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 June 2nd; 11:30am-12:30pm; with Jim McKeand;  BARCODE: 228946
Saturday July 7th; 11:30am-12:30pm   BARCODE: 228947
Saturday August 4th; 11:30am-12:30pm   BARCODE: 228948

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. 

Space is limited for these classes. Follow this LINK and use barcodes above to pre-register and reserve a spot!.



Led Full Vinyasa Primary Series Featuring Druminyasa

Led Full Vinyasa Primary Series Featuring Druminyasa

Ashtanga Primary Series is most commonly practiced in the "Half Vinyasa" form, meaning that between seated poses, students flow through to Downward Dog and then back to seated.  In "Full Vinyasa Form", students flow through all the way to standing (Samastitih) between poses and then back to seated again for the next pose.  The result is energetically quite different, stimulating and relaxing at the same time.  It is recommended that students have experience practicing Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga consistently before attending this class.

For this special event, allow the live drum stylings of Brad Ellsworth to carry you through this challenging practice. Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to your practice. As featured by The Washington Times, CBS, and Washington’s WTOP news, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa® has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. Based in Richmond, Brad Ellsworth is a yoga practitioner and teacher and founded Druminyasa by connecting his love for rhythm, drums and movement.

Cost:  $25

Questions? Contact Stacy: 919-880-9409

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Sanskrit Revolution with Marcy Goldstein, Ph.D.

Sanskrit Revolution with Marcy Goldstein, Ph.D.

AYS Raleigh is proud to announce Marcy Goldstein's return this Fall for a FULL DAY workshop on Sanskrit, the Language of Yoga. Details and registration below. Direct questions to Stacy: or 919-880-9409


9:30am-1pm : Introduction to Sanskrit -- Ever wondered what your teacher is saying in Sanskrit? Would you like to pronounce Sanskrit words confidently? Do you know the correct pronunciation and deeper meanings of the Ashtanga opening & closing chants and the Primary Series postures? This workshop will demystify pronunciations, spellings, definitions, and deeper meanings of words that you hear, say, read, and sing. You will learn fascinating things and walk away with a true appreciation for this sacred sound system. Understanding the language of yoga will enhance your practice and professionalize your teaching. For new students thru lead instructors. *Includes handouts and recording of the class chanting Sanskrit

2:15-4:45pm : History of Yoga -- What are the oldest poses and which ones were made up yesterday?  Was the Buddha a yogi? When did asana practice reach the US?  To what extent are our received stories about yoga history romanticized “alternative fact”?  This workshop will explore these questions and more in a whirlwind tour of texts, teachers, and traditions from 2500 B.C.E. to the ever-changing modern moment.  You will gain new ways to think through the (mis/dis)information about yoga and other unfolding personal and community histories. *Includes 4500-year timeline and a list of recommended books, articles, videos, and films on the topic.

5-6pm : Devanagari Script Writing -- The most common script in which Sanskrit is written, Devanagari means "city of the gods" or "divine writing."  You've seen the beautiful letters that hang beneath a horizontal line, but the sounds they make remain a mystery!  Come learn how to read and write mantras, sutras, your name, and more (especially before you get that tattoo!) for an artistic hour at the end of our day spent studying the language and history of yoga. *Includes handouts and recommended workbooks for additional practice. 


Full Workshop: $120 if Paid in Advance; $125 Walk-In Registration

Introduction to Sanskrit: $60 if Paid in Advance; $65 Walk-In Registration

History of Yoga: $45 if Paid in Advance; $50 Walk-In Registration

Devanagari Script Writing: $20 if Paid in Advance; $25 Walk-In Registration

***CEUs for RYTs

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D., received doctoral training in Religious Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara and in New Delhi, and has taught Indian traditions and world religions at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and The Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.  As founder & director of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches Sanskrit, yogic speech, history, and philosophy at studios and festivals nationally.  Drawing from her academic background and yoga practice, Marcy creates classes that illuminate the language and culture of yoga, deepen people’s knowledge, and inspire personal growth.