Ashtanga Mysore


This class is taught by:

Mara Healy

Mara Healy (Phuntsok Deki) is a celebrated yogini and practitioner of mysticism, dedicated to the spiritual tradition of Free Yogis of the Himalayas. Though having been exposed to a wide variety of yoga systems and schools, Mara continues on her 12+ years-long, deep-study-dive into the parallel tracks of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System (with Manju Jois) and Universal Yoga (a system created by Andrey Lappa, a student of Sri K. Patthabi Jois). For 11 of those years, Mara worked as the primary North American assistant to Andrey Lappa and was the first person in the USA to co-teach UY teacher trainings with him. Through her studies and personal practices, Mara is dedicated to weaving together normal family life with the yoga practices of the Vajrayana (Tantric Buddhist) tradition. She is dedicated to bringing supple strength, powerful softness, spiritual joy and practical proficiency to each person’s evolving relationship with yoga. . Learn more at www.marayogini.com

(As an ERYT-500 and YACEP, Mara can provide CEUs to students upon request)

Jonathan Harrah

We all do yoga all our lives but I think for my bio something different is wanted. In my mid to late teens I practiced Bajiquan and Taijiquan, even yoga once or twice a month. Then needed a change. I spent four years in Western North Carolina at the John C. Campbell Folk School. There I got more into yoga with the help of friends. Work started soon after and on my off time I would venture into a yoga studio. It was mostly Vinyasa Yoga with a Yin class once in a while. I still love Yin or any restorative yoga. I moved to Germany in 2006 to be close to my lady and there I started Ashtanga at a great studio in Stuttgart called Yoga Mitte. I have been doing Ashtanga since. When I was home in Florida I would go to Surya Yoga, another Ashtanga school(may have changed). I now live in Asheville, NC and help Ashtanga set roots here. I have taken the Asheville Community Yoga's 21 Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training program and am now a RYT 200 hour certified yoga teacher — what ever that means. Also through the years of Ashtanga practice I have found myself in workshops with David Swenson, David Williams, and other Ashtanga practitioners. Having had over 250 hours of training from Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann I consider them my teachers. I continue to do Ashtanga everyday, with one day off a week from asana and no asana on New and Full Moons. Whoo that was a lot about myself.

Jonathan Harrah is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).

At the heart of Ashtanga is vinyasa. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing internal heat which results is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. The first series of postures is known as the Primary Series. It will be gradually introduced to students of all levels, including beginners, individually, accordingly to each one’s prior experience, physical condition, mindfulness and commitment.
 
The traditional method used to learn Ashtanga is called Mysore, where the instruction occurs one-on-one within a group setting.  This is not a led class.  Instead, the students practice their portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas with verbal instruction and/or physical adjustments.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 26 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Mara Healy
  • Fri Sep 29 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sally Fanjoy
  • Tue Oct 03 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Mara Healy
  • Fri Oct 06 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sally Fanjoy
  • Tue Oct 10 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Mara Healy
  • Fri Oct 13 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sally Fanjoy
  • Tue Oct 17 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Oct 20 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Tue Oct 24 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Oct 27 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Tue Oct 31 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Nov 03 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Tue Nov 07 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Nov 10 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Tue Nov 14 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Nov 17 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Tue Nov 21 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Nov 24 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Tue Nov 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah
  • Fri Dec 01 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Harrah