ABOUT US

“Do Your Practice and All is Coming” ―Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois

THE SHALA

WELCOME TO MONTEREY YOGA!

Monterey Yoga is a traditional Ashtanga Yoga studio offering daily Mysore, Led Classes, Workshops, and an annual Teacher Training Intensive. We are a community who share the love of the practice, and who love to share the practice with everyone!

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Rates:

Drop In $18

New Student “Locals Only” Special: 3 classes for $25 (Monterey County locals)

*Members Unlimited $135 / Members 12 classes a month $99 / Members 4 classes a month $49 (*with a minimum 3- month automatic payment)

10 class pass $135 / 5 class pass $75

 

ASHTANGA YOGA

THERAPEUTIC & TRANSFORMATIONAL

“Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a precise, yet rigorous series of traditional postures linking breath with movement to create a moving meditation. By conditioning the body and breath, the mind begins to settle into a state of equanimity. This is the process of yoga”~ chitta vritti nirodha.

All of our classes, workshops, and trainings all serve to empower you to delve deeper into the 3rdlimb of yoga, the asana practice. Students will begin to learn the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa (Yoga Chikkitsa or Yoga Therapy) and develop a self-practice through our Mysore program. This is not a workout, is it an education and is “99% Practice, 1% Theory”.

We teach the 1%, the rest is up to you!

Ashtanga is comprised of 3 simple and highly effective techniques called “Tristhana” meaning three places of attention.

  1. Asana (postures) and Bandhas (energy centers): Purify, strengthen and bring stability and flexibility to the body.
  1. Ujjayi Breath: Builds internal heat, gives control over the nervous system, teaches one how to harness, and efficiently utilize energy throughout the body.
  2. Drishti: Eye gaze focuses the mind into a moving, breathing meditation and directs the direction and intention of the body in the asanas.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

STRONG & INSPIRATIONAL

Class Offerings and Descriptions

Mysore: Mysore is the traditional and recommended method of learning the Ashtanga method.You will work closely with the teacher to accomodate your individual needs as you gradually integrate Tristhana and progress through the Primary Series. Mysore is especially beneficial for those who desire a self practice, and for those looking to move deeper into the more subtle and powerful aspects of the system. Through a regular Mysore practice, one learns to listen, respond and cultivate a genuine understanding of one’s self, both on and off the mat. A minimum commitment of 3 days a week is recommended. Please contact Amy for more information or to begin your journey.

Led Half Primary: These classes are suitable for beginners with previous yoga experience, as well as anyone with an existing Ashtanga practice. Students will be guided through half of the poses in the Primary Series, given some general instruction and will become familiar with Sanskrit Vinyasa count.

Led Primary Series: Full Led primary class is an important compliment to a regular Mysore practice.  It’s an opportunity to ensure that each vinyasa is being learned and practiced correctly. Furthermore, surrendering to the teacher’s count and pacing, is an opportunity to increase both our internal and external strength, and our relationship with the traditional lineage.

Ashtanga for Beginners: This beginners class includes an introduction to the Ashtanga method. Participants will be guided through the initial sequence of poses in a manner suitable for all ages and levels of physical fitness. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

 

YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE

MONTEREY YOGA is here for YOU!