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
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT
FINNIESTON YOGA SHALA
Argyle House, (Yellow Building, upstairs) The Hidden Lane,
1103 Argyle Street, Finnieston G3 8ND
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
All classes continue to be offered live and online, through Zoom .
We have a full programme of online classes at Finnieston Yoga Shala – Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa. The morning mysore sessions include the following:
Mondays : 30 minute one to one sessions – contact me here to book ahead
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Optional yoga sutras chanting at 8.30am
Wednesdays: 6.45 starting all together as a led class up until ‘parsvottonasana’ after which everyone to continue mysore style
Fridays: Full primary series led class followed by conference ( This is an informal talk on all things yoga – optional but everyone is welcome!)
BOOKING ONLINE CLASSES
You will be able to book your online classes as you would your regular classes through our Karmasoft bookings system.
The timetable will specify that the classes are online.
You can use your existing memberships and class passes for the online classes.
Please try and book your classes at least 30 minutes ahead
You should receive log in details and a password for the class when you book, but an additional email will be sent 30 mins – an hour prior to the start of the class just to make sure1
Log in online 5 minutes before class.
Enjoy your online class!
That’s it! The process should be fairly straightforward, but please make sure of the following:
a) Check your junk email as the log in details will be sent via Karmasoft and those emails tend to land in the promotions or junk mail. This is really important as you will need the log-in details to enter the class!
b) We have the correct email address for you in our Karmasoft account.
We really hope you can join us – please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all!!
Please book classes through our timetable HERE
An in-depth exploration of Ashtanga Yoga
(The immersion will be split into two 35 hour courses, levels 1 and 2, each spread over 3 weekends.)
An opportunity to delve deep into the ashtanga system of yoga – both the practice and the philosophy underpinning it.
We will explore the practice through both led and mysore style classes, with the emphasis on ‘tristana’- the integration of breath & bandha, movement and drishti – to promote a deep inner focus and quiet mind.
Each course will incorporate a thorough breakdown of key postures in the primary series, to understand the intention, alignment, and foundations for each pose. Students will also be expected to learn the sanskrit names and the correct vinyasa count for each posture.
We will learn when and how to modify postures when necessary, and basic anatomic principles to facilitate our understanding of the physical body.
We will introduce the art of hands on adjusting – how to read bodies in order to give effective and safe adjustments.
We will study the roots and traditions of ashtanga yoga, with an introduction to yoga philosophy focusing primarily on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
To support our study, each weekend will include some simple breath work, Sanskrit chanting and deep relaxation.
Our intention in running this immersion is to give students the chance to truly embrace ashtanga yoga in its traditional form and to discover the transformative effects of the practice when you do. We aim to inform and educate in order to create a deeper understanding of the ashtanga method and hopefully to inspire students to continue a committed practice once it’s over!
- Open to students, teachers, and trainee teachers with a keen interest and a steady practice of the primary series. You do not need to be doing the full primary series but at least a year’s experience of practising ashtanga yoga is preferable for level 1, (or 6 months if your practice has been consistent !!) The emphasis is on a commitment to practise rather than the ability to do all the postures. Please ask if you’re not sure of your eligibility.
- Level 1 can be taken as a stand alone course but Level 1 must be completed as a pre-requisite to Level 2.
- Where possible we would like students doing the Ashtanga immersions to practise mysore style ashtanga at the studio, preferably 3 times per week minimum, throughout the duration of the course. We strongly recommend this to reap the most benefits from the immersion, however, we appreciate that this may not be possible; if this is the case we would expect you to maintain the same consistent practice elsewhere or at home.
- A 20% discount on mysore membership at Finnieston Yoga Shala will be applied to all students on the immersion training
A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of each course. Students who already hold a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certificate will receive YACEP accreditation from this course, provided they attend all sessions.
Course Dates / Times
Saturday 12.30 – 18.30
Sunday 12.00 – 18.00
Ashtanga Yoga Immersion Level 1
- 29th February /1st March
- 21st / 22nd March
- 4th / 5th April
Ashtanga Yoga Immersion Level 2
- 20th / 21st June
- 25th / 26th July
- 22nd / 23rd August
COST : Each course is £350, £100 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place
Please email : firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries, payments and bookings for this course
NEW TO ASHTANGA YOGA?
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.