (Read the description below)
The morning classes remain the same:
- 7:00am: Led Half Primary Series.
- 9:00am: Intro to Yoga (beginners class)
Read about Ashtanga Yoga and moon days below
Free Class –Yoga and Lower Back Pain
In our last Moon Day Class we talked about pain explained under the scope of the Yoga Sutras, during the next few Moon Day Classes I will continue on this topic by organizing a series of mini workshops aiming to bring knowledge and intelligence to our physical body, to avoid future pain and/or to learn how protect an already existing condition.
The first workshop will focused on the spine. The spine gives our body structure and support and it is also designed to protect our spinal cord. The spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects our brain with the rest of our body allowing us to control movements; without a spinal cord we could not move any part of our body and our organs could not function. This is why keeping a healthy spine is vital if we want to live an active life.
In this workshop we will talk about the basic anatomy of the spine and discuss the most common lower back pain/injuries related to ashtanga vinyasa yoga.
This class is free and 16 students will be the limit. ONLINE SIGN IN IS REQUIRED.
DESCRIPTION OF THE 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
Suitable for all levels.
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
This is an advanced class. Previous experience with Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is strongly recommended.
Duration of the class: 1 hour, 45 minutes
In this challenging class the student will be led through the entire primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga Chikitsa).
Posture names and vinyasa counts will be given in Sanskrit, accompanied by helpful tips and explanations. This class is appropriate for students wanting to improve and grow in their Ashtanga Yoga practice.
Click on the image below to see the postures
“Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The phases of the moon are determined by the moon’s relative position to the sun. Full moons occur when they are in opposition and new moons when they are in conjunction. Both sun and moon exert a gravitational pull on the earth. Their relative positions create different energetic experiences that can be compared to the breath cycle.
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.
The Farmers Almanac recommends planting seeds at the new moon when the rooting force is strongest and transplanting at the full moon when the flowering force is strongest. 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.”
Full moon: Thursday 12th
New moon: Friday 27th
Full moon: Friday 10th
New moon: Sunday 26th
Full moon: Sunday 12th
New moon: Monday 27th
Full moon: Tuesday 11th
New moon: Wednesday 26th
Full moon: Wednesday 10th
New moon: Thursday 25th
Full moon: Friday 9th
New moon: Friday 23rd
Full moon: Sunday 9th
New moon: Sunday 23rd
Full moon: Monday 7th
New moon: Monday 21st
Full moon: Wednesday 6th
New moon: Wednesday 20th
Full moon: Thursday 5th
New moon: Thursday 19th
Full moon: Saturday 4th
New moon: Saturday 18th
Full moon: Sunday 3rd
New moon: Monday 18th