Ashtanga Yoga Program

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Yoga is 99% Practice, 1% Theory ~Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Ashtanga is a living yoga tradition, passed down through the lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois to his students. When you study Ashtanga, you tap into the roots of yoga. You'll then learn how yoga can improve all aspects of your life off the mat. 

Most modern styles of vinyasa evolved out of Ashtanga yoga, the first dynamic form of yoga taught in the west. Ashtanga is accessible to anyone, you only need a little curiosity.

Balance yoga offers two main types of classes in its Ashtanga Program: Ashtanga Led and Ashtanga Mysore. While Ashtanga Mysore is open to beginners, we find that new students feel more comfortable in Mysore after they've attended a few Intro or Led classes.

Intro to Yoga [Workshop]
Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa & Ashtanga [Class]


You attend intro workshop and Intro classes to learn the basics: breath, bandhas and the Sun Salutations. 

LED ASHTANGA 1
MYSORE STYLE ASHTANGA


You attend Ashtanga Level 1 classes where we guide you through Sun Salutations, standing postures and first few seated postures. Or you come to Mysore-Style Ashtanga, where you practice with a teacher at your own pace.  

LED ASHTANGA 2 
MYSORE STYLE ASHTANGA


After a few weeks (or months) of attending a Led Ashtanga 1, you're ready to attend Led Ashtanga 2 where we guide you to Navasana (boat pose). Or you attend Mysore-Style Ashtanga where we'll help you to learn at your own pace.  

LED ASHTANGA 3 
MYSORE STYLE ASHTANGA


After a few weeks (or months) of attending a Led Ashtanga 2, you're ready to attend Led Ashtanga 3 where we'll guide you through all of primary series, or we'll workshop more advanced postures. You attend Mysore-Style Ashtanga where we'll help you to deconstruct more advanced postures like dropping back form backbends. 

led ASHTANGA


  • We guide you through the postures at the same pace as other students
  • You learn the vinyasa, or how to use your breath to build up a postures
  • Your breath develops a rhythmic quality as you tune it to the pace of the class

Mysore-style ashtanga


  • We guide you individually through the postures in a self-paced class
  • You learn at your pace within the supportive context of a community 
  • You have the opportunity to grow and foster your own form of practice ritual 

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We believe yoga is for everyone.

8 Yoga Classes in one month for $48
the perfect way to find what style suits you.