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Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga as taught Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is a system of postures linked together by breath and movement. This is an ancient and powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. Progressive techniques of breath, posture and movement, cleanse, stretch and strengthen the body as well as focus and calm the mind. A deeper experience of the self becomes possible through consistent practice. The Ashtanga yoga practices offered here on YogaGlo will guide you through the traditional Ashtanga series with occasional variations to help you grow your practice.

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Root of Palate
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 31 2014

Root of Palate - Releasing the root of the palate is they key to alignment, Mula Bandha and many other contemplative techniques. Here are the basics and how...more

Deep Pigeon for Deep Hip Expression
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level 2-3
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jul 29 2014

Deep Pigeon for Deep Hip Expression - A short warmup sequence of standing poses which moves into deep pigeon, and quickly helps you to access your deepe...more

Continuous Flow for a Meditative Mind State
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Jul 23 2014

Continuous Flow for a Meditative Mind State - Within every asana we can find the luminous internal patterns of form that support us in moving with gra...more

Continuous Alignment
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 17 2014

Continuous Alignment - Here there is an emphasis on continuous alignment, on the thread of intelligent, aligned, integrated movement - that links postures ...more

Intro to The Bandhas
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level 2-3
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jul 15 2014

Intro to The Bandhas - In this class we introduce the bandhas in a short practice designed to create awareness of this subtle and elusive aspect of practic...more

Observation
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Jul 09 2014

Observation - Learning to observe the flow of breath in the nostrils and the subtle impact the breath can have on mood and concentration takes practice and ...more

Kidney Twist
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Level 2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 03 2014

Kidney Twist - This class is an exploration of one of the primary patterns associated with Apana. The pattern not only connects the arms correctly to the ri...more

Devotion
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level 2-3
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jul 01 2014

Devotion - In Bali, the connection to the spirit is everywhere. This is a no-rush, 45 minute practice we use to connect to the devotion all around us. Expect...more

Meditative Transitions
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Jun 25 2014

Meditative Transitions - A flow of postures, strung together through concentration on the sound of the breath and the release of tension through soft stea...more

Svara
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jun 19 2014

Svara - Learn what Svara is by changing back and forth from the Sun channel to the Moon channel and back again.

Half Primary with Full Vinyasa Method
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level 2-3
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jun 17 2014

Half Primary with Full Vinyasa Method - This Half Primary is done with the Full Vinyasa Method (HALF FULL!!) This is a strong version of the first half...more

Soothing & Centering Breathing Practice
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Jun 11 2014

Soothing & Centering Breathing Practice - A soothing and centering breathing practice that can restore, center and relax. Prop Suggested: A blanket to ...more

Shoulderstand & Headstand Family
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jun 05 2014

Shoulderstand & Headstand Family - Using special training postures and alternatives, we will construct a delightful way of making these difficult and su...more

Strength Poses of Intermediate Series
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level 2-3
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jun 03 2014

Strength Poses of Intermediate Series - The intermediate series, or Nadi Sodona sequence, can be divided into three important parts: The deep backbends...more

Upward Dog Tutorial
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | May 28 2014

Upward Dog Tutorial - Simple tricks to train the body to work with intelligence and strength so that upward dog feels comfortable and safe.

Discover the Pelvic Floor
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | May 22 2014

Discover the Pelvic Floor - Discover the pelvic floor and dialectical conversations there. Props Needed: Two blocks and a blanket.

Explore Post-Peak Section of Primary Series
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | May 20 2014

Explore Post-Peak Section of Primary Series - The primary series has six sections: Sun Salutations, standing postures, seated postures (through half p...more

Disciplined & Meditative Flow to Release Tension
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | May 14 2014

Disciplined & Meditative Flow to Release Tension - A flow of postures, strung together through concentration on the sound of the breath and the relea...more

Ganesha's Belly
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | May 08 2014

Ganesha's Belly - An exploration of the lower abdomen and the pelvic floor in the gradual discovery of good breathing and alignment.

Shoulder Stability in Basic Poses
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | May 06 2014

Shoulder Stability in Basic Poses - In this class we will do an accessible vinyasa flow sequence, roughly based on the ashtanga yoga system. This sequen...more

Reboot
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level 1-2
10 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Apr 30 2014

Reboot - In the middle of the day at work or at home, use the breath in conjunction with the gaze and movement to re-invigorate and re-boot energy and focus....more

Upper Body Prana & Apana
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Level 2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 24 2014

Upper Body Prana & Apana - Clear distinction between two fundamental patterns, Prana and Apana. How they manifest in shoulder blades, arm and spine.

Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series
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level 1-2
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Apr 22 2014

Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series - The primary series of Astanga yoga can take anywhere from 60 - 90 minutes to complete. Today we have 20 minutes and w...more

Integrated, Luminous and Free
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Multi-Teacher | Apr 16 2014

Integrated, Luminous and Free - Please join Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in a multi-faceted class. Breathing, bandha, mudra and dristi are the hidden ...more

Reaching to Infinity
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 09 2014

Reaching to Infinity - Basic, but elusive, scapula rotation allows integrated arm and breath movement.

