ashtanga yoga is a vigorous, flowing style of yoga developed in the 20th century. founded by krishnamacharya and popularized by sri k. pattabhi jois, founder of the ashtanga yoga research institute in mysore, india, this method has been passed to thousands of students, including our teacher for the day, ross stambaugh! ashtanga involves synchronizing breath with progressive and continuous postures, which produces internal heat while detoxifying the body. it builds strength, flexibility, and stamina, while calming the mind and improving overall health.
ashtanga yoga literally means "eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by the sage patanjali in the yoga sutras. according to patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the universal self consists of the following eight spiritual practices: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
full led ashtanga primary series
join us as ross takes over our high energy sunday morning flow for a 90-minute ashtanga primary series practice! the room will be heated to 85 degrees as this practice is known for building internal heat quickly and will be counted traditionally in sanskrit, so if you don't want to spend the money flying to india to learn the count, this is the next best thing! you don't need to know all the poses, but to get a feel for what you're getting into before you start, ask the front desk for a hand out and take the plunge! you won't regret it!
drop-in, class pass, and membership eligible, must preregister on schedule tab!
myths + metaphors of yoga: using story to transmit information about yoga
mythology has the magic to pass on a message. more often then not those messages gets lost in the details so we are back asking the same questions again and again.
this workshop will go over the big three: ramayana , mahabharata, and the bhagavad gita.
bring some clarity to traditional mythology with this afternoon discussion. (no yoga asana involved.)
hidden handstand of the sun salutations
ok, we admit it! floating through your transitions looks sooooo cool! but how do you start? you start at the beginning, of course! learn the count, pace, and alignment of the ashtanga yoga sun salutations needed to fluidly fly through your transitions. no crash landings, we promise!