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Following the same sequence as the the Ashtanga Led Class, these classes allow students to move at their own pace and are taught in the traditional style or self practice. Students are not expected to know the sequence and will be taught it one on one in a group setting over time.
Students become familiar with the sequence and develop a self practice that is guided by an experience Ashtanga Teacher & Practitioner. Over time this sequence grows as students are introduced to new poses when they have mastered the pose they are currently working on. As a result of this time required to learn the sequence students commit to a regular practice to ensure they learn the sequence properly and safely (3 times per week minimum).
This method, developed by Patthabhi Jois allows students to genuinely progress their practice, at their own pace, which means they are not being pushed forward or held back due to the rest of those attending the class.
Students should arrive early, the doors open half an hour before the advertised class time and you are welcome to get started as soon as you arrive if you already know the sequence. If you are new to this style please arrive at the noted class start time.
Expect your first practice to last around 30-45 minutes, which will eventually build up to a full 90 minute practice.
Ashtanga Led Classes will follow the Primary Series from the tradition of Pattabhi Jois.
This class is fast paced, dynamic and challenging however, over time, as familiarity with the sequence grows, students will find the rhythm more meditative.
More suitable for students with some yoga experience (one month of recent regular Ashtanga Yoga practice).