Ashtanga Mysore – All Weekdays, Monday to Friday 7.00 – 9.00am in the Yoga Room
Mysore class is a self practice within a group setting. The class is not led, rather all instructions are given to the student individually. Students practice the Ashtanga Yoga sequence as given by their teacher and at their own pace.
Mysore classes are open to all levels of practitioner and are the best place for complete beginners, or those relatively new to this style of practice, to learn Ashtanga Yoga.
You can drop into these classes anytime within the two hour period to suit your morning – at least 45 minutes practice is recommended.
Ashtanga Yoga Led class: All Levels – Tuesdays 6.00 – 7.00pm in the Yoga Room
You will cover the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga method of Posture, Breath and Gaze, and be guided through the beginnings of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, including the Surya Namaskars (sun salutations), the standing sequence, and some of the seated postures, followed by a period of rest. Hands on corrections- or adjustments- will be given throughout to guide the student into correct alignment and to take deeper into a pose if necessary. All levels, from beginner to more experienced welcome.
Ashtanga Full Led Primary – Last Saturday of the month 8.00 – 09.30am in the Main Studio
Christine will count through the entire Primary Series in Sanskrit. Prior knowledge of the sequence is necessary as minimal instruction will be given. This class is recommended to experienced students, but also those who are learning, as it helps with correct sequencing and building a pace and rhythm to your own personal practice.
Ashtanga Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that follows a set sequence of postures (asanas) joined together through synchronising movement and breath (vinyasa). Often referred to as a moving meditation, the practice helps students become stronger and more flexible, while simultaneously focusing the mind.
Christine has been a dedicated practitioner of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method since 2003, and has been authorised to teach by the current head of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage Sharath Jois, in Mysore, India.
Rolf Naujokat and Melanie Cooper were two of her early teachers. She now travels regularly to Leeds to practice with her teacher Joey Miles, and has assisted him in the Leeds shala.
Christine is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who loves to share this practice which is her life and passion.