CLASSES

Chris teaches ashtanga yoga classes across London, including in Chelsea (SW3) and Hither Green (SE13). In Chelsea, Chris teaches the weekend Mysore classes at triyoga Chelsea plus led classes for a range of levels. He is also available for private and corporate bookings.

CLASS TIMETABLE

Saturdays:

Sundays:

  • 8.00 – 10.00: Mysore-style class @ triyoga Chelsea
  • 15.30 – 17.00: Counted led full primary class, level 2-3 @ triyoga Chelsea (from 17 September)

Mondays:

Tuesdays:

Wednesdays:

 

Hither Green classes are on hold. Please check back for future dates.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

In ashtanga yoga, the asana practice (physical postures) is done 5-6 days a week. Students take rest one day a week plus moon days. The daily repetition of asanas is important to get the full benefits of the practice. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

Mysore-style self-practice classes: Students practise the postures you’ve learnt at their own speed but in a group setting. The teacher gives individual guidance and physical adjustments, gradually moving them through the asana series at a suitable pace. This is the traditional way that ashtanga yoga is taught at KPJAYI in Mysore, India – which is why these classes are often called “Mysore-style”. Complete beginners welcome.

Counted full primary led classes, level 2-3: This is the traditional led format taught at the KPJAYI. The teacher counts through each vinyasa in Sanskrit, focusing on correct breathing in and out of each posture. Fast-paced with minimal asana instruction. Great for Mysore students and anyone with an established ashtanga practice. Not suitable for beginners.

Led classes, open level: The teacher guides all students through the asana series together, at the same pace, usually covering the first half of the primary series. There is plenty of instruction to help everyone work at their level and experience the ashtanga method.

Ashtanga technique classes, level 1: A mini workshop in which students get to unpack and explore particular aspects of the system, such as the jump back and jump through, surya namaskara or the closing sequence. Particularly useful for those new to ashtanga and definitely for experienced students who wish to refine and sharpen their practice.

Beginners courses: These cover the basics of the practice, including the breathing technique and the initial asana series as taught in Mysore. Students are encouraged to practise between classes so that they can enjoy the full benefit of the course and build up a lifelong yoga practice.

 

LOCATIONS

Chelsea
372 King’s Road
London SW3 5UZ
triyoga.co.uk


 

Chris also provides regular cover for other classes across London.
PRIVATE LESSONS

If you want to deepen your practice, work on technique or simply have a class that better suits your schedule, private lessons can help. Classes can be one-to-one or with a group. Please get in touch for details.

CORPORATE CLASSES

Want to offer your employees yoga classes to improve their wellbeing? A variety of flexible arrangements are available. Please get in touch for details.

PREPARING FOR CLASS

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for classes to allow for registration and setting up.
  • Always practice on an empty stomach. It’s best not to eat 3-4 hours before class.
  • During practice, avoid drinking water – it will reduce the heat you’re trying to build up.
  • Try not to eat or drink anything for 20 minutes after practice.
  • The traditional ashtanga method does not include props. Please avoid using blocks or belts.
  • Please clean your yoga mat and rug (if you use one) regularly.

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