Monday, March 1, 2010

ASHTANGA yoga starts at Lotus Pocus

photo by Giorgio Majno

I am very pleased to announce the arrival of Mozart, our very own ashtanga yoga instructor here at Lotus Pocus. He will be holding his lessons IN ENGLISH on SATURDAY's at 09.45 in the morning. For any information do not hesitate to contact me at or 3939844025.

The Method:
Ashtanga Yoga, according to the method of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is a system of hatha yoga based on "Vinyasa", movement synchronized with the breath.
There are several series or sequences of postures (asanas) in the system: Primary Series (yoga chikitsa) purifies and aligns the body. Intermediate (nadi shodhana) deepens the cleansing and strengthens the nervous system and the nadis, energetic channels found in the body.

Breath control, along with correct execution of the asanas, and the technique of gazing (drishti), are the hallmarks of this tradition, elevating it from mere gymnastics into a physical, mental, and ultimately spiritual practice.

The Teacher:
After having taken the Sivananda TTC, Mozart was exposed to the Ashtanga tradition by his mother, who started studying it in 2001. Mozart then studied with AYRI-certified teacher Alexander Medin before making his own way to Mysore, India, in 2008, to study with Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy

First trial class offered free of charge. Enjoy!
Warning; it's addictive.

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