ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga synchronises movement and breath to find inner calm.

A traditional practice, ashtanga yoga is characterised by a series of postures made in the same order in every class. It is an athletic type of yoga and you will usually work up a sweat in class. Every class starts with sun salutations followed by standing poses, then seated poses. Every class finishes with a final relaxation (savasana).

Because you do the same poses every week, it is easy to pick up ashtanga yoga and even practise at home. You will soon notice yourself progress, build core strength and become more flexible. There are six series all together, each with a fixed order of poses. This means there is plenty of room to continue learning and improving. Ashtanga yoga classes are equally popular among men and women, they give you a full body workout and are a great complement to strength training and other sports.

We offer beginner courses, which are the best place to start, even if you have some yoga experience already. Once you have learnt the basics, you can go on to join weekly drop-in classes. You will start by completing half the primary series in a 75 minute class. When you are confident, you can go on to practise the full primary series in a 90 minute class. Or, you may start a traditional Mysore self-practice which will soon become a part of your well-being lifestyle.

Our building is temporarily closed due to Covid-19, but are running online classes. Join us for our next Ashtanga yoga class.

The thing I love most about BNHC is… Ashtanga

beginner course

Our beginner course breaks down the postures in detail and offer students an understanding in the foundations of the practice. You will join a small group of the same people each week and have plenty of one to one support from the teacher.

ashtanga led classes

Our led ashtanga classes follow a fixed sequence of postures called the primary series. The teacher leads the class. We offer half-primary (all levels) and full primary (continuer level) led classes. You do need experience to join continuer classes.

intro. to self-practice course

This course gives students the confidence and knowledge to develop a sustainable self-practice within the traditional Mysore style. The teacher guides and supports on a one-to-one basis within the group setting.

mysore sessions

Early-morning Mysore sessions are offered daily Mon-Sat. Students practice the postures at their own level of ability and at their own pace. The teacher does not lead the class but assists each student individually, giving physical or verbal adjustments/cues.