Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga is a great cardiovascular exercise combining movement, meditation and breathing.
What will you learn on this course?
Patanjali is the spiritual master of yoga, who bestowed us with the Yoga Sutras over 2000 years ago. Ashtanga is a Sanskrit word meaning 8 limbs, which are embedded within the Sutras. To have an insight into Patanjali is to encounter a profound yoga which is a precursor to the multitude of modern yoga technologies, which all owe a debt to Patanjali. Encounter the source of yoga and deepen your practice
An energetic, dynamic form of yoga which can be seen as a meditation in movement. Move through a series of therapeutic postures synchronised with deep rhythmic breathing, building heat throughout the body. Ashtanga yoga is great cardiovascular exercise and builds strength, flexibility, stamina and body tone. This is complemented by a sense of well-being which arises naturally from the process of engaging in yoga.
You should avoid having a meal during the 2 hours before the class.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults aged 18+ and is open to students of all levels. It is suitable for beginners with no previous experience and those wishing to deepen their practice. The nature of the course has a philosophy that allows students to participate in group sequences while developing their own understanding and engaging with yoga at their own pace.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. We can provide a learning support worker and students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
If you suffer from a medical condition we recommend that you take advice from your doctor before doing any physical exercise. All students should inform the tutor of any ongoing health problems.
Do you need to bring anything?
Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement. You must bring your own non-stick yoga mat.
Are there any additional costs?
A non-stick yoga mat (approx. £17) must be provided at your own expense. These are readily available online or from sports shops.
Who teaches this course?