want to try ashtanga
I just qualified as a Kundalini yoga teacher and am finding myself with many aches and pains (I'm in my 50's) - the pains aren't a result of the kundalini yoga.
I spent many years practicing karate.
My brother teaches Ashtanga in Toronto. My question is - could I come and try it - even though I'm horribly weak and full of aches and pains?
I'm moving to Belmont Ave. - just near the Shambhala centre.
We would be happy to have you come and join our Ashtanga Yoga Victoria Mysore Program. Many people have found great benefit from learning the practice of Ashtanga Yoga in this type of Mysore Style Class.
The Ashtanga Yoga practice is best learned through the Mysore Method of Teaching.
One reason for this is that each student gets to practice at their own pace, and learn the postures in a way that is modified for their level of experience and ability.
As a new student to Ashtanga Yoga, all that is required is a sincere interest to learn, and a desire try something new.
You will find that the practice is easily learned with consistent effort over an extended period of time. There is no need to move quickly, or pressure to do more then you are ready to do.
This Yoga practice is Your practice right from the first day you step on your mat, and thus it is taught in a way that will benefit you as an individual on any give day.
An essential element for learning Ashtanga Yoga in this way, is the 'teacher-student relationship,' and this is also an important part of developing your Ashtanga Yoga practice.
As teachers, we want to be able to help you learn in a way that is comfortable and reward for you.
This is one of the reasons why we ask for students to make a full one month commitment right from the start.
For more information on our one month membership and new student discount, please see our Tuition Fees.
It is difficult for us to really assist students if we are not familiar with their practice, personality, and objectives, and this connection only comes with time. However, it is a very important aspect of teaching, and it is essential for creating trust in a Mysore community.
Over the years we have found that this is the best way for students to learn and grow, and for us as to be of real value to their development.
We also understand feeling a little tentative about joining the classes before you know exactly what it is, or who we are, so as an alternative to coming as a "drop-in" student, you are welcome to come and observe part of a class before joining the program.
This way you can meet us in person, and if it looks like something you'd be interested in learning, you can sign up to begin on the following day.
We look forward to meeting you in person in the near future!