Primary at AstaYoga
About this class
This class follows the traditional series of Ashtanga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, but with a relaxed approach. The 72-posture series is thorough, challenging and grounding, Students visiting Asta for the first time with no Ashtanga experience are not advised to start with this class. Students new to yoga or visiting with a Groupon will not be admitted to this class. It is recommended that students new to Asta, to Ashtanga or to Yoga try a Beginner/Intro class at least 5 times before attempting the Full Primary Series. In this class you will learn: Breath technique (pranayama), bandha engagement (energy locks), drishti (eye gaze) The Sun Salutations. (Suryanamaskar A & B)
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How to prepare
Classes at AstaYoga follow a general routine that is vigorous- the more often you practice, the more familiar you will become with the flow. Our Basics classes offer more detailed instruction to get started, but a beginner's attitude is helpful and welcome in every class. The classes are heated to no more than 80 degrees. You will be trained in breathing techniques that stimulate the generation of organic sweat- the sweat you earn. We offer mats for rent ($2) and complimentary towels. Please arrive to class at least 5 minutes early.
How to get there
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Lockers, mats, towels
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