This challenging and upbeat class is the longest running Ashtanga class in Ann Arbor. Since 1995, students in this class have practiced variants of the classical Primary and sometimes Second Series of the Ashtanga tradition of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. Lots of poses, lots of breathing, a little sweat and lots of community spirit in this committed and friendly group. Post-class brunch is a tradition. Students coming to Ann Arbor who have practiced Ashtanga in other studios will be familiar with the form and will be welcomed warmly.
If you are interested in Ashtanga but have never practiced it, be sure to have a strong background in yoga fundamentals, sun salutations, and standing and seated postures, before trying the class. The class is guided by the instructor, but the flow is continuous.