I am very happy to be teaching an introduction series to Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga, taking place at Open Door in White River Junction, Vermont! A couple of weeks ago, I was curious to see if there were others in the Upper Valley practicing yoga in the Ashtanga form, if anyone would be interested in meeting up to practice together occasionally, and/or if there was interest in learning. So I sent an inquiry to the community email listserv, and the enthusiastic responses I received were heartwarming! We’ll see how this goes. We begin November 30, details below. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Introduction to Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga – 4 week series:
5:30-7:00 pm, November 30, December 7, 14, 21
Open Door Integrative Wellness, White River Junction, Vermont
In this 4-week series, learn the foundations of Ashtanga yoga to establish a grounding, uplifting, and sustainable personal yoga practice. We will begin from where we are, progressively adding on to the practice each week, with attention to proper alignment, breath, focus, and internal awareness. Individual adaptations will be presented to serve any circumstances. By the end of the series, you will be equipped with a well-rounded yoga practice to do at home and take with you anywhere, and you will be ready to practice in a Mysore class (in which each student practices at their own pace, with personal assistance and guidance from the teacher). This series is appropriate for those new to yoga (or simply new to the Ashtanga form); more experienced students will also find it enriching to revisit the foundations in detail, look again, and begin again.
Week 1 (November 30) – Foundations of breath, prana/apana, Surya Namaskar A/B
Week 2 (December 7) – Backbends and closing sequence postures
Week 3 (December 14) – Standing sequence
Week 4 (December 21) – Seated postures, introduction to Primary Series
Note: Following this 4-week introduction series, this class will become a Mysore-style class.