A traditional yet physically demanding, flowing and dynamic practice. It follows a set sequence of poses, that students practice the same way each time, holding each pose for five to eight breaths. There are six series of poses in Ashtanga, each with a different focus, and asanas become more challenging as the class progresses.
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
Due to popular demand, this Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class is the full Mysore-style primary series class, taught in the traditional way that it is taught in a Mysore class, in sanskrit. Practice breathing and moving to the Sanskrit count of Ashtanga Yoga. This class is for those with a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice. Please note the class does not contain teaching instructions. For instructions please see the beginner classes. It may be appropriate to modify poses with strap, blocks and bricks. Do listen to your body, don’t go further than you are comfortable with.
Ashtanga Yoga Flow: Backbending
An Ashtanga yoga class featuring mostly standing poses and a focus on backbending. A wonderful, invigorating class, the perfect way to start the day. With sun salutations, standing poses and a few backbends, this is a wonderfully energising but accessible way of practicing Ashtanga. You may need bricks, a belt, a block and a blanket.
Ashtanga Yoga: Standing and Stabilising Poses
A mostly standing Ashtanga yoga class suitable for those newer to the Ashtanga practice.This sequence will get you stronger and more grounded as you stabilise. Starting with variations on sun salutations and then going through some of the Ashtanga standing poses in the primary series, the focus in this class is to make the ashtanga practice appropriate for you and with an emphasis on the practice energising your body in a way that is supportive and nourishing. You may need two bricks.
Variation on Ashtanga Primary Series
Breath and Bandhas De-Mystified
Ashtanga Slowed Down
A full Ashtanga yoga class, but slowed down and with all the detail! If you're new to Ashtanga and are looking for detailed instruction through the full flow, this soft flow Ashtanga yoga flow for beginners is for you. Also a great tutorial style Ashtanga class for seasoned Ashtangis who want some more alignment detail from your class.
Ashtanga Inspired Power Flow
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.
Ashtanga Full Primary Series
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.
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.
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.
Ashtanga Intermediate Series for Starters
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.
Upward Dog Upgrade
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.
Half An Hour Of Ashtanga
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.
Jump Through Tutorial
Ashtanga: Sun Salutations A & B