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About Ashtanga

The Practice

Ashtanga Yoga combines an ancient series of postures with a flowing breath and movement system. This combination increases strength, endurance and flexibility whileclearing the body of accumulated toxins and emotional blocks. Our classes and retreats are designed to cultivate a consistent and patient approach to support the complete unfolding of your being.

At the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne we provide a range of approaches to the classic practice as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, South India. These include the gradual introduction of the sequence to beginners, instructed (led) classes on the Vinyasa (breathing system) of the primary series, and self practice sessions with hands-on adjustment and refinement.

We find the Ashtanga Vinyasa system particularly powerful in creating accelerated flexibility, stamina and strength. Above all though it creates an atmosphere for opening the heart and consciousness, leading the practitioner to a greater sense of wellbeing.The continuous stoking of internal fire with the breath creates the tapas needed to burn through residual locks (physical, mental and emotional).

Our aim at the Centre is to facilitate that process through encouragement, motivationand support so we may all move further toward our potential.

We love the practice and think you will too.