We teach old school Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the tradition of the Jois family of Mysore, India. We offer Mysore Style, Led (fully guided) Ashtanga Yoga, and Yin Yoga classes as well.
Mysore Style 60-90 Minute practice for all levels, within a 2-3 hour practice window. Register for our next Intro to Mysore course. This is the traditional and ideal method for learning Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Don't be worried about "not knowing" the postures!All new/learning students are guided one-on-one and given cues and assistance for each posture. We help you develop brain plasticity and the ability to memorize the Ashtanga sequence so you can practice anywhere, anytime. Mysore classes are welcoming, intelligent and appropriate for all students regardless of their ability or experience. The method is like semi-private yoga within a group setting during a 2-3 hour practice window. Students arrive and leave at their convenience, and practice anywhere from 45 minutes up to two hours. The teacher helps each student individually to develop and deepen their practice. Students with a dedicated practice gain in physical and spiritual strength, flexibility and proficiency. Email us with ANY questions if you are not sure how to start. Those with an established Mysore practice are always welcome to drop-in: we love meeting Ashtanga folks from around the world.
Led Half Primary 75 minutes. For students of all levels. Drop-ins always welcome. All students are guided/led simultaneously through a steady and flowing experience of half of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Beginners may drop in to this class; the teacher will provide alignment instructions and physical assists. New students are guided with wisdom and patience; more seasoned Ashtanga students can practice to their own potential.
Led Primary Series 90 minutes. For those familiar with Ashtanga Yoga. All students are guided/led simultaneously through the sequence of postures comprising the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Students with some experience of Ashtanga to seasoned Ashtanga students are welcome to attend; NEW STUDENTS are encouraged to start with Led Half Primary or Mysore. This class is steady and flowing; the teacher offers guidance both verbally and with hands-on assists.
Yin Yoga 60-90 minutes For all levels; Drop-ins always welcome. Class size is limited to 15 students. Arrive early to ensure props and a spot. Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to dynamic, active yoga styles such as Ashtanga Yoga. Postures are practiced on the floor and each is held for several minutes, allowing the deep layers of connective tissue to be gently and safely stretched. Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints and tissues closest to our core and encourages the free flow of energy throughout the body. Emphasizing stillness and an attitude of quiet acceptance, Yin Yoga can help practitioners develop or deepen mindful meditation.
Chanting & Pranayama 30 minutes Chanting of edifying Sanskrit mantras will be followed by instruction in simple Kriyas (cleansing breathwork) and/or some simple Pranayama methods. These practices are vital for stress relief and becoming more grounded within body and spirit. FREE to monthly class card holders and a $5 suggested donation for all others.
25 Main Street ~ Suite 210 Northampton, MA 01060 USA Located in downton Northampton, on the second floor of the Historic Masonic Block/Fitzwillies Building