Courses and Classes
If you have never practiced Ashtanga Yoga before, or if you have only been practicing for a short amount of time, we recommend that you take a beginner’s course.
Weekend beginner’s course (small group):
The weekend beginner’s course consists of a 2 hours class on a Saturday and another 2 hours class on a Sunday in which we learn the bases and method of Ashtanga Yoga. We will do all the sun salutes and some of the standing poses.
Next course March 23-24th. 12pm to 2pm.
This is the traditional method to learn Ashtanga Yoga as taught in Mysore (India). Mysore-style classes are open in level and timing, so each person can come and practice whenever s/he arrives. One must keep in mind how long his/her own practice is and what time the class ends. If you are a beginner, your practice will last about 40-45minuts so you should arrive at class no later than an hour 15min. before the class ends. For example, if the class lasts from 8-11, you could come between 8 and 9.45. In Mysore-style classes there will be advanced students and new students. Regardless of level, each student receives individual attention.
In guided classes, we all start together and the teacher will maintain the rhythm, name the poses in Sanskrit, and count the exact number of vinyasas. The teacher will decide at what point a student should stop and proceed to the final poses in the closing sequence. You should arrive at least 5 minutes prior to a guided class.
Beginner’s course:The beginner’s course consists of two Mysore-style classes during the week within thirty days after your first class.
The weekend beginner’s course: consists of a 1.5 hour class on a Saturday and another 1.5 hour class on a Sunday in which we learn the bases and method of Ashtanga Yoga.