Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga translates as “eight limbs” – (ashtau – eight, anga – limbs/stages) that provide steps through which practitioners can progress in order to reach a state of yoga.

Vinyasa is a movement breathing system/breath movement synchronicity. The breath moves the body. It is a linking of asana to asana through the movement of the breath. With breath, core control and focus it evolves into a moving meditation.

Ashtanga Yoga is taught in a sequence which is repeated every practice. The aim of the practice is to offer development and awareness of the self (“side effects” – being a stronger, more flexible, toned, healthier body which is why most people are initially drawn to this practice).

Ashtanga Mysore

Mysore is a place in India. Because it was the residence of the Ashtanga guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Mysore is also a traditional method of teaching yoga that unfolds the series to each practitioner, on an individual basis, introducing new poses in increments. A beginner starts with only a few poses, gradually adding more and more as his practice develops and his proficiency and commitment evolve.

These classes are suitable for advanced students. They are also highly recommended for beginners, those with injuries and special needs. If you are new to the practice or have special requirements, please confirm your attendance in advance so that we can better take care of your needs.

Ashtanga Led Primary

In Led classes, everyone moves at the same pace, following the counts and poses as the teacher calls them out. Led classes cater to the particular mix of the students in each class.

Ashtanga Self-Practice

During Self-Practice classes, students are given the space and time to develop their practice without the assistance of a teacher. What often happens is regular students that practice together may even adjust or help each other out. This class allows the student to deepen their practice without the usual distractions of practicing at home.

Slow Flow

Slow Flow integrates the breath in both moving poses and seated meditation. The class aims to relax and balance the mind and body; thereby boosting energy levels with poses held for an extended period of time facilitating a deeper release. This class is ideal for beginners, people with injuries, for the elderly, for those who are less flexible and people who’d like an introduction to yoga in an encouraging and supportive environment. A commitment to explore and gain knowledge of one’s Self is a must.

Private Sessions

These sessions must be booked in advance to ensure the availability
of the teacher and studio.

Reservations are required.

Sharing Yoga for Children with Special Needs

specialkidslogoWe are very happy to offer yoga therapy for children with special needs, sharing the benefits of Yoga to significantly enhance the physical, mental and emotional development of children with special needs in a safe and gentle manner. The sessions incorporate an integrated system of balanced yoga poses designed to:

  • Improve cognitive and motor skills in children with learning and developmental disabilities
  • Increase body awareness, strength and flexibility
  • Introduce specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration and reduce hyperactivity
  • Include early intervention to assure the healthy formative development of infants, toddlers and teenagers

Yoga for Children With Special Needs will complement and enhance the child’s physical and occupational therapy sessions. The sessions are given on an individual basis. A group class is organized for children that have reached a certain level of development in their yoga practice.

These sessions are extremely gentle and safe for babies (starting age 0) and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities. This also provides an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Learning Disabilities.

Cherry Du, who trained directly under Sonia Sumar and is certified by the Yoga for the Special ChildĀ®, LLC, will facilitate these specialized yoga therapy sessions.

Reservations are required.

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