Intro to Ashtanga & Mysore *Starts February 7th 2023
Over 8 sessions, students will learn the fundamentals of traditional Ashtanga yoga, while building their strength, flexibility and concentration. With an emphasis on breath and alignment, students will learn the Ashtanga sequence, gain insights into essential poses, and build the foundation to develop a Mysore style practice or independent practice:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45am-8:45am
Dates: February 7&9, 14 &16, 21&23, February 28&March 2
8 class sessions: $108+tax
Teacher: Jamie Lee
*Students taking this class have access to a special introductory 1 month Mysore pass for only $59, available for purchase until the end of March.
Ujjayi Breath & Bandhas
Ujjayi breath is the rhythmic, ocean-like breath utilized in the Ashtanga practice, building heat in the body, while both calming the mind and energizing the practice. This diaphragmic breath adds a meditative quality and intensity to the practice, while strengthening the diaphragm over time to more seamlessly integrate the breath in the asana practice. In this workshop, we will explore diaphragmic breathing and cultivating the ujjayi breath, seated and in motion. We will also discuss the synergy of bandhas and breath, and practice how we can engage the bandhas in relationship with the ujjayi breath to bring the Ashtanga practice to new depths. A zoom link will be sent out before the event.