Yoga classes at AstaYoga are designed to facilitate the development of a meaningful and fulfilling personal practice. The classes are systematic and efficient, offering a set of well-rounded routines that work the entire body, emphasizing the link between movement and conscious breathing (the technique of Ujjayi Pranayama), precisely what turns posing into a moving meditation. The approach is practical and accessible to the fearless and open-minded. Practice in a way that suits your energy and experience. Meet yourself where you’re at. All levels welcome!
A modification of the Primary Series, this class will help you establish a strong foundation for Ashtanga, linking each breath with a specific movement. We will work through the postures in Surya Namaskar, Standing, Seated, and Finishing.
Inspired by the Ashtanga Mysore method, students are given the space to explore their own Ashtanga practice (traditional, modified or Rocket) with personal guidance from the facilitator.
Our own version of the “traditional” Ashtanga first series.
The class is designed to be accessible to all levels of practitioner. It typically follows the format of a Rocket I practice, with fewer postures and a slower pace. This is a great introduction to Rocket sequencing for neophytes and a useful restorative practice for the regular practitioner.
This sequence focuses on bringing flexibility, strength and balance to the back and legs. Inversions, arm balances and fluid transitions link the postures in this slower practice.
This sequence works largely on strengthening the back and opening up the hips while building endurance.
This sequence combines the postures of the I and II into a fast-moving practice that brings focus to the transitions between postures. This practice can be very challenging and is best-suited to regular practitioners. (75-90 Minutes)