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Four Week Intro to Ashtanga Yoga (Level 1)
January 8 @ 6:30 pm - January 31 @ 7:45 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm
$120 for the full course
$90 for anyone who has taken the course before, and would like to register again
Tuesday’s class will be yoga theory, principles of practice, and posture instruction. Thursday’s class will be a guided class with posture instruction only. This class is open to anyone who has taken any of the introductory course as well.
This course is suitable for beginners, those with no yoga experience at all, and those who have some yoga experience, but have not practiced much Ashtanga Yoga.
Each Tuesday class will begin with a foundational discussion on yoga, covering topics such as the importance of breath; the meaning of vinyasa; the effect of yoga on both the body and mind; and the benefits of consistent practice. Following this there will be a detailed breakdown of one section of the primary series. We will cover the sun salutations, standing poses, some of the seated poses, and the closing sequence.
Each Thursday class will be taught as an introductory led class. Students will be guided at a slow, and even pace through the postures that were learned on Monday evening, plus a few extras. This class will be a great opportunity for students to review and apply what was taught on Tuesday, and is also appropriate for students who have previously taken the beginner’s course, or those looking for a slow paced led primary class.
Overall students will be introduced to postures, breathing and concentrations practices, deep relaxation and meditation. You will build your practice progressively from one week to the next, and by the end of the course you will have a firm foundation on which to continue your yoga practice at BKYC or even on your own! Some of the overall benefits you can expect to experience from this practice are improved strength, stamina and flexibility, improved breathing and breath control, as well as heightened ability to focus, and increased memory.
* There are no prerequisites for this class in regards to age or physical condition. However, if you have any questions about whether or not you can attend this introductory course, please consult with your doctor.