Our normal temperature studios are comfortably warm at 24 to 26 degrees to support the internal warmth created as you move and breathe through your practice.
Students are guided through a portion of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series. Breath and postures are linked in a continuous flow or vinyasa, which helps develop internal heat and a purifying sweat. A strong style of yoga, building stamina, strength and flexibility.
Ashtanga Yoga Lab
Working within the posture sequences of Ashtanga Yoga we will explore the balancing of opposites, actions and counteractions, to help find greater ease and stability in our yoga practices. Expect to flow, workshop and develop new skills. Suitable for all levels.
Ashtanga Primary Series
Students are guided through the Full Primary Series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series. Recommended to students familiar with Ashtanga Yoga or those with an adventurous spirit.
108 Sun Salutations
108 is a sacred number in yoga. Traditionally, we practice 108 Sun Salutations to mark special occasions including the change of seasons (solstice & equinox). In this class, we will join in 108 Sun salutations together breaking them into 9 sets of 12 Sun Salutation A's, staying in downward dog for 5 breaths only after the 12th one. Whenever needed, take child's pose to rest and rejoin when you can. This practice is invigorating and challenging but accessible to all.
2017 solstice: Friday December 15
2018 solstices & equinoxes: Fridays March 16, June 15, September 21, December 21
All levels of practitioner can benefit from this gentle flow and breath work sequence.
Arrive to Mysore practice anytime between 6:00am and 8:15am; class ends at 9:00am. An assisted self practice class in which students are taught the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequence individually with hands-on adjustments and extensive personal instruction. Perfect for all levels of practitioner as you will be taught at precisely your own pace and ability. There is no mysore practice on the days of the new and full moons.
2017 Full Moon: Sunday December 3 - no mysore class
2017 New Moon: Monday December 18 - no mysore class
2018 Full Moons: January 1, 31, March 1, 31, April 29, May 29, June 28, July 27, August 26, September 24, October 24, November 23, December 22
2018 New Moons: January 16, February 15, March 17, April 15, May 15, June 13, July 12, August 11, September 9, October 8, November 7, December 7
A soothing slow paced class supported with blankets, bolsters and blocks. All levels of practitioner will benefit from a more calm nervous system and the gradual deep opening that long, supported holds allow.
Principles of foundation, primary movement and alignment are woven into this moving practice, where fluid transitions and breath link postures in sequences designed to explore varying principles or themes.
Combining yang style postures (strength, balance, heat building) and passive yin style postures (longer holds, deepening, more stillness), allows for warming of the muscles and deep opening in the connective tissue of hips, pelvis and spine. A good class choice for beginners, those with limited mobility or injury and is pre-natal friendly.
Learn the basics in alignment, focus and breath, fundamentally necessary for yoga asana and practice. Appropriate for beginners looking for understanding and detailed instruction as well as more seasoned students looking for greater understanding of the underlying principles which can be applied to more advanced practice. Flowing, active and challenging but will allow time to stop and examine the practice.
Yoga on the Wall
Using adjustable straps attached to the wall, explore & deepen sensation in the body through supported postures. Invert safely with the assistance of the strap to familiarize mind and body with turning it all upside down! Expect personal attention through hands on assists and an emphasis on anatomical alignment to find connections threaded through the body. Slowly discover increased strength and understanding that will befriend you in other, non prop supported classes.
**Please avoid this class if you have glaucoma, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, propensity for fainting, sinusitis or head cold, disc herniation, recent stroke or severe muscle spasms or if you are pregnant.