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  • It's all in the basics

LATEST NEWS:

HOLIDAY MONDAY:
Morning Mysore will run from 7:30am-9:30am on Labour Day, Monday Sept 5. We are closed for the rest of the day.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL TEACHER TRAINING NOW OPEN:
STARTS OCT 21, 2017 – Friday PM & Saturdays + Three 3-Day Intensives

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE on SEPT 18:
Save $600 on tuition on our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course.

NEW CLASS!
Revive your energies in our new restorative yoga class with Rhona Miller from 4:30-6:00pm on Thursdays – starts Sept 22.

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About Astanga

Astanga Vinyasa Yoga is a powerful practice developed in Mysore, India, by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The system begins with postures (asanas) linked with breath and movement (vinyasa). We start with sun salutes, then flow through standing and seated postures, and finish with restorative poses. At the heart of this practice is a smooth breath, combined with internal locks (bandhas) and steady gazing (drishti).

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Moon Days & Mysore

Mysore is a powerful and liberating way to practice yoga, with hands-on guidance from our dedicated teachers. You can buy a monthly membership, or drop-in for a single class. Please remember our morning Mysore classes don’t run on Moon Days. Upcoming Moon Days are Thursday Sept 1 (New) and Friday Sept 16 (Full). All other classes run as normal on Moon Days.

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Meditation

Our weekly Lam Rim and Mindfulness instruction classes are led by Dr Bob Kapitany, who has been a serious Dharma practitioner for more than 40 years.  If you’re interested you should contact the meditation group first.  See our meditation page for details and simply follow the instructions given on how to attend.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

  • Ease Your Back Pain: Critical Alignment Yoga Class Sept 19, 6PM (2hrs)

    With Angela Regnier

    Do you have back pain either during or outside of your yoga practice? Do you avoid backbending or other postures due to limitations in your movement? Or do you have advanced backbends that don’t feel comfortable or stable? This speciality class will use a simple prop to encourage deeper connection and awareness of your spine. At the same time it will encourage muscular relaxation to restore mobility and opening where it previously felt inaccessible. We will also explore gentle back and abdominal strengtheners to restore stability in your lower back and further support the rest of your spine. Practitioners of all levels would deeply benefit from this gentle alignment focused practice.

  • Astanga Vinyasa 101 (4-week Intro Series) Mondays 6 - 8PM Oct 17 to Nov 7

    With Barbara Timmins

    Explore the fundamentals and foundations of the Astanga Vinyasa practice in an accessible and lighthearted manner, open to new yogis AND yoga practitioners looking to learn more. Barbara will introduce ujjayi breath, bandhas (internal energy locks), dristi (focus points) and the importance of foundation. The series will focus on the sequence and some alignment of postures including sun salutations, standing poses and the closing sequence to provide yogis with a balanced practice that they can enjoy and explore.

  • Secrets of Vinyasa (2hrs) Sept 20, 6:30PM

    With Mike Dynie

    The keys to burning brightly, rather than burning out in Yoga. We all know how great you can feel after the right kind of practice… But what if every kind of practice could be “the right kind?”  Join Mike for a 2hr workshop on the secrets of working with energy and breath through asana.  Mike will give a short lecture on Yoga philosophy, followed up with an all-levels asana class to put the principles into practice.  We will also learn kriya, breath retention and finish up with meditation on the central axis.