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
In this workshop we will explore the importance of foundation (steadiness) to create length, space, and ease (comfort) in every posture.
Just as a tree with strong roots grows healthy and tall, by cultivating our roots our asana practice will flourish.
Our next 10 week beginners Ashtanga Yoga course starts Wednesday, 29th March.
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 (ujjayi). 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.
What the course will cover:
The ashtanga for beginners’ course runs in two 5 week blocks.
- In the first block we start from scratch and take you systematically through the techniques and sequence of the Ashtanga Primary series, beginning with sun salutations.
- The second block is about building on and maintaining what was learnt in the first 5 weeks.
The series builds sequentially in terms of flexibility and strength in order prepare you for some of the gateway postures in the practice.
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
I’m excited to announce some major changes happening at Ashtanga Yoga Glasgow.
I will be joining forces with Gemma from The Yoga Hut and together we will be moving our classes to The Fitness Therapy Studios, located in ‘The Hive’, Argyle St, Finnieston.
We will officially be merging in January, however I will be moving my morning Mysore programme over at the end of the month, the week beginning Monday 31st October.
About the new studio
Clare Buchanan, who runs Fitness Therapy, is a talented pilates and fitness instructor, as well as a massage therapist.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to share her beautiful studio, and we’re looking forward to being able to offer a diverse range of classes, between us, under the same roof! read more…
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GET STARTED WITH AN INTRO TO ASHTANGA WORKSHOP OR A BEGINNER’S FOUNDATION COURSE
“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.