Ashtanga is the most energetic and challenging form of yoga, it's also very traditional. It combines flexibility, strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness as well as a cultivation of curiosity and deep awareness.
It suits those who are happy to work at their physical yoga practice and to sweat and progress.
You'll learn the Ashtanga yoga sequence so that it becomes a joyful moving meditation and you'll notice your progression.
If you want to delve deeper there’s plenty to learn in this practice including the Sanskrit names, the Ashtanga count, mantras, philosophy and pranayama (breathing) and meditation practices. Or you can pop along when you can and join in the peaceful yet joyful yoga sequence.
Our Ashtanga yoga students are a lovely, welcoming community.
We have 1 or 2 drop-in spaces per Ashtanga yoga class or you can guarantee a mat-space with our month membership options here
To register for am Ashtanga Yoga beginners course in 2021 contact Emma on email@example.com
£45 for 6 class beginners course
Register your interest in the following
Monday: 10:30 - 11:30
Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00 or 7:30 - 8:30pm
Friday: 10:30 - 11:30
Rise-up, spread those wings and be your power. What better way to shed 2020 than to start your journey on this wonderful Ashtanga Yoga path? It might just be the best thing you've done all year.
Ashtanga Yoga is an energetic practice of strength and grace.
It builds muscular strength, flexibility and balance through its postures.
It improves cardiovascular health through its flowing transitions.
It calms the mind by working on the nervous system.
It builds confidence and self-esteem as you start to find the postures easier (eventually!)
It’s a challenge - but it’s worth it.
Booking essential as places are limited to 10
To book visit https://www.themandalapreston.com/timetable/
Emma Lowther-Wright was trained to teach Ashtanga Yoga by world-renowned John Scott and is also trained in ballet fitness, barre, POUND and sound therapy meditation. Her classes are heart-lifting, empowering, flowing dances to the rhythm of the breath.
As well as the counted led classes of 3 durations (60, 75 and 90minutes) we offer a beautiful silent monthly Sunday Mysore style
The 3 class durations are progressively more challenging with the 90minute class being the full Primary series. If you're a beginner
I recommend you join either the beginners course. Monday 60minute 7:30pm or Wednesday 75minute 6pm class.
The monthly Sunday Mysore yoga class is a silent class which gives you more time to explore postures you want to work on with Emma
and to move through the sequence at your own pace. It's a powerfully moving experience and a wonderful way to deepen your practice.
We also hold workshops throughout the year to explore the 8 limbs of the practice and to build our friendships.
Our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
Emma, our studio Director, is our Ashtanga yoga teacher. She studied with and was qualified to teach ashtanga yoga by world-leading ashtanga teacher trainer John Scott.
She is dedicated to and immersed in the ashtanga practice and continues to travel to study with senior 500hr international teachers including Eddie Stern, Scott Johnson and Greg Nardi.
Emma teaches with an emphasis on clear communication, empowerment, joy and compassion. She is especially interested in the neuroscience of yoga, how yoga can release physically held mental and emotional tension and how yoga can help us to live with greater joy, confidence and ease.