Hello dear ones,
We have some bittersweet news to share. We will be ending Charlotte Ashtanga Collective at the end of this month. Our last class will be Friday April 29th @6:30am 1/2 Primary with Fauna.
Apologies that it may seem abrupt. It honestly surprised us a bit too, but as we’ve been working on planning what’s next the answer for all of us has been lots of other projects and travel making our current arrangement impossible to keep.
Some of the exciting news to share is that ML will be heading to Singapore to accompany her daughter as she attends school there this upcoming year. Johnna will be inspiring and teaching new yoga teachers across the south east before she returns to India later in the summer and Fauna is deep in adapting to her career change and creating new anatomy trainings.
Good news two new led classes will be offered at Y2 starting in May on Tuesday and Thursday evenings @5:30pm. Another option, Lifetime Fitness in Waverly, has a robust Ashtanga schedule with wonderful and dear teachers.
We have enjoyed practicing with you so much. ALC Mosaic has been such sweet spot in the many transitions of pandemic and what now might be post pandemic life. Losing the regular meetings of this group certainly makes us sad but we are so grateful for the many connections we’ve made. A big thank you to Shanna Small for doing the work to create and grow this group, and the ongoing support of Alexandra Santos, Carole Frey and BJ Hilliard.
We look forward to practicing with you all again soon.
Fauna, Johnna and ML
Thank you for sharing your practice with us. It has truly been a pleasure to move and breath together.
Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic system connecting mind and body through breath and movement to lead to a deeper knowledge of self and the divine. It systematically uses a series of poses to progressively work with the physical and energetic elements of the body. Each student is taught pose by pose to allow for individual observation and instruction.
This system was first taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and is carried on by his grandson, Sharath Jois in Mysore India. We wish to acknowledge the harms that have occurred through this system and are dedicated to learning from the mistakes of the past.
Mysore Style Classes: Each student practices at their own pace. The teacher offers individualized instruction and hands on assists. Students who are familiar with the Ashtanga series take their own practice. Brand new students will be asked to observe and wait for instruction.
Led Style or Guided Classes: The teacher leads the class through breath and movement using the traditional sanskrit count. Each pose is held for 5 breathes with a specific breath and movement pattern to get in and out of poses. Led class is a great way for the student to learn the vinyasa and rhythm of the ashtanga yoga practice.
Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation and rest technique using the practitioner's awareness and intent. Students may want to bring an extra layer for warmth or props you like additional support while resting.