Thanksgiving Weekend at AYS Raleigh

Thanksgiving Weekend at AYS Raleigh

Thursday, November 22; 9:30-11am Led 1/2 Primary Series & Talk: Join Stacy Ingham, Owner/Director of Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh for a Led 1/2 Primary Series class followed by a short talk on Thanksgiving Day. Appropriate for those with some experience with Ashtanga and/or vinyasa style yoga. Level 1/2 Donations for this class will go to Cat Angels Pet Adoptions

Friday November 23rd; 8-10:30am Mysore: Sleep in a bit and come for Mysore practice with Stacy. Arrive as early at 7:45, finish by 10:30. Out of town visitors welcome! All Levels

Saturday November 24th; 8-9:30am Led Primary Series: Traditionally counted Primary Series class with Stacy. If you have not learned the full primary series sequence you will practice up to the pose you have learned in the Mysore room.  If you are new to Ashtanga we recommend the Intro to Ashtanga class at 10am as a good starting point before entering this class. Level 2/3

Saturday November 24th; 10-11am Intro to Ashtanga class: This class is appropriate for all levels. Students will be guided through the foundational aspects of the Ashtanga Primary Series in a safe, supportive and fun environment. The primary series is the first set of yoga postures, considered most important and foundational, that are taught in traditional Ashtanga yoga. This practice helps practitioners deepen focus inward, learn to extend breath, and is meant to help detoxify and purify the body. LEVEL 1

Sunday November 24th; 8-10am Mysore: Join the regular Sunday Morning Mysore crew here at AYSR with Stacy. Out of town visitors welcome! All Levels

Free Guided Ashtanga Class at City of Raleigh Museum

Free Guided Ashtanga Class at City of Raleigh Museum

Join Stacy Ingham, Owner and Director of Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh for a Guided Ashtanga Primary Series class.  This will be a challenging, dynamic practice appropriate for those with experience doing Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga.

Saturday December 1st; 11:30am-12:30pm

Saturday January 5th; 11:30am-12:30pm

Saturday February 2nd; 11:30am-12:30pm

The Primary Series is the first set of yoga postures in the Ashtanga Vinyasa System of Yoga, considered the most important and foundational. This practice helps practitioners deepen focus inward, learn to extend breath, and is meant to help detoxify and purify the body. 

Its not necessary to pre-register for this is limited to 50 students, so plan to arrive early. The parking garage on Wilmington St is the closest to the museum (Moore Square Public Parking) and its free on weekends :-)



In Depth Led Primary Series with Aparna Ravichander

In Depth Led Primary Series with Aparna Ravichander

New to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga but want to experience a Led Primary Series class? Been doing Ashtanga for a while but find a few postures particularly tricky? Want to just see for yourself what this traditional practice is all about?

Join Aparna Ravichander for a challenging, invigorating Ashtanga practice with plenty of time to break down postures and vinyasas that you find difficult or confusing. This class is geared toward those learning the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series. The entire Primary Series will be approached. Appropriate for ALL LEVELS, Beginner to experienced.

The Drop In Fee for this class is $20. Passcards and Memberships also apply.

Sign up on the CLASS SCHEDULE to reserve your space

Contact Stacy Ingham with any questions: 919-880-9409

Aparna had been a regular yoga practitioner for the past 11+ years, but in the past 5 years, she has delved deeply into the expansive world that is Yoga - beyond just the physical practice. This shift is thanks to the wonderful teachers she has had thus far. Initially, she was into Yoga because of the physical challenges that it provided. Within a short period of time, she was reaping the mental benefits – Yoga has helped her become calmer, happier, and has given her a foundation of inner strength that she can continue to build upon. As she is on this journey, she is thrilled to share her experiences and knowledge of yoga via emphasis in breath, and humor.

She is a graduate of the 230 hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga program from the Innerlight School of Yoga in Cary, NC under Susan Jackson. She has also studied Ashtanga under Stacy Ingham, and Sri M V Chidanand in Mysore, India. She is very thankful for all her past and present teachers who have provided her with knowledge and inspiration.

Introduction to Mysore Style Ashtanga

Introduction to Mysore Style Ashtanga

New to Ashtanga Yoga and/or Mysore Style classes?  This is your opportunity to learn what it's all about and begin to build your own self-paced Ashtanga practice in a safe, supportive group setting.

The Mysore class is not structured like a typical yoga class; it’s more like receiving a private lesson in a group setting.  You practice amidst other like-minded students who are working at their own level and pace. Mysore is a self-practice where students practice the Ashtanga series at their own pace with a teacher assisting each student individually.  This course will prepare you to participate in our ongoing Mysore classes.  

Beginning February 3rd, students will meet each Sunday from 12-2pm for 4 weeks. We'll begin each Sunday Session with a talk on some aspect of the Ashtanga practice (breath, vinyasa, etc), and then begin to learn the sequence of postures that make up the foundation of the introductory series. We will gradually introduce you to Ashtanga yoga in a way that is right for each individual. Students move through the series at their own pace allowing the body to open naturally and only working new postures when physically and emotionally ready.  

This course includes an unlimited pass to all classes on the AYS Raleigh Schedule  February 3rd through March 2nd. Students are encouraged to attend these classes at least twice a week to reinforce what we will learn on Sundays, and to create a healthy habit of practicing yoga consistently.

Cost: $108