Post lockdown classes,
a gentle re-opening of your AYE Shala
New booking system online
SHALA CLASSES SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER, Available to book now for classes beginning 2/12/2020. Provided Government Guidelines permit. (face to face)
SUNDAY – 7am – Mysore Style (NO Beginners presently) BOOK
MONDAY – 7pm – Guided Primary Series BOOK
WEDNESDAY – 7pm – Guided Primary Series BOOK
THURSDAY – 10am – Yoga Express (great for beginners) BOOK
THURSDAY – 7pm – Mysore Style (NO Beginners presently) BOOK
We prefer that you book a course of classes for consistency and commitment but they are available individually.
Please except the following; (These requirements are offered to you with love and with kindness to help us all feel comfortable and safe)
Small classes, Physical distancing in place, Arrive early & ready to practice (toilet may be used but no changing clothes), Must use own Yoga Mat & props.
We will add more Classes as we move forward together, please contact us if you would like to attend but the classes are full or we do not currently offer your class, and we will begin to add more. If classes are full you can go on a waiting list and will be notified ASAP. This is new for all of us, We would hope that by September we can offer more Shala classes but would still keep them small and distanced.
Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional Yoga method that follows a set sequence. In a Guided Primary class you are taken through most of the Primary series postures with the correct vinyasa count. It is open to any level, beginners may be guided through finishing postures early, practicing for 60 minutes instead of 90. Hydrate before and after your class but not during. Expect to get very hot. Please contact us if you require more information.
The Ashtanga Yoga Express (a Coorie of a class) is a short form of the Ashtanga Primary Series, with some Functional Movement and restorative postures to help ease you back to a practice, also great for beginners.
The Mysore class is for those practicing Primary or Intermediate (third series between April-November) series & must have a regular practice with some knowledge of the Primary series. You will not be led, it is like having a 1-2-1 lesson in a class setting.
90 minute class £8 or £6.50 with a 10 class pass
60 minute class £7 or £6.50 with a 10 class pass
10 class pass – £65 (valid for 3 months)
🦦Join us for a course of four workshops where we will be taking a closer look at the Ashtanga Yoga system, and how a regular practice can support you.🦥
(This workshop has now finished but was extremely popular so we will be adding more dates in the New year)
🔥We will practice and discuss Tristana, Ujjayi Breath, Dristi and Bandh’s, the foundation of Ashtanga Yoga, a tool to help nurture presence of mind, focus, flexibility and stability.🦩
🐌This will be a comprehensive guide to the inner (and outer) workings of this practice.🦚
🦉You will learn;
1) The fundamentals of Sun Salutations, standing, seated and supine postures.
2) How to move from a huffing, puffing work-out to a refined, rhythmic flow.
3) Specific activities to help connect with your Bandha’s and build more stability.
4) Options and modifications of postures to allow for tighter joints, muscles or injury.
5) How you can cultivate a 6 day week practice with ease (no matter how busy you are!)
6) More about yourself.
🐒Who is this course for?
🌺Anyone that already practices Ashtanga Yoga that is genuine in their wish to learn more, whether you’ve been practicing for 8 weeks or 8 years.
✌️Someone that is prepared to do 15 minutes Homework at least 3 times a week during the course.
🙏To reap the benefits of Yoga we have to practice it, talking/reading about it or wearing all the ‘right’ gear (and no idea) is not Yoga.
😊With the current COVID guidelines this is a great opportunity, we can only have a small group of up to 6 people.
👊🏻Between us we have 25 years experience in Ashtanga Yoga to share with you.
🦁We will support you and encourage you, all we ask is that you commit to turning up and doing the work……… You won’t regret it
WARNING……..THIS COURSE MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE ❤️
Saturday 19th September – 10th October
Time – 10am-12
Price – £80
For more details Menopause Yoga classes and workshops please click the tab above.
Spend some time learning and working toward the correct transitions between postures, Jumping back and jumping through, Chakrasana (backward roll) and more.
Date – Saturday 25th April
Time – 10-12.30pm
Place – AYE Shala
Cost – £25, email us to book.
Love your life, Now not When.
Neil will be sharing his thoughts and some practical advice on how we can learn to be Happy and content through Yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Some practice, sitting, and theory.
Date – Saturday 16th May
Place AYE Shala
Cost – Donation (£10-15, suggested donation) as an Introduction.
Past Workshops and Courses 2019
The Core of Ashtanga Yoga
A Weekend of Practice &Workshops with Andrea Lutz (Berlin)
Workshops and courses 2018
Nancy Gilgoff Practitioners Clinic
A.Y.E have your back
We look forward to welcoming you into our friendly & growing community at our purpose built Shala, AYE.
Six day Mysore Intensive
Sunday -Friday. Next course; DTBC…..7am,
A week of early morning self practice with Neil & Jinty
Our Shala doors will open between 6 – 8am. (7-9am on Sunday)
Arrive anytime after 6am (as long as your practice is finished by 8am)
We will be here to teach, share, watch, guide, adjust & prompt you.
The benefits of practicing daily, in a group, with a teacher are many. You will learn a lot about yourself & your practice, you will gain strength & flexibility.
In a led class our instruction is generalised, whereas a Mysore class is specific to you, your practice and your body.
We can look at modifications for any injury or past traumas, or how to move further in to a posture that you may feel is holding you back, using breath & bandhas & a wealth of experience.
Imagine doing this every day for 6 days. If you have never had the opportunity of a daily Mysore programme now is your chance to find out what it is all about – (without having to take time off work for a retreat).
To get the full benefit we would prefer you to do the full course but understand this may be impossible for some so you may do as many days as you can.
Past work shops;
‘My arms are too short’….& other stories. Saturday 7th July, 8.30-11am,
Arm Balances, binding, lifting up & lotus.
We will be taking a closer look to see if and how our own anatomy affects our ability in some of the more challenging Yoga asanas.
It will be a fun few hours with with a chance to try some postures from intermediate and third series (optional).
Open to everyone, any level.
Lots of practice and a little theory.
Time for questions and obviously our AYE coffee or chai.
with Neil and Jinty in a small group,
Deepen your Practice Workshop, Saturday 24th March, 8.30am-11am, ***more Saturday workshops coming soon………
Would you like to move forward in your practice?
Deepen your knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga?
Understand a little of Yoga philosophy?
In a modern world where Yoga, (particularly in the media), has become focused purely on the Asana (posture) we will be looking at moving beyond what a posture should ‘look’ like & explore Ashtanga Yoga’s other limbs.
In this workshop you will learn on how the Angas (eight limbs) can influence your experience of your practice.
Connecting these philosophies with a physical practice focusing on Postures that you may struggle with or maybe that you do not understand.
There will be time for coffee/chai and discussion
*All profits from this workshop will be given to ‘The Yoga Industry’s’ Kickstarter campaign. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1978439659092529&ref=br_rs
Their aim is to make a documentary which will discuss the real values of Yoga.
“Yoga has been redefined by marketing companies, social media platforms and the fitness industry without any understanding for what gives yoga its definition.”
The documentary will focus on a Yoga that exists in the small yoga Shala’s and the many dedicated teachers with years of practice experience.
please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your class
take off your shoes on entering
respect your teachers and fellow students by being aware of your personal hygiene when arriving to class
bring a small towel (for the teacher to use)
if a class is taking place before yours please keep voices low
do not drink during your practice
book ahead if possible