This class is aimed at getting beginners breathing and moving in the style of Ashtanga Yoga. We lay the foundation of the breath pattern that is central to this profound style of yoga along with teaching alignments in the poses found in the Primary Series. This class is also helpful to remind experienced practitioners of the basics and for those looking for a relaxing class that involves quality breath and movement.
Kusum's teachers are trained to teach this physical practice and the mental focus on breathing as a way to simulate the process of learning how to walk through our active lives with more awareness.
We focus on offering options for all poses so this practice is available to 'real' people with very real bodies. We have a great respect for this practice, its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the way we have seen it bring ease to so many people's bodies and minds. Ashtanga is a meditative and moving physical therapy practice. We meet all people where they are and show modifications as we go. We will always talk with you about your specific questions or limitations so you can work at your own pace.
If it is difficult for you to get up and down from the ground, you may still take this class but please talk with us so we may offer you options for certain movements. We're happy to help!