What is Ashtanga Yoga?
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yama – Universal Ethics: Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, Continence and Non-covetousness
Niyama – Personal Observances: Cleanliness, Contentment, Self Discipline, Self Study and Devotion to God
Asanas – Postures
Pranayama – Breath Control
Pratyahara – Control and Withdrawal of the Senses
Dharana – Concentration
Dhyana – Meditation
Samadhi – Union with the Divine
Who may attend the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence?
The Confluence is open to both experienced Ashtanga yoga practitioners as well as yoga students who are new to the Ashtanga practice. We offer a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn from master teachers of this profound and ancient system. To get the most out of the classes, some experience of yoga and a basic level of fitness are recommended.
Will there be an alternative to the morning Mysore class?
Yes, there will be a led (guided) intro level or primary series class running concurrently with the morning Mysore class. The guided class will be appropriate for all levels of students with a reasonable level of fitness. Guided classes provide an opportunity to learn proper pacing, alignment cues, traditional Sanskrit terminology, etc.
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