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Led Modified Ashtanga Primary Series


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.

This led class is for students of all levels, from new to seasoned Ashtanga practitioners. We instruct the group as a whole though half or sometimes more of the Ashtanga Primary Series, with some alignment instructions provided. New students are guided with wisdom and patience, more seasoned students can work to their own potential.

This class covers all the postures in the first half of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. It includes sun salutations, standing postures, several challenging seated postures, an introduction to back bending, and the full closing sequence. Gentle pranayama, meditation, and/or Yoga philosophy are taught, at the discretion of the teacher.


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 14 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Dec 21 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Dec 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Jan 04 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Jan 11 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Jan 18 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Jan 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Feb 01 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Feb 08 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Feb 15 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Feb 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Mar 01 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Mar 08 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Mar 15 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Mar 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Mar 29 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Apr 05 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas
  • Thu Apr 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Athanas