Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

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 »

Commitment

In the early years of my Ashtanga practice a teacher was talking to us about commitment. He told us this joke: ‘A chicken and a pig walked down the main street of a village. They passed a pub with a sign in the window saying ‘Special – Bacon & Eggs’. The chicken got excited ‘let’s… Read more »

Glow with Yoga

Newcomers to yoga many times comment on how surprisingly physical, even strenuous their first experiences of this ancient practice have been. Particularly with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as there is a lot of emphasis placed on detoxifying the body. Through the use of ‘muscle seals’, and deep chest breathing, you build up a good sweat. Long… Read more »