classes and private lessons

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
ASHTANGA HALF PRIMARY SERIES

This 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 breathwork and rest.

ASHTANGA MYSORE
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 lessons available (individualized learning).





PRIVATE LESSONS
Personalized lessons are ideal to learn yoga and meditation. Sessions are tailored to meet and support your own practice and needs.
• Beginning students—learn foundations of practice at your pace
• Experienced practitioners—fine tune and further technique and understanding
• Parties or groups—create a unique gathering or event
• Youth—help encourage a mind-body connection early on
For details, contact me to reserve a lesson.





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 as each asana prepares for the following. 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, traditionally counted in Sanskrit. Students are guided as a group in unison through the sequence.

WHAT'S A MYSORE 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 and experienced practitioners alike. You do not need to know the sequence to begin.





MOON DAYS
In the traditional Ashtanga method practitioners take rest on moon days. If you follow this, here's the upcoming rest days for the Twin Cities area: November 26 (tuesday/new/9:05am). December 12 (thursday/full). December 26 (thursday/new).





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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