Ashtanga Yoga is a yoga of practice. It requires mental and physical application from which can be derived the development of strength, poise and inner wisdom. This method of Yoga involves the purification of the system through heat generated from the breath and continual movement. Our approach is not one of striving to achieve, rather, allowing the body to unfold in its own time through the active concentration of the breath, increasing vitality and lending a rhythm to this dynamic sequence while incorporating a softness and meditative quality. There are different series in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system, each one working and concentrating on different aspects of the individual. At Yoga Plus we teach the Primary Series as well as developing the practice of those who are on the Intermediate and beyond.
Two types of classes in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga are offered: If you have never practised this method before then let us introduce you to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, gently guiding you part-way into the Primary Series with detail and explanations on breath and postures. The talk-through Introductory class commences each Sunday and is suitable for those with little or no yoga experience. This class will create a solid foundation of yoga practice which will enable you to continue safely at home.
Self Practice (Mysore-style) class as practised by Radha and Pierre with their teacher Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath in Mysore. Here we will assist and adjust you to your fullest potential. If you already have a steady practice, this is a wonderful opportunity to develop it to a deeper level with the guidance of experienced and dedicated teachers, in a setting conducive to Yoga. If your practice is fairly regular or you have worked with us before and would like to develop it further then join our Mysore-style class where we will guide and assist you. We will also be there when you are unsure of details whether sequence or breath. There is always time allowed for theory, questions and discussion.
Ashtanga Yoga classes will be from Sunday to Friday. There will be NO Yoga classes on full-moon and new-moon (this does not apply to the other activities). Saturday is a free day.
At Yoga Plus, we appreciate the individuality of everyone’s practice and encourage that expression in your own yoga practice. We aim to introduce a healthy and practical way of living into people’s busy lives that will help deal with the stresses of our times. We also want to show beginners to the Yoga that Ashtanga Yoga is for everybody of any age and is not about achievement or gain, it brings out the best parts of us and unleashes depths of love and compassion for ourselves and those around us.
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