Introduction to Ashtanga
This class is suitable for all yoga practictioners. We will take the time to teach, breakdown, and integrate the 8 limbs of ashtanga to make the poses and other aspects of practice accessable for everyone.
Primary Series Ashtanga
In this class one of our experienced ashtanga teachers leads the entire primary series of ashtanga as traditionally passed down for many generations. A fulfilling balancing class perfectly balancing body, mind and soul. Taught in the tradition of sri k. Pattabhi jois of mysore, india. This flowing, set, sequence of postures utilizes ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks) to increases muscular strength, flexibility, concentration, and to deepen one’s connection to self.
Silent Primary Series Ashtanga
In this class one of our experienced ashtanga teachers leads the entire primary series of ashtanga as traditionally passed down for many generations. A fulfilling balancing class perfectly balancing body, mind and soul. The difference is it is lead by example with no queueing. Taught in the tradition of sri k. Pattabhi jois of mysore, india. This flowing, set, sequence of postures utilizes ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks) to increases muscular strength, flexibility, concentration, and to deepen one’s connection to self.
Ashtanga Short Form
Ashtanga yoga is an ancient system of yoga that was brought to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Sun Salutations prepare the body for a series of standing, seated and lying down Asanas (poses). This practice produces intense internal heat and sweat to detoxify the entire body.
What Is Mysore-Style Ashtanga Yoga?
Upon walking into a mysore-style ashtanga yoga class, the first thing you may notice is it seems chaotic. Here’s one student doing a headstand in the corner, while another is reaching into the triangle posture and a third is struggling to balance on her arms. What is going on here? Yet if you watch long enough, you will notice a pattern emerging. Everyone seems to be on a path, following a precise choreography. Also, compared to other yoga classes, the silence is striking. Occasionally the teacher will whisper something as they move swiftly from student to student, giving adjustments as appropriate. But the dominant sound is deep meditative breath. Yoga soul loves the mysore approach. Yet we know that not everyone is ready to begin a mysore style practice. We will assist you to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. Please find below our solutions to meet each individual where they are and help them to understand this practice style can be for every one. If you have an existing mysore practice you are welcome to drop in for a morning class held each weekday. If you do not have an existing mysore style practice but would like to start, we recommend one of two options. The first option is to start by attending on of the intro to mysore style workshop that we offer on a regular basis (please check current listing). This will properly prepare you for attending mysore influenced classes. The other option is to plan to quietly come and observe the class any morning for 1/2 hour. This is free and will give you a better sense of the class and how it works. Having observed the class for this time you decide if you would like to commit to a week of practice. The teacher can arrange a start time with you either that day or another that is convenient for you. If you have any questions about starting a mysore ashtanga practice at yoga soul please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience the fluid challenge and sweetness of this dynamic practice. Clear and creative sequencing will allow you to explore your relationship with your body and to dive into a deep, authentic experience. You are welcomed to this class just as you are, whether a beginner, seasoned practitioner, or anywhere in between!
Rise and Shine Vinyasa Flow
A morning dynamic morning ?vinyasa flow practice to get your day going!
A restorative, no strength involved yoga class where postures are held for 5 minutes or more, to stretch deep into the connective tissue, flush out toxins and blocks in internal energy, while also trying to maintain a calm equanimous mind.
Energize, Awaken, Restore! Invigorate your mind and body with a sweaty 45 minute fast paced power flow, and then rehab your jointswith a luscious 20 minute deep stretching (yin practice). Move from a state of heated doing, to grounding. Perfect for endurance athletes, those with a desk job, or anyone wanting to get the benefit of extra range of movement from this uniquely sequenced session.
Kick Your Asana!
Intensive class of cleansing, heat inducing, vinyasa flow. People say yoga isn’t a workout…we challenge you to try these classes and prove them wrong. These classes will benefit your mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing all while you sweat, flow, and smile.
Designed for all levels of practitioners, seasoned as well as brand new beginners. The pace is slower to allow students time to embody their alignment in the postures.
Yoga For Endurance Athletes
Learn yoga as a way to optimize your sport, and life! Yoga for endurance athletes will take your climbing, running, biking and swimming to the next level. Develop confidence, focus and strength of mind, body and soul. Tap your athletic potential by adding yoga to get the most from your training and racing. Deepen core strength, improve balance, increase flexibility, while enhancing your endurance with this endurance athlete focused practice.