Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
The Ashtanga tradition...
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga that combines postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama) and focus (drishti) into a flowing, moving meditation . The word “Ashtanga” translates as “8-Limbed”...a step-by-step guideline for how to live a healthy, compassionate and transformative existence. From the ethical tenets of the “Yamas” (external observances) and “Niyamas” (personal observances), to asana, pranayama, and meditation, we find a way to live a powerfully conscious life. The teachings of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga come to us through Krishnamacharya, then Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his son Manju and grandson Sharath, and also our teachers in the West – David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff and David Swenson, as well as many other senior teachers. We offer great thanks daily to these wonderful teachers and their commitment to the process of a better life through Ashtanga Yoga!