The tradition of Ashtanga Yoga is found in the ritual of early morning practice. There are 6 set series, from a Primary series through an Intermediate and Advanced series.
New students learn the foundations of Sun Salutations and standing postures, gradually mastering them before moving on to more complex postures. Breath awareness and focused attention are the key components that support the postures. Students learn discipline and patience and can take their daily practice with them.
Through consistent practice, students gain strength, mobility and flexibility, deeper breathing and a calm and peaceful mind. Daily practice of breath work, meditation and postures is likened to cleaning and purifying the body and mind, which increases longevity and quality of life.
The Yin and slow-moving classes complement the more dynamic classes with attention to body sensations and nervous system regulation. You will feel calmer and sleep better.
Research on health tells us that changing our lifestyle and the foods we consume empowers us to create health and well-being every day. Good sleep, healthy digestion and eating whole, nourishing foods, coupled with yoga, meditation, and walks in nature give us the perfect medicine for a busy, stressful life.