Ashtanga Yoga

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient and powerful practice for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. This style of yoga consists of a dynamic and vigorous sequence of poses that are arranged in a specific order. The three  fundamental points of the practice are breath, yoga poses and gazing point for each movement.

What are the benefits of this practice? 

Ashtanga Yoga is more than just an exercise routine; it has a purifying, cleansing and healing action on the body and mind. The performed asanas not only strengthen the body, and improve flexibility, but help us look inward, and deepen our concentration and equanimity. It is a sweat-producing practice. Through internal heat, the blood, muscles and organs are cleaned, unnecessary fat is burned and toxins are eliminated. The conscious focus on the breath promotes a deep concentration. A regular practice helps us to develop a healthy and strong body, increases energy and greater happiness.

How to practice?

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in „Mysore-Style“, which is a self-practice. Named after the South Indian city where this method originates. The poses are taught step by step so that  students can learn and practice according to their own pace and ability. Every movement is connected with the breath. As your teacher we will provide individual support and personal assistance during class. It is because of this unique technique that every level of student can practice Ashtanga Yoga in the same room at the same time.

Is Ashtanga Yoga suitable for me?

Anyone can practice Ashtanga! No prior Yoga knowledge is needed. Pregnant women can practice Ashtanga Yoga as well as physically restricted people. If you still have concerns, feel free to contact us and we will discuss everything in advance.

Do I have to bring something?

We always recommend to bring your personal yoga mat. You are welcome to use one of our mats in the studio. Wear comfortable clothes that you can sweat in. You will probably need a small towel. Ashtanga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Should you practice in the evening, try not to eat for at least two hours beforehand.