Ashtanga Yoga (also known as 'Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga') is a dynamic form of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.
Ashtanga Yoga is characterised by its focus on vinyasa (synchronised breath and movement), that creates a constant flow between the more static, traditional yoga postures. It is a dynamic system that emphasises the connection between breath and movement through a series of postures specifically designed to balance strength and flexibility, whilst simultaneously focusing and calming the mind. Ashtanga Yoga creates heat in the body that stimulates the nervous system and burns through blocks in the body to release latent life force energy.
This is a guided beginners class specifically aimed at those new to Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga.
Beginners yoga classes are accessible to all levels of student. A typical class will contain introductory breath-work, a posture based practice and relaxation poses. Modifications, demonstrations and detailed verbal instructions will be offered throughout the class.