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ASHTANGA YOGA

10 WEEK BEGINNERS FOUNDATION COURSE

Next 10 week course - details to be announced soon.

Timings vary but each session commences at 18:30

Ashtanga Yoga is a unique yoga system that links full rhythmic breathing with powerful postures. Deep internal heat purifies the body whilst enhanced levels of concentration relax the mind. Internal energy locks strengthen the nervous system.

"I have really enjoyed the last 10 weeks, getting to know in more detail the different poses and how to work through them. I am really looking forward to developing my practice further".

Laura

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

Sun Salutations A

1hr 15mins

The postures sequences of the salutations are gradually building strength, flexibility and stamina. With a regular daily practice, you will notice that your body feels stronger, lighter and more open. As you develop your practice you will become more proficient at synchronising the breath with movement.

Arms Raised
Upward facing dog

We introduce the bandhas in session 1 and we will continue to clarify them over the duration of the course. 

WEEK 2

Sun Salutation B

1hr 15 min

A development of the A, Surya Namaskara B further cultivates your fitness, strength, alignment and flexibility. Weaving two new poses – Fierce posture and Warrior 1 – into the sequence also helps you locate your centre of gravity in the pelvis.

WEEK 3 

Standing Postures

1hr 15min

In the standing sequence our balance is challenged and the understanding of how to work with the forces of gravity is developed.  

Extended Side Angle Pose

In all Asanas there is a point of equality of opposition in which we may find the greatest sense of stability and comfort. This point may be discovered in the simultaneous rooting and rising energies within the body.

WEEK 4

Balance Postures

1hr 30min

The three essential elements of balance are alignment, strength, and attention. Alignment of the body with gravity is crucial; it makes balance physically possible.

Strength gives us the power to create, hold, and adjust alignment. Attention continually monitors alignment so we know how to correct it from one moment to the next.

WEEK 5 to 10

Seated Postures

1hr 30min

Weeks 5 to 10 will introduce you to the seated postures each of which has it’s own unique benefits. Forward bends stretch the spine, shoulders and hamstrings. Seated twists lengthen and release these muscles, permitting mobility.

Seated twists not only benefit the soft tissues that surround the spine, but also enhance the health of the discs and facet joints between the vertebrae. All postures have a level of core strengthening but the introduction of Navasana will build increase your strength in this area considerably.

Following each session you will receive an email that will reinforce the elements of the session and enable you to build the required strength and flexibility for the next session. 

The next course commences 2nd April to secure your place on the course or ask a question please use the contact form.

This course takes place at The Railway Institute - please see the location page for address details.

The fee for this course is £80.

Students and concessions £60