with christina hatgis
saturday, april 6
space is limited to 15 students
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What is Ashtanga? The late Sri K. Patthabi Jois developed the Ashtanga system of yoga. He worked closely with his teacher, Krishnamacharya, to develop the six series of yoga poses based on their studies of the ancient yoga text, the Yoga Korunta. The “primary series” has greatly influenced contemporary American vinyasa yoga.
Students will learn:
– An overview of the postures in the primary series and discuss the vinyasa aspect of the practice.
– How ujjayi breath, the bandhas (energetic locks), and the drishti (gazing points) support the asanas to create a powerful and healing practice.
Christina, co-director of Mala Yoga, has practiced Asthanga Vinyasa yoga for over 10 years. She has greatly benefited from the daily practice of Ashtanga yoga and is excited to introduce the Ashtanga practice in its classical form through this experiential workshop. Christina studies with New York City’s leading Ashtanga teacher Eddie Stern.