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  • Ashtanga Inspired Power Flow27:57
    Ashtanga Inspired Power Flow

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    An intermediate-level Power yoga class loosely based on Ashtanga-Vinyasa. A great class to get you moving quickly in the morning, or when you need a quick pick-me up. With some Level 2/3 level variations, so beginners and intermediates, take it easy. You may need a strap.



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  • Ashtanga Full Primary Series01:17:32
    Ashtanga Full Primary Series

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    A led full Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series class with modifications. The practice links yoga postures with breathing leading to a powerful, flowing practice that develops your strength, coordination and focus. This class is suitable for all and offers variations to allow everyone to enjoy and benefit from the practice. Charlie, a direct student of K. Pattabhi Jois, the man who popularised the Ashtanga Yoga practice in the late 20th century, leads the class. You may need 2 blocks and a strap.



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  • Chaturanga Polishing07:45
    Chaturanga Polishing

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Chaturandga Dandasana, one of the key postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Sun Salutations is a tricky but common pose requiring a deal of strength. Watch this short tutorial to strengthen and get a few pointers on how to perform your Chaturanga Dandasana safely. Learn how to position your arms and shoulders and how to find the correct alignment. You will need two blocks.



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  • Tremendous Twists36:28
    Tremendous Twists

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Come free your spine with this Ashtanga Yoga inspired twisting practice. This class focuses on the spinal twisting postures, both standing and seated, from the Ashtanga Yoga primary and second series with a few additional postures to really free up your spine and release tension in your shoulders. You will need two blocks and a strap.



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  • Ashtanga Intermediate Series for Starters46:06
    Ashtanga Intermediate Series for Starters

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    A great way to start the day! Experience the benefits of the first half of the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate series. Starting with the sun salutations and then with some primary series as a starter, this challenging practice, with modifications to allow all yogis to get started, brings a combination of energising backbends, balances with some opening spinal twists. A great compliment to the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series offering you a new set of challenges to add to your yoga practice. You may need two blocks and a strap.



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  • Upward Dog Upgrade22:33
    Upward Dog Upgrade

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Open up all along your spine and learn the correct sensations in your abdomen and shoulders for the perfect upward dog. Ashtanga yogis will be in upward dog up to 60 times a day, so it's worth mastering this posture. You will need up to 3 yoga blocks and an extra, rolled up mat.



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  • Half An Hour Of Ashtanga32:50
    Half An Hour Of Ashtanga

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    This is a paired-down Ashtanga class, if you want the kick, but don't have the time. Perfect for mornings. With only one Sun Salutation of A and one of B, Charlie flows straight into some standing postures, some balances and seated postures for a shorter, but just as rounded Ashtanga yoga class.



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  • Jump Through Tutorial07:02
    Jump Through Tutorial

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    A short yoga tutorial which is useful for beginners and improvers to Ashtanga and all Vinyasa sequences, if you want to learn how to perform jump through from forward-bend to low-plank safely.



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  • Live Ashtanga Class - Open level01:29:44
    Live Ashtanga Class - Open level

    Saskia Vidler

    If you love Ashtanga ”“ you’ll love joining this live class. Saskia leads the Primary series with some strong challenges. You’ll take this practice again and again as you improve with Saskia’s multi-level options. This is Ashtanga with soul! Prepare to sweat!



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  • Ashtanga: Sun Salutations A & B11:28
    Ashtanga: Sun Salutations A & B

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Charlie gives top tips on alignment as he guides us though us through Sun salutation A & B the first 2 sequences in the Ashtanga yoga. Explanations of hand and feet placement, jumping or stepping. Includes modifications for less experienced students.



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  • Ashtanga: Daily Express Practice20:47
    Ashtanga: Daily Express Practice

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Short on time but want a daily safe and steady Ashtanga sequence? Let Charlie guide you through a beginners-level sun salutation practice with 3 seated poses for those busy days. Beginners tip: Please follow Alicia’s modified poses during practice.



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  • Breathing Basics05:31
    Breathing Basics

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    In this easy-to-follow introduction, Charlie explains how to notice the movement of the breath in and out of the body and then to a deeper steadier Ujaii flow used in all Ashtanga classes. Props: A block.



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