WELCOME TO ASHTANGA YOGA GLASGOW
Dedicated to the teachings of
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Ashtanga Yoga Glasgow is run by Cathy Moran
Glasgow’s only KPJAYI Authorized Ashtanga teacher
WHAT WE OFFER
Traditional Morning Mysore style Classes
Beginners Courses & Introductory Workshops
Guided Classes for all levels in a supportive environment
Private one to one and small group tuition
NEWS & UPDATES FROM CATHY
Gemma and I are on the move again – from Tuesday, 1st August 2017, Ashtanga Yoga Glasgow will be moving to a new venue in The Hidden Lane. So not too far from our current location in The Hive!
All my Mysore classes, Tuesday night half primary series and Wednesday night beginners will now all take place at the new studio. My beginners course will move after the current 10 week course ends on Wednesday, 23rd August. Please keep an eye on the timetable for the next start date of the beginners course. Tuesday night half primary series will take place in the new studio from Tuesday, 1st August.
All Gem’s classes will also now take place at the new studio, and she will be running more Ashtanga classes. Full class details below.
Classes and timetable
Myself and Gem will be relaunching as a dedicated ashtanga studio, with morning Mysore Monday – Friday like currently, and Sunday Mysore. Gemma will also be running Monday and Thursday evening Mysore!
We will also have a monthly Saturday full primary series class followed by a conference.
Gemma will also continue the Yin classes.
There will be more options for beginners, monthly intro mysore workshops, a continued variety of regular workshops as well as the occasional special guest event.
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
The entrance to The Hidden Lane is between Sandyford Flowers/Harvey’s and GG Brother Liquor/Greggs) on Argyle Street. More info on The Hidden Lane.
The studio is in the yellow building opposite the tearooms and we’re upstairs at the back.
There’s no parking inside the Hidden Lane but there is parking on the streets in the surrounding area and parking should be free before 8:00am and after 6pm so shouldn’t cost much.
There will be a few changes to the pricing – mainly some new pricing options to go with the new timetable, whilst the current class prices (monthly rates and passes ) will largely remain the same.
Mysore-style is the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. (As taught in Mysore, India, where the practice originated).
Mysore classes allow for students to develop their own self practice, learning and memorising the sequence bit by bit. It is the safest, most effective method of learning ashtanga yoga.
The introduction to Mysore workshop is aimed at complete beginners to ashtanga as well as students who have experience of led classes but would like to transition to morning self-practice. The next workshop will take place on Sunday 23rd July with Gem Maryan at PYM Finnieston. read more…
Our next 10 week beginners Ashtanga Yoga course starts Wednesday, 14th June.
Ashtanga yoga is an intense, flowing style of yoga in which the same poses are always done in the same order.
It is suitable for all levels of fitness and for complete beginners to yoga.
Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga
The system is designed to therapeutically realign and detoxify the body. Inner body heat is produced during the practice through special breathing with sound. This, combined with two important internal body locks (bandhas), induces sweating. Toxins are eliminated from the body and the nervous system is purified. It’s also leaves you feeling more calm and energetic. The regular practice of Ashtanga Yoga increases flexibility, strength and balance.
Every last Friday of the Month 6.30am start
Led Class at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India
At the shala in Mysore we have self practice classes 4 days a week and led classes 2 days, with one rest day. Traditionally the rest day was always Saturday, Friday was led primary series day and Sunday, for those on second series – led intermediate. (For logistical reasons this has now been changed in the main shala – rest day is now Sunday, led primary is Saturday, led intermediate Monday)
At Ashtanga Yoga Glasgow, we do our best to uphold KPJAYI traditions. We observe moon days as rest days, on Fridays we practise primary series only, and once a month, last Friday of the month, we have a primary series counted led class.
MYSORE CLASS VERSUS LED CLASS
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“The full ashtanga system practiced with devotion leads to freedom within one’s heart.”
A dynamic, physically challenging practice, following a set sequence of postures. Deep steady breathing synchronised with the postures creates a purifying internal heat, which burns away toxins, resulting in a strong, light body and a calm mind. With dedicated practice over a period of time comes the potential to transform your life, not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually too.