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5-day Ashtanga Yoga practice weeks

The best way to learn Ashtanga Yoga is to attend a daily class for long enough to absorb the practice sequence and get used to the 'routine' of a regular practice.

These 5-day practice weeks are run once a month at the Studio. They act both as learning intensives and as periods of supported practice helping to provide the inspiration and motivation to continue at home. They are suitable for beginners as well as for those practicing the primary and intermediate series of ashtanga yoga.  Classes vary during the week between led Primary Series and assisted self practice sessions.  In led classes the teacher counts the practice form breath by breath, with instruction on each posture.  In assisted self practice classes you follow your own daily practice and the teacher provides assistance and guidance you wherever you need it most.  

Can anyone come?

The short answer is YES. Ashtanga Vinyasa is a dynamic and sometimes awe inspiring practice but as with other forms of yoga it is about working from where we are now, both physically and mentally. As long as we bear this in mind, anyone can start regardless of age or physical fitness. A mix of group and individual teaching styles are used to ensure that everyone learns at a level appropriate to them.

How many people in each session?

Classes typically comprise a mix of newcomers to yoga, newcomers to ashtanga (but who have studied other forms of yoga) and experienced practitioners. Class size is limited to 10 people during the practice weeks to ensure that everyone can be assisted individually in their practice. Courses are increasingly full so early booking is recommended.

How long does a class last?

Around 90 minutes. Various time slots (typically classes start at 7pm promptly - but occassionally morning classes are programme - see the calendar page for details) are available on different courses to help meet individual requirements.

Can I attend less than the full 5 days?

A full week is by far the best option if you can manage it and priority will be given to whole course bookings. However, as long as there are spaces available on the course then part week bookings are possible. The only proviso is that if you have not practiced ashtanga yoga previously then please choose led class days to attend.

How do I book a place?

Check the dates on the course calendar and then click on the 'Booking Details' link below

I still have questions - how do I find out more?

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