Ashtanga Yoga and Primary Series Practice Classes titled "primary series" specifically follow a sequence of 72 postures, usually a 2 hour time slot. Classes called "Ashtanga" are shorter, and use the "modified primary series" which is a shorter version of the Full Primary Series with modifications and variations for begginers and intermediate practitioners. The practice of Ashtanga yoga utilizes a powerful breathing technique and linked postures, called vinyasa, to build heat in the body. Usually includes mantras and breathing exercises. Room is heated to 80 or 85 degrees. These classes are very rigorous.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga These classes are based on Ashtanga Yoga, but do not follow such strict sequencing. I generally teach Ashtanga Vinyasa classes in a flow style, called vinyasa, to build heat. Excellent classes to segue into Ashtanga Yoga for those who find the practice too demanding. I tailor these classes to meet the needs of the students; working on poses to improve overall flexibility and strength. The room is usually heated to 80 or 85 degrees. These classes are rigorous.
Yoga Basics (Iyengar) Yoga These classes focus on very specific physical alignment in the postures. Props such as blocks, straps and bolsters are very commonly used to assist in postures. Classic yoga postures are introduced and detailed; strong focus on the connection between breath and movement. Specific breathing techniques and meditation are introduced after some exprience with postures. These classes are mild.
Pilates/Yoga Combination Classes Pilates is a workout targeting the abdomen, low back, and hips, sometimes collectively referred to as the “powerhouse” or “core”. These classes include leg lifts, crunches, torso stabilization exercises, and traditional Pilates exercises combined with yoga postures to increase flexibility. Provides a full body strengthening, and stretching routine. These classes vary form mild to rigorous.
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