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.