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.
Chris is currently taking a sabbatical from regular teaching. Please check back for future classes in Hither Green and across London.
Ashtanga Yoga London:
Chris assists Hamish Hendry during his weekday morning Mysore programme at Astanga Yoga London. In Mysore-style classes, students practise the postures they’ve learnt at their own speed in a group setting. This is the traditional way that yoga is taught at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India – which is why these classes are often called “Mysore-style”.
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.