|MONDAY 8 – 9.30pm Ashtanga Yinyasa Yoga @ Boutique Yoga Studio, Back Door of 52 Pennsylvania, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff CF23 9LN. The complete system of the Primary or Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga for those wishing to take their Ashtanga practise to its highest level.
PLEASE BOOK BY EMAIL £10
Yoga Boutique Studio 52 Pennsylvania, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9LN
6.45 – 8.15pm Ashtanga Yoga @ Stretchy Suzies, Woodville Rd. CF24 4DY £7 drop in
Ashtanga Yoga Full Vinyasa Primary or Second Series Price £10
The complete system of Ashtanga Yoga Primary or Second Series for those wishing to take their Ashtanga practise to its highest level.
TUESDAY 8.20pm – 9.45pm Handstands @ Stretchy Suzies, Woodville Rd. CF24 4DY £7 drop in
Acrobatic style class of handstands, headstands and arm balancing skills. Developing advanced levels of strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness through handstands, headstands, elbow stands and arm balances. Looking at handstands and arm balances from yoga, circus handbalancing, gymnastics and contortion. A challenging but fun class where you can become a kid again.
Wed 6.00 - 7.00pm Hot Ashtanga Yoga
Short form of Ashtanga Yoga Suitable for people who want to ease into Ashtanga Yoga with a shorter practice.
@ Elite Fitness, Unit 2, Fairwater Industrial Estate, Norbury Rd. CF5 3AU. Drop in, no need to be a member.
5.45 – 6.45pm Ashtanga Second Series
@ Stretchy Suzies, Woodville Rd. CF24 4DY £7
Second Series acts as a counter series of postures to Primary. In Primary we work on stretching the hamstrings, hips and lower back, while strengthening the core muscles, while in Second Series we stretch the opposite muscle group of the quads, abdomen and chest, while strengthening the hamstrings, back and shoulder muscles. Primary and Second are meant to be practiced as a pair of sequences to provide a balanced and full range of yoga postures.
Do not be put off by images of super bendy female circus performers. This class is suitable for all levels of flexibility from complete beginners to more advanced levels, work at your own level and no matter how stiff you are come along and have fun.
10.30am – 12noon ACRO YOGA
@ Stretchy Suzies, Woodville Rd. CF24 4DY
Your Approach to Yoga
Yoga is a physical science of the body, mind and soul that works initially on the physical body, but also works on all levels of your being; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It is meant to be learned slowly and patiently over years and decades giving you a practice to last a lifetime. Do not be in a rush to achieve advanced positions, but also do not be afraid of trying out new postures or practices that seem impossible at this moment, with practice and time the impossible become easy.
Try to practice what you learned in class at home a couple of times a week, even 5 minutes of sun salutes will work wonders if done regularly. If you wanted to lose some weight through jogging you would not just do it once a week, or if you wanted to build up your muscles in weight training again you would not lift weights just once a week and expect results form this. The same with yoga, you need to practice at least 3 times a week to expect progress, just do some sun salutes first thing in the morning or straight after work, and see where that leads you.
Advanced students need more than a weekly class, try to come along to yoga workshops to learn more advanced yoga theory and practice, which will lead you to the advanced levels of yoga.