I teach Ashtanga Yoga at Whitespace Yoga & Wellbeing Studio in Milton Keynes, where there are three different types of Ashtanga Yoga class. If you’re a beginner or first-timer, take a look at my Questions & Answers.
1. Assisted Self-Practice
Assisted self-practice class begins at 7am every Sunday morning, and runs to 9am. This is also known as a ‘Mysore-style’ Ashtanga Yoga class, named after the city of Mysore in India, and is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga Yoga. There are no specific start times for your practice, just arrive whenever works best for you from 7am onwards, but please allow yourself enough time to complete your practice. If you would like, you are able to continue your practice through until 10:15am in parallel with the led class. If you’ve never been to a self-practice class before, take a look at my Questions & Answers.
2. Counted Led Practice
Led practice class begins at 9am on Sundays and is 1 hour 15 minutes. It is a ‘talked through’ Ashtanga Yoga practice, based in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, following the traditional vinyasa count. Instruction is given, so don’t worry if you haven’t done Ashtanga Yoga before or don’t know the series by heart, and alternatives and modifications to postures are given as appropriate. In some ways this is a more difficult class for beginners than the assisted self-practice class because, as everybody is practicing together as a group, there is less opportunity to give you one-to-one instruction or for you to practice at your own pace.
3. Monthly Primary Series Practice
One Saturday each month I teach a two-hour ‘Monthly Primary Series’ class. This is a ‘led’ Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series practice with specific focus on different areas of the Ashtanga Yoga method each month. This class is open to everyone, from beginners to experienced practitioners, and has a fun, workshop-style feel. Past classes have focussed on asana technique, yoga philosophy, meditation, blindfolded practice, and partner work. Take a look at recent posts on these classes.