Soul Space Yoga & Wellness hosts an Ashtanga Program directed by Angelique Sandas!
Ashtanga translates as “Eight Limbs” which refers to Patanjali’s sutras written more than 2,000 years ago. The third of these limbs is Asana (posture), a device that connects the mind and body through use of breath. Ashtanga Yoga organizes sequences of postures into six separate series. The first, Yoga Chikitsa, is intended to align and purify the body, which will be offered at Soul Space Yoga & Wellness. The primary series is the beginning as all series are intended to be practiced progressively under the guidance of a qualified teacher. The primary series introduces the principles that synchronize breath and movement, linking the body to the mind. In this way, it is a foundation for the other limbs of yoga.
Ashtanga is a Vinyasa system. It is a dynamic, scientific, purposeful approach. The specific moves are done with specific breath. The integration of each asana is maximized as we return to a neutral position between. The physical work then affects the subtle layers and the nervous system, essential for yoga, bringing about profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual results.
Ashtanga is a dynamic purposeful asana practice that uses posture, breath, and focus to direct the practitioner inward towards greater self-awareness. Mysore Method Ashtanga Yoga is a self-practice approach in which students move through Ashtanga’s set sequence of postures in their own time, according to the degree in which they have integrated the information of the practice. The instructor guides each student individually based on their progress.
In keeping with the Ashtanga tradition, practice is to be done in the early mornings. Mysore Sessions will be offered at 6:30am, 5 days per week and a Guided Primary Series will be offered on Friday mornings. (There will not be Mysore or Primary practice sessions on Full Moon days and New Moon days, since these are considered days for resting in the Ashtanga tradition).
FEES for this program are as follows:
Drop In rate $24
3 Class Package (30 day expiration) $60
One Week Unlimited $90
One Month Unlimited $160
Soul Space members (with current class packages or monthly auto renewal) can explore and experience this practice at a 50% discount for the first month unlimited ($80). Members may also choose to attend the led primary series at a 50% discount ($12).