CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
 

Ashtanga yoga is taught in two formats: guided classes and mysore style classes.  While both methods of learning teach the same sequence of postures called the Primary Series, each setting is unique and a compliment to the other.  Guided classes are led by a teacher and students practice together in unison.  Mysore style classes are overseen by a teacher who is giving individual guidance and instruction within a group setting.  We encourage our students to attend both guided and mysore style classes as there is much to be learned through both experiences. 

Intro to Mysore

AYR offers a monthly Intro to Mysore Workshop (one hour lecture) which is supported by 8 Intro to Mysore classes.  These classes provide students individualized guidance and attention as they learn the Ashtanga system.  Ideal for students of all levels wishing to develop a self practice or deepen their existing practice.  Registration is required.  See our Mysore page for more information.

Mysore

Mysore is the traditional method for learning Ashtanga yoga in a quiet and supportive format.  Each student has an individualized practice following the Ashtanga series which is overseen by the teacher in a group setting. Postures are learned one by one and as they are mastered, the student gradually builds a personal practice. Students of all levels can attend, however we ask that new students begin with Intro to Mysore Workshop.  See our Mysore page for more information.

Ashtanga Basics

Ongoing, guided class for beginners focusing on the breath and the foundations of the Primary Series.  Ideal for beginners or students new to Ashtanga. 

Ashtanga Prep

Guided class that explores all standing postures of the Primary series and various seated postures of the series

Full Primary Series

Our most advanced guided class flowing through the entire Primary Series taught in Sanskrit to the correct vinyasa breath count. Emphasis is on moving with the breath with very little instruction. Some experience with the Primary Series is strongly recommended.  Option to end at Half Primary Series is given in class.

Ashtanga Improv

Vinyasa Flow based on the principles of Ashtanga yoga

Rockin’ Ashtanga

Build endurance, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve focus, all set to rockin’ music

Gentle Ashtanga

Modify the Ashtanga practice with gentle postures made accessible using props. End with restorative postures and a guided relaxation.  Appropriate for beginners or for those who want to slow it down.

Yin Yoga

This slower paced class targets the body’s connective tissues with long held passive poses that increase joint health, flexibility, and mental focus.

Deep Relaxation

Gain a deep sense of relaxation and balance with breath and body awareness, guided meditation, and restorative yoga postures

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a practice of letting go and rejuvenation. By supporting our bodies with the use of props and relaxing into positions for minutes at a time, we foster physical, mental and emotional relaxation and healing.  Restorative Yoga is generally offered once a month during moon days.

Postpartum Forever Flow

For mamas who discovered the joy of yoga during pregnancy, we are excited to bring you Post Partum Forever.  We will focus on breath, stability, and self-care while threading together postures that bring strength to the pelvic floor, abdominals, and back.  This class is perfect for all moms with children 6 weeks and older. 

Prenatal/ Postnatal Classes

Click HERE for prenatal and postnatal class descriptions.