927 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
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Our Yoga School teaches Ashtanga Yoga, a 5,000 year old discipline that explores, develops, and integrates the body, mind and spirit. Ashtanga Yoga purifies the body, the nervous system, the internal organs, and the mind through the use of vinyasa (breath with movement), asana (physical postures), deep breathing, and dishti (looking place or gaze). Practicing Yoga Asanas purifies the body and strengthens and gives flexibility to the body. Performing deep breathing purifies the nervous system. Drishti is the place where you look while performing asanas, or postures in order for you to concentrate on one specific place; also helps to stretch the eyes. The goal of incorporating drishti to your practice is for purification and stabilization of the mind. Daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga promotes weight loss, vitality, mental clarity, stress reduction, deep relaxation, and overall health and wellness to the practitioner.
No classes on New and Full Moon days.
This method of teaching is appropriate for both new students and experienced practitioners.
Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!
The Yoga Shala offers Orlando residents Yoga classes in the traditional Ashtanga Mysore Method; the most effective and enjoyable way to learn Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This unique program is suitable for beginners as well as longtime practitioners because every student is taught individually. In other words, each student is given a one-on-one lesson in a group setting in order that he or she can progress through the Ashtanga Yoga series’ at their own pace and according to his or her individual needs. Mysore classes are taught by highly experienced yoga teachers who are dedicating their lives to practicing, studying and teaching traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
This is the way that yoga is taught by our teachers, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India and why it has come to be known as “Mysore Style” teaching. For more information on Ashtanga Yoga please visit www.kpjayi.org
Students are encouraged to practice daily, and are asked to make a monthly commitment and come to class 3-6 days each week.
In order to advance sequentially in Ashtanga Yoga, it is important to commit to and maintain a daily practice.
Timings are flexible and students may begin practicing any time after the posted start time provided they finish by the end of class. New students attending Mysore class should allow 30 to 45 minutes for practice. As strength and stamina build more of the sequence will be taught and one’s practice will gradually lengthen.
New to yoga? This beginner course introduces Ashtanga Yoga at a progressive pace in a safe manner. Our four week program will equip students with a physical foundation of the beginning postures in the Ashtanga Yoga system, introduce the history and philosophy behind this yoga method, and thoroughly prepare beginners to enter into the Mysore Program. This course requires pre-registration.
Led Ashtanga Yoga classes will present the sun salutations, standing postures, primary series and finishing asanas from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition in a class led by one of The Yoga Shala’s teachers. All levels are welcome! Non-members may attend for a drop-in fee of $15.
Friday morning Led Class is taught by Yoga Shala owner, Krista Shirley. This Led Class is recommended for those already exposed to Ashtanga Yoga practice as it is faster paced and taught in a highly traditional Mysore method.
Led Classes are held:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:45p – 8:15p
Friday: 6:15a – 7:45a
Sunday: 11:30a – 1:00p
Have fun moving and breathing while learning the harmonious flow of the first series in its traditional form. This is a class suitable for all levels. We will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method in a led/guided classroom setting.: The Vinyasa system, expanding the breath, and the principles of the bandhas and drishti. Students will be taught basic postures, form and alignment, and modifications when needed. Primary Series will cover the Sun Salutation, standing postures, seated postures (will depend on where student is in mysore practice), and all finishing postures.
Instructors at The Yoga Shala will be donating their time to teach this class. Please come join us as we help to raise monies for a wonderful cause! Full led Ashtanga yoga, after class discussion about Ashtanga Yoga. $10 or more donation. This class will be offered each first Friday evening of each month from 6-8pm. All are welcome, and one does not need to be a member of The Yoga Shala to attend.
All donations will be split among two local charities that are very near and dear to the hearts of The Yoga Shala teachers: 1.) Grind For Life, located in Cocoa beach helping families in Central Florida who are dealing with the costs of cancer treatments. www.grindforlife.org 2.) New Hope For Kids, located in Maitland this center for grieving children helps families deal with grief, loss and or life threatening illnesses. www.newhopeforkids.org