Ashtanga Yoga is a complete Yoga method based on Bhakti (devotion) to a breathing and movement system called Vinyasa. Through Ashtanga yoga you come to realize your Self and your purpose by learning to systematically combine several internal and external techniques including:
breathing, internal locks, meditation, posture, conscious movement and gazing.
Part 1) In-depth Instructions on Fundamentals:
Introduction to the set of practices that form the basis of Ashtanga yoga including:
Ujjayi (sound) breathing
Surya Namaskara A & B includes detailed instruction on
Chaturanga Dandasana (Four Limb Staff Pose)
Urdva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Vinyasa (learn how to synchronize movement with breath)
Dynamic Transitions (Jump between standing postures, Jump Back and Jump Through
Part 2) 1-Hour 35-Minute Instructed Primary Series
An inspiring and challenging home practice that centers around the 6-core aspects of the practice: asana (posture), pranayama (free breathing), vinyasa (movement with breath), bandhas (internal locks), dristi (gazing), dhyana (meditation).
Part 3) 1-Hour 30-Minute Traditional Led Primary Series
Helps the student develop a proper understanding of the rhythm and flow of the Primary Series vinyasa sequence cleansing internal heat that stokes the fire of awareness
Part 4) Asana Modifications
This section takes you step by step through many postures of first series and will teach you how to troubleshoot difficult postures, think creatively to find variations that are right for you, use props without sacrificing flow.