Ashtanga Yoga is a system of Yoga containing lists of many groupings of asana, vinyasa, dristhi, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy.
In this one hour Ashtanga Class we will be exploring the Primary Series, learning how to use all the elements of the practice and finding the result of being steady in one place.
To perform asana correctly in the Ashtanga Method, one must incorporate the use of Vinyasa and Tristhana:
Vinyasa means breathing and movement system “for each movement there is one breath”. The purpose of vinyasa is for internal cleansing. Making the body to be healthy, light and strong.
Tristhana refers to the union of “three places of attention or action: posture, breathing and looking place”. These three are very important for the yoga practice, and they are always performed in conjunction with each other.
This dynamic practice is always compound of the warm-up Surya Namaskar, followed by fundamental standing poses, seated, backbends and inversions.
The class is instructed with full detailed descriptions of each movement including the vinyasa count, the name of the pose and the gazing point. Making the practice suitable for all.
Vinyasa is a practice of physical and spiritual development related to the father of Modern Yoga, Shri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.
The Sanskrit Term “Vinyasa” is a compound of “Nyasa” To Place and “Vi” In A Special Way.
It’s a systematic method also considered a “Moving Meditation”, and it is about harmony and balance, grace and fluidity. By integrating the functions of the mind, body and breath in the same time frame, the practitioner would experience the real joy of yoga.
Each posture (Asana) is practice and connected to the next one by a succession of specific transitional movements, synchronized with the breath. The mind closely follow the slow and smooth deliberated Ujjayi Yogic Breath, and the yoking of body and mind takes place.
How we enter, exit or stay in a posture, it reflects the way we do things in life. Through watching ourselves moving, the wisdom is revealed. “How” we move takes on a greater importance than “What” we are doing.
In Vinyasa we move together to support one another. This reflection reminds us, we are all in this together.
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for a longer period of time while the muscles are relaxed. By this, we apply healthy stress to the connective tissue of our body – the fascia, tendons and ligaments – increasing the health of our joints and improving mobility. Yin Yoga also hydrates the body and stimulates metabolism. It relieves tension and penetrates into the deepest layers of our body, helping our bones, tendons and ligaments to regenerate.
On an emotional, mental and energetic level, Yin Yoga removes blockages and stimulates the flow of Prana/Qi, which brings us into our natural state of balance and inner peace.
Our Yin Yoga classes are infused by the wisdom of yoga philosophy and also incorporate principles of traditional Chinese medicine – providing you with a wide range of insights and giving you the inspiration to explore yourself.
To practice Yin Yoga safely, we follow three basic principles: Recognizing our own appropriate edge; resting in stillness and relaxing the muscles; holding each shape for a period of time.
As with everything in life, the balance between yin and yang, between activity and rest, is important in order to lead a healthy and happy life. Feel welcome to create your own schedule of a balanced practice with us.
We would like to dedicate this space to all those practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding of their yoga practice and/or their teachings. Wether you are a beginner in this path, an experienced practitioner or a teacher, this could be a place for you. So that you can solve your questions and doubts in a more detailed and personal way.
If you want to achieve a specific Asana, we can help you to set up a complete class to gradually reach your goal, tailored to you and your needs. The same goes if you are already teaching yoga and want to develop or review your sequences, we are here to help and guide you through the process of becoming a better teacher.
Maybe you just need some advice. We are just here waiting for you with open arms. The one-to-one class gives us the opportunity to connect directly, a space to listen, create and transform.
If you need more information, please contact us.
The conscious control or regulation of one’s breath for purifying the body and cleansing the mind.
Pranayama enhances one’s ability to focus, meditate, and concentrate.
As the vital force of energy (prana) required for one’s existence,
the very purpose of Pranayama is attaining a pristine mind.
– Patanjali Yogasutra, I.34
Pranayama practices are normally including in each of the above classes, if you have more interest to deepen your learning or understanding of it, you can make a request or book tailored pranayama session to your needs directly from my calendly!!
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda means: the science of life. It really is the science that guides us and helps us to achieve a healthy and full life, followed by significant longevity. A relevant longevity is to get old feeling healthy, without ailments, enjoying your life normally and without relying on any external help. Can you imagine being able to achieve this? Ayurveda gives us all the necessary tools.
The most surprising thing is that Ayurveda is not difficult to apply to our daily lives
- Follow the laws of nature.
- Learn to know ourselves.
- Observe how we feed our senses.