New moon on Tuesday, January 16th
Mysore classes will be replaced with a workshop on “Vinyasas: Transitions of the Primary Series” (read the description below)
Date: Tuesday, January 16th
Time: 6 to 8pm.
Read about Ashtanga Yoga and moon days below
Vinyasas: Transitions of the Primary Series.
One of the meanings of Vinyasa is ‘carefully placed’, it refers to the sequence as a whole and how the postures are carefully integrated with each other. It is easy to get caught up only in the acrobatic look of the asanas and to diminish the importance of transitions between them as it is mentally and physically one of the most challenging aspects of the practice, yet if you have a perfect-looking poses but can’t maintain focus when you move in between them, it’s not yoga. The main benefits of a yoga asana practice comes from meticulously synchronizing the movement and the breath when exiting and entering from one asana to another, and even though is not an easy task, bearing with the physical and mental discomfort when learning unusual movement patterns is one of the best tools yoga offers that teach us about moving beyond our limits.
In this 2 hours workshop we will:
- Talk about how to overcome the mental resistance when learning new movement patterns.
- Practice techniques of jumping through and back from different seated asanas.
You will come away from this workshop with the tools necessary to continue to build strength and lightness in your transitions, and mental focus in your practice.
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: Monday 1st
New moon: Tuesday 16th
Full moon: Wednesday 31st
New moon: Thursday 15th
Full moon: Thursday 1st
New moon: Saturday 17th
Full Moon: Saturday 31st
New moon: Sunday 15th
Full moon: Sunday 29th
New moon: Tuesday 15th
Full moon: Tuesday 29th
New moon: Wednesday 13th
Full moon: Thursday 28th
New moon: Thursday 12th
Full moon: Friday 27th
New moon: Saturday 11th
Full moon: Sunday 26th
New moon: Sunday 9th
Full moon: Monday 24th
New moon: Monday 8th
Full moon: Wednesday 24th
New moon: Wednesday 7th
Full moon: Friday 23rd
New moon: Friday 7th
Full moon: Saturday 22nd