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Ashtanga Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Michael Athanas

Michael, an E-RYT certified yoga instructor, has immersed himself in many styles of yoga since 2002 including Ashtanga, Bikram, and Baptiste. With a Ph.D. in Physics, Michael spent nearly a decade exploring the fundamental structure of matter at particle accelerator laboratories around the world. He finds yoga (philosophy & asana) to be the perfect complement to his stringent scientific profession – both work in tandem to increase energy and awareness. The challenging flow of Michael's classes will leave you feeling strong and centered - his approach to teaching will develop confidence, flexibility and strength.

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a vigorous vinyasa practice than draws intermediate to advanced practitioners looking for a more physically challenging pace. It highlights key concepts of the Ashtanga primary series with mindful introduction of challenging poses such as arm balances or inversions. Ashtanga Vinyasa connects movement with breath in a dynamic series of postures done with calm focused attention, for strength, flexibility and a quiet mind. Be prepared to sweat a lot as you move through Ashtanga's meditation in motion, as you engage core muscles, and work with a balanced steady breath.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Sep 05 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Sep 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Sep 19 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Sep 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Oct 03 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Oct 10 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Oct 17 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Oct 31 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Nov 07 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Nov 14 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Nov 21 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Nov 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Dec 05 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Dec 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Tue Dec 19 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas