* ashtanga yoga weekly schedule *
tues & thurs ~ 7.00 – 8.00 @ The Shala
wed ~ 18.00 – 19.30 @ The Shala
*The Shala : Gunnar Bergs vei, Svinøya, Lofoten
* Workshops & Events *
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~ classes in English
ASHTANGA MYSORE PRACTICE // Tuesdays & Thursdays. 7.00 – 9.00
1 month pass : 2000 NOK (8 sessions) // 2 months pass : 3600 NOK (16 sessions) // Drop-in : 275 NOK
Ashtanga yoga is a set sequence of postures. We start by learning the first parts of the Primary Series. Although it is a dynamic practice, each posture is connected to deep breathing which allows you to be calm and focus on what is happening inside yourself.
You will learn the fundamentals of an Ashtanga yoga practice including the basic technique for breathing and postures as well as be guided through the initial sequence of postures.
In an Ashtanga yoga led class, the teacher is usually focused on giving instructions, so it is hard to help everyone at the same time. But in a Mysore class, the teacher doesn’t guide the class, so they have more time to offer individual assistance. And because everyone is working on different postures at different times, the teacher can give support to students at the time in their practice they need it most.
Think of it like a private yoga lesson in a group setting!
You will get much more individual support and feedback in a Mysore style Ashtanga yoga class compared to a led class, which is perfect for beginners just starting their practice. It means you can develop your practice with the confidence that you have understood the basics.
But how do you know what to do if the teacher isn’t guiding the class?
The first time you come to a Mysore class, the teacher will show you the breathing technique and how to do the Sun Salutations and you repeat them a few times, at your own pace. Then, after your first class, each time you come back your teacher will show you a few new postures to add on to the end of your sequence. There are also many modifications for each posture in the series. So if your body isn’t ready for the full version of a posture, your teacher will show you a variation that best suits you.
The sequence is progressive, so each posture prepares your body for the ones that follow. And your teacher will only add new postures into your practice once you’re feeling comfortable and confident with the existing sequence. This form of practice is therefore well adapted for beginners as much as more experienced practitioners.
All levels are welcome whether you are a new beginner or existing Ashtanga practitioner looking to cultivate an independent practice.
ASHTANGA LED CLASS // Wednesday 18.00 – 19.30 // 275 NOK
The Primary Series is known as “Yoga Chikitsa” which means “yoga therapy”. The aim of this sequence is to remove any obvious physical issues that may prevent you from having a healthy body. For most, this means opening up the hips and lengthening the hamstrings. The Primary Series is very effective at doing this.
For both new and experienced students, led classes are an important compliment to a regular Mysore practice. It is an opportunity to ensure that each vinyasa is being learned and practiced correctly. Furthermore, following the teacher’s count and pacing, is an opportunity to increase our relationship with the traditional lineage. You will be guided through the poses and will receive instructions during the class.
ASHTANGA LED CLASS & TALK // Saturday (dates here) 9.00 – 11.30 // 450 NOK
Traditionally, there is often a talk following a led practice. This is to ensure that other aspects of the Ashtanga practice can be transferred and shared. Each month there will be a different talk on various subjects that are central to the Ashtanga practice, from philosophy to practical tips on each postures. There will also be time to ask questions and share thoughts / impressions from your personal practice or any other questions that you have regarding the practice.
In Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, the word “Ashtanga” means eight limbs. The eight practices (“limbs”) we should explore and apply in order to recognise our true nature. So Ashtanga Yoga is the practice of these eight limbs in order to experience the true goal of yoga – which is to say – to dive deeper into self-knowledge. This of course is the project of a lifetime, so we start with the Asanas (yoga postures) and the rest naturally follows.
MAMA/PAPA & BABY YOGA // March 16 13.00 – 14.00 // 275 NOK
This class is specifically designed for the new mama or papa. We welcome any body, you do not need to be fit or have done yoga before. You can be a new beginner or experienced yogi.
This class will help you get back into your body, while connecting with your baby. You can breastfeed / feed / change diapers at any time! It’s a casual and joyful atmosphere 🙂
Linking yoga postures with the breath is a powerful tool to bring awareness to the body, intuition and spirit, and connect with your baby. The class is conducted in a calm, peaceful environment, with a special focus to help strengthen the pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort.
This safe, open community allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing.
Come to connect with the mama & papa community, to feel better, to learn tips for better health and simply to enjoy a good time.