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Classes: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Wednesdays 20:00 – 21:00 and Thursdays 19:30 – 21:00

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga was first developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India in the 1920s and introduced to the West in the 1960s. It is a strong, physical, breath-focused practice that cleanses the body through increased circulation and perspiration. The set sequence becomes a moving meditation that creates a vibrantly healthy body and mind.

The Ashtanga Vinyasa practice is made up of six series that become progressively more advanced, few Western practitioners make it past Second Series! All of my classes focus on Primary Series as this is accessible to all, but still challenging for those wanting a more advanced practice.

Classes can begin with the opening chant before following the traditional sequence flowing through a selection of poses (asana) from the first half of Primary Series, up to Navasana (boat pose). The focus on Breath (Ujjayi), Bandha (energy locks) and Dristi (gaze) allows you to turn your focus inwards and over time, and with practice, experience the meditative effects of breath and body becoming one.

Finding the Ashtanga lineage lead me to deepen my practice following around five years of experimenting with different styles of yoga. After developing a regular Ashtanga Mysore style practice I began to find the stillness inside. With that all aspects my life started to change for the better. My Ashtanga Vinyasa practice led me to discover the true meaning of yoga – the stilling of the mind. In this practice that I find complete equanimity, where movement and breath are synchronised and ‘I’ cease to be.

Booking information

I teach two Ashtanga Vinyasa classes:

  • Wednesday’s from 20:00 to 21:00 at my home studio in Exwick, Exeter and is taught in blocks of five weeks. Please see the Equanimity Yoga Facebook page for course dates.
  • All equipment provided
  • Previous yoga experience an advantage
  • Classes run in 5 week blocks
  • £40 for 5 weeks
  • Spaces are limited. Booking essential.
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  • Thursday’s (every week) from 19:30-21:00 at the Exeter Yoga Workshop
  • All equipment provided
  • No prior yoga experience is required. All abilities welcome.
  • Weekly
  • £9
  • No booking necessary

 

Please see the classes page for details of all Equanimity Yoga classes.