REGISTERED SESSION, SPECIAL CLASSES & WORKSHOP
REGISTERED CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA PROGRAM
IMMERSIVE 2 WEEK REGISTERED COURSE
This program will provide you the confidence to turn your attention inwards, start to focus on the internal aspects of yoga as well safely guide you through the physical discipline while respecting your unique body, mind and experience.
This programs includes 5 class Immersive Intro to Ashtanga Clinics & 5 Beginner Mysore classes
Next session: starting Oct 7-18, 2023
Immersive Intro Week:
November 7-11 (Intro Clinic Style)
November 14-18 (Beginner Mysore Style)
5 Classes: Tuesday thru Saturday
Location: 10026- 102 street, in studio
1-2 Class: Saturday
Location: 10305 97 street, Downtown Farmers Market
This program is an ideal way to start your Ashtanga Yoga practice. You will learn the foundations and sequence of this transformative and healing method. All levels welcome, from complete beginners to other yoga methods or those reentering their ashtanga practice.
What you will learn
Background for the Ashtanga Yoga System
How the Ashtanga yoga sequence works and how it is designed to be practiced
Important aspects of the Ashtanga practice; breath, gazing point, vinyasa, bandhas
foundational asanas up to half primary series (based on individual experience)
What you will receive
Confidence to move into your Ashtanga Yoga practice
Community of like minded students
Teaching in a manner appropriate for individual needs
Motivation to come to your mat
Building a healthy relationship with your body
Commitment to the beginning of a daily practice
Experience of your body and mind opening and transforming
Cleansing and stilling the body and mind
Beginning of overall health
INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA COURSE
Introduction to Ashtanga Program is an all level program. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some past yoga experience these classes cover the basic principles of the Ashtanga methodology, physicality and history over a set period of time. The classes will focus on foundation postures, the opening sequence to all 6 series in detail and move into the first half of Primary series as your body allows. This program offers an excellent foundation to start your individual or Mysore style practice, move into any traditional Ashtanga class or take you to a new level in your vinyasa style classes.
The Workshop/ Clinic classes are designed to deepen your understanding of the Ashtanga method by dissecting and taking a deeper look at the posture and explore variations in your body, ask questions and begin to learn about the method and history of Ashtanga. These workshop days will move through deepening your understanding of forward folds, hip openers, lotus postures, twists, backbends & headstands.
Led Ashtanga class nights will introduce you to progressively learn the breath count and sequencing of half of the primary series of Ashtanga. This class will encourage memory of the sequence, as well develop endurance, strength and proper breath and movement connections building on what has been learnt in the workshops and (semi-led) Mysore nights in the program.
The semi-led/ beginners Mysore style nights of the course will prepare you to safely practice the ashtanga system for your body, start to build your own personal practice and develop a collaborative relationship with the teachers. This class will provide you the space and opportunity to apply your workshop and led class learnings to your practice, moving at your own pace.
*students are welcome to purchase a 3 month unlimited new student pass anytime during the duration of their intro course for $210. This pass can be activated while you are attending your intro course or once it's completed. Monthly unlimited passes cannot be used to drop into any intro class.
Email info@shalacentre for more information!