Yoga (Ashtanga)

Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures.

This Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class is open to all levels of yoga practitioner whether experienced or a complete beginner. As Ashtanga is a strong and dynamic practice, there’s no rest between poses, we do ask that you have a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy the full potential of the class. Classes start with a few moments to arrive and connect with the breath then the opening sequences of Surya Namaskaras, some standing and seated postures and something always thrown in for fun or to challenge you!

Ashtanga is a set sequence of postures so if you attend regularly you will soon start to achieve familiarity with the poses. As this is a strong style you will work hard, smile, and get hot! Class closes with a final relaxation to allow you to absorb the practice and leave feeling refreshed.

Some people find that the physical practice of yoga becomes a gateway into spiritual exploration, while others just enjoy a wonderful low-impact workout that makes them feel great. Typically, a DanceEast yoga class will focus purely on the physical benefits of yoga.

 

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Meet the Tutor
katharine-lawrence
Katharine Lawrence

I first stepped on a mat in 1996 and since then yoga has been an intrinsic part of my life. The journey began in London with Satyananda and Sivananda Yoga and so also began my love affair with India, returning to Kerala to train to teach Sivananda in 2004. As life moves on so did my practice and I began exploring and searching for something more. Finding Ashtanga in Goa a few years later blew my mind, I loved the heat and intensity of practice, the constant breath and flow. The practice truly resonated with me and I went to Mysore to practice under Sharath and Saraswati. And then I found my teachers of this beautiful Ashtanga; John Scott and Lucy Crawford.
Working with John and Lucy I knew I had found true yoga and I am eternally grateful to them for sharing their knowledge of the practice and the counted method. I travelled to New Zealand twice to undertake their Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training course and I see them now as often as I can for ongoing input. I have a six year old daughter and I fit the physical practice into my life when I can!

Class Days and Times

Saturday | 9.30 – 10.45am

Cost

PAY FOR THE TERM | £96.00, £84.00 CONCESSIONS

PAY FOR HALF A TERM | £38.00, £33.25 CONCESSIONS

PAY AS YOU DANCE | £8, £7 CONCESSIONS

What to wear

You can wear any loose, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, and we do ask that you have bare feet.

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