Exploring the Primary Series - 6+2 week course with Matt Tregellas
17:45-19:00 on Mondays
19 March to 30th April
(Easter Monday, 02/04 - no class)
You will also receive a 2 Class Pass to use in our drop-in classes.
Full price: £50
Student/benefits : £45 (Use code DISCOUNT5 at check out)
Reserve your space online now with a £25 deposit.
The balance can be paid online or in person by or on the 2nd week.
If you prefer not to pay the deposit online, please contact me for other options.
Ashtanga Yoga is a flowing and dynamic yoga practice which develops strength, flexibility, balance and mental calm, through a synchronisation of movement and breath (vinyasa) to make a moving mindfulness meditation. This style of yoga is practical and experiential; anyone can enjoy the benefits without need to subscribe to esoteric philosophies. The first series of Ashtanga Yoga is called 'yoga chikitsa' which translates as 'yoga therapy'. Through practice of the Primary Series a state of good physical health is achieved, which opens the door to improved energy, mood and well-being. This course will introduce the fundamentals of the Ashtanga System, preparing you for a lifelong practice.
This course is for people who have some experience of Ashtanga Yoga (sun salutations + standing sequence) and would like to develop that understanding and experience to go further into the practice. The postures of the primary series will be used as a spring-board to a deeper exploration of hip opening (lotus), back-bending, inversions and the strength building postures and vinyasa like hand balances and jump-backs.
The course will take you beyond the beginner led class, preparing you for the intermediate class or a half primary series Mysore practice. It will also enable you to develop your self-practice, so you can practice confidently at home or on your travels
The course runs for 6 weeks, and the cost includes two drop-in classes to help you further develop your practice, which can be taken with Matt or Pete during or after the course. The cost is £50, with £25 payable immediately as a deposit to secure your space. The remainder can be paid in person by the second week of the course.
Mats are available for you to borrow. I also have a limited supply of mats for sale.
NB: Ashtanga is suitable for everyone; being strong or flexible is not a prerequisite. However, a group approach may not be suitable if you have any injuries or ailments, or have let your fitness lapse. In this case Mysore-style or one-to-one sessions may be best. Please contact me if you have any doubts or if you have any questions you would like to ask.