ASHTĀNGA VINYASA YOGA
Ashtanga Vinyasa in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is a dynamic heating practice that aims to detoxify and still the mind. Ujjai Prānāyāma breathing is practiced to bring about this detoxifying effect. Ashtangis focus on one point called Drishti to avoid distraction and go inward while engaging bandha locks to contain the energy created.
Traditionally Ashtanga is a fixed sequence where each practitioner would practice in the same way every day. The teacher would watch and assist and give the next pose in the series when the student is ready. This is a systematical approach allowing for the body to gain flexibility and strength slowly.
Our teachers instruct each asana in detail, explaining modifications and props where needed. Students practice these Āsana according to their capacity. We teach the whole primary series including rules of sequencing, Prānāyāma, chanting and Drishti.