Beginning of 2nd Series
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level 2-3
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Apr 08 2014

Beginning of 2nd Series - This class will move through the beginning of intermediate or 2nd series. In this class the Peak pose will be Kapotasana and Jod...more

Training the Pelvic Floor
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Training the Pelvic Floor - Training the pelvic floor to remain integrated keeps the spreading cobra pattern at the back of the diaphragm. This prevents c...more

Explore Padmasana
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Level 2
15 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Apr 02 2014

Explore Padmasana - An exploration of Padmasana, the lotus pose, with suggestions for working gradually and safely into the full form. Prop Needed: A blank...more

Optimal Positioning in Shoulder Stands & Plough Poses
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Level 2
45 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Optimal Positioning in Shoulder Stands & Plough Poses - This class explores the optimal positioning and action used in Shoulder Stands, Plough Poses...more

Principles & Patterns of Pranayama
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Principles & Patterns of Pranayama - After finding a correct sitting posture, we will explore core principles and patterns of this basic pranayama. Prop...more

Deconstructing Sun Salutations
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level 1-2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Deconstructing Sun Salutations - A step by step deconstruction of the forms used in Sun Salutations. This allows one to adapt the postures and movements ...more

The Foundation of Alignment
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

The Foundation of Alignment - Prana governs inhaling. Apana governs exhaling. This class explores how these two primary patterns of Internal Shakti are t...more

Supta Vajrasana Tutorial
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Level 2
10 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Mar 25 2014

Supta Vajrasana Tutorial - This tutorial will guide students through Jodi's method to do Supta Vajrasana without an assistant. Props Needed: Two sandbags,...more

Spacious & Intelligent Twists
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Mar 19 2014

Spacious & Intelligent Twists - Working from the base up and then back down again, we use the rhythm of the breath and movement along the central axis of...more

Reduce Neck and Shoulder Strain
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level 1-2
20 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Mar 12 2014

Reduce Neck and Shoulder Strain - Sometimes tension, stress and habitually straining in front of a computer can give us a kink or two in the neck. A seq...more

Complimentary Oppositions & Patterns in Postures
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level 1-2
60 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Mar 12 2014

Complimentary Oppositions & Patterns in Postures - Joining together complimentary oppositions and patterns of movement in standing, seated and finish...more

Balance & Rigor
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Level 2
30 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Mar 12 2014

Balance & Rigor - A balanced practice building from details of safe and comfortable surya namaskara A and B.

Forward Fold Tutorial
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Level 1
15 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Mar 12 2014

Forward Fold Tutorial - Sometimes forward folds can be confusing or challenging. In this short tutorial, we look at how pelvis, legs and low back interfac...more

Energizing the Legs
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Level 2
45 min
Ashtanga
Mary Taylor | Mar 12 2014

Energizing the Legs - Why is it important to wake up the legs? In this class we have a brief discussion of the why and how to energize the legs followed by...more

Bring More Awareness to Your Arms
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Mar 11 2014

Bring More Awareness to Your Arms - This class is designed for students of all levels to bring more awareness to their arms. Here we will put our attent...more

Sun Salutations for Beginners
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Level 1
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Feb 11 2014

Sun Salutations for Beginners - This class will move slowly and deliberately to introduce the beginner student to the sun salutation. Then time will be s...more

Long, Thorough, Strenuous Practice
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Level 3
120 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jan 28 2014

Long, Thorough, Strenuous Practice - This advanced ashtanga class will take you through the FULL primary series into intermediate or 2nd series and then...more

Beginning Postures of Advanced Series
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Level 3
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jan 14 2014

Beginning Postures of Advanced Series - This class will take you directly into some of the beginning postures of the advanced series of Ashtanga Yoga. ...more

Attention
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Dec 17 2013

Attention - This class will have a strong focus on ATTENTION. We are exploring ADVANCED yoga practice, not through super advanced asanas but by cultivating s...more

Ashtanga and Vinyasa Basics
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level 1-2
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Dec 03 2013

Ashtanga and Vinyasa Basics - This is a really good class for students to experience the basics of an Ashtanga or Vinyasa practice. There is strong focus...more

Intelligent Use of Your Shoulders in Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Nov 19 2013

Intelligent Use of Your Shoulders in Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow - This informative class looks at how to intelligently utilize your shoulders in you...more

Counted Beginning of Intermediate Series
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Level 2
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Nov 05 2013

Counted Beginning of Intermediate Series - In this class, Jodi is teaching utilizing the traditional method of Sanskrit counting to move rhythmically t...more

Half Primary with Sanskrit
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Oct 22 2013

Half Primary with Sanskrit - Half Primary with Sanskrit count! Sanskrit is the language of Ashtanga yoga, and this is due directly to the history of the ...more

Ashtanga Yoga Invocation
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Level 1
10 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Oct 08 2013

Ashtanga Yoga Invocation - This short segment introduces the Ashtanga Yoga Invocation to students. You will have the opportunity to practice speaking the ...more

Swift Kindness Practice
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level 2-3
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Sep 24 2013

Swift Kindness Practice - Here Jodi is acknowledging one of her main yoga teachers, Nancy Gilgoff who has taught Ashtanga yoga on the island of Maui for a...more