Traditionally Ashtanga is taught in a self-practice format with each practitioner moving through the series at his or her own pace according to his or her own level of ability under the guidance of the teacher.
Many yoga schools offer led Ashtanga classes for all levels of practitioners, beginners to advanced students. You may find that class levels differ from one school to another. This is a guide for people who attend my classes.
In this introduction to the Ashtanga system you will be guided through the fundamental elements and poses of Ashtanga Yoga creating a strong foundation for your practice, and leaving you feeling confident to join any level 1 classes.
An introductory class for those new to Ashtanga or regular practitioners up for a light half primary series.
Level 1 – 2
A challenging introduction for those new to Ashtanga or regular practitioners who enjoy a strong half primary series practice.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary series. This class focuses on the building blocks of the practice, flow, correct breathing count, core strength: challenging for beginners and intermediates alike. For practitioners who have had some previous experience with Ashtanga yoga.
Level 2 – 3
A strong pace through primary series; there are often tasters from Intermediate or Advanced series thrown in for flavouring. Not for beginners.
A challenging class for more experienced practitioners that assumes a good grounding in the principles of asana and breathing. For Ashtanga practitioners knowledge of the foundations of the style and the Primary Series is essential. Please be aware that this is a tough class.