The traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga links postures with breath and movement. It is an ancient tradition, brought to the West by Patthabi Jois, who taught at the Ashtanga Research Institiute in Mysore, India until his passing at age 92 in 2009.
The Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series aims to de-tox and strengthen the body. It is a dynamic and challenging practice. To experience the beneficial effects on both the body and the mind regular practice is essential.
Ashtanga Yoga is essentially a breathing system. The breath creates a bridge between body and mind, making this an internally focused, meditative practice. It also develops strength, stamina and flexibility. Concentration and internal awareness are cultivated to form a path towards greater balance in every aspect of life.
Traditionally Ashtanga Yoga is practised in Mysore-style classses, where students of different levels practise together under the guidance of a teacher. This allows each student to practise according to their individual ability and needs.
The Yoga Shala, Port Macquarie’s only dedicated Ashtanga Yoga studio, offers a variety of classes for beginners and experienced students.