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Ashtanga Workshop: Breath

  • Tara Yoga Centre Scond Floor, Crown House, 193 Cowley Road OX4 1UT United Kingdom (map)

This intensive is aimed towards those who would like to delve a bit deeper into their existing Ashtanga practice, or encounter the full primary series for the first time.

Full day: £30 / £24*

Morning or afternoon session: £15 / £12*

*Concessions: Students and members of the Cowley Road Condors cycling club. If you would struggle to attend for financial reasons, please get in touch, we will make it work.

10 am – 12.30 pm: Full Primary Series Led Practice

We will spend the morning steadily working through the entire primary series, breaking down some of the more challenging (and down-right weird) postures into accessible chunks that take into account differing levels of strength and flexibility, as well as body type.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Break for lunch 

1:30 pm - 3 pm: Highs and Lows: an anatomy of the breath  

Using breathing exercises as a tool for developing self-awareness, and primary series postures as a base for physical experimentation, the afternoon will see us focus on the individual components of our breath (inhale - pause - exhale - pause). Considering the ways we approach specific movements, we will see how our breath can influence and transform our practice (for better and worse!).

Required level of fitness:

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a dynamic and often demanding style of yoga. New students with an established physical yoga practice (of any discipline) are welcome to attend, as are beginners who engage regularly in other types of physical activity or sport. This workshop is not suitable for those who are completely new to yoga, but you can attend one of my regular classes instead.  


There are mats available to use at the Tara Yoga Centre, however, - it's always nice to use your own mat, so if you already have one, bring it with you! If you usually use any props such as belts or blocks, please bring these along. 


Hot drinks, fruit and snacks will be provided during the lunch break to see us through to the end of the workshop. If you think you may require something more substantial to eat, there are plenty of shops and cafes where you can purchase food near by.

Booking and refunds:

As spaces on the workshop are limited, attendance must be confirmed in advance. To book, please contact me for my bank details, or you can pay online. Your place will only be guaranteed once payment has been received in full.

Full refunds will be made if a cancellation is received by 11th March (2 weeks in advance). If a cancellation is made after this time, I will issue you with a full refund as soon as someone has filled your space. If your space remains vacant, and your cancellation is received by 18th March (1 week in advance), I will refund you half of the price paid. No refunds will be made if a cancellation is received less than a week in advance, and your place on the workshop remains empty.