with Bill Counter
Arm balances and inversions, vinyasas and levitation practice. It's a mix of adventurous sequences drawn from Ashtanga's 1st through 4th series for both beginning and continuing students. Explore some of the neglected poses more deeply to cultivate greater awareness, endurance and strength. This format allows us to begin work on many of the doable (and fun) poses that are overlooked by many teachers and, if you're an Ashtanga student, it's work you don't get in your practice if you're only doing First and Second Series.
Some of those 3rd & 4th series poses are delicious treats when we lift a sequence of a few poses out of a series and combine that with other work instead of trying to do one of the advanced series (3-4-5-6) in its entirety. It'll be a different mix of poses for each of these sessions. Though we take a "masala" approach and stir it up, the flavor of the practice will still very much be that of a traditional Ashtanga class -- listening to the breath, exploring the classic poses in deeper ways, floating through the vinyasas, and observing a meditative focus.
Of course all level are welcome. You'll have a great time. We'll work on enhancing the skills you currently have by approaching your practice from a new angle -- different poses, interesting strength-building entrances and exits, and lots of discussion about form and alignment in the practice.