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Ashtanga Yoga

_T3U7372Beginners and Advanced students practice together

We honor each student’s potential and trust that the practice will support each individual in growing at the pace that best serves them. So beginners and advanced practitioners practice in the same room heightening the energy and inspiration in the class. One student may be advanced in one posture, and beginner in the next pose. We have plenty of modifications for more advanced postures and invite everyone to participate and enjoy the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice.

_T3U7346The Full Primary Series

The first series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as traditionally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is a fluid class that aims to bring the body in to a very particular sequence of postures. Known as one of the stronger styles of Yoga and the Original Power Yoga Class. The Primary Series is open to beginners and advanced physical levels, while the intention of the class is to learn to link the breath and movement together creating a moving, breathing meditation. We practice with modifications to allow more freedom and discovery in this traditional sequence. Class duration 90 minutes (72 postures).

_T3U7353The Modified Primary Series

A modification of the primary series (MPS) includes sun salutations, standing and seated postures.The first part of class will start with a warm-up series of sun salutations to build up heat. The standing series promotes balance and symmetry in the body and aids in the process of detoxification and tonification of the body. The final part of class if a deeper focus on seated postures with the intention of keeping poses modified and accessible to each student’s individual level. A seated meditation will conclude the practice with deep relaxation, or savasana. The MPS class introduces the students to the breathing and movement techniques used specifically in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It is designed for beginners and moves slower with more detail on alignment.  Class duration 60 minutes.

_T3U7366-1The Rocket 1

The world famous Rocket Yoga created by our teacher Larry Schultz. All levels of Ashtanga practitioners are welcome to Rocket 1 as we will focus on strengthening the legs, shoulders and abdominals. Be ready to move a bit faster and get a lot stronger. The Rocket 1 Routine mixes poses from the first and second series of Ashtanga to stack postures. Rocket 1 focuses on strenghtening the legs, shoulders and abdominals. This routine is practiced Mondays and Thursdays. Class duration 75 minutes.

_T3U7363The Rocket 2

An intermediate/advanced series including variations of poses from the second and third series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. Rocket 2 focuses on strength poses, backbends and hip openers. Modifications will be offered and encouraged as we build the Practice from the ground up. Rocket 2 is practiced Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Class duration 90 minutes.

_T3U7369The Rocket 3

This class is called the Happy Hour class or Rocket 3. It’s when we come together to celebrate the week. Includes all the poses of  the Yoga System – 90 poses in 90 minutes. This class is a fusion of Rocket 1 and 2, which brings together the postures of the Primary and Rocket series to create a complete interpretation of the entire System. It is accessible to all levels and especially those who want a challenge in their practice. We will work with all levels of experience to make the class appropiate. The Rocket 3 is a high-energy class that leaves the body charged with energy. A perfect way to start the weekend. Rocket 3 is practiced on Fridays. Class duration 90 minutes.

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