Ashtanga Yoga Nacogdoches

Are you interested in learning the Ashtanga Yoga method?

Not exactly sure what distinguishes it from our Hatha classes but curious about understanding the differences?

Please email me and let’s set up a time to meet and talk
info@ashtangayoganacogdoches.com

In the meantime, please explore my website for some details about the practice, etiquette, and fees.

The first Ashtanga program in Nacogdoches begins July 9th and I am truly honored and excited to introduce this traditional method. Although this is the first day – and it’d be great to start then – you’re welcome to begin a regular practice anytime after July 9th.


ashtangayoganacogdoches.com


Please contact me at your earliest convenience at info@ashtangayoganacogdoches.com to arrange a meeting.

 

Love from India

Hi all!

The sun has once again been unveiled from behind the clouds after a three day abduction  which means Erin and I will have a good chance of a hot shower tonight!  Ah, what a treat!

I’m going on the second week of practice and everyday still seems like the first, each day presenting new experiences but no sign of continuity.  It’s as if I’ve stepped on a mat made of shredded pieces of a complete story, each day fumbling through the various shapes hoping to discover just the right edges and contour. Pulling and pushing, inhaling and exhaling, lengthening and contracting, I rumage through the pieces of this abstract self. The practice is humbling and revealing. (more…)

Ashtanga Weekend with Jade Skinner

Saturday, October 10, 2015

9:00am -10:30am

Led 1/2 Primary – $25.00
While Half Primary classes move more slowly than Primary Series classes, you’ll build up heat in your body, sweat and detoxify. This class moves at a slower pace, which allows for more instruction, introducing some of the more advanced poses in an approachable way. The class is appropriate for anyone who is working toward the Primary Series, as well as experienced Hatha yogis who want a taste of Ashtanga. The Half Primary is truly a mixed level class that attracts new students and experienced Primary Series students who value slowing things down a bit from time to time. Modifications are encouraged.


1:00pm -3:00pm

Grounded in Asana – $35.00
The standing poses of Ashtanga are the basic grounding and centering asanas, therefore, making them an ideal starting point for your practice. All the postures integrate the body, balancing flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination. In this workshop we’ll bring our attention to the connection that we have with the earth through our feet. Learning to be relaxed and balanced as we realign our foundation from the feet, to the ankles, through the knees, to the pelvis and base of the spine. Because standing poses require us to actively engage our awareness of how we use our muscles, joints, and breath, they build both mental and physical stamina as well as discipline. No matter what else you might want to explore in the vast world of yoga, this workshop will give you a solid foundation, good alignment, an understanding of body mechanics, and tangible training in mindfulness.


 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

9:00am -10:30am

Led 1/2 Primary – $25.00
This class moves at a slower pace, which allows for more instruction, introducing some of the more advanced poses in an approachable way. The class is appropriate for anyone who is working toward the Primary Series, as well as experienced Hatha yogis who want a taste of Ashtanga. The Half Primary is truly a mixed level class that attracts new students and experienced Primary Series students who value slowing things down a bit from time to time. Modifications are encouraged.


 

1:00pm -3:00pm

Transitions in Vinyasa (jump through to the jump back)  – $35.00
To transition means to move or connect one idea to the next. Let’s be honest with ourselves, we all want that sensation of ‘lightness” when we’re doing yoga. In this case, we will be looking at the movements in a vinyasa practice that weave postures together.
Transitions show us the relationship between the foundation of an asana and all the ideas that support it. They help us to gauge progression of our practice when we are flowing in a vinyasa class, from basic to challenging, by the fluidity and grace of our actions. We’ll break down the jump back to chaturanga in the 3rd and 4th vinyasa of Sun Salutations as well as the jump forward from downdog back to standing. This will help you to understand the underlying components of the jump back, jump through transitions of seated postures and how the backbone is based on a series of 3 main postures from Sun Salutation A. Learn some basic anatomy and strength exercises as well as correct breathing techniques to assist you in developing healthy movement patterns. Let’s get lifted!

About Jade

Intro to Ashtanga Yoga with Jade SkinnerI started to study yoga when I moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida in 2002. Back then I didn’t know yoga would become my way of life. One day, my teacher told me, “Yoga will change your life forever!” and she was absolutely right. Yoga not only changed my life, it soon became so much more…To me, Yoga now is my lifestyle. I can’t image my being without it. It helped me not only trade my bad habits for good but to look out from under the veil to see all that the world has to offer. Through personal change, I became extremely passionate to share this knowledge with others. That’s when I decided to become a yoga teacher.
I later discovered Ashtanga Yoga while learning and teaching Vinyasa. It immediately captivated me. Through my years of practicing and teaching different methods of yoga, Ashtanga is where my heart remains. Ashtanga is intriguing in so many ways. It brings clarity to every state of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. My own personal experiences on the mat have deeply humbling to the core of my being. A reminder that change is impermanence and adaptation is acceptance. And now my purpose is to share, teach and help my students grow on their journey with Ashtanga Yoga.

For more info about Jade check out
sacredspaceyogafl.com

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