Ashtanga Yoga School Charlotte teaches traditional Ashtanga in the lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois
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Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passedRead more
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What Students Say
It's a daily practice, a life long journey, and, although this is just the beginning, I can already see, and feel the changes it's making in my life. I have a tendency of trying to protect my heart by staying guarded, which keeps me in the past. I've learned that in trying to protect my heart, I have kept myself from, truly, giving and showing love, as well as receiving love. I am beyond thankful to my teachers for pushing me, believing in me, and being such an inspiration.........and for showing me that what I fear the most, is exactly what I need! This practice makes me emotional, in a wonderful way........it's in my soul, and my heart! Ashtanga is a way of life on and off your mat, and this is only the beginning!
Thank you Mara for a great practice today. You are my magical unicorn. Ha. I can't say enough about Ashtanga yoga and the group of teachers we have Y2Yoga. For people who need a little motivation...I've lost 9 pounds in just 11 days and my chronic joint pain is going away off the mat. All I'm doing different is adding Ashtanga to my yoga practice. Ashtanga chages you on a cellular level. It just makes other yoga classes more powerful. It is freedom. I am so blessed and grateful.