If you are new to Ashtanga Yoga attending a beginner’s/foundation course may be the best option to get an insight into what the practice is about. The foundation courses are also suitable to practitioners of other styles of yoga who would like to learn Ashtanga thoroughly and understand more about its background and methodology.
Beginner’s courses cover the basics of Ashtanga yoga starting with a short introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a gradual learning of some asanas (sun salutations, standing postures, finishing postures) of the Ashtanga yoga primary series. Focus is particularly put on linking breath and movement in the so called vinyasa krama system. We also learn about Bandhas (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus).
Students attending beginner’s courses are encouraged to attend Mysore classes in parallel to the course. One free Mysore session per week is complementary in the course price. Before coming to practice please consult the FAQ section and General practice advice on this website for more information, or contact us if you have any specific questions. Please note that we an age requirement of 16 years or older and ask for parental approval for members younger than 18.
Upcoming introductory sessions 2020
Due to the Covid19 pandemic we unfortunately have had to limit our beginners courses during the spring of 2020. We’ve decided not to run any formal beginner’s courses but have replaced with shorter introductory sessions. The next possible date for an intro-session is in June. We hope to reintroduce our longer courses in the autumn again. See all planned event dates below and click on the links for more information:
- Beginners Level 1
Monday 17 August at 17.15-18.45. More info here
Mondays starting 14 September at 17:15-18:45. 8-week course (pause during week 44). More information and registration here
- Beginners Level 2
Beginners foundation step 2
Thursdays starting 17 September at 17:15-18:45. 10-week course with possible extention. More information and registration here