Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Friday 1st June⋄ 15.30 - 17.00 ⋄ The Sanctuary
Sunday 3rd June⋄ 14.30 - 16.00 ⋄ The Sanctuary
Jock Orton – Ashtanga Vinyasa Class – Counted Led Primary Series
This class will be an introduction to the traditional Ashtanga counted method of vinyasa yoga. The founder of Ashtanga yoga originally taught a counted Ashtanga class and many people who practice Ashtanga today don’t realise that every yoga asana has a specific number of vinyasa’s and breaths attached to it.
The purpose of the count is to align the breath with the movement. Just as the breath is the thread that links the movements, so the count is another thread or sutra, that is woven with the breath to create the fabric of our practice. Each time we practice using the count, we create another thread that is woven into the fabric of our previous practice. Over time and practice, this fabric becomes a beautiful garment that is part of our lives.
This class is a chance to experience the traditional counted Ashtanga yoga practice working through the Primary Series (and a few poses from the Intermediate series). It is a dynamic class that will allow you to deepen your practice drawing the thread of your breath and movement together in perfect union.