LED CLASS - Half Primary (Wed 7-8.30pm, Sat 10.30am-12pm)*:
Students will be talked through part of the Primary sequence, learning:
- The proper Vinyasa (how to each Breath is linked to a specific movement)
- Correct Drishti (where to look in each asana ie pose)
- What to take note of in the asanas.
MYSORE CLASS (Tues & Thurs 6.45-8.45pm, Sun 10.30am-1230pm)*:
Mysore is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga. Students remember the sequence and work through the Ashtanga sequence at their own pace. They can start and end at different times, depending on how many asanas (poses) they have been taught. This ‘self-practice’ environment encourages students to develop and deepen a personal practice.
The teacher’s role is to provide adjustments and individual guidance, introducing new poses as they progress. Beginners will be taught the sequence asana by asana. They will then repeat what they have been taught until they can remember the steps. The teacher will then instruct them on the next asana.
INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA COURSE (Fri 7-8.30pm or Sat 12-1.30pm):
This course (6 Fridays or Saturdays) will begin with a minimum of 8-10 people.
It is targeted at newcomers and will:
- Cover the fundamentals and key aspects of Ashtanga Yoga.
- Break down the Ashtanga sequence asana by asana.
The course will be slower in pace compared to the regular classes. There will be a lot more explanation and opportunities to ask questions.
Lessons will build upon what has been taught in prior lessons.
By the end of the course, students can continue to develop their practice in a Mysore / Led class.
POINTS TO NOTE:
- Students will need to bring their own yoga mat.
- Bring a small towel. Simple shower facilities are available at Back on the Mat
- Try not to eat 2 hours prior to the start of a lesson. Drink some juice ½ hour before if necessary.
- In Yoga, awareness of the breath, body and its limitations is more important than getting into the full posture. However, as with all physical activity, there are intrinsic injury risks which students assume. While care is taken to ensure safety during class, the students remain fully responsible for their bodies. They are strongly advised to highlight any existing/past injuries (especially related to the back, neck and knees) and health conditions.