Mysore style Class Named after the city where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, this is is the classic way Ashtanga Yoga is taught. A melting pot of yoga practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, this class sets out to offer personalized guidance to every practitioner at exactly where you need it most. Build relationship with yourself, your practice and your teacher in this inspiring energy. Come experience and honor the Ashtanga Yoga's five thousand year old lineage of teachers, sages and gurus, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, his son R. Sharath Jois and every Ashtanga practitioner today. (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no guided classes with instruction, only Mysore Style. All participants must be comfortable with Mysore Style practice).
WS1 Sthira Sukham & Backhanding (2.5hr) Develop your ‘sthirasukha’, your firmness and comfort, for success and health in your yoga. The practice starts with directing your mind towards the essential. Cultivating your approach to your practice determines your success. We will look at what it takes to bend backwards with no fear. The key to deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and accurate activation of your inner body. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to an enhanced flow of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential for deep backbends with simplicity, safety, support and enthusiasm. The workshop aims at developing tools to a personal and balanced practice. All Levels Welcome.
WS2 How To Put Your Leg Behind Your Head (2.5h) Understanding the intricate nature of your pelvic cave unravels the potential to free your spine and let energy flow to and from its rightful destinations in your body. Through partner & individual work you will learn how to open your hip joints, free your legs and wrap them gently around your neck while keeping your knees healthy and your mind at ease. All levels welcome.
WS3 (2.5hr) Inversions, Headstands & Arm Balances In this workshop you will learn practical tools to turn upside down with stability, tranquility and grace. You will gain a thorough understanding of the anatomical patterns at play in your body while inverted. Detailing the shoulder mechanics helps you integrate your arms, spine, ribcage and hip to create a solid platform for accessible and pleasurable inversions whether on your head, hands or elbows. We will play with simple to advanced asanas. All levels welcome.