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Ashtanga All Level

November 28, 2017 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:10pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 10, 2018

ashtanga all level

 Ashtanga All Level
Deep Stretch and Twist
 Ashtanga All Level

Ashtanga All Level:
a breathing meditation in motion. Tom has
‘gentle downed’ and blended
the Ashtanga practice to
make it practical for the once or twice a week
yogi. SOFT ASHTANGA:  His class begins with  a pose of centering breath
or with aligning the spine to create and
align the main chakras which are the
energy centers of the body.
Click here to see other classes taught by Tom.

in Ashtanga All Level you will begin
with the breath of the yogis and then  led through
gentle back and hip  stretches:
Marjaryasana (cat pose)
Bitilasana (cow pose).
Move  to standing into tadasana (mountain).
Then you move to more dynamic asanas.( poses)


Blended and pace adjusted

Offered at  slower pace than at an Ashtanga studio,
Get assistance in pose
during class time. Be helped to find the gentle edge of
relaxation and balance with strength.

Drop your ideas that  Ashtanga  is torture on
the body! You’ll feel embraced by the benefits of Tom’s  class
and thus
you will  be comfortable in your first class. Leave
judgement behind when you use his modifications
for beginners as well as accept his adjustments
resulting from his discerning eye.
The effects become visible over several weeks.
Physical health is derived from a quiet mind
because of  the connection of body, mind and soul;this
is Tristasana **

Participate in slow, lowerback and hip movements in this
Ashtanga All Level yoga class.
Then follow in core yoga variation work. …

Come practice the ‘blended Ashtanga’*  yoga that
Tom will teach. Having listened to the
competitive voice of Ashtanga he slims it
down to create a more quiet Spiritual voice.
Focus on breath and the beat of your heart which alone does improve cardio. This all level
class will include many of the  10 and 18 poses
of Ashtanga flow as a way of introducing you to
the practice. Decide if you want to commit to a
daily routine. It is led by Tom who has been an
Ashtanga student since 2013, though practicing
yoga, of other styles, for 14 years . Beginners are
welcomed! Props can be used and are encouraged.
It is taught at a slightly slower pace
than traditional ashtanga classes.

NOTE: Tristasana

Eventually, with a lot of practice it all comes together
and the poses, the breathing and the drishti  happen.
That is Tristasana which means all three aspects are
coming together hence creating the Yoga or Union
of mind, body and spirit.


intensity: up to the student
level: all levels

NOTE: Blended Ashtanga – created
as a result of listening to the many students
of traditional Ashtanga who have sustained
injuries from the fast paced movements
of Ashtanga or for those who want to
sustain the deep stretch of the Ashtanga
poses without returning the muscle to
contraction quickly.

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