I am a qualified Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). I completed my training with Himalayan Yoga Institute which specialises in Ashtanga Hatha Yoga, a version of Raja Dhiraja School. It is a highly comprehensive form of yoga, …
Stroud Yoga Space offers a variety of different yoga styles.
All yoga has the same set of asanas (postures) in common, but there are different ways of interpreting them, and so we have created descriptions of each style that we offer to help you find a style that appeals to you. Often the best way to discover is to try out a few different styles until you find one that resonates with you. We also have a few different forms of Pilates which are also listed below.
Ashtanga – Primary Series
Ashtanga yoga is the oldest form of yoga known to human race. It is a basic foundation to all yoga styles. It takes its origin 2100 years ago when Patanjali systematized and classified ancient teachings of Shiva into Eight Fold path called Astaunga. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches of yoga, of which asana or physical posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama is another. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a modern day form of classical Indian yoga.
Vinyasa is the alignment of breaths with movements in asanas. When vinyasa is perfect, the mind is under control. For each movement, there is one breath. Asanas or yoga postures not only tone the muscles, increase flexibility and improve the posture through alignment, but they also have a profound impact on the endocrine glands, balancing the secretion of hormones and restoring psychic and emotional well-being, hence the emphasis is not on vigour of execution, but on correct positioning, deep breathing and quiet but persistent flow of movement. It will help you to develop strength and flexibility as well as achieve a general sense of well-being.
Classes are a moderate level with everybody welcome from the beginner to advance.