Ashtanga Yoga Beginners (Primary Series) Newcastle - Dance City

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Ashtanga Yoga Beginners (Primary Series) Newcastle

An advanced approach to this dynamic practice
Adult Class
Wed 17 Jul 2019 5:30pm
Class times: Every Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm
What is it? Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic, energetic practice which synchronizes breath with movement and focus point. During this class you’ll develop concentration and inner stillness while improving strength, flexibility and cardio-vascular fitness. The Beginners Primary Series Class will work slowly through the series of postures in the Primary Series, breaking them down and introducing preparatory positions working towards the full posture, establishing good alignment, breathing and focus. There will be time to ask questions. Who is it for? Anyone aged 16+ as it is suitable for people with no experience of Ashtanga Yoga. The class will work through the primary series at a steady space, with time to ask questions. What should I wear? Comfortable clothing, no shoes What do I need to bring? A mat if you have one (Dance City also has mats in the studio that you can borrow for free) If you have any additional needs please let the ticket office know when booking, if you feel comfortable to do so.

Teacher Ellen Spence
Ellen graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2016. She discovered her love for yoga when her dancing career took her across the Middle East where she developed her practice in Israel and Lebanon. In a pursuit of a traditional, holistic and ancient philosophical practice, Ellen went on to study at Himalaya Yoga Valley, India, and graduated in February, 2019.
Ellen's style blends traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Iyengar inspired alignment techniques
following her own training under respected yogacharya Lalit Kumar.
Now, Ellen continues a professional dancing career alongside teaching yoga where she combines her dancing roots and a specific focus on a dynamic practice to heal the body and mind through self discipline and self study. Inspired by Lalit Kumar's teachings, Ellen's mantra is to weave the philosophy and yogic lifestyle of the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga yoga into the modern world.

Please let the ticket office know if you have any additional needs, if you feel comfortable in doing so. If you are pregnant, have an injury or an existing medical condition we would recommend that you seek professional advice before attending a class.
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