ESSENCE OF YOGA
Available for Privates 1-1, Group Privates, Events & Workshops only.
Ritual Yoga Palm Beach - Public Group Mysore classes TBA
The Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series can be translated as 'Yoga Therapy', this series purifies and heals the body.
Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most powerful, popular and proven methods of Yoga. It involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures that produce internal heat and detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
Ashtanga Yoga Led class – Primary series
In a Led Primary Series class, the Teacher calls out the postures and vinyasas (counted movements linking the postures with the breath) of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The group moves and breathes together in sync. These are focused & energetic classes.
The point of difference with Anisa is that she offers the traditional style of Ashtanga yoga led classes whilst providing modifications and support during class in order to make the poses accessible to all students.
This allows the student to learn how to safely and mindfully enter the pose - starting with the modified version and eventually embodying the full pose over time through regular practice and guidance by the Teacher, Anisa.
Practicing in this way allows students to experience the benefit of the more intricate poses and to slowly start to open the body and mind making it suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners.
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore
“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice yoga.”
(Sri K. Pattabhi Jois).
Mysore is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga: named after the city in India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga, lived. Mysore is open to all levels, from experienced beginners to more advanced students. The class is not led but all instructions are given on an individual basis. It is like having a private yoga session in a group environment. As you gain strength, stamina, flexibility and focus, poses will be added on to your sequence.
Practicing in the Mysore Style, practitioners will benefit from receiving direct one-on-one guidance from the Teacher Anisa, and will grow in their practice with a gradual step-by-step approach respecting the student's pace in a all-level class. Students in a Mysore class receive individual supervision and adjustments, much more than what is possible during a led (talked through) class. Mysore classes are a wonderful way to deepen your practice. Taking practice does not always mean to complete a full 90min class but to show up and face ourselves - we all have different priorities and life events happening. The practice should be nourishing and supportive.
Other styles of yoga
The popular style of Vinyasa Yoga originally came from Ashtanga Yoga. The main difference is the variety of expressions of the yoga sequences unlike Ashtanga yoga which is a set unchanged sequence of poses. The combination of practice both ashtanga and vinyasa creates a wonderful balance in the body and mind. Vinyasa classes offers the space and possibility to explore different kinds of poses and movements.
Yin Yoga is a deeply nourishing practice which is practiced all on the ground with the support of various props in order for the body to completely let go. Once entered in the poses, the poses are help for up to 3 minutes in order to allow the fascia of the body and its chanels to completely open. This allows the Qi (energy) to flow freely throughout the body and the meridians bringing a sense of deep rest, healing and rejuvenation. A maximum of 6 poses are practiced throughout the session.
This style is wonderful if you are going through a difficult time emotionally, mentally and/or physically such as, fatigue, depression, anxiety, high stress, physical injuries and also great for pregnant women.
With every style of yoga it is important to consider the phase of our lives and cultivate a balance. Therefore if one practices only or too much yin yoga this can bring them into too much stagnation in the body and mind. It is important to find a balance between rest and activity.
Yoga At Home
This session is an ashtanga yoga inspired Level 1/2 class suitable for beginners - Enjoy!