Ashtanga yoga (or Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) is a style of classical Indian yoga taught by Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the late 20th Century. This intense, energetic form of yoga involves acrobatic movements of the limbs and is the inspiration for the increasingly popular Power Yoga. Ashtanga translates into “eight limbs” (Ashta = eight, Anga = limbs), which stands for the eight limbs of the philosophy behind Ashtanga. The eight limbs of Ashtanga are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. The first two limbs represent the moral observance that allows Ashtanga yogis to be in harmony with other beings in the universe, and in harmony with themselves, respectively. Once a yogi masters the first two limbs of Ashtanga, he or she may progress further into the other six limbs.
The practices of Yoga have existed for over 5000 years. To this day, people all over the world enjoy and experience the benefits of Yoga practice. This film will delve deeply into the history, benefits and techniques of Yoga practice.
The Yoga Foundation is a 501c-3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships for Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
Source of Yoga offers yoga retreats and teacher training for aspiring teachers and yoga practitioners of all levels. Teacher training is available in 500- and 200-hour programs covering the Ashtanga primary series, Vinyasa flows, meditation instruction, teacher supervision, adjustments and more. Immerse deeply in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice in this Source of Yoga Teacher Training. This certification course is registered with the Yoga Alliance and surpasses their 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training standards. Source of Yoga offers a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training program to yoga teachers, aspiring teachers and all levels of yoga practitioners. This teacher training combines the high standards of practice of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System with the development of teaching skills necessary to introduce students to Yoga practice safely and effectively. By learning the Ashtanga Yoga method, it is possible to teach Vinyasa, Power and Ashtanga Yoga classes.
The Sri Yantra ("sacred instrument") is a yantra formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (bindu) point, the junction point between the physical universe and its unmanifest source. It represents the goddess in her form of Sri Lalita Or Tripura Sundari, "the beauty of the three worlds".
Announcing the 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles with Caroline Klebl from September 15th to November 22nd, 2013.
This calendar features a selection of postures from the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga.