GETTING STARTED

Visit our Class Descriptions page for a complete list of class options.  For Pre/Postnatal classes click here

 

Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Richmond!  There are three basic ways for new students to get started.


1. Intro to Mysore - Immerse yourself in the transformative practice of Ashtanga Yoga by taking advantage of a month of unlimited Mysore classes to establish a consistent practice and develop the habit of showing up to your mat and to yourself. Through this healing practice you will not only build strength and flexibility in the body, but by focusing on the breath, the mind begins to slow down and relax as well. Over time, the lessons learned on the mat translate into living with more self awareness and spaciousness which supports your well being.

 In this ancient system of yoga, each student has an individualized practice following the Ashtanga series which is overseen by the teacher. Postures are learned one by one so that the student is able to memorize the sequence slowly and the body is able to adapt to the postures over time. During Mysore, students of all levels practice at their own pace and are given instructions verbally and through hands on adjustments. Mysore is suitable for students of all ages and abilities and is the traditional method of learning yoga, one on one from teacher to student. We invite you to come experience the meditative quality of Mysore practice.

See our Intro to Mysore page for more information

2. Ashtanga Basics Ongoing Classes - This ongoing, guided class is designed  for beginners and focuses on the breath and the foundations of the Primary Series.  This class will prepare you for starting a Mysore practice and is the foundation for a traditional Ashtanga practice. Students will be guided through sun salutations and the standing sequence with verbal instruction, demonstration, and hands on adjustments.  Ideal for beginners or students new to Ashtanga.  
Come try us out with our "New to Us" Package - 3 classes/30 day exp/$30.  

3. Other Guided Classes - If you are interested in just checking out the studio and seeing what all we have to offer, please feel free to come in and try out any of our guided classes.  We also offer  Ashtanga Prep, Ashtanga Improv, Gentle Ashtanga, Led Primary Series, Rockin' Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and a number of series and workshops.  

If you are new to us, make sure to grab one of our New to Us Packages: 3 Classes/30 day expiration/$30 or New to Us Month: 30 days of Unlimited Classes for $60 (not valid for Mysore)

Look around our site and if you have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us at info@ashtangayogarichmond.com.