Ashtanga is a vigorous practice which invites students to move through sun salutations and a set sequence of poses linked by the ujjayi breath, a specific breathing technique that heats the body. The combination of breath, posture and movement helps to stretch and strengthen the body, release impurities, and focus and calm the mind.
The practice of Ashtanga yoga was introduced to the modern world by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois allowing students to experience this ancient and powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health.
New students are introduced the practice during a 10-week Beginners Series; then they can move to either the Half Primary Series or the full Primary Series. The curriculum also includes Mysore (assisted self-practice) as taught traditionally in India. We encourage all students at all levels to attend our Mysore classes. Every quarter we also offer a look into the Second Series.
Although Ashtanga has a reputation for being a demanding discipline, every pose can be modified so that this style can be practiced by anyone willing to work at it.