The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali offers a practical path to becoming established in the esoteric possibilities of yoga. The class is designed to include both the non-Sanskrit speaker and the student of Sanskrit and leads to a personal and group relationship with the meaning and use of the Yoga Sutra. We sincerely and warmly welcome all yogins to attend. Vegan and dairy chai are offered as well. This class is by donation only. No RSVP is required but keep in mind that Near East Yoga is closed on the New and Full Moon Days.
The method of Ashtanga Yoga, via Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore South India, has doors and passages embedded in its practice leading to classical results. There are many derivatives of Ashtanga Yoga available to today that can give practical results but the original method still holds the keys to deeper application and meaning that others have overlooked or never knew existed. If you are looking to take your practice to the level of the inner-personal realm and see this as the next step in your process, take the time to inquire about Ashtanga Yoga.
Hi Friends and Yogis,
This blog post is to invite you to connect again to the Ashtanga Yoga sequence and the sangha at large at Near East Yoga, especially the 6:30PM Thursday night group primary class. For anyone who is not a already a regular with me, I’m offering this one class at a drop in rate of $10 dollars.
The Thursday night group primary is a special class, an extension of the 4, 3-6 week, intro sessions I offered last fall and winter, where I hold space for folks new to Ashtanga or who are looking to reconnect to the method.
For the past few months many of us have come together on Thursdays and continue to explore the sequence and it’s benefits. I offer a lot of special instruction during this class related to Yoga Sutra and various aspects of Buddhist Tantra and how the Ashtanga Method supports insights common to those philosophies. Other opportunities to chant and explore philosophy will be part of an after class time I plan to host.
If you have fallen away or felt the Mysore classes were to intense or are again in need of a refresher, or simply want to connect to group energy and power of Ashtanga please feel welcome to return to the mat.
I know that Ashtanga is a demanding method because it asks a lot from those who engage it. Sri K Pattabhi Jois was not a modern yogi by any definition but rather a classical master who gave us a method that would take us the distance. This challenge is a type of Medicine that when we take it we heal in ways we don’t even know. Take on just this one class for starters and get reconnected to the yoga method that precedes all others.
If you already make this class a regular event then please keep coming! I’m excited to hold space for the group and look forward to seeing you all soon and often.
See you Thursdays at 6:30pm. $10 dollars to drop in if you are not coming on a monthly. I can take limited trade as well. Hit me up and see what we can work out.