"To breathe is very important, without the breath there can be no union between spirit and body.
There is a special method to breathe called Vinyasa. When the Vinyasa is correct, the spirit is under control. It is the breath that controls the spirit. Yoga is possible for anyone that wishes for it, Yoga is universal". (S.K. Patthabi Jois)

Yoga practice

The practice consists of a pre-arranged (and always the same) sequence of postures (asana) connected by a special type of breathing,  Ujjayi breath.

Each movement is done by inhaling or by exhaling; the teacher explains the sequence, says when we should inhale or exhale and also where we should gaze, as the gazing point is really important (please have a look to “Beginners classes” for further information).

This type of Yoga has a very dynamic approach. The body is constantly in movement and once the intended posture has been reached, we remain there on average 5 long breaths, with the exception of some asana in which we may aim to reach a maximum of 25 breaths.

There are three groups of sequences in Ashtanga Yoga: 


  • The Primary Series: Yoga Chikitsa, detoxifies and promotes the alignment of the body.
  • The Intermediate Series: Nadi Sodhana, cleanses the nervous system and opens the energy channels.
  • The Advanced Series A, B, C, D: Sthira Bhaga develops substantial internal and mental strength.

There are three groups of sequences in Ashtanga Yoga: 


Yoga Chikitsa, detoxifies and promotes the alignment of the body.
Nadi Sodhana, cleanses the nervous system and opens the energy channels.
Sthira Bhaga develops substantial internal and mental strength.

We always start with the fundamentals postures of the Primary Series. This takes a long time of constant practice to be achieved; when the teacher decides that the student is ready, new poses are added (please have a look to “Yoga classes” for further information).

In the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, learning takes place by practicing with a master (teacher), who in his turn practiced, seriously and constantly, under the guidance of their own teacher, who transmitted valuable knowledge and experience and who gave them the authorisation to teach (Parampara).
This is the real and only Yoga lineage, from a master to his student.

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