"Do your practice and all is coming"
SRI K. Pattabhi Jois
Welcome. There are many reasons that can lead to a yoga class. The Ashtanga yoga method, when practiced regularly, inquisitively and with devotion, leads to the awareness of who we are, awakening the body and calming the mind. You rediscover the unique beauty of your body and regain the mental stability that is too often lost in daily life.
Fascinated by holistic philosophy since her youth, she was introduced to Hatha yoga in 2013 by Alessandra Morace. In 2016 she discovered the Ashtanga yoga method and, feeling more attuned with it, began to practice under the guidance of Isabella Vannucchi. Soon Sara felt the need to deepen her practice attending workshops and in-depth seminars held by various teachers. These included Petri Räisänen, Kristina Karitinou Ireland and Dennis Ireland, Manju Pattabhi Jois, Gonzalo Bustos and Laruga Glaser. In the meantime, she attended the two-year teacher training run by AYFI, graduating in 2020.
Currently Sara is practicing the Ashtanga yoga method in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, referring, among the senior teachers, to Susanna Finocchi, Authorized Level 2 KPJAYI and SYC.
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In accordance with the tradition of Ashtanga yoga, Ashtanga Yoga House offers different classes, in order to adapt the practice to the pace of daily life.
Dedicated to those who approach this style of yoga for the first time or to yoga in general. The teacher covers the philosophical principles of the discipline and the basics of the practice: breathing, postures and the elements that characterize them.
It is the traditional teaching method. Usually organized for small groups, each student receives personal instructions and learns the Ashtanga series at his / her pace. In addition to verbal instructions, the teacher adjusts manually and, if necessary, adapts the postures to the student. All levels are welcome in a Mysore class.
The series is performed without interruption following the rhythm given by the teacher's Sanskrit count. A led class is recommended to practitioners who are familiar with Ashtanga yoga and who have memorized at least half of the primary series. The teacher provides fewer indications than in the Mysore class, preferring the flow of movement: the goal for the student is to establish the correct breath-movement combination of postures.
Focus on topics requested by the student. They can be on groups or single postures, transitions, preparatory workout for demanding asanas, breathing, setting of personal practice.
Ashtanga yoga is a style of yoga systematized in the early twentieth century by Sri Krisna Pattabhi Jois, native the Indian region of Karnataka, based on the teachings of his master Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. The Ashtanga yoga method is developed as a tool of well-being, because of the control of one's mind.
For this purpose, the practitioner is taught the postures, that are set in pre-established series, the vinyasa (the correlation between breath and movement) and the tristhana system (breathing, asana, gaze). Often seen as intended for young and athletic bodies, Ashtanga yoga is actually within the reach of anyone who has the desire to know it: it is a discipline that demands commitment, but in total harmony with the possibilities of one's body , and yet physical commitment is lower than mental commitment.