Ashtanga Yoga

Classes are held daily at the AYC Belmont Studio located in historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia in the Belmont neighborhood. We offer workshops with teachers who are well respected for their knowledge and dedication. The workshops are held at The Barn a beautiful timber frame structure located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. It is a concentrated and dynamic physical practice combined with meditative attention. The precise interlinking of yoga postures (asanas) creates a continuous flow of movement accompanied by deep, rhythmic breathing (ujjayi), steady gazing (driste) and internal locks (bandhas). Internal strength and grace, radiant health and happiness are produced with dedicated practice. The internal heat that is generated with the correct movement through the series of postures awakens the nervous system to its natural state, which is freedom.