Nadia and Gabriel Stinga Rihani are committed to teaching Ashtanga Yoga as taught by R. Sharath Jois of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), who continues the work of his grandfather Sri. K Pattabhi Jois. Both Nadia and Gabriel are authorised to teach this practice, receiving the blessing from Sharath Jois after sharing between them almost 20 years of dedicated practice.
The Ashtanga yoga sequence is based on “vinyasa” – breath movement synchronisation. This warms the body, resulting in sweat, the removal of toxins and the purification of the body, mind and nervous system. Practitioners develop strength, flexibility, stamina and an overall sense of wellbeing.
In a Mysore class the postures are taught sequentially, allowing students to develop at a pace that is suitable to each individual. Students will develop a self-practice that is done at their own pace and taught to them over time by their teacher. This makes it ideal for students of any ability (beginners to advanced, injured or not) so long as they are able to commit to the practice.
Mysore Classes at Village Village are taught 5 mornings a week in Potts Point and there are also led classes on Fridays (that are open to those who attend the Mysore classes). Traditionally a 6 day per week practice, students of Mysore style must be willing to commit to a minimum of 3 mornings per week to gain an understanding and level of comfort in the practice. it is not recommended to attend other classes whilst practicing the Ashtanga method as it can be counterintuitive and can confuse mind and body.
As per the tradition, there will be no classes held on New and Full Moon. For more information and a list of New and Full Moon dates in Sydney Australia please follow the link.
Ashtanga Yoga is powerful tool for self-transformation. It is suitable for all ages, body types and fitness levels. All that is needed is an open mind, enthusiasm to learn and a commitment to practicing regularly. The greatest benefits come with regular practice.
We do not take drop in students to the Mysore Program unless they have an existing Ashtanga practice.
New students are most welcome to attend Ashtanga, but please be aware of the commitment it requires and give it a full month of practice rather than a single drop in class.
** Please note that parts of the above excerpt has been quoted from friend and respected Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Nea Ferrier of Ashtanga Yoga Dubai