six week beginners astanga courses:
Tuesday evenings 7.30- 8.45 (Sept 5 – Oct 10)
*next course* – Tuesday mornings 09.30-10.45 (Oct 31- Dec 5)
Our six week courses offer you the opportunity to learn the foundations and critical aspects of the ancient practice of astanga yoga, a practice steeped in wisdom and backed up by modern science. This class is suitable for anyone new to yoga or looking to deepen their knowledge.
You will learn the importance of moving with the breath whilst developing strength, flexibility, focus and improving your sense of well-being.
With some discussion on the philosophy of yoga we will explore the fundamentals of a complete practice and be led through meditation and relaxation techniques.
This course covers the foundations of a yoga practice and works with each individual (with modifications where appropriate) to enable the freedom and confidence to attend any class.
Modified primary practice: Wednesdays 11.15 – 12.30
In this energising class we practice with the the rhythm and flow of Astanga using Ujahi breath and bandhas as our primary guide. By moving through the poses (asanas) and linking them with the vinyasa the body is warmed and prepared for the subsequent asana and an internal heat is generated.
Focus, strength and flexibility improve and a solid foundation is built within the dynamics of the class to prepare us for the full guided primary series practice.
You are welcome to start your astanga practice with this modified class, we also offer a six week introduction to astanga course. The modified astanga class is suitable for those who have the motivation to learn this wonderful method of healing, cleansing and toning the body, mind and senses.
If you have an established practice this class will offer you the benefits of a ‘short form’ primary series practice.
Sarah and/or Kate work diligently with each individual to understand their particular needs within the practice.
We finish the class with a deep relaxing savasana practice to balance and absorb energy and stillness.
“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” Patanjali
It is not imperative to start with a beginners class. We are a small studio and astanga is traditionally taught with various levels of experience sharing the same space. If you are a beginner and would like to attend another time please contact me and we can discuss your needs and fit you into another class with my full support.