Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

What is Yoga: Learning how to breathe properly

What is Yoga: Learning how to breathe properly What is Yoga? Stretching, chanting OM, a workout, sitting in the ‘pretzel’-posture all day meditating, a naked Indian Sadhu standing on his head, a naked Indian Sadhu levitating? To the uninitiated, Yoga might appear to be an Indian mystic cult…. but not quite. Yoga is a five… Read more »

Pranayama with Angelika

Indulge in the beautiful practice of Pranayama – the control and release of the breath. Feel the empowering and cleansing effects of these ancient techniques, which have been for ever a part of the practice of Yoga. Gain clarity, focus, and a deeper understanding of the meaning of ‘Prana’. In these two classes we will… Read more »

The Breath

The Breath After nine cosy months in our mother’s womb, where all our basic needs such as breathing, eating and dealing with waste are taken care of for us, we finally make it out into the atmosphere, and take that first important breath, which is three times more powerful than any breath we will ever… Read more »

Yoga – what keeps you inspired?

In my 25th year of regular yoga practice I have been reflecting on what it is that still get’s me on to the yoga mat daily. The beginning of the year is when we take stock, aiming to let go of habits which don’t serve us, and taking on or refreshing others, which will help… Read more »

NEW YEAR OFFER – drop-in class for beginners

Saturdays 11.30am For the first Saturday Six-Week Yoga Essentials course you have two options: – drop in CASUALLY for $25 or – book the whole course with a 10% saving – pay $139.50 rather than $155 Saturdays 11.30am-12.45pm 10 January – 14 February

NEW CLASS on Fridays 10am

As of 9 January Petra will be teaching a General class from 10-11.15am. We have received requests for a mid-morning yoga class for some time. We have heard you…. now enjoy the practice!

Yoga and Crutches

We have had some magnificent sunrises recently, and the light mornings are calling us to do a yoga practice. Unfortunately our mind invents all sorts of obstacles as to why we can’t possibly get onto the mat. The reality is that there is always something we can practice, despite physical limitations both imagined and real…. Read more »

Why does Yoga make us happy?

A student recently told me that after her last yoga class she felt so happy all day, something that has been expressed to me many times before. She then asked why yoga made her happy? It was a reminder that not everyone generally feels this way most of the time, although for me, this experience… Read more »

Upcoming Yoga Essentials Courses

Yoga Essentials – once a week Tuesday 7.45-9.00pm – 21 October – 25 November – 6 weeks for $155 Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm – 5 November – 10 December – 6 weeks for $155 Saturday 11.30-12.45pm – 1 November – 6 December – 6 weeks for $155 Yoga Essentials Intensive – twice a week Monday & Thursday 6.15-7.15am early mornings
 3-27 November – 4 weeks… Read more »