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About Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a philosophical system.  

  • This system was defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and referred to meditation practices.
  • The strong physical practice was made famous by Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India and combined breath and movement into a continuous flow of strength and grace.  
  • There are other systems of asana which lead to sitting meditation practices which are also known as Ashtanga Yoga. 
  • Ultimately yoga is like a vast ocean that accepts the flow of many different philosophical approaches and practices.  

What can you expect when you start learning your practice?

  • You will learn a sequence of postures adapted specifically for your needs, one movement at a time in a group setting.  (It's like getting a semi-private lesson within the powerful energy of a group.)
  • Each posture is adjusted to accommodate your strengths, weakness, stiffness, or injuries.  Over time, as you develop your practice, the body and mind will become flexible and strong.
  • And you become friends with a diverse group, committed to personal health and well-being.
  • Mysore style practice is exceptionally versatile. With guidance, students often incorporate exercises from their physiotherapists.

What time do I start?

  • Starting time is flexible. You may start your practice anytime between 6-8 AM. Jeff will be there to teach you every step of the way.

Is the class really 2.5 hours long?

  • No. Students have practices ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours.  The unique nature of the Mysore program allows you to start whenever you arrive.

A Sample of the Postures

Please feel free to download this free copy of the Primary Series as taught by Pattabhi Jois. Depending on your goals, we may utilize a few or many of these postures when building a practice that is UNIQUE to you. This is one of the benefits of the Mysore style practice.

Complimentary 
Primary Series PDF


Yoga Chikitsa - Ashtanga Yoga Therapy

  • Have a visual reference to review the postures from Primary Series.
  • The intelligent application of these postures forms a therapeutic practice.
  • Remember all postures can be modified.
  • Use this as a template for your practice under the guidance of a qualified teacher.
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  • Are you feeling pandemic burnout, anxiety and stress?
  • You’re not alone!  And this practice can help.
  • Stress can cause physical and mental harm, including headaches, sleeplessness, depressed mood, anger, and irritability, not to mention high blood pressure and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety as they manifest in your body. 
  • Regular practice, implemented correctly, can significantly decrease stress and anxiety.  
  • Step by step, we can learn a practice for life, specifically tailored to your individual needs, considering limitations and strengths and available time.

Working with Jeff taught me how to reduce my everyday stress levels, navigate trauma, and pursue my goals with more confidence. He gave me the tools to develop a daily practice that works for me, as an individual and in the long term. Rather than preaching dogma or adherence to a strict set of rules, Jeff empowers his students to come home to themselves using the perfect combination of skill, dedication, and humour.

I have worked with Jeff for the past ten years. He has a remarkable and unique ability to create a safe space for people to grow and be the best they can be. He is a connector and a communicator. He inspires learning and makes it fun. Jeff is intuitive, compassionate and wise. He speaks from years of experience integrating Western medical training with Eastern philosophy. If you are in the midst of change, commit to a new perspective and practice and you'll find support on your journey, there is no better guide.

The Buddhist saying goes " When the student is ready, the teacher will appear". Jeff is my teacher and I continue to learn from him daily. As a business owner and mother of 3, life never seems to give me enough problems. However, Jeff has shown me the key to resolving my daily stress and anxiety. I am now stronger and more confident that I can handle anything life throws my way. With a caring heart, positive attitude and steady mind, Jeff is truly one of the best teachers I've ever had.

Jeff’s ability to create beneficial and truly sustainable practices for his clients and students is a real gift. I’m a busy professional and he has shown me how to decrease and manage stress, work with my strengths and weaknesses, and cruise through some big life changes with ease. Informed by his practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation his teaching has inspired me to continue to show up every day in a new way. This program is exceptional.

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Download your FREE Primary Series Reference Sheet


Yoga Chikitsa - Ashtanga Yoga Therapy

  • Visual reference guide of Primary Series.
  • The basis of a therapeutic practice.
  • Use this as a template with a qualified teacher.
  • Develop your wholesome discipline.