Classes have a duration of 2h (approx.) and always end with meditation. Depending on the student’s ability the practice will be built individually. Initially, classes are guided until the individual practice is built in a solid and progressive form so then which one can follow the Mysore style.
The ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga developed in India by K. Pattabhi Jois and his master Master Krishnmacharya which is characterized by a group of Asana sequences, pre-determined, associated with breathing, look fixations and bandhas. Classes are an introduction to the first six series of ashtanga vinyasa. The first series on itself represents a challenge, that can be adapted to any student independently of age or physical condition.
This practice develops the physical, spiritual and mental health of its participants. It has been kept alive for thousands of years through a line of teachers. It’s not connected to any religion or association. Its frequently defined as an intense, dynamic and athletic way of yoga. While this is true, this practice does a lot more than strengthen and stretch the body. According to Sri Patthabhi Jois, the ashtanga yoga is a path that takes us back to our spirit, to our inner nature. It translates itself into a dynamic execution of postures (Asanas), looks fixation, breathing technics and the expansion of vital energy which common denominator is the coordination of movement with breathing (Vinyasa).
Known as meditation in movement, it’s a particular system of Hatha Yoga which involves the dynamic execution of certain physical postures(asanas) during a pre-determined sequence and gradual learning.
The coordination of movement with deep breathing(Vinyasa), the technics of inner focus (Drishthis), and the expansion of vital energy(bandhas), the production of intense heat and profound sweat with a purifying effect and detoxification to the muscular and internal organ level are factors that characterize this practice. Just like in the Hatha Yoga classes, it’s objective its the purification and strengthening of the body, the tranquilization of the mind and the balance of the circulation of vital energy. Note that in this particular system its given personalized companionship to the student’s progress, adjusting to the student’s objectives and capacities.