ashtanga at the yoga center retreat

what is ashtanga yoga?

Ashtanga is a highly structured, set series of sequences that increase in difficulty as you progress. It emphasizes quick movements, flexibility and strength. Founded in India by K. Pattabhi Jois, it is often described as a modern form of classic yoga.

In a classic Ashtanga sequence, you go through the same poses in the same order, for the same breath count, each time you practice.  This combination of intense movement and focus makes Ashtanga a “sweaty meditation”, will elevate your practice and is excellent for anyone looking for a fast-paced challenge.