classes and private lessons

CLASS DESCRIPTION
ASHTANGA HALF PRIMARY SERIES

Through the synchronization of breath and movement (vinyasa), even deep breathing, and a steady gaze this practice helps heal the body and calm the mind. Half Primary begins with surya namaskara, or sun salutations, followed by standing and seated poses. Each asana in the series prepares for the following. Class wraps up with the closing sequence to calm the nervous system.

Cost: $14 drop-in. 10 class pass: $120.
Locations: River Garden Yoga Center 455 West 7th Street, St. Paul.
TriFusion Yoga Collective 4769 Dakota St. SE #4, Prior Lake (studio upstairs).





PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons enable you to go at your own pace, learn, and practice the series as appropriate for you. Receive one to one guidance to meet your individual health, needs, and interests. Sessions are tailored to support your practice and well-being.
• Beginning students—learn foundations of practice at your pace
• Experienced practitioners—fine tune and further technique and understanding
• Share a session with fellow practitioners, friends, or family
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. Over time, the practice creates a state of meditation and steadiness of the mind and body. 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.





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: January 24 (friday/new/3:42pm). February 9 (sunday/full). February 23 (sunday/new). March 9 (monday/full). March 24 (tuesday/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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