classes and private lessons

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
ASHTANGA HALF PRIMARY SERIES

This 75-minute class helps purify the body and calm the mind. The set sequence of postures, with continuous deep breathing, creates internal focus while aligning the body. You will build strength, flexibility, and endurance in sun salutations (surya namaskara a + b), standing, and seated poses. The closing sequence calms the nervous system, and includes breath work, meditation, and rest.

MYSORE STYLE
Mysore style classes enable you to go at your own pace and practice the postures of the series appropriate for you. You will receive one to one guidance from the teacher within a group setting. Arrive anytime during the class hours and complete your practice by the end time. Ideal for beginning students as well as experienced practitioners. You do not need to know the sequence to begin. Those new to Mysore style, please contact me before your first class.

Cost: $14 drop-in. 10 class pass: $120. Pre-registration not required for weekly classes.
Private sessions available (individualized learning).





ASHTANGA YOGA FAQ'S
WHAT'S ASHTANGA YOGA?
Ashtanga is a breath-centered, healing method of yoga. The heartbeat of the practice is the synchronization of breath and movement called vinyasa. This yoga method follows a set sequence starting with the Primary Series. Through conscious breathing, purposeful movement, and concentration the practice gradually creates steadiness in body and mind. Read on.

WHAT'S A LED CLASS?
In a led class, postures of the Primary Series (full or half) are taught and paced by a teacher. Students are guided as a group in unison through the sequence.

WHAT'S A MYSORE STYLE CLASS?
In a Mysore style class, students learn and practice the series of postures appropriate for them at their own pace. Students receive one to one guidance from the teacher within a group setting. This traditional way of learning and practicing is ideal for beginning students, as well as experienced practitioners.





PRIVATE LESSONS
These lessons are tailored to your health, history, and interests with space for questions and concerns. This direct way of learning is an invaluable support for your health and well-being. Beneficial for:
• Beginning students—provide a stable foundation before joining a group class
• Experienced practitioners—receive more in-depth teaching to further technique and understanding
• Parties or groups:—personalize a unique gathering or event
• Youth—encourage a mind-body connection at an early age
For details, contact me to reserve a lesson.





STUDENT REVIEW
"I took the Ashtanga Half Series this morning and it was excellent. The location of River Garden is in an easy to get to area and the space has a really minimalist, but soothing atmosphere. Kristen was teaching. I found her very personable and knowledgeable about modifications, adjustments, and running through the series in an easy to understand way. Ashtanga is not for the faint of heart, but it definitely can be for everyone. The drop in price was affordable and I felt it was a good value."
—Liz J.


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