Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series


This class is taught by:

jo Smith

I teach yoga from the heart; using music, breath and movement to release tension in the body and the mind. I am trained in both Kundalini Yoga and Dru Yoga, however my passion sits with Kundalini Yoga. As a yoga of awareness and experience, I like to teach it in a way that encourages and inspires others to create their own way of the yogi through their own experience. Dancing to the same song but in our own unique way. My classes incorporate freedom and fluidity of movement, yoga asana, dance, pranayam, mantra, meditation and relaxation.

One of my favourite quotes is by Yogi Bhajan, and one I try to live by: ”Make yourself so happy so that when others look at you they become happy too.

Anna Montresor


I am an ashtanga teacher registered with yoga alliance school RYS 200.I trained with CYS London and I have been really inspired by all the beautiful people that made my journey possible.
My belief is that anybody can and should practice yoga or at least try once in their life.
The benefits that you ll be able to enjoy are infinite.
It not only gives strength to your body but especially to your mind . It helps to live life in a simple way when often we get lost and find trapped in a complicated life.
In the Ashtanga Yoga method nothing is meant to be easy on your first try. This is part of the lesson of the practice. Instead of making the practice easy, the method asks you to make your mind strong. If you accept your failure and learn to love yourself anyway, you’re practicing a valuable life skill. You should feel somewhat overwhelmed in the midst of your first Ashtanga Yoga practice. It gets better after many years!
 
Ashtanga Vinyasa is a strong dynamic practice devised of a sequence of set postures ‘asanas’. Dynamic movement combined with the breath links each pose together creating a flowing movement ‘vinyasa’ which creates strength, heat, stamina, flexibility and mind control, as well as detoxifying the body.

The benefits of Ashtanga Vinyasa are endless. With an emphasis of breath with movement the body is able to create an internal heat. The asanas in the practice realign the body correcting the muscular skeletal system. The dynamic practice builds strength and flexibility. Internal organs are detoxified, hormones balanced and the nervous system strengthened. These physical benefits combined with the mental discipline involved in Ashtanga Vinyasa will ultimately lead to a sense of wellbeing.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue 21 Aug 10:00 am - 11:15 am with jo Smith
  • Tue 28 Aug 10:00 am - 11:15 am with jo Smith
  • Tue 04 Sep 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 11 Sep 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 18 Sep 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 25 Sep 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 02 Oct 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 09 Oct 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 16 Oct 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 23 Oct 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor