This is a series of small sessions that will teach you the foundational aspects of a traditional Ashtanga yoga practice. Each session focuses on skills, techniques and information that will help you learn and refine your Ashtanga yoga practice in a compassionate and sustainable way.
These 30 minutes sessions will be live on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:30 am from January 4 - March 5. If you can't attend live, you can catch the recording of the session in a dedicated portal for those subscribing to this series.
I have wanted to share the ashtanga practice in this way for years. Now that we are in a virtual realm, it makes sense to offer this now. Ashtanga yoga is a basic, foundational practice. It is scalable, portable and sustainable if practiced mindfully. It is the perfect home yoga practice and is accessible for most. I say most because flow yoga practices are not for everyone and if you have serious injuries, you may have to work your way into the vinyasa and seated poses.
The Ashtanga Yoga system has been taught in modern times through the lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. I learned the practice from David Williams, the first westerner to master the entire Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus. My personal practice of Ashtanga is more than 20+ years. It has been and continues to be my root asana practice.
This series is the culmination of what I have learned from David and my own body in this practice through the years. I have come to believe that it is a system of wellness that helps me calibrate my body - through the good days and the challenging times physically, energetically, emotionally and mentally.
I bring mindfulness meditation techniques into this practice as well through my years of study with Cyndi Lee, the first western teacher to combine asana and buddhism.
I recommend this series to those new to the practice of yoga as well as those who have been practicing ashtanga, but are seeking deeper knowledge of why we do things in particular ways, and those seeking ways to be more flexible and sustainable in the practice.
David teaches that Ashtanga yoga is for a lifetime of practice. The way we practice at 20 is not the way we practice at 50 and so on. The way we practice today is different than the way we practiced last week or how we will practice next week. Each practice is the different though the principles of the practice can help us scale up or down to meet ourselves where we are.
If you want to experience growth and transformation, this series is for you.
If you want to take a deeper interest in your practice, this series is for you.
If you want to learn more about the Ashtanga practice, this series is for you.
Jan 4 - Standing
Jan 6 - Folding
Jan 8 - Bracing
Jan 11 - Breathing
Jan 13 - Down Dog Blueprint
Jan 15 - Mechanics of Sun A - Plank Vs Chaturanga
Jan 18 - Sun A Practice - Body & Breath
Jan 20 - Sun A Practice - Equanimity
Jan 22 - Sun A Practice - Heat & Endurance
Jan 25 - Arm Motions
Jan 27 - Mechanics of Sun B - Stepping Not Kicking
Jan 29 - Mechanics of Sun B - Coordinated Rooting
Feb 1 - Mechanics of Sun B - Skill Drills for Core Strength
Feb 3 - Mechanics of Sun B - Strong Back Legs
Feb 5 - Sun B Practice
Feb 8 - Sun B Practice
Feb 10 - Sun B Practice
Feb 12 - Sun B Practice
Feb 15 - Sun A & B Practice
Feb 17 - Sun A & B Practice
Feb 19 - PIVOT!
Feb 22 - Balance
Feb 24 - 15 Minute Short Form
Feb 26 - 30 Minute Short Form
Mar 1 - 45 Minute Short Form (time will be extended)
Mar 3 - 60 Minute Practice (time will be extended)
Mar 5 - Wrapping Up
The series is $175 if paid before January 4th. $200 after January 4th.
You will have access to the live sessions via zoom and access to the recorded sessions thereafter for one year.
Session tuition is non-refundable and non-transferrable. This fee is only for this series and doesn't apply to other Live Stream or On Demand Classes.
If you have questions about the series not covered here, please feel free to contact me at MBFYoga108@gmail.com