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Ashtanga Foundation

Ashtanga Foundation

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  • Fri 1 Mar ’19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 15 Mar ’19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 29 Mar ’19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 12 Apr ’19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 3 May ’19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Yoga on Thorndon, 202 Thorndon Quay Wellington, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Individual Workshop: $40.00


Yoga On Thorndon

Five short workshops for beginners and regular practitioners who want to deepen the bases of their yoga practice. Theory (1%): we will explore the basic concepts of Ashtanga Yoga – ujjai breath, dristhi (gaze), and bandhas (energetic locks).

Practice (99%): talk-through led practice with focus on the most fundamental postures of the primary series; we will pause and explore the correct anatomical alignment of certain postures. Each workshop will focus on different segment of the primary series: sun salutes, standing postures, seated postures, and the finishing postures.

Module 1 - Theory: What is Astanga Yoga? // intro to Tristana: Ujjai Breath, Bandha & Dristhi
Led practice with focus on / breakdown of: Sun salutations A and B

Module 2 - Theory: Ujjai expanded (more pranayama talk, and ujjai exercises)
Led practice with focus on / breakdown of: Standing Asanas (Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, Prasarita Padotanasana, Utkatasana, Virabadhrasana A & B)

Module 3 - Theory: Bandha & Dristhi expanded

Led practice with focus on / breakdown of: Sitting asanas (half lotus, triang mukha, janu sirsasana A & B, marichyasana, navasana)

Module 4 - Theory: vinyasa count // what is vinyasa and why is it important?
Led practice with focus on: jump back jump through & utplutih

Module 5 - Theory: introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (focus on 8 limbs)
Led practice with focus on / breakdown of: Finishing sequence postures

For more details or to book in now to save your spot: info@yogaonthorndon.co.nz

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