The physical aspect of ashtanga yoga, which sets it apart from the other yoga styles, is that it is a predetermined sequence of asanas as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

 

This style of yoga is physically demanding as it involves synchronizing breathing (ujjayi) with a progressive and continuous series of postures -a process producing intense internal heat and works to balance strength and flexibility. The result is improved circulation,  stamina, a light and strong body, and a calmer mind.

 

Eleanor teaches both ashtanga led  sessions, talking you through each step of the ashtanga journey as well as teaching self-practice classes every Wednesday and Thursday mornings to help deepen your knowledge and understanding in your own time whilst acknowledging where you are in the present moment. Self practice classes are conducted in silence and demand you learn the ashtanga sequence - but it is a friendly and warm environment where are all levels are welcome.

 

The new self practice sessions are held at the Community Space at St Werburghs Farm on Watercress Road, BS2 9YJ and are available on MoveGB.

 

Pricing plans for those not on MoveGB are as follows:

Drop In: £12.50 / £10 concession

8 class pass (valid for 5 weeks): £65/£55 concession

4 class pass (valid for 5 weeks): £40/£30 concession

check timetable for ashtanga classes
